Jean Augustine made history in 1993 when she became the first African Canadian woman elected to Canada’s House of Commons and the first appointed as a cabinet minister (Multiculturalism and Status of Women) in 2002. Her many contributions to social causes include helping create legislation to protect low-income individuals such as single mothers, and introducing the motion that would designate February as Black History Month in Canada.
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