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We are back with another exciting Let’s talk Show -Honorable MP Yasmin Ratansi
Yasmin Ratansi MP is a Canadian politician, who represents the Toronto area riding of Don Valley East in the House of Commons. Now sitting as an independent, she was elected as a Liberal in 2004 until her defeat in 2011, and again following re-election in 2015 and 2019. Ratansi is an Ismaili Muslim, and was the first Muslim woman elected to Parliament. Ratansi finished in second place 2,838 votes behind the Conservative winner Alan Redway. She served on the party’s federal campaign committee in 1992 and was treasurer of the party’s Ontario wing from 1993 to 1997. In 1998 she served as one of three co-chairs on the campaign to elect Mel Lastman as mayor of the newly amalgamated city of Toronto. In 2004 she ran again facing former-member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) David Johnson. During her campaign she spoke about the issue of immigrant underemployment. She also supported a publicly run health system. She won the riding by more than 10,000 votes.