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byblacks: 10 Questions With Marci Ien

Celina sits down with Marci Ien and answer 10 Questions for #ByBlacks

Celina Caesar-Chavannes does things on her terms. After seeing a pamphlet encouraging women to run federally she did–and as a rookie politician beat a long-time Conserative candidate.

Starting in 2015, she served the riding of Whitby, Ontario in the House of Commons but chose not to seek re-election in 2019. During her tenure, the former Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister spoke out several times about her experiences of anti-black racism as a Member of Parliament.

I caught up with her just after she was named one of Chatelaine Magazine’s Women Of The Year and before she hopped on a plane for a planned family vacation to her native Grenada…