PUBLISHED IN The Princeton Western News | PUBLISHED ON Aug. 17, 2019 10:20 a.m.
PUBLISHED IN The National Post | PUBLISHED ON Aug. 16, 2019 1:20 p.m.
Fewer than 20 black Canadians have been nominated so far, including some Liberal MPs seeking re-election
A Toronto-based activist is calling on Canada’s political parties to nominate more black candidates in winnable ridings in this fall’s federal election in order to enhance the chances the community is better represented in the next Parliament.
Fewer than 20 black Canadians have been nominated so far, including a handful of Liberal MPs who are seeking re-election, said Velma Morgan, the chair of Operation Black Vote Canada, a not-for-profit, multi-partisan organization that aims to get more black people elected at all levels of government.
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