Manna represents a part of Scarborough where I grew up and where my mom lives. She’s a rare thing in Canadian politics, a progressive female, racialized leader. Representation matters because students should be able to look at their elected representatives and see themselves reflected in leadership. Manna is someone I look up to, and I know others do as well.
I’ve knocked on doors with Manna, I’ve seen her in action in our communities. Public education is important, no matter where you are in our country. Here in Toronto, alongside Manna, I commit to always being a champion for strong public education.