US Vice-President candidate Kamala Harris has a Mississauga connection


Published October 19, 2020 at 9:37 pm


Did you know that Kamala Harris, the United States Senator for California and the Democratic nominee for Vice President, has a Mississauga connection?

Recently, Harris joined Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes and Will Arnett on their podcast SmartLess and talked about some pressing issues that have been happening in the US. During the same interview, she also revealed that she has a family member in Mississauga. 

While most people know that Harris grew up in Montreal, she mentions in the podcast that her aunt lives in Mississauga! Small world, huh?

Harris says she became passionate about fighting injustice after being inspired by her mother, Shymala, who is an activist and breast cancer researcher.

She also talked about some fun things during the podcast, such as exploring new recipes and the fact that she can make a great roast chicken.

Speaking of Mississauga and political leaders, former US President Barack Obama also has his fair share of connections here as well. 

It is rumoured that the former U.S. President ate at Summit Garden (located in the Dundas and Winston Churchill area) back in 2003 when he was relatively unknown. This happened because he reportedly could not make it to his sister’s wedding, so she and her finance hosted an event at a Chinese restaurant in Mississauga for all the people who could not be there.

We also know that Obama has had trouble pronouncing the name “Mississauga.” 

Seems like Mississauga is the place to be for upcoming politicians and leaders alike. You never know who you may run into! 

Cover photo courtesy of Kamala Harris’s Instagram account

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