Canada's first Muslim female member of Parliament profiled in current issue of Statements

    TORONTO, June 24 /CNW/ - "What drives me is social justice," says Yasmin
Ratansi, the first Muslim female member of Parliament in Canadian history. "I
do not like injustice. I do not like thuggery. I do not like bullying. I like
peaceful resolution."
    In "Public Interest," the Liberal MP for Don Valley East describes her
lifelong fight for social justice, from the prejudice of Tanzania to the
partisanship of Parliament Hill: her flight from compulsory intermarriage in
Tanzania, her determination to succeed as an immigrant in Canada, and her
current status as the chair of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women
as a member of the Official Opposition.
    A certified general accountant (CGA) by training, Yasmin's profile is
accompanied by profiles of fellow CGA politicians Bruce Crozier, Ontario
Liberal MPP for Essex, and Carl Zehr, the longstanding mayor of Kitchener,
    Did the media miss the story of Canada's first Muslim female member of
Parliament? How did Yasmin Ratansi change the look of the CBC's hit comedy
Little Mosque on the Prairie? What does this Ismaili-Canadian have to say
about the immigrant experience in Canada?
    Find out now in the current issue of Statements, a publication of the
Certified General Accountants of Ontario, available online at To order a paper copy of Statements, contact

    The Certified General Accountants of Ontario is a self-governing body
that grants the exclusive rights to the CGA designation, and controls the
professional standards, conduct and discipline of its members and students in
the province of Ontario. Certified general accountants (CGAs) are committed to
meeting the needs of their businesses and organizations with strategic
insight, leadership and demonstrated abilities. In Ontario, there are more
than 18,000 CGAs and approximately 9,000 students working towards their

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