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'Historic' congress of Black Canadian politicians gathered in Ottawa

Black politicians from all levels of government, representing different political parties and including both francophones and anglophones, gathered in Ottawa this week for what they called a “historic” meeting.

The Canadian Congress of Black Parliamentarians met over two days, with the goal of building consensus and proposing solutions to improve the lives of Black Canadians. 

45 politicians signed a values statement — among them school trustees, municipal councillors, MPs, senators, provincial MPPs and MLAs. 

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