Lawyer becomes first black woman to head a political party in Canada

Lawyer becomes first black woman to head a political party in Canada

- Lawyer Annamie Paul of Caribbean descent became the first black woman to lead a political party in Canada

- Her priority is for Canadians to have social security and tackle the challenges facing the climate

- She described her victory as a "historic moment" and something that has never before been done in Canadian politics

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Annamie Paul, a lawyer hailing from Toronto, Canada was named the head of the Green Party. This made her the first black woman to lead a national political party in Canada.

Paul described her win as a "historic moment" during her speech after the announcement of the results in Ottawa.

"We have done something that has never been done before in Canadian politics," said the lawyer.
Lawyer becomes first black woman to head a political party in Canada

Lawyer Annamie Paul becomes the first black woman to head a political party in Canada. PHOTO: Annemie Paul / Twitter / @AnnamiePaul
Source: Twitter

Following her victory, 47-year-old Paul shared how thankful she was on social media.

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She wrote: "When we started this campaign, we set out to make the @CanadianGreens the most diverse, democratic and daring force in Canadian politics. We also set out to make history. Because of you, we succeeded on all counts. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!"

She said that under her leadership, the Greens would have two priorities. These are building social security for Canadians and tackling the crisis of climate emergency.

Paul said that is the opportunity of a lifetime for her party to move towards a more stable society.

"We believe it can be done," she said.

Briefly.co.za previously reported on a South African man being lauded for receiving a Master's degree from Oxford University. A local man has shared his inspiring story of completing a Master's of Business Administration at the University of Oxford in England. Oxford is one of the leading and most prestigious universities in the world. Tshwanelo Matsane shared his story to Varsity World on Facebook. He said he had gone to Oxford to "see" what learners were accomplishing with their time. Graduating from such a renowned university is a massive step.

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He shared: "I also came to SEE how undeniably human they (learners) are. I came to increase my exposure and raise my expectations for the dent that I could make on my chosen problem areas. With this newfound exposure and network, back to South Africa I go."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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