Two candidates from Toronto’s Black community – Marci Ien of the Liberal Party and Annamie Paul of the Green Party – will run in the byelection in the riding of Toronto Centre to be held on October 26.
(Two byelections are to be held on that date in Toronto. The other is for the riding of York Centre.)
The Liberals are hoping to hold on to the two seats left vacant by the recent resignations of Liberal MPs, Bill Morneau and Michael Leavitt..
Broadcaster Ien who was recently the co-host of “The Social,” a daytime talk show on CTV, is running for the seat held by Morneau, the former finance minister.
” I’ve always strived to provide a voice to people who need it most — and now more than ever, we need all Canadians’ voices and aspirations to be reflected in the hard work of building a better future,” she said.
“That’s why I’m running,” she added.
Paul, a human rights lawyer who is also a candidate for the leadership of the Green Party, is running for the second time in Toronto Centre. She lost to Morneau in the last Federal elections,”
” I am running for the same reason that I did in the last election. The people of Toronto Centre deserve real representation — something they haven’t had in a very long time,” she said