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Mitzie Hunter would like to be the next premier of the province of Ontario. And she may well get that chance. Mitzie is a Liberal member of provincial parliament, representing a Toronto area riding. She's also one of six candidates vying for the leadership of the Ontario Liberal Party, which culminates with the party convention in March.
Mitzie served in cabinet posts within the government of then-premier, Kathleen Wynne, which included, in 2016, becoming the first person of colour to hold the role of Minister of Education in Ontario.
On this episode of Run It Like a Girl, Mitzie tells us about her entry into politics through a 2013 by-election. She talks about some of her past non-profit work with Goodwill, Toronto Community Housing and Civic Action.
Mitzie also reminisces about her time as a young Jamaican immigrant, growing up just outside of Toronto.