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Monday, Jun. 28, 2004

Gerl, Sylvia

Ontario, York Simcoe, New Democratic Party

∑ A mother, small business owner and community activist

∑ Currently works as a Womenís Advocate at a shelter for abused women and children and as a part-time residential counselor for dually-diagnosed handicapped adults

∑ Obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and has studied at Julius-Maximilians Universitat in Germany

∑ Organized Georginaís first Motherís Day Peace March

∑ Tutored reading at East End Literacy in Toronto

∑ Planned and executed a fundraiser for a shelter

∑ Fought for choices in childbirth in the Midwifery Taskforce that culminated in the legalization of midwifery in Ontario

∑ Owned a retail health food store in Sutton for over 10 years and gave seminars on nutrition and herbs

∑ Community involvement includes volunteering in a pioneer museum, playing in a millennium band visiting seniorsí homes, and singing in a community choir

∑ Volunteered as a friendly home visitor with Community Home Assistance to Seniors and has taught piano and German

∑ A long-time member of the Council of Canadians and Greenpeace

∑ Born in Hamilton, has lived in York-Simcoe for 16 years with her partner and three sons.

Other York Simcoe 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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