Stéphanie Plante hopes to be ‘champion’ for Inuit at Ottawa city hall – Nunatsiaq News
Jan 31, 2023
New city councillor represents Rideau-Vanier ward, home to many Inuit in Canada’s capital
Stéphanie Plante put her stamp on her community even before she was elected to Ottawa city council last October.
She’s now the councillor for Rideau-Vanier, a downtown ward home to many Inuit. In 2021, Plante was one of the driving forces behind the renaming of Annie Pootoogook Park in Ottawa, to honour the celebrated Inuk artist who died in the city in 2016.
“It was really sort of my first deep dive into city politics,” Plante said.
She had met Pootoogook a few times while walking around the Sandy Hill neighbourhood. She often used to be at the park that’s now named after her.
“I think about her often … for whatever reason, sociocultural, economic, she didn’t make it and I did, and that weighs heavily on me,” Plante said.
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