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CBC Metro Morning: A First Time Candidate

CBC Metro Morning guest host Helen Mann spoke with Lekan Olawoye about his experience as a first-time candidate running for City Council in Ward 12, York South-Weston.

"Before I was one, my father passed away. My mother was left with three small kids under the age of six. And she realized very quickly that there was this place that her husband took her years ago that provided her with the opportunity to make sure her kids were safe and healthy. After eight years of hard work by herself she was able to come back here. And we lived in Toronto Community Housing, but we felt lucky to be in Toronto because we were together. I imagine a place that can provide those opportunities to my mother, to other people."

Listen to the full interview.