If you’ve ever met Toni, you know that she is a firebrand. Incredibly smart, she’s a role model in all the communities she works in. There’s a warmth when you’re around her, and an exuberant approach to all the work she does. And then she hits you with some real world talk, when she puts it into context on why we need to do better.
Toni’s global experience has shaped her diverse, powerful approach to human rights and diversity. She gave me a painting of Parliament Hill in 2017. With it was a simple note, “You will get there.” We both believe Parliament should be full of diverse, experienced voices. I vow to never let her down, nor the people of Toronto Centre. I will be diverse, unrelenting, and engaged.