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Monday, Jun. 28, 2004

Prevost, Corrinne

Ontario, Eglinton - Lawrence, Canadian Action Party

Corrinne Prevost has been interested in politics since high school in Ottawa. It was there that she learned the danger of assimilation into the English culture and the importance of maintaining our rich diversity.

In 1992, as part of Canada's 125th anniversary festivities, she travelled across the country giving workshops, speaking about Canadian unity and multiculturalism to young English- and French-speaking Canadians, debating with both her peers and French-speaking adults about the importance of unity and diversity in keeping Canada a strong and proud country.

By nature Corrinne seeks fundamental solutions to complex problems. She has done this professionally in many clerical and governmental positions, and in family situations as well. This has led to both an interest in and understanding of native issues, enhanced by a formative session in the Bay of Quinte Mohawk Territory. There she was charmed by the story-telling and cultural wealth of the First Nations.

Upon moving to Toronto she was fortunate enough to meet friends who taught her the value of questioning the conventional wisdom and who introduced her to activism as part of her political responsibility. Curiosity and a thirst for justice led her to Quebec City for the Free Trade of the Americas Summit. She joined the ranks of David Orchard?s supporters and, later, after the Progressive Conservative Party was dissolved, she became a member of the Canadian Action Party.

Promoting both her francophone and artistic sides, she has kept busy through the years singing with her jazz duo, continuing university studies and working in positions where bilingualism was required.

As a Franco-Ontarian, her point of view is shaped by sensitivity to minority cultures and the need to fight to acquire and exercise equal rights. The referendum of 1993 drove the point home: Canadians had to start debating, communicating amongst themselves and with others in order to learn the political skills necessary to achieve their maximum potential as a role model on the world stage.

E-mail: corrinne_prevosthotmail.com

Other Eglinton - Lawrence candidates:

Party L E T
Liberal 0 135 135
Cons. 0 99 99
BQ 0 54 54
NDP 0 19 19
Other 0 1 1
Total 0 308 308
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