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Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty is urging all Ontarians to contribute to the relief effort in South Asia.

"We are citizens of the world, we hail from every part of it and we're connected to every corner of it," Premier McGuinty said.

"The world has been dealt a tremendous blow, so Ontario is responding, and we will continue to respond, because that's what Ontarians do when our fellow citizens need help."

To make it easier for Ontarians to donate, Premier McGuinty has asked the LCBO, the Beer Store and the Wine Council of Ontario to enable Ontarians to give at all of their outlets.

Thanks to their positive response, donation boxes for tsunami disaster relief will be displayed at checkouts, starting tomorrow and until January 31, 2005.

Premier McGuinty also announced that he has appointed a long-term, blue-ribbon committee of leading Ontarians, co-chaired by Hilary Weston and Peter Godsoe, to ensure Ontario raises funds to facilitate rebuilding and reconstruction.

"I have every confidence they will give this their all, just as I am confident that Ontarians will continue to give," Premier McGuinty said. Source.

Saturday January 8, 2005