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Monday, Jun. 28, 2004

Meslo, Bev

British Columbia, Vancouver South, New Democratic Party

· Social activists and advocate for women’s rights

· Born in Trail, B.C. in 1948, the daughter of a union organizer and nurse’s aide

· Mother of two, stepmother of three, grandmothers of 14

· Became an active feminist in the 60s, concerned with issues of reproductive rights, divorce rights, rights of children and economic rights

· While living on St. Joseph Island in Ontario, a member of the Ontario Social Justice Network, the Algoma Social Justice Coalition and Sault Ste. Marie Council of Canadians

· Studied at the University of British Columbia in the 90s

· Elected representative for Arts Undergraduates on the UBC Alma Mater Society for three consecutive years

· Member of student committees at UBC that instituted the extended health and dental program, student legal fund, the bus pass, the evaluation of the political science department

· B.C. Representative for the National Action Committee on the Status of Women for the past two years

· Member of the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action that made a submission to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women.

Other Vancouver South 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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