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Liberal Black Caucus Holds Black History Month Event

February 17, 2023 | Vision Newspaper |

On February 8th, Arielle Kayabaga, Member of Parliament for London West and the Chair of Liberal Black Caucus, hosted an event on Parliament Hill to celebrate Black History Month. Around 50 stakeholders from across the country had the opportunity to meet and engage with our Caucus members on important issues facing Black Canadians.

MP Arielle Kayabaga opened the event with remarks highlighting how our government will continue “to listen, to advocate and push for needed changes to see Black Canadians not only do better but thrive.” The Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Member of Parliament for Burlington, shared recent updates on our government’s work to implement 10-a-day child care across the country and reiterated our unwavering commitment to support Black Canadians. June Girvan, President of Black History Ottawa, along with Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament Mitzie Hunter also shared remarks regarding the history of slavery in Canada.

The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Member of Parliament for Ville-Marie—Le Sud-Ouest—Île-des-Soeurs, Chandra Arya, Member of Parliament for Nepean, Leah Taylor Roy, Member of Parliament for Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill, were also in attendance.

Following this event, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Liberal Black Caucus members, and stakeholders attended the Government of Canada’s Black History Gala at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.

SOURCE Government of Canada

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