Canadian Businessman Cy Tokmakjian Returns to Canada

After more than three years in Cuban custody Cy returns to his family a free man

VAUGHAN, ON, Feb. 21, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, successful Canadian businessman Cy Tokmakjian set foot back in Canada for the first time in more than three years following a prolonged legal dispute in Cuba. 

 "Cy returns home in good health, fantastic sprits, and is looking forward to spending time with his family which includes three loving children and seven excited grandchildren" said Barry Papazian, legal counsel to the family and the Tokmakjian Group of Companies.

Cy, the founder of the Tokmakjian Group in Vaughn, Ontario, and with operations around the world was welcomed home by his family, friends, and thousands of employees.

"The Tokmakjian family is sincerely thankful for the tremendous support of Canada throughout this ordeal," added Mr. Papazian.  "Specifically, the tireless assistance of Canada's former Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, our Canadian ambassador in Cuba Yves Gagnon, and  Peter Kent, the Member of Parliament for Thornhill.  They never doubted Cy's integrity and commitment to Canadian values."

At this time, Cy and his family respectfully asks for some time and privacy as they reconnect with their father and grandfather.  There will be no further media commentary at this time.

Leading Canada's transportation industry for more than 40 years, Tokmakjian Group provides a broad range of transportation services and solutions across Canada and abroad. Tokmakjian Group is a parent company comprised of three transportation subsidiaries, which offer a range of services that include unparalleled engine and transmission repair, to chartered bus routes in and between various municipalities. 

Tokmakjian Group's esteemed history is built on respect and honesty, earning a trusted reputation for reliable, cost-effective service that exceeds expectations of customers and passengers alike. Our focus is to offer the very best in service and transportation excellence, a mission that has paved the way to successful domestic operations and international expansion.  

SOURCE Tokmakjian Group

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