Jinny Sims, a new MP for Newton-North Delta is outed as an atheist.
Sims had announced throughout the election campaign that if elected to the Parliament she would look after the interests of atheists apart from those belonging to different religious groups. When the election results came on May 2, she repeated her words while addressing a gathering of her supporters at the victory party. “I will always stand up for the rights of not only the Sikhs, the Hindus, the Muslims or the Christians but also the atheists.”
Let’s hope she lives up to it. If so, once the new ridings are created, we’ll just have to find another 337 people to fill the rest of the seats for the next election.