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Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Inauguration of the Aga Khan Park, Toronto 2015-05-25

Aga Khan Park Inauguration, Toronto 2015-05-28

25 May 2015

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

The Honourable Kathleen Wynne
Madame Clarkson
Mrs. Weston
Excellencies
Honourable Ministers
Mayor Tory
Distinguished Guests

Introductory Remarks by H.H. The Aga Khan at the Annual Pluralism Event at the Aga Khan Museum 2015-05-28

Annual Pluralism Lecture 2015
Introductory Remarks
His Highness the Aga Khan
Toronto, Canada – May 28, 2015

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim
Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin
Madame Adrienne Clarkson
Your Excellencies
Ministers
Distinguished Guests
Ladies and Gentlemen

Chers amis, permettezmoi
de vous souhaiter la bienvenue à la quatrième Conférence annuelle
sur le pluralisme que nous avons le plaisir d’organiser pour la première fois au Musée Aga Khan
de Toronto. Ces conférences offrent une plateforme unique pour le dialogue international et

Reconciling Unity and Diversity in the Modern Era: Tolerance and Intolerance 2015-05-28

Source: 
pluralism.ca

Reconciling Unity and Diversity in the Modern Era: Tolerance and Intolerance
Remarks of the Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin, P.C. Chief Justice of Canada
At the Aga Khan Museum
Toronto, Ontario May 28, 2015

Tolerance: the willingness to allow the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not agree with. (Oxford English Dictionary)

Canada is a diverse, multi-cultural state. With that comes a plethora of diverse religions, opinions and behaviors.

Why Toronto’s Aga Khan Park risks becoming a white elephant 2015-05-28

Source: 
theglobeandmail.com/arts/art-and-architecture/why-torontos-aga-khan-park-risks-becoming-a-white-elephant/article24659348/

The Globe and Mail

Published Thursday, May. 28 2015, 8:33 AM EDT

Le Premier ministre Harper a reçu l’Aga Khan à Ottawa 2015-05-27

Source: 
45enord.ca/2015/05/le-premier-ministre-harper-a-recu-laga-khan-a-ottawa/

Le Premier ministre Stephen Harper a tenu [mardi 26 mai]une rencontre productive avec Son Altesse l’Aga Khan, qui était en visite à Ottawa en sa qualité d’imam (chef spirituel) de la communauté ismaélienne.

Kathleen Wynne and Aga Khan team up to boost educational opportunities 2015-05-25

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Source: 
thestar.com/news/queenspark/2015/05/25/kathleen-wynne-and-aga-khan-team-up-to-boost-educational-opportunities.html

Kathleen Wynne and Aga Khan team up to boost educational opportunities

Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Aga Khan signed a deal Monday to boost educational opportunities and promote what Wynne called “intercultural peace.”

Under Monday’s agreement signed between Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Aga Khan, Ontario will grant university or college tuition waivers to 30 high school graduates of Aga Khan academies in Kenya, India and Mozambique over the three years starting in the fall of 2016.

Andrew Francis Wallace / Toronto Star Order this photo

PM marks successful visit by His Highness the Aga Khan 2015-05-26

Aga Khan with Prime Minister Stephen Harper 2015-05-26
Source: 
PMO Canada

Ottawa, Ontario26 May 2015 Introduction Prime Minister Stephen Harper today held a productive meeting with His Highness the Aga Khan, who was visiting Ottawa in his capacity as Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili community. During the meeting, Prime Minister Harper once again expressed his deepest condolences to the Aga Khan for the cowardly terrorist attack that took place earlier this month in Pakistan targeting Ismaili Muslims. The two leaders discussed the threat posed by violent extremists and their persecution and murder of religious and ethnic minorities.

Speech of H.H. The Aga Khan at the Opening of the Aga Khan Park 2015-05-25

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Source: 
akdn.org/Content/1339

Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Inauguration of the Aga Khan Park, Toronto

25 May 2015

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

The Honourable Kathleen Wynne
Madame Clarkson
Mrs. Weston
Excellencies
Honourable Ministers
Mayor Tory
Distinguished Guests

Aga Khan meets with Wynne in Toronto 2015-05-25

H.H. The Aga Khan and Premier Wynne of Ontario 2015-05-25.jpg
Source: 
Toronto Sun

TORONTO - The Ontario government has signed an historic Agreement of Cooperation with the Aga Khan.

The spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims met with Premier Kathleen Wynne during a visit to Queen’s Park Monday. Wynne later joined him for the inauguration of the Aga Khan Park located on Wynford Dr. in Toronto.

Wynne said they agreed to collaborate on mutually-beneficial education initiatives.

“This includes exploring a full range of curriculum-linked resources that promote diversity, tolerance and understanding,” the premier said.

Speech by H.H. The Aga Khan at the signing of the Protocol of Cooperation with Ontario 2015-05-25

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Source: 
ismaili.net

May 25, 2015

Toronto, Canada

Speech by H. H. The Aga Khan at the signing ceremony of the Protocol of Cooperation in the fields of Education, Pluralism and Policy Development with the Government of Ontario

Madame Prime Minister,

Speech ny H.H. The Aga Khan at the signing of the Protocol of Cooperation with Ontario 2015-05-25

H.H. The Aga Khan and Premier Wynne 2015-05-25.jpg
Source: 
ismaili.net

May 25, 2015

Toronto, Canada

Speech by H. H. The Aga Khan at the signing ceremony of the Protocol of Cooperation in the fields of Education, Pluralism and Policy Development with the Government of Ontario

Madame Prime Minister,

Prime Minister Stephen Harper will participate in a tête-à-tête meeting with His Highness the Aga Khan

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Source: 
pm.gc.ca/

From: PMO
Date: Tue, May 26, 2015 at 1:08 AM
Subject: Media Advisory
To: ALLNEWS_E@lserv.pmo-cpm.gc.ca

From the Prime Minister's Web Site (http://www.pm.gc.ca/)

Public event for May 26, 2015

May 25, 2015
Ottawa, Ontario

Public event for Prime Minister Stephen Harper for Tuesday, May 26th is:

Ottawa

5:30 p.m. – Prime Minister Stephen Harper will participate in a tête-à-tête meeting with His Highness the Aga Khan.

Parliament Hill
Office of the Prime Minister
Room 307-S, Centre Block
Ottawa, Ontario

Historic Agreement Signed between Province of Ontario and the Ismaili Imamat 2015-05-25

2015-05-25-sun-3
Source: 
akdn.org/Content/1336

25 May 2015- Toronto, Canada –His Highness the Aga Khan and Premier Wynne signed an agreement between the Province of Ontario and the Ismaili Imamat that sets a blueprint for cooperation in a number of areas including culture and education.

The partnership combines Ontario’s excellence in education, green energy, health care and other key areas with the Aga Khan Development Network’s vast global experience in bringing sustainable development to societies living in diverse cultural and geographical environments.

Trip to famed Islamic gardens inspired Aga Khan Park in Toronto - 2015-05-25

Source: 
theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/trip-to-famed-islamic-gardens-inspired-aga-khan-park-in-toronto/article24607009/

Sometimes works of art spring from a flash of inspiration. Just as often, they come from years of reflection, planning, revision and collaboration. In the case of the new Aga Khan Park, it was a mix of the two.

The Aga Khan Park opens in Toronto 2-15-05-25

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The Globe and Mail

Published Monday, May. 25 2015, 9:12 PM EDT

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and His Highness the Aga Khan are seen during the inauguration of the Aga Khan Park in Toronto. The park encompasses the Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre, both of which were inaugurated last September.

Aga Khan meets with Wynne in Toronto

His Highness, Aga Khan and Premier Kathleen Wynne sign an agreement of cooperation between the Province of Ontario and the Ismai
Source: 
torontosun.com/2015/05/25/his-highness-aga-khan-in-toronto

TORONTO - The Ontario government has signed an historic Agreement of Cooperation with the Aga Khan.

The spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims met with Premier Kathleen Wynne during a visit to Queen’s Park Monday. Wynne later joined him for the inauguration of the Aga Khan Park located on Wynford Dr. in Toronto.

Wynne said they agreed to collaborate on mutually-beneficial education initiatives.

“This includes exploring a full range of curriculum-linked resources that promote diversity, tolerance and understanding,” the premier said.

Absolutely unique' Toronto park opens with visit from Aga Khan

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Source: 
canadaam.ctvnews.ca/absolutely-unique-toronto-park-opens-with-visit-from-aga-khan-1.2389463

Kendra Mangione, CTVNews.ca Writer

Last Updated Monday, May 25, 2015 4:28PM EDT

The Aga Khan joined Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne for the opening of a new garden retreat in the heart of Toronto.

The 6.8 hectare park is located just off the Don Valley Parkway, a major municipal expressway. The park was designed by landscape architect Vladimir Djurovic, and was inspired by traditional Persian and Mughal gardens.

"What we have here is an absolutely unique park here in Toronto," Aga Khan Museum Director Henry Kim told CTV's Canada AM on Monday.

Princess Zahra Aga Khan baptises the new Azzurra 2015-05-22

Princess Zahra Aga Khan baptizes new Azzurra 52 Super Series 2015
Source: 
sail-world.com

Azzurra’s baptism was held today in Valencia after the day’s races were over and the Princess Zahra Aga Khan did the christening. Ran is at the head of the provisional overall results while Azzurra is in fifth place.

Ontario Signs Agreement of Cooperation with the Ismaili Imamat - 2015-05-25

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Source: 
http://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2015/05/ontario-signs-agreement-of-cooperation-with-the-ismaili-imamat.html?utm_source=ondemand&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=o

Video of the Ceremony is here:

http://original.livestream.com/premierofontario/video?clipId=pla_9de3ee1...

News Release
Ontario Signs Agreement of Cooperation with the Ismaili Imamat
Joint Initiatives to Promote Education, Diversity and Economic Development
May 25, 2015 12:00 P.M.

Office of the Premier

Ontario Signs Agreement of Cooperation with the Ismaili Imamat 2015-05-25

2015-05-25-queens-park-departure.jpg
Source: 
Ontario Newsroom

News Release

Ontario Signs Agreement of Cooperation with the Ismaili Imamat

Joint Initiatives to Promote Education, Diversity and Economic Development

May 25, 2015 12:00 P.M.

Office of the Premier

Premier Kathleen Wynne welcomed His Highness the Aga Khan to Queen's Park today for the signing of a historic Agreement of Cooperation between the province and the Ismaili Imamat. The agreement outlines areas of cooperation and joint initiatives, including leveraging diversity and culture as an economic driver and supporting a pluralistic approach to education.


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