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Canadian politics…

Some Canadian politics for once…

Toronto Life had a segment on Cheri DiNovo of our new democratic party.

I love her story.

She was a street kid dealing drugs by smuggling LSD in hollowed out Bibles.  She ended up becoming a mother of two and a Mercedes-driving CEO.  Her husband was killed in a motorcycle accident and she became an ordained minister of the united church.  She’s a big advocate of poverty related issues and just introduced a bill to raise minimum wage to $11 by 2011.

The Toronto Life article closes out by stating “Her politics grow from listening to her inner child – the 15-year-old street kid hoping for a decent chance to turn her life around.”

You can find her blog here.

{ 2 comments… add one }

  • Nancy MacArthur March 5, 2009, 2:38 am

    Cher Di Novo is a fraud.


    She didn’t start driving a Mercedes until after her compnay The Abbott Group (a group of two) went out of business.

    You’ve been suckered

  • Lon May 30, 2009, 10:28 pm

    Hey Nancy, just noticed your comment, sorry you feel that way! I’m a noobie in canadian politics myself, so definitely can’t claim to know much at all regarding it all…

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