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Monday, Jun. 28, 2004

Richmond, John

Ontario, Etobicoke Centre, New Democratic Party

· Director of Metro Credit Union, one of the largest Credit Unions in Ontario

· Played leadership role in pioneering social audit (equivalent to fiscal audit) and promoting Canada-wide corporate social responsibility standards for co-operatives

· Former Treasurer and Director for several co-ops in Ontario and B.C.

· Strong promoter of the "double bottom line" -- fiscal and social responsibility

· Social Worker at St. Joseph's Health Centre, working in the Emergency Department and Community Mental Health

· Earned Bachelor of Arts degree, Bachelor of Social Worker degree and Master of Social Work degree from the University of British Columbia

· Former Child Care Worker dealing with children with autism; Past Vice President of the B.C. Autism Society

· Since the age of 13, a member of Amnesty International

· Worked with refugees and new Canadians from Central America and Afghanistan in 1980s

· Founding member of Toronto Renewable Energy Co-operative and Windshare; promoted Wind Turbine in Toronto and brought in institutional investor

· Founding member of Etobicoke Parents for Public Education

· Volunteer at Wedgewood Junior School and the Out of the Cold Program at various Toronto Churches

· 35 years old

· Born in Toronto; raised in Ontario, Quebec and B.C.

· Lives in central Etobicoke with his partner Paula and two daughters.

Other Etobicoke Centre 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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