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Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Delano Franklyn, whose portfolio includes the Jamaican Diaspora, will be visiting Toronto, Canada, from Friday, November 25 to Tuesday, November 29.
While in Canada, Minister Franklyn will participate in several activities including a community forum on November 25 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA), at 995 Arrow Road. This will be co-hosted by the JCA and the Jamaican Diaspora-Canada Foundation (JD-CF).
President of the JD-CF, Philip Mascoll, in inviting Jamaicans living in Toronto to the “verandah-style rap session,” said it was time for the “Jamaican family to sit and talk about our doubts, fears, problems and worries, and above all the positives and what we can do to assist our motherland”.
On Saturday, November 26 the Minister will meet with members of the JD-CF at the offices of the Jamaican Consulate General and on Sunday, November 27 he will address the 11 a.m. service of the Revivaltime Tabernacle.
Minister Franklyn will participate in a press conference on Monday, also at the offices of the Jamaican Consulate. He will then pay courtesy calls on various officials, including Louise Bennett-Coverley, Jamaica’s Ambassador of Culture, and Hon. Mary Anne Chambers, Minister of Children and Youth Services, before returning to Jamaica on Tuesday, November 29.