Rima Berns-McGown

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Rima Berns-McGown
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Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for Beaches—East York
Assumed office
June 7, 2018
Preceded byArthur Potts
Personal details
BornSouth Africa
Political partyNew Democratic
OccupationAuthor, researcher and professor

Rima Berns-McGown is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the 2018 provincial election.[1] She represents the riding of Beaches—East York as a member of the Ontario New Democratic Party.

Berns-McGown is part of Ontario's first ever Black Caucus, alongside NDP caucus colleagues Laura Mae Lindo, Faisal Hassan, Jill Andrew and Kevin Yarde.[2]

She is the author of a book called Muslims in the Diaspora: The Somali Communities of London and Toronto.[3]


  1. ^ Nickle, David (June 7, 2018). "NDP reclaims Beaches-East York with Rima Berns-McGown". Toronto Star. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  2. ^ "NDP establishes first official Black Caucus in Ontario History". Ontario New Democratic Party, April 15, 2019.
  3. ^ Berns-McGown, Rima (1999). Muslims in the Diaspora: The Somali Communities of London and Toronto. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. ISBN 9780802082817.