I grew up Catholic and went to Catholic elementary and secondary school in Scarborough. Even in University, I studied Christianity and Culture until 3rd year. It was a way for me to connect to the faith that my parents introduced me to but also the way I learned and developed my commitment to social justice.
When Norm and I first met, we had a conversation about the role of faith in politics and how the NDP has long been influenced by Christian ideals of social justice like Tommy Douglas and Cheri DiNovo. We have this conversation from time to time because it is part of building a diverse, beautiful, cosmopolitan society. His endorsement reminds me to always be accepting and humble in spirit.