28-year-old Khamshajiny Gunaratnam, who goes by Kamzy, was born in Sri Lanka and moved to Norway when she was just three years old. Now, she has made history, becoming the youngest Deputy Mayor ever in Oslo. She became involved in politics as a teenager, and as of 2007, she has represented the Labour Party in Oslo City Council.
Ontario’s Liberals have nominated a candidate for a provincial byelection in Toronto. Piragal Thiru will run under the Liberal banner in the riding of Scarborough-Rouge River. The Liberals describe Thiru as “a long time regional volunteer and policy professional.”
Campaigning for a political position in a major city like Toronto and the nearby York Region is no easy task. Winning the election is all that much harder due to the sheer amount of competition and opposition that candidates face every four years.