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Monday, Jun. 28, 2004

Cotrupi, C. Nella

Ontario, Richmond Hill, New Democratic Party

· Lawyer, teacher and community activist

· For the past five years, has worked in the corporate world, focussing on medical and legal education.

· Born in the Aspromonte region of Southern Italy; immigrated to Canada with her parents and siblings at the age of six; grew up in Northern Ontario

· Completed legal and doctoral studies at the University of Toronto

· Involved in community work from a young age, volunteering first as an educational aid to students with physical disabilities and then doing volunteer advocacy and law reform work on behalf of injured workers as a law student

· Worked for several years in child welfare law and in a law clinic providing legal representation and advocacy for low income persons and immigrants

· Served on a number of boards and committees with non-profit organizations, including A-Way, an organization that provides employment and life support services for psychiatric survivors

· Former Board member of the Robert Owen Foundation dedicated to promoting worker-owned businesses and co-operative living and housing

· While raising two sons, undertook graduate studies to allow her more time with family

· Completed doctoral studies under one of Canada’s pre-eminent scholars and progressive thinkers, Dr. Northrop Frye, about whom she has written and published extensively

· Taught for several years at both the high school and university levels

· Involved with a pioneering software company developing cutting edge educational tools utilizing new electronic technologies

· Married to Jake Brooks and has two sons.

Other Richmond Hill 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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