Meet the black people who made history in Canada

Mildred Europa Taylor December 14, 2019
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Anne Cools

She made Canadian history in 1984 when she became the first black ever to serve in her country’s Senate, the upper house of parliament. Born in Barbados, Cools went to Canada when she was 13 and is now a naturalized citizen. Cools is widely respected for her professional background in domestic-violence issues, having operated one of the first domestic violence shelters in Canada.


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