On July 31st, an event was held to celebrate Arif Virani’s official acclamation by the Liberal Party of Canada, as the Federal Liberal candidate for Parkdale-High Park in the 2019 election. There was an amazing turnout of community members, fellow parliamentarians (past and present) and neighbors of Parkdale-High Park. Special appearances were made by the following Liberal MPs, MPPs and candidates:

  • Karina Gould, MP for Burlington
  • Judy Sgro, MP for Humber River – Black Creek
  • Jean Yip, MP for Scarborough-Agincourt
  • James Maloney, MP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore
  • Ali Ehsassi, MP for Willowdale
  • Peter Fonseca, MP for Mississauga East – Cooksville
  • Jesse Flis, former MP for Parkdale-High Park (1979 to 1984 & 1988 to 1997)
  • David Fleet, MPP for High Park-Swansea (1987 to 1990)
  • Nadia Guerrera, Liberal candidate for Parkdale-High Park (2018 provincial election)

By: Caitie Docherty