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Monday, Jun. 28, 2004

Wasylycia-Leis, Judy

Manitoba, Winnipeg North, New Democratic Party
Elected Member of Parliament for Winnipeg North Centre in 1997 and re-elected in 2000

A long-time member of the New Democratic Party and has been involved in social justice issues all her life

Since her election to the House of Commons, Ms. Wasylycia-Leis has been Deputy Chair of the NDP Caucus and is currently the NDP Spokesperson for Finance, Status of Women, Public Accounts, Pensions and Crown Corporations. She is a member of the NDP's advocacy teams dealing with Healthy Communities and Peace and Independent Foreign Policy

Masters in Political Science from Carleton University in Ottawa in 1976

Began her career working in the House of Commons as a Parliamentary Intern

Former executive assistant to Federal NDP leader Ed Broadbent and Premier Howard Pawley, both as coordinator of the Premier's Secretariat and of the Executive Council policy group

Served as Women's Organizer for the federal NDP

Former Co-Chair of Cho!ces, Manitoba's social justice coalition, and has been active with various community organizations including Christmas L.I.T.E. (Local Investment Towards Employment), the Coalition for Children To Live in the Community, the Manitoba Coalition to Save Home Care, and the Medicare Alert Coalition

Prior to running for office, worked as the coordinator of the Women's Directorate in the Manitoba government

First elected in 1986 as the MLA for the constituency of St. Johns. Re-elected in the general elections of 1988 and 1990

Judy and her husband, Ron, live in Winnipeg North Centre, and have two sons, Joe, and Nick.

Other Winnipeg North 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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