- Barbara Warner
Barbara Warner is a Canadian
lawyerand politician. She is the daughter of former Ontario New Democratic Party(NDP) Member of Provincial Parliament(MPP) and Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario David William Warner.
Barbara holds a Bachelor of Arts (Highest Honours / summa cum laude) in English Literature and Political Science from
Carleton University, a Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie Law School, and was admitted to the bar in 2001 by the Law Society of Upper Canada. She spent more than 15 years involved with community and specialty legal aid clinics in Ontarioand in Nova Scotia, before moving to an in-house municipal law practice for a large municipality in the Greater Toronto Area. She has also worked for the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, the Government of Canada, and a variety of not-for-profit organisations.
She is currently staff lawyer at Parkdale Community Legal Services, and is responsible for supervising law students and articling students in the Landlord & Tenant Division.
Barbara is also mother to twin daughters, born at
Toronto East General Hospital.
Barbara Warner ran for the NDP in
Scarborough Southwestin the 2003 provincial election, finishing in third place behind defeated incumbent Progressive Conservative candidate Dan Newmanand the victorious Liberal candidate Lorenzo Berardinetti.
2006, Warner sought the NDP nomination to succeed Marilyn Churleyin the provincial riding of Toronto—Danforth. Churley had resigned as MPP and unsuccessful attempted to enter federal politics as a candidate for the NDP in the 2006 Canadian federal election. Warner was defeated for the provincial NDP nomination by Peter Tabunson February 15, 2006. Tabuns then won the ensuing byelectionon March 30, 2006.
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