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Monday, Jun. 28, 2004

McHugh, Margaret Anne

Ontario, Etobicoke - Lakeshore, New Democratic Party

· For more than 25, has devoted her energies to social justice, women’s equality and to the health of women and families

· Has worked in government, non-profit organizations and in business, running her own consulting and retail businesses, Wise Women’s Health Store

· Instrumental in the implementation of midwifery in Ontario and worked as the Ontario Ministry of Health’s Midwifery Implementation Coordinator

· Served on the Steering committee for the implementation of Nurse Practitioners

· Worked with the Ministry of Health as head of the Women’s Health Bureau

· Implemented programs to reduce unnecessary caesarean sections and hysterectomies and to increase women’s access to screening programs for breast and cervical cancer

· Served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council

· Served on the executive of the Toronto Birth Centre

· Instrumental in the setting up of independent birth centres in Ontario

· Served as Vice President of Planned Parenthood of Toronto and worked in the North York Women’s Shelter as a fundraiser

· Taught English as a second language and job search techniques to new Canadians through the Toronto School Board and at Working Skills Centre

· Serves as an active board member, lobbyist, fundraiser and support person for the 416 Drop-In Centre for homeless and marginalized women, and the Holistic Health Research Foundation

· Has lived in the Mimico area of Etobicoke since 1986, with her husband, Kevin Russell, and their two sons.

Other Etobicoke - Lakeshore 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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