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Italian Community: Haitian Populations and Saint-L Onard

italian community: Hassan Guillet said the Liberals were reluctant to have him run in Saint-L onard, afraid of antagonizing the large Italian community, according to CBC. But he pushed ahead, and insists that he represents the community better than everybody else, pointing out that the riding is increasingly diverse and is now home to sizeable North African and Haitian populations as well. Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press/File Maura Forrest May 28, 20198 54 PM EDTLast Updated May 29, 201910 08 AM EDTFiled under Canadian Share this story Well-known former imam wins Liberal nomination in Montreal riding Tumblr Pinterest Google Linked InOTTAWA A former imam who gained international attention for speaking at a funeral for victims of the Quebec City mosque shooting has won the Liberal nomination in the Montreal riding of the first time the party has nominated a non-Italian in the Liberal stronghold. The Muslim community is as big as the Italian community, Guillet told the Post in an interview. Guillet claims to speak six languages, including Italian, and said he was the only potential candidate who could speak to the majority of the riding's constituents in their mother tongue, whether it be French, English, Italian or Arabic. The demographic changed enormously. ( As reported in the news.