The Celebration of our Diversity is under attack. Act Now!

The Celebration of our Diversity is under attack. Act Now!

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The Celebration of our Diversity is under attack. Act Now!


I support the continuation of the current flag raising policy of the City of Markham that allows flag raising ceremonies at Markham Civic Centre for official flags of countries recognized by the Government of Canada.


The City of Markham, along with almost all GTA cities have policies in place to allow residents and organizations from different cultural backgrounds to celebrate their heritage with a ceremonial flag raising. Flag raising ceremonies are not meant to be political statements, rather a celebration of the diversity of our community. 


Not only the Chinese but other ethnic communities have also been holding ceremonies raising flags, including  Philippines, India, Pakistan, Greece, Turkey, Jamaica and others.


Unfortunately, a select handful of Markham councillors wish to change this policy that restricts the celebration of cultural expression and promotion of inclusion. This action is in contradiction to York Region's Diversity and Inclusion Charter that has been signed by the City of Markham.


We support the City of Markham maintaining its current flag raising policy that celebrates the richness of being Canada's most diverse city, and not the politicizing of national flags by councillors who are being driven by political agendas. 


Markham Council will vote to restrict the flags of countries on February 11, 2020 at 1:00pm.


Date: February 11, 2020
Time: 1:00pm
Where: Markham Civic Centre, 
101 Town Centre Blvd, Markham, ON, L3R 9W3 (on HWY 7 and Warden)


if you cannot attend on February 11, please sign the petition, so that we can impress to councillors with your support to encourage them to support the continuation of flag raisings. Thank You!


Contact email: info@fccm.ca
Federation of Chinese Canadians in Markham
Chairman Dr. Ken Ng

 


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