Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Canadians
Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Liberal MP in Canada's Parliament.

Canadians have come to the defense of a liberal member of Canada’s parliament after some conservative media claimed she is racist.

Celina Caesar-Chavannes, a first-term liberal politician in Canada, has spoken openly about racism and discrimination that she and other people of color have experienced in Canada and has used her position as a Member of Parliament (MP) to bring attention to race issues.



Due to her outspokenness, conservative-leaning media outlets in Canada have described Caesar-Chavannes as “Canada’s most racist MP” because “she sees racism and sexism everywhere,” according to TheRebel.Media.

Caesar-Chavannes has fought back against the claims that she espouses racist views just because she calls out racial injustice.

“The label that does not belong to me,” she tweeted. “I will not sit & let others say what they wish, because they feel they can get away with it, or others are too cowardice to object.”

Caesar-Chavannes, who emigrated from Grenada to Canada and represents the Whitby electorial district in Ontario, drew conservative ire after she called out Robert Fife, Ottawa bureau chief of The Globe and Mail, on Twitter for questioning systemic racism.

“To suggest that systemic racism does not exist, makes me question your ability to investigate stories of the Canadian experience without bias,” she wrote.

“I’m starting to wonder if Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes really does see a racist behind every tree and rock,” journalist Bria Lilley claimed on his website after she criticized Fife.

Supporters of Caesar-Chavannes got #HereForCelina trending on Twitter to back the MP after claims that she’s a target of Canada’s alt-right.

Caesar-Chavannes does not look to be backing down anytime soon as she plans to continue to advocate for issues that are important to her.

“I have heard individuals say that I might be a one-term MP because I continue to speak up about issues, and I accept that, ” she said at a speech at the Empire Club in Toronto. “I accept that because my feminism requires me to be bold. … It requires me to smash and challenge the status quo.”



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