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November 14, 2013
City honours Métis people on Louis Riel Day
The City of Toronto will host an event tomorrow to honour the contributions of Métis leader Louis Riel and the Métis people to the development of Canada.

Councillor Mike Layton (Ward 19 Trinity-Spadina), Chair of the Aboriginal Affairs Committee, will bring greetings and read the proclamation on behalf of Toronto City Council. Other speakers include Senator Joseph Piotras, Métis Nation of Ontario; France Picotte, Chair of the Métis Nation of Ontario; Robert Bird, Toronto Métis Council; and youth representative Christine Skura.

Date: Friday, November 15
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Committee Room 2, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

The event will finish with the annual flag-raising ceremony on the podium roof at City Hall.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Mae Maracle, Consultant, Equity, Diversity and Human Rights Division
City Manager’s Office



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