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Peggy Nash

  • NDP Member of Parliament for Parkdale – High Park (2006 – 2008)

  • Canadian election monitor in the first post-apartheid elections in South Africa in 1994 and during the 2004 and 2007 Ukrainian elections 
  • Senior Canadian Auto Workers negotiator and first woman union representative responsible for major auto negotiations in North America  
  • Recipient of two awards from the Sierra Club of Canada for the NDP Green Car Strategy with Greenpeace and the CAW  
  • Certificate of Honour for contributing to women's equality from the City of Toronto for work to end violence against women 
  • Recipient of the 2009 YWCA Woman of Distinction Award
  • Strong record of community activism:  
    • helped build a local food bank
    • worked to develop affordable housing
    • assisted US Iraq War Resisters, Temporary Foreign Workers, and refugees seeking safe access to Canada
    • established employer-paid child care for shift workers

  • Honours BA in French language and literature from the University of Toronto  
  • Speaks English, French and Spanish  
  • She and her partner, Carl, have raised three sons