The Honourable Marci Ien

The Honourable Marci Ien

Friday, February 3, 2023

Marci Ien has been gracing our television screens for almost three decades. 

She’s an award-winning broadcast journalist who started as a reporter for local news, went on to cover a diverse array of important Canadian stories for CTV, and found the perfect balance between hard-hitting journo and charming morning-show host on Canada AM before landing at The Social. 

When she was reporting on the tragic story of the school shooting in La Loche, Saskatchewan, which devastated mostly the Aboriginal community, Marci set up a GoFundMe and organized a four day trip to Toronto for the students by using her platform to help a community in need.

In 2021, Ien took that commitment to community a step further when she left her job at The Social to become the Liberal MP of the Toronto Centre riding. She's the first Black woman to hold this position. From speaking out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, to organizing for indigenous students in La Loche, to sharing her own story of “driving while Black,” Ien has never been afraid to pull up for the causes that need her.

Marci Ien is one of the most inspiring person. Her incomparable influence on broadcasting, and on this country, should definitely be celebrated.

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