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Muslims Who Won in 2018 Canadian Municipal Elections Muslims Who Won in 2018 Canadian Municipal Elections
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Muslims Who Won in 2018 Canadian Municipal Elections

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An unprecedented number of Muslims ran in Municipal elections in Ontario, British Columbia (BC), and Manitoba in October 2018.

Muslim Link compiled a crowdsourced incomplete list of candidates but we still had around 70 candidates listed!

Of course, not all of those candidates won.

Here is an incomplete list of the candidates who did win. If you are a muncipal election winner and wish to be included on this list, please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

These winners represent the diversity of Muslims in Canada, those born in Canada and those who are immigrants or even recent refugees, English speakers and French speakers, men and women, from a variety of ethno-cultural and professional backgrounds.

All the BC Winners are the first Muslims to be elected to city council or as school trustees in their respective cities.

Just as we celebrate their achievements and what this means about the respect for diversity and inclusion in various cities across Canada, it is also a good opportunity for leaders within Muslim organizations to reflect on whether their own elected or appointed boards are as representative of the diversity of Muslim talent in their municipalities.

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Chelby Daigle

Chelby Marie Daigle is Muslim Link’s Editor in Chief and Coordinator. Under her direction, Muslim Link adopted its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy so that the website strives to reflect the complexity of Muslim communities in Canada. She knows that she fails to do justice to this complexity every day but she will continue to try to improve as she recognizes the frustration of being both marginalized in the mainstream and also marginalized in Muslim communities. As Coordinator, she works to build relationships with Muslim and mainstream organizations and manages the website's social media, event listings, and directories. She organizes regular Muslim Link gatherings. She also works closely with the Publisher to find ways to keep Muslim Link sustainable. Find her on Twitter @ChelbyDaigle