Please be advised that I have made the difficult decision that Local 793 will not be participating in the Toronto St. Patrick’s Day Parade due to the uncertainty of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Public Health Agency of Canada has assessed the public health risk associated with COVID-19 as low for the general population in Canada, but this could change rapidly. All information coming from the experts indicates that this virus should be taken seriously, and we cannot take the risk of potentially exposing ourselves to this virus.

While this decision is disappointing, I am confident that it is the right one.

With kindest regards,
Mike Gallagher