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For Immediate Release: July 12, 2016

Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti believes


that extending Councils congratulations
to this year's recipient of The William P.
Hubbard Award is the wrong thing to do

Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti believes that extending Councils formal


congratulations to this year's recipient of The William P. Hubbard Award is the
wrong thing to do.

He echo's sediments of prominent leaders of the black community such as


Karlene Nation who stated that, "This group has done nothing to foster
positive race relations in the city. They have been divisive, negative,
disrespectful, and incite hate towards the men and woman serving as police
officers in Toronto. There are more deserving Torontonians who should be
considered for this award".

Councillor Mammoliti has asked the Equity, Diversity & Human Rights staff
for a list of this year's nominees, that request has been denied. Therefore,
he will be asking that Council go in camera to ask for this list, as he believes
that the selection process has many flaws and should be open and
transparent.
The William P. Hubbard Award is presented to a person or persons whose
outstanding achievement and commitment has made a significant
contribution toward a positive race relations climate in Toronto.
Due to some disturbing actions and comments by the leaders of Black Lives
Matter in the past, I believe that they are not the best Candidates for this
award, concluded Councillor Mammoliti.

Councillor Mammoliti is currently holding down this item and believes that
Council will deal with it sometime tomorrow.
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Contact:

Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti, Cell 647-993-5577

Mike Makrigiorgos, Executive Assistant, 647-502-5420