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October 24, 2003
Lastman travelling to Prince Edward Island
Mayor Mel Lastman will travel to Prince Edward Island for two days on Monday,
October 27 to thank the province for all of the help it has given Toronto over
the years, and to announce a donation of 200 trees from the City of Toronto to
replace those lost after Hurricane Juan.

"I want to personally thank the people of the Island for the generosity they
have shown our city," said Mayor Lastman.

Lastman said he also feels it's Toronto's turn to show support for this great
Island that has come to Toronto's aid on two separate occasions.

"As soon as my office heard about Hurricane Juan and the damage it had caused
to some of the Island's most historic trees, we wanted to help in any way we

During his visit, Mayor Lastman will attend a reception hosted by P.E.I.
Premier Pat Binns and Minister of Development and Technology, Mike Currie.
Snowplow drivers and clean-up teams who participated in the emergency snow
removal in 1999, as well as mussel and potato processors who assisted during
the SARS crisis, will be in attendance.

The Mayor will also take part in a tree planting ceremony and tour the Province

In 1999, the province of P.E.I. sent 120 volunteers and 60 pieces of snow
clearing equipment to help dig Toronto out after a huge snowstorm, and in 2003,
the province of P.E.I. donated 20,000 pounds of mussels and a truckload of
potatoes to aid in SARS relief.

For more information, please contact:
Leona Barrington,
Mayor's Office,



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