New Democratic Party candidates, 2007 Ontario provincial election

New Democratic Party candidates, 2007 Ontario provincial election

The New Democratic Party of Ontario is one of three major political parties in Ontario, Canada which ran in the 2007 Ontario provincial election. It has served as a third party in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1995, having previously formed a majority government in 1990.

The party had a full state of 107 candidates. Though several candidates have their own biography pages, information about others may be found here.


* Gilles Bisson (Timmins—James Bay)
* Cheri DiNovo (Parkdale—High Park)
* France Gélinas (Nickel Belt)
* Howard Hampton (Kenora—Rainy River)
* Andrea Horwath (Hamilton Centre)
* Peter Kormos (Welland)
* Rosario Marchese (Trinity—Spadina)
* Paul Miller (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek)
* Michael Prue (Beaches—East York)
* Peter Tabuns (Toronto—Danforth)

Defeated incumbents

* Paul Ferreira (York South—Weston)

Other notables

* Mohamed Boudjenane (Etobicoke North)
* Rick Downes (Kingston and the Islands)
* Noel Duignan (Wellington—Halton Hills)
* Paul Klopp (Huron—Bruce)
* Sid Ryan (Oshawa)
* Larry Taylor (Barrie)
* Sheila White (Scarborough—Rouge River)


Bala Thavarajasoorier (Ajax—Pickering)

Peter Denley (Algoma—Manitoulin)

A columnist for the "Sault Star" newspaper, based in Sault Ste. Marie. A professional outdoorsman, and has written extensively about hunting. Criticized the decision of Mike Harris's government to cancel the spring bear hunt in Ontario, claiming the decision was not based on science. Also teaches fly-fishing. President of the Sault Ste. Marie NDP in 2004.

Ran in 2003 and received 9,459 votes finishing in second place with 31.7% of the vote. In 2007, he garnered 9,893 votes, again finishing in second place with 37.1% of the vote.

Juanita Maldonado (Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale)

Has worked as NDP MP Wayne Marston's assistant since his election in 2006. In the past, she has been a labour activist, CEP union representative and bargaining representative. []

Glenn Crowe (Bramalea—Gore—Malton)

Was born in Scarborough, Ontario and has lived most of his life in Brampton, Ontario. Graduated from Bramalea Secondary School and from Humber College in 1994 with a diploma in Environmental Systems Engineering Technology / Energy Management. He has worked within the Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning industry for over 10 years; currently he provides technical support and training to Customer Service Specialists. He is married to Joanna. Outside of his political interests, he is active within the community promoting awareness for special needs adults and children.

Mani Singh (Brampton—Springdale)

Immigrated to Canada in 1981, and lived in Brampton, Ontario ever since. Is a graduate of Lincoln Alexander Secondary School. He studied Industrial/Labour Relations at Humber College and Political Economy and International Relations at York University. Since 1989, he has been a licensed real estate salesperson with Re/Max Realty in Toronto. He is a former president of the Association of Concerned Guyanese.

He is married and has four children.

Website: [ Mani Singh, Brampton Springdale, New Democratic Party]

Garth Bobb (Brampton West)

=Brian Van Tilborg (Brant) =

Life long resident of the riding. Is a former manufacturing worker with GenFast and is currently the co-ordinator of the GenFast Labour Action Centre.

Paul Johnstone (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound)

Born and raised in the riding. He has been an agent of the correctional services at the Penitentary of Owen Sound since 1991. He has been an active member of his trade union since 1997.

He currently lives with his wife and two sons.

=Cory Judson (Burlington)=

On January 12, 2007, Cory was nominated as the Ontario New Democratic Party's candidate for the provincial by-election, on February 8, 2007. [] [ Jason Misner, [ "Candidate says NDP offers real change,"] "Burlington Post", January 26, 2007] [ [ "NDP go with teacher in byelection,"] "Hamilton Spectator", January 15, 2007.] [Walter Mulkewich, [ "A Contested NDP Nomination in Burlington,"] , "Hamilton Spectator" Blog, December 18, 2006.] At the time of his nomination, Judson was 30 years of age, a public school teacher, youth worker, coach, and community advocate. [ [ NDP Supporters, Canadian New Democratic Party Meetups, events, clubs and groups near Burlington, Ontario ] ] He has co-ordinated fundraising events for organizations such as the Terry Fox Foundation, and been active in the "Elementary Teachers’ Federation". [ [ Cory Judson's Official Website] ] Judson Judson spent 5 years working with a non-profit organization called S.T.A.R. that provides free recreation and educational programming to children from low-income communities. In the 2006 by-election, he finished with 1,310 votes or 5.8%.

=Mitchell Healey (Cambridge) =

Michael Hadskis (Carleton—Mississippi Mills)

Michael Hadskis is the NDP provincial candidate for the riding of Carleton-Mississippi Mills.

A 25-year resident of Kanata and Stittsville, Hadskis is a retired chief union negotiator for the Ottawa Carleton Elementary Teachers' Federation. He also has extensive experience as a grievance officer , long term disability advocate, and as an elementary school teacher.

Recently he has been working as a consultant to present union stewards and teachers with information on the grievance-arbitration process, and provide advice to local bargaining units on collective agreement issues.

As a yearly-elected chief negotiator and grievance officer from 1985 to 2005, Hadskis represented the interests of thousands of members. He also served on collective bargaining committees for provincial unions.

Hadskis was a long term disability advocate from 1998 to 2003. In this role, he advised members receiving long term disability benefits and assisted them as they made the transition back to work from disability leave. He won the TFC Award and Mary Hill Award for his efforts and contribution to the well-being of teachers.

Hadskis, who is fluently bilingual, worked as a teacher from 1973 to 1991, teaching English and French core subjects to Grade six, seven and eight students at D. Aubrey Moodie Intermediate School in Bells Corners.

Hadskis has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Ottawa. He has a teacher's certificate from Ottawa Teachers' College and a Bachelor of Education and Specialist in Guidance from University of Ottawa.

Murray Gaudreau (Chatham-Kent—Essex)

Murray Gaudreau is a community leader who has lobbied extensively for the rights of farmers, workers and small business people. His commitment to both political and community service started at an early age. He has been an active member of the NDP since 1990. As a community volunteer, Murray’s dedication to causes that hit close to home is unwavering and he brings leadership and vision to his volunteer, political and professional activities.

Murray’s political activity dates back over 17 years. He ran for councillor in the Town of Tilbury in 1991. He worked with Pat Hayes, MPP Essex-Kent (1990-94) and as a Constituency Assistant with MPP Ellen MacKinnon (1995). Murray also served as an executive member of several riding associations and co-chaired the Ontario New Democratic Youth wing in the mid-90s.

Murray’s commitment to community service began about 20 years ago and he has never looked back. He volunteered at the Tilbury Information and Help Centre and the Chatham-Kent Environmental Alliance. Murray brought his leadership skills to the AIDS Committee of Windsor (now Tri-County AIDS Network) where he successfully held several positions on its board of directors, including vice-president. He continues to be an active member of the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) and volunteers for the Fred Victor Centre Gala Committee.

Murray’s agricultural roots continue to influence him today. Murray was born and raised in Romney Township where he grew up on his family farm. He was a fourth generation family farmer (1995-2001) with corn, soybean and wheat crops. He joined the National Farmers Union (NFU) in 1991 and continues as a member today. He was the NFU’s Ontario Youth Advisor (1991-93) and served three terms as the National Youth Vice-President and board member.

Professionally, Murray has held several marketing and communications positions in sectors, including marketing manager at Overseas Motors. Since 2002 he has worked for the Ontario Ministry of Education.

Educated in local public schools, Murray is a graduate of Tilbury District High School and Toronto’s Centennial College.

=Peter Ferreira (Davenport) =

Is an immigration consultant [] . He has served as the chair of the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board. He is President of the Canadian Ethnocultural Council. He has won the Governor General of Canada Commemorative Medal for community service. He was also the President of the Portuguese Canadian National Congress and the First Portuguese Cultural Centre. He was a director of the Ontario Mental Health Foundation.

Mary Trapani Hynes (Don Valley East)

Mike Kenny (Don Valley West)

He is the co-founder of Regenesis, an environmental, humanitarian and social justice organization.

He has been advocating since 2003 for some type of merger, union or partnership between the NDP and the Green Party.

Lynda McDougall (Dufferin—Caledon)

=Catherine Robinson (Durham)=

Karin Wiens (Eglinton—Lawrence)

Karin, born and raised in Niagara-on-the-Lake, has been a resident of Eglinton-Lawrence in the Allenby neighbourhood since 2001 and in Toronto since 1994.

Karin graduated in 1994 from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. She has spent the last 13 years working at IBM Canada in various leadership roles, starting in finance, moving into sales and currently a Client Executive working with a large Canadian client.

Karin has volunteered with various organizations over the years and has most recently become involved with the board of Greenest City, a community-based non-profit organization concerned with environmental, human and social health. In the past, she has served on the IBM Canadian Women’s Leadership Council, acted as Volunteer Director for Frontier Adventure Racing, organized events to promote theatre and arts organizations, and has led numerous fundraising initiatives.

Campaign website: []

Brad James (Elgin—Middlesex—London)

=John Grima (Essex) =

Anita Agrawal (Etobicoke Centre)

Andrea Németh (Etobicoke—Lakeshore)

Andrea Németh is a journalist and magazine editor. Currently the editor of a medical journal covering seniors' health issues, she was previously a writer and editor for Toronto's "fab" and "Xtra! magazines.

Josée Blanchette (Glengarry—Prescott—Russell)

=Karan Mann-Bowers (Guelph) =

Jan Watson (Haldimand—Norfolk)

Joan Corrigan (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock)

=Patricia Heroux (Halton)=

Bryan Adamczyk (Hamilton Mountain)

Born in Hamilton, Ontario. Started working at Stelco in 1977, and became president of his union local. Adamczyk is currently President of the Staff Representatives’ Union for the USW in Canada and the USA. Adamczyk is a member of the Board of Directors for the United Way, Mohawk College and Second Stage Services.

Adamczyk is a graduate of the Labour College of Canada and McMaster University. He is married to Kathleen Adamczyk and they have three children; Alysia, Justin and Jessica.

Rick Moffit (Kitchener Centre)

Mark Cairns (Kitchener—Conestoga)

Catherine Fife (Kitchener—Waterloo)

Catherine Fife's professional work has centered around education. She spent 10 years with the Toronto District School Board as an educational assistant, a school community advisor and a settlement worker for new immigrants. She is the Research Coordinator for the Partnerships for Children and Families Project at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Catherine Fife was elected to represent Waterloo/Wilmot as a Trustee for the Waterloo Region District School Board in 2003 and was re-elected in 2006. She is on the Volunteer Development Advisory Committee for the City of Waterloo and the Community Justice Initiatives Family Group Decision Making Advisory Group, as well as a member of the Political Action Committee for the Canadian Federation of University Women. She also sits on the editorial board of the Child & Family Journal (KidsLink).

Joyce Joliffe (Lambton—Kent—Middlesex)

Ross Sutherland (Lanark—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington)

Pauline Kuhlman (Leeds—Grenville)

Pauline is a nurse in the city of Brockville.

tephen Maynard (London—Fanshawe)

Stephen Ross Maynard (born September 15, 1982 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a community activist in London, Ontario. He ran in the 2006 Canadian federal election at age 23, as a New Democrat in the riding of London North Centre. He subsequently ran for the NDP in London—Fanshawe in the 2007 provincial election, a seat that was recent won federally by fellow New Democrat Irene Mathyssen. He works in Mathyssen's constituency office.

Stephen Maynard grew up in Ottawa, where his proximity to Parliament Hill fostered his interest in politics from a young age. After high school, where he served as vice-president of the Student Council and valedictorian, he moved to London to study at the University of Western Ontario. He has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and is currently studying Civil Structural Engineering.

At university, Stephen Maynard was involved in social and political activism. He was a member of the Women’s Issues Network and the Debating Society, served as the membership officer for the [ Western New Democrats] , and co-founded University of Western Ontario's chapter of Engineers Without Borders. Maynard has recently worked on projects including the Make Poverty History campaign, Students for Fair Trade, the Ontario Coalition for Social Justice, Healthy Food on Campus, and advocates for lower tuition fees.

He is fluent in both English and French.

Maynard formally entered politics when he won the nomination for the NDP in London North Centre. Although he did not win the seat, he proved to be a strong candidate and earned 23.8% of the vote. The raw vote total was 14,271 – the highest ever for the NDP in that riding.

tephen Holmes (London North Centre)

Paul Pighin (London West)

Pighin, a gay activist and former Ontario Disability Support Program recipient, was the first openly HIV-positive person ever to run for public office in Ontario. [ Openly HIV-positive candidate running for office in Ontario] , "Xtra!", September 18, 2007.]

Andy Arifin (Markham—Unionville)

Karan Pandher (Mississauga—Brampton South)

athish Balshunderam (Mississauga East—Cooksville)

haila Kibria (Mississauga—Erindale)

Ken Cole (Mississauga South)

President of the Mississauga South NDP, Cole has as the NDP candidate in Mississauga South 4 times, in the 1999 provincial election, the 2000 federal election, the 2003 provincial election, and the 2007 provincial election. Ken is the President and Business Agent of the Communications, Energy & Paper workers Union of Canada Local 333. He represents workers at 38 different workplaces in a variety of industries.

Ken has lived with his partner Jane in the Lakeview area of Mississauga South since 1995.

Gail McCabe (Mississauga—Streetsville)

=Tristan Maack (Nepean—Carleton)=

Tristan was born in 1978 and grew up in the Westboro neighbourhood of Ottawa.He attended Nepean High School graduating in 1998. Tristan then pursued a degree in film studies at Carleton University. Since 1999 Tristan has worked at the Loblaws store at Carlingwood Mall in Ottawa's west-end. For several years Tristan has been an active member of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union.

Mike Seaward (Newmarket—Aurora)

=Mike Piché (Niagara Falls)=

Bonnie Bryan (Niagara West—Glanbrook)

=Henri Giroux (Nipissing)=

Carol Blaind (Northumberland—Quinte West)

Janice Hagan (Oak Ridges—Markham)

=Tony Crawford (Oakville)=

Will Murray (Ottawa Centre)

William Francis Murray (born October 19, 1967 in Ottawa) is a lawyer by training. He is a graduate of Lisgar Collegiate Institute, has an Honours Degree in Political Science from the University of Toronto, has a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Manitoba, and has a Master of Laws from the London School of Economics.

One of his legal accomplishments is that he "successfully argued to protect mentally ill persons awaiting forensic assessment by ensuring they be sent to hospital and not jail." [ [ Will Murray website] ]

Andrée Germain (Ottawa—Orléans)

Edelweiss D'Andrea (Ottawa South)

Edelweiss D'Andrea was nominated on September 8. An artist, writer and editor, specializing in health and environmental issues. D'Andrea, a vegetarian and environmental activist, helped launch Ottawa's Car Free Day and founded "Ottawa is Greener Than You Think". She has a B.Sc in Biology and an M.A. in Creative Writing from Concordia University. She currently works for Statistics Canada.

Ric Dagenais (Ottawa—Vanier)

Born in Ottawa, Dagenais has served as an executive of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and as chair of the Ontario Municipal Employees Coordinating Committee. He is an ex-treasurer of the Ottawa Carleton Credit Union, and has more recently worked as a collective agreement analyst with CUPE.

He campaigned as a candidate of the Ontario New Democratic Party for Ottawa—Orleans in the 2003 provincial election and finished third with 2,778 votes (5.53%). The winner was Phil McNeely of the Ontario Liberal Party.

Dagenais ran for the federal NDP in the 2004 federal election and finished third in Ottawa—Vanier with 9,787 votes (18.54%). The winner was Mauril Belanger of the Liberal Party of Canada. Dagenais faced Bélanger again in 2006, improving the NDP showing to 12,145 votes (21.8%), however he once again finished a distant third. He is the NDP candidate in the 2007 provincial election.

Lynn Hamilton (Ottawa West—Nepean)

Defeated activist Tim Stutt for the nomination.

=Michael Comeau (Oxford)=

ara Hall (Parry Sound—Muskoka)

Donna Hansen (Perth—Wellington)

=Dave Nickle (Peterborough)=

Andrea Moffat (Pickering—Scarborough East)

Andrea’s continued community service includes developing youth initiatives, training entrepreneurs and was co-chair of the Canadian Centre for Womyn’s Education and Development. She has experience with the United Way of Ajax-Pickering’s Citizen’s Review Panel and Community Power Challenge Steering Committee and the YMCA Youth Foyer.

The University of Toronto awarded Andrea for her work as a student activist who advocated for diversity, equality, safety and accessibility, mobilizing students and the community.

Andrea provides training and consulting on diversity and equality issues through her own business, Divercity Consultants, and is committed to standing up for a fair deal for the people of Ontario.

Jodie Jenkins (Prince Edward—Hastings)

Felicite Stairs (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke)

=Nella Cotrupi (Richmond Hill)=

=Henry Bosch (St. Catharines)=

Julian Heller (St. Paul's)

Barb Millitt (Sarnia—Lambton)

=Jeff Arbus (Sault Ste. Marie)=

Yvette Blackburn (Scarborough—Agincourt)

Blackburn attended the University of Windsor, and was a member of the university's Black Students Alliance ("Windsor Star", 6 April 1992). She received a silver medal in the women's 60-metre hurdles in 1989, awarded by the Ontario Women's Intercollegiate Athletic Association ("Windsor Star", 6 March 1989). She became unemployed youth counsellor after graduating, and was known as a community activist. In 2003, she was the executive secretary of the National Council of Jamaicans and Supportive Organizations ("Windsor Star", 9 October 2003).

She was previously the party's candidate in Windsor West in the 2003 election. She received 7,383 votes (20.99%) in that election, finishing second against Liberal incumbent Sandra Pupatello.

Kathleen Mathurin (Scarborough Centre)

Neethan Shan (Scarborough—Guildwood)

Jay Sarkar (Scarborough Southwest)

Katy Austin (Simcoe—Grey)

Andrew Hill (Simcoe North)

Lori Taylor (Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry)

=Dave Battaino (Sudbury)=

Dave Battaino was raised in Sudbury, and has been actively involved in youth outreach programs for several years. [ [ Dave Battaino - Ontario New Democratic Party] , Ontario New Democratic Party, accessed 19 June 2008.] He was executive director of Big Brothers of Sudbury in the early 2000s, and was secretary of the Sudbury Kinsmen and Camp Sudaca. ["Big Brothers making more matches", "Sudbury Star", 30 January 2002, A2; "Big Brothers honours city councillor", "Sudbury Star", 13 April 2002, A3.] He oversaw a merger of Big Brothers with Big Sisters of Sudbury in 2005, at a time when the latter organization was experiencing significant financial problems. [Laura Stradiotto, "Big Brothers, Big Sisters, merge", "Sudbury Star", 17 August 2005, A4; Harold Carmichael, "Big Brother, Big Sisters are stronger together", "Sudbury Star", 21 September 2005, A3.]

Battaino was named Humanitarian of the Year in Sault Ste. Marie in 1993, has been an instructor at Cambrian College, and has worked in native community care councilling. He has been a consultant for Corrections Canada, and an employment councillor with Service Canada. [ [ Brief Biography: Dave Battaino] , New Democratic Party, accessed 19 June 2008.] He wrote against the Adams Mine project in 2000, arguing that it would severely impact the environment of Northern Ontario. [Dave Battaino, "Mine plan damages pristine North", "Sudbury Star", 17 October 2000, A5.]

He initially lost the NDP nomination to Rhonda Lennie, but was subsequently acclaimed as the NDP candidate when Lennie resigned two weeks later for unspecified personal reasons. [ [ "Lennie wins NDP nomination in Sudbury"] , "Northern Life", 9 August 2007, accessed 19 June 2008; [ Sudbury NDP candidate steps aside] , "Northern Life", 20 August 2007, accessed 19 June 2008.] He received 8,914 votes (27.13%), finishing second against Liberal incumbent Rick Bartolucci.

=Sandra Parrott (Thornhill)=

John Rafferty (Thunder Bay—Atikokan)

A teacher and radio host in Thunder Bay, Rafferty stood as the NDP candidate in both the 2000 federal and 2003 provincial elections. In 2003, he lost to incumbent Bill Mauro by over 11,000 votes, but in 2007 he lost by just 36 votes after leading for much of the night.

=Jim Foulds (Thunder Bay—Superior North)=

A former union representative at the Norampac paper mill in Red Rock, following the mill's closure Foulds moved to Nipigon, where he works for the Brennen Ford car dealership. Despite some early media confusion, he is "not" the Jim Foulds who previously served in the Legislature as the MPP for Port Arthur. He is, however, a cousin of the former politician.

John Vanthof (Timiskaming—Cochrane)

andra González (Toronto Centre)

Sandra is a first generation Canadian. Her parents are from Ecuador; she was born in Canada and raised in both Canada and Mexico. Sandra has an Honours BA in Political Science from the University of Windsor, and an MSc in International Development Studies and Planning, from the University of Guelph. She speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese. Currently, she works with the Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) where she holds the position of Manager of Community Revitalization. She has done work in the downtown east (Regent Park), as well as in other communities in Toronto. Prior to working with TCHC, she worked with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she held the position of Programme Assistant - Global Campaigns. She also held the position of Researcher, at the University of Guelph. Sandra is also the owner of a small business called “Luna Productions”. Luna specializes in photography, namely in black and white photo-documentary and portraiture.

Sandra has served as a member of advisory board for Regent Park Focus, and also taught documentary photography to youth enrolled at Focus. Sandra has made extensive use of art in community work, including in photography exhibits. Her first exhibit called “Aunque yo no te conozca” (Even though I don’t know you), documents the situation of homeless street children in Mexico. The exhibit, consisting of portraits of children accompanied by their drawings, was first shown at a small gallery in Guelph, ON in 2001. It was recently shown again at 401 Richmond, in Toronto ON. Her second exhibit called “The Reality of…” depicts the plight for “adequate shelter for all,” and it consists of portraits along with excerpts from interviews conducted with residents who lived in two communities in Rio de Janeiro. The exhibit was inaugurated in 2002 at the Planetarium Museum in Rio; it was later a key exhibit for the inauguration of the United Nations commemoration of World Habitat Day in Nairobi Kenya in 2003. A photo book of this work was published by the UN-Habitat in 2004.

=Rick Morelli (Vaughan)=

Nigel Moses (Whitby—Oshawa)

=Rini Ghosh (Willowdale)=

Helmi Charif (Windsor—Tecumseh)

Mariano Klimowicz (Windsor West)

Claudia Rodriguez (York Centre)

Born in Lima, Peru, immigrated to Canada when she was five years old with both parents of Peruvian nationality. She is bilingual in English and Spanish, and is active in Toronto's Latin community appearing several times on popular Latin radio stations, including Voices Latinas, within the context of Latin American political discourse. She is a Psychology major and former legal advocate, representing the rights of tenants in Ontario. She was the NDP candidate in the 2007 provincial election, against incumbent Monte Kwinter. Her popularity amongst the youth was noted in the Student Votes 2007 results, coming second from the incumbent with 25.71% of the youth vote. In early 2007, she co-founded a grassroots, environmental and social justice organization called Regenesis. To date, 400 members have been recruited.

Nancy Morrison (York—Simcoe)

Trained at the RCMP, Ontario and Toronto Police Colleges. She has been a supervisor for the South Simcoe Police Service since 2000. In 2005, she helped initiate the first Toronto Walk for Autism Research. For her efforts, she won the President's Award of Achievement from the Kinark Child and Family Services.

Morrison is the mother of twins Sean and Meredith and is married to Phil, owner of Sussex Home Improvements.

Antoni Shelton (York West)

A life long resident of the riding. He has worked as a Community Development Officer and Campaign Manager for the United Way, Special Assistant to the Minister of Community and Social Services, and Executive Director of the Urban Alliance on Race Relations. He has won the W.P. Hubbard Award (City of Toronto Race Relations Award), Andy Award (Advertising and Design Club of New York), Gold Clio (International Clio Organization), Gold Prize Advertising and Design Club of Canada, Cannes International Advertising Festival Certificate, Silver Cube New York Art Directors Club, and Ontario Government Volunteer Service Award.

He currently works as the Executive Assistant to the President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE Ontario Division).

He has two children, Asha and Julian.


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