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March 15, 2007
Media Advisory: City of Toronto commemorates International Day for the Elimination of Racism and Discrimination
The City of Toronto, in co-operation with community organizations, will commemorate International Day for the Elimination of Racism and Discrimination (March 21) with a panel discussion entitled “A City where Everyone Counts - Voting Rights and Civic Participation.”

Date: Wednesday, March 21
Time: Noon to 2 p.m.
Location: Members’ Lounge, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

The panel will be moderated by Councillor Janet Davis, following the presentation of the Proclamation and remarks by Mayor David Miller.

Panel members are:
• Mohamed Boudjenane, Canadian Arab Federation
• Alejandra Bravo, Maytree Foundation
• Debbie Douglas, Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants
• Chi Nguyen, Toronto Women’s Call to Action
• Gavin Sheppard, ReMix project
• Myer Siemiatycki, Ryerson University and Inclusive Cities Canada

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of more than 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and innovation in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Manager, Diversity Management and Community Engagement, City Manager’s Office, 416-392-6824



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