The schedule is subject to change. One does not register for sessions.  Seating at individual sessions is first come, first served.
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James Pasternak

Councillor James Pasternak was elected to City Council in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. Councillor Pasternak sits on Mayor John Tory's Executive Committee as the current chair of the Community Development and Recreation Committee for the City of Toronto. James is also a member of the Budget Committee. During his time in office, Councillor Pasternak has been committed to fiscal responsibility while simultaneously investing in communities. Councillor Pasternak has championed the improvement of city parks, recreation programs, public realm projects, youth spaces and road infrastructure throughout Ward 10 and has hosted numerous community meetings on topics such as transit, affordable housing and the arts. He helped lead the fight against the anti-Israel group Queers Against Israeli Apartheid, expand definitions of holidays of religious significance for all Jewish holidays, championing Kosher meals to City of Toronto Long Term Care Facilities and working to ensure religious schools are included in the City of Toronto student nutrition program. Councillor Pasternak initiated the raising of the Israel flag at City Hall and hosted Israeli elected officials and students of all backgrounds at City Hall. Before becoming a City Councillor, Councillor Pasternak was elected as a Toronto District School Board Trustee, leading community initiatives such as restricting access to the anti-Israel childrens’ book The Shepherd's Granddaughter, seeing the establishment of Toronto's only Afrocentric Alternative School, and helping expose and ban the hate group High School Students Against Israel Apartheid. Councillor Pasternak has earned degrees from York University, the University of Western Ontario and the London School of Economics and Political Science.

My Speakers Sessions

Sunday, March 6

2:00pm EST