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Encyclopedia > Cheri DiNovo

The Rev. Dr. Cheri DiNovo is a Canadian United Church minister and politician. She formerly headed the Emmanuel-Howard Park congregation in Toronto, Ontario, and was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in a by-election on September 14, 2006, as a candidate of the New Democratic Party. The United Church of Canada (French: lÉglise Unie du Canada) is Canadas second largest church (after the Roman Catholic Church), and its largest Protestant denomination. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages None Flower White Trillium Tree Eastern White Pine Bird Common Loon Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total... The Ontario Legislature Building at Queens Park The Legislative Assembly of Ontario, is the legislature of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... A by-election or bye-election is a special election held to fill a political office when the incumbent has died or resigned. ... The Ontario New Democratic Party (formerly known as the Ontario Cooperative Commonwealth Federation) is a social democratic political party in Ontario, Canada. ...


A progressive, social justice oriented minister who favours inclusion of marginalized groups, including women, LGBT people and the poor and homeless into the mainstream of Christian life, DiNovo began her church ministry career in 1992, leaving behind a career in the corporate world in 1991, her estranged husband died in a motorcycle accident in May of 1992, five months after she had enrolled at Emmanuel College. Social justice refers to conceptions of justice applied to an entire society. ... LGBT (or GLBT) is an abbreviation used as a collective term to refer to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people. ... A homeless Frenchman. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... A motorcycle or motorbike is any two-wheeled vehicle powered by an engine. ...


DiNovo hosts a weekly radio show, The Radical Reverend, on Toronto's CIUT-FM. Her book Qu(e)erying Evangelism: Growing a Community from the Outside In won the Lambda Literary Award in the Spirituality category for 2006. CIUT is a community radio station which is wholly-owned and operated by the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The Lambda Literary Foundation seeks to support the creation and dissemination of writings by, for and about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community. ...


Politics

DiNovo defeated Liberal Sylvia Watson in the September 14, 2006 by-election to replace Gerard Kennedy in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. She officially took her seat in the Assembly on September 25. Sylvia Watson is a Canadian politician. ... September 14 is the 257th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (258th in leap years). ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Gerard Kennedy, (born 1960 in The Pas, Manitoba) is a Canadian politician. ... The Ontario Legislature Building at Queens Park The Legislative Assembly of Ontario, is the legislature of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... September 25 is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


During the campaign, DiNovo acknowledged having been both a "street kid" and a user of recreational drugs in her youth. She was criticized for this by Watson's campaign; by contrast, earlier in 2006, Liberal cabinet minister George Smitherman had been commended for his honesty by the Liberal Party when he publicly acknowledged his own past use of recreational drugs.[1] Many drugs are provided in tablet form. ... George Smitherman (b. ...


The Liberals also alleged that DiNovo endorsed the church ordination of pedophiles and axe murderers in Qu(e)erying Evangelism, when in fact she did not, and took DiNovo's past comments about Canadian murderer Karla Homolka out of context, saying the comments compared Homolka to a Christ-like figure, where instead they were used in reference to the dangers of scapegoating. The Liberals also did not mention DiNovo's expression of sympathy for Homolka's victims' families and the undue suffering she believed the media circus surrounding Karla was causing them. Many accused the Liberals of conducting a smear campaign. [2] The Ontario Liberal Party is a center-right provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... Pedophilia, paedophilia, or pædophilia (see spelling differences), is the paraphilia of being sexually attracted primarily or exclusively to pre-pubescent children. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... A smear campaign or smear tactics are deliberate attempts by an individual or group to malign another individual or groups reputation. ...


On October 23, 2006, a Toronto Star column by Carol Goar said DiNovo had brought a new clarity and assertiveness to the NDP caucus' voice in the Ontario Legislative Assembly. Since entering the Assembly, DiNovo has pressured the government on a variety of poverty-related issues, including raising minimum wage and welfare rates in the province, creating more affordable housing and ending the government's tax clawback of the federal child benefit supplement. [3] October 23 is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... The Toronto Star is Canadas highest-circulation newspaper, though its print edition is distributed almost entirely within Ontario. ... Carol Goar is a Canadian journalist, currently an editorial columnist for the Toronto Star. ... The minimum wage is the minimum rate a worker can legally be paid (usually per hour) as opposed to wages that are determined by the forces of supply and demand in a free market. ... Welfare has four primary meanings: Welfare, in general terms, refers simply to quality of life Welfare (financial aid), financial assistance paid by the government Welfare economics, in economics, associated with material benefit or preferred outcomes; see also social welfare function Social welfare, in social policy, refers to the range of...


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