Kitchener Centre’s New Democrats are thrilled to welcome the NDP’s own Cheri DiNovo to our community. This will be your chance to meet and chat with Cheri in a casual setting. Please RSVP so we know how many seats to reserve.
Date: Rescheduled - Wednesday November 7th
Location: Honest Lawyer Restaurant, 305 King Street West, Kitchener. (Map)
RSVP: Please RSVP on Facebook or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we know how many seats to reserve.
We will be on the left side of the Honest Lawyer. Drinks and food can be enjoyed at your discretion.
Rev. Dr. Cheri DiNovo is a United Church Minister and the MPP of Parkdale-High Park.
Named ‘Best MPP’ by NOW magazine – Cheri became known for her first Bill – the 10 dollar minimum wage bill that gave a 28% raise to a million Ontarians – while she was opposition critic.
She is the winner of 2 major awards – the Lambda in Washington, D.C. for spirituality and religion for her book Queerying Evangelism, published by the University of California at Berkeley, and the Award of Merit by the government of Ukraine for her work on Canada’s first tri-party bill recognizing the Holodomor as genocide. Cheri is also known as the ‘Queen of tri-party Bills’ for tabling most the number of Bills that have all three party’s support.
Cheri made history in June 2012 when her bill called Toby’s Act was passed in the Legislature making Ontario the first province in Canada that amended its Human Rights Code to recognize ‘gender identity and expression’ thus providing full protection some of the most marginalized groups in society – the trans people.
Now as NDP Chief Whip, Womens’ and Social Services critic – Cheri has championed issues of housing, equal rights and most recently asking that PTSD be considered a job caused illness for front line responders.
An outspoken social justice activist, Cheri was described by the Toronto Star as “the new female power in politics”.