british columbia: It continued when the party chose Audrey McLaughlin as the first woman to lead a national political party in Canada, according to Rabble. Then, only two months ago, Wab Kinew was elected leader of the Manitoba NDP. Mr. It began way back in the early seventies in British Columbia when Rosemary Brown became the first black woman to be elected to a provincial legislature. Kinew has a real chance of being not only the first Indigenous leader of a party, but becoming the first Indigenous premier of one of the 10 provinces. In Jagmeet Singh, the party becomes the first party in Canada to put its diversity money where its mouth is. Now, the federal NDP has gone and done it again. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.