Uzoma Asagwara appointed Deputy Premier of Manitoba
Monday 23 October 2023
History was made in Manitoba as Nigerian-Canadian Uzoma Asagwara was appointed the first Black woman as the province’s Deputy Premier. This followed the election of the NDP led by Indigenous Premier Wab Kinew as the province’s new government, defeating the incumbent Conservative Party. A former Canadian basketball star, Uzoma, is non-binary and made history as the first black queer MLA in the province when she was first elected in 2019. She is also the new minister of health, seniors and long-term care.
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