MP Leah Gazan featured on Maclean’s 2021 Power List

“I am honoured to have been included in this list with so many great Canadians. Since being elected I have been honoured to work alongside the community and grassroots movements to fight for climate justice, economic justice and human rights” said Gazan. “COVID-19 has highlighted inequalities that have existed even prior to the pandemic. I look forward, with thousands of others, to continue to fight for a better world for all”.

Gazan was first elected as a Member of Parliament in October 2019. She is currently the NDP Critic for Children, Families, and Social Development, as well as the Deputy Critic for Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship. Gazan is a member of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, and the Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament. 

MacLean’s Power List includes people who ‘are moving the needle in their chosen fields, and in many cases the wider world’. In the article, MacLean’s described Gazan ‘as Canada’s potential answer to AOC’. 

One of her biggest achievements from her time in office to date has been the introduction of her proposed bill, The Climate Emergency Action Act (C-232), which recognizes the right to a clean, safe, healthy environment as a human right and her submission of M-46, which calls on the government to convert the Canada Emergency Response Benefit into a permanent Guaranteed Livable Basic Income. 

“I am forever grateful to the good people of Winnipeg Centre for allowing me to represent them. I am excited to see what 2021 will bring and will continue to put community at the centre ,” added Gazan.

Claire Johnston

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