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Monday, Jun. 28, 2004

Parker, Ellen

Alberta, Crowfoot, New Democratic Party

· A homemaker, educator, activist, who has made Camrose her home since 1985

· Born in Vancouver and raised in Burnaby, B.C. and Barrhead, Alberta

· Received a Bachelor of Education degree in Home Economics from University of Alberta in 1980

· Secondary school teacher in Edmonton and New Sarepta 1980-1985; currently substitute teacher for Battle River Regional School Division

· Coordinator of the Camrose and Area Further Education Council, 1986-90

· Founding member of the Waste Reduction Action Committee in Camrose; member, City of Camrose Recycling Committee in early 1990s; active in establishing a recycling depot

· For over 10 years, chairperson of local 10 Days for Global Justice Committee (now KAIROS); Prairies Regional Representative on National Board, 1992-94

· Member of Camrose International Institute Board, 2001-present; CII Schools Liaison, 1991-2, 1994-5

· Passionate global activist, participating in campaigns for fair trade, gender equality, aboriginal rights, peace and international debt cancellation; KAIROS representative at People's Summit in Cologne, 1999 and the G6B Summit in Calgary, 2002

· Avid supporter of Canada World Youth, hosting participants from across Canada, as well as India, Ukraine, Poland, Sri Lanka, and Mexico

· With husband Tim, proud parent of two teenagers.

Other Crowfoot 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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