City honours Métis people on Louis Riel Day
November 15, 2012
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 Michael Layton (Ward 19 Trinity-Spadina), Chair of the Aboriginal Affairs Committee, will bring greetings and read the proclamation on behalf of Mayor Rob Ford and City Council. Other speakers include Senator Alis Kennedy, Métis Nation of Ontario; France Picotte, Chair of the Métis Nation of Ontario; and youth representative Christine Skura. There will also be a performance by Métis youth singer Rebecca Cuddy.
Date: Friday, November 16
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Members Lounge, 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 2.7 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.
Mae Maracle, Co-ordinator
Aboriginal Affairs Advisory Committee, City Manager’s Office