Preston MLA Angela Symonds to step down IG News

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Preston MLA and deputy speaker Angela Symonds announced on Wednesday afternoon that she was stepping down from both roles.

“This decision is necessary in order to carry forward the legacy of Changemakers, to raise new voices, as well as to preserve my own voice,” Symonds said in a statement.

“I am proud of the work this party has done for Nova Scotians over the past two years. I will be spending the next few months with my family and my community as I work on what comes next, supporting I’m continuing.” Anti-racism, equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives.”

Symonds ran for the leadership of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party last summer. She was first elected MLA in 2021.

Liberal leader Zac Churchill praised Symonds in a statement as an important member of the party’s caucus.

“Throughout her time as a legislator and leadership candidate, she has stayed true to her principles and values ​​while bringing new members to the Nova Scotia Liberal Party. I have the utmost respect for her as a colleague and friend , and I look forward to continuing that.” Look forward to working with him in the coming months.”

His resignation is effective from April 1.

For more stories about Black Canadians’ experiences fighting anti-racism and success stories within the Black community – see Being Black in Canada, a CBC project Black Canadians can be proud of. You can read more stories here.

(CBC)
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