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East African-Canadians who won in the 2015 Canadian Federal election

Four East African-Canadians candidates running in the 2015 election have won their ridings, are now heading to the Canadian Parliament to represent their constituencies: We wish them all the best and hope they will advance the interests of all East African Canadians in the upcoming Parliament.

 

First East African-Canadian woman MP

First East African-Canadian woman MP

Yasmin Ratansi elected for the Liberal party in the riding of Don Valley East. She was defeated in the last election but made a swift return to Ottawa. Ratansi is from Tanzania and was the first Muslim woman MP elected to the Canadian parliament in 2011. She is a Certified General accountant by profession.

Ahmed Hussen going to Ottawa as first Somali-Canadian MP

Ahmed Hussen going to Ottawa as first Somali-Canadian MP

Ahmed Hussen won for the Liberal party in Greater Toronto riding of York South-Weston. Hussen is the first Somali-Canadian MP elected to the House of Commons. He is also a criminal defense lawyer and president of the Canadian Somali Congress.

Deepak Obhrai is a veteran politician from Alberta.

Deepak Obhrai is a veteran politician from Alberta.

Deepak Obhrai is going back to Ottawa for the seventh time, this time by winning the newly created riding of Calgary Forest Lawn for the Conservative party of Canada. Obhrai is Indo-Tanzanian. He was the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the defeated Harper government.

 

Arif Virani won the Parkdale-High Park riding in Toronto. Virani, a multilingual Ismaili Muslim who came to Canada as a refugee from Uganda. He helped persecute the genocide at the United Nations’ International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. He’s a human rights and constitutional lawyer who works for the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General. .

Arif Virani won back the Parkdale-High Park riding from high profile NDP candidate Peggy Nash

Arif Virani won back the Parkdale-High Park riding from high profile NDP candidate Peggy Nash

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Readers Comments (2)

  1. Jayprakash Parekh October 23, 2015 @ 11:05 am

    Congratulation Ms. Yasmin Ratansi… I am a Gujarati immigrant, My wife and I came here in 2013. We live in Graydon hall, which is your your riding. I have been chasing for PR Card renewal with Daniel Joe but of no use.
    How can you help me ?

    Jay

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