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Dewar, Paul

Ontario, Ottawa Centre, New Democratic Party

Teacher and community leader

Vice-President of the Ottawa Carleton Elementary School Teachers¹ Federation, representing some 3,000 Ottawa teachers

An advocate for teachers’ working conditions, human rights, long-term disability claims and issues affecting public education

Involved in establishing the Ottawa Elementary Teachers’ Humanity Fund, providing donations to projects in developing countries

Taught at D. Roy Kennedy and Hopewell Elementary Schools

Previously Constituency Assistant to MPP Evelyn Gigantes

Organized the Community Forum on Public Education

Actively involved with the Coalition for a Healthy Ottawa and the Partnership for a Pesticide Bylaw

Member of the Board of the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization

Member of First United Church, Old Ottawa East Community Association and Fair Vote Canada

Has 20 years experience working on campaigns, including those of City Councillors Elisabeth Arnold, Clive Doucet, Alex Munter and his mother Marion Dewar, the former Mayor of Ottawa

During the 1980s worked as a project organizer for Tools for Peace in

Nicaragua and on a coffee co-op development project

Earned a Bachelor of Education degree from Queen¹s University and later a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Economics from Carleton University

Winner of the A. Lorne Cassidy Award for work with children with special needs

Lives in the Rideau Gardens neighbourhood of Ottawa Centre with his wife Julia Sneyd and their two children.

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