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Monday, Jun. 28, 2004

Nicol, Duane

Manitoba, Selkirk - Interlake, New Democratic Party

· Born and raised in the community of Selkirk

· Attended the Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School where he graduated with a Science major

· Entered the University of Manitoba’s Engineering program in the fall of 1998; after one year, decided to devote his life to public service and transferred to the Department of Arts and entered the Political Studies program

· Earned his honours degree in Political Studies in the spring of 2003

· While in university, served two terms as an elected representative on the University of Manitoba Students’ Union, and was the NDP panelist on the “Political Panel” radio talk show on 101.1 UMFM

· Off campus, involved with the NDP as well as local community groups such as the Selkirk and District Handi-Bus

· In the 2000 general election, ran as the NDP candidate in Winnipeg South

· Appointed to the Interlake Regional Health Authority Board of Directors in 2001; for the past two years, served as the chair of the Planning Committee of the IRHA and sat on the executive committee

· In 2002, elected to Selkirk City Council, the youngest person every to be elected to that office

· Has set new levels of local government accessibility and accountability by advertising contact information, establishing a web site and maintaining a current checklist of campaign commitments

· In October 2003, invited by the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada to participate in the National Forum on Youth Voting in Calgary

· Currently starting a communications consulting business

· Frequently writes for the Selkirk Journal and Winnipeg Free Press on improving government.

Other Selkirk - Interlake 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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