Carolyn Bennett is the Liberal candidate for Toronto–St. Paul’s. Carolyn began her professional life as a family physician and as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. Her political activism began in 1989 with the fight for the independence of the Women’s College Hospital.
Carolyn entered federal politics in 1997. In 2000, she authored “Kill or Cure? How Canadians can remake their health care system.” Since then, she has served as Canada’s first Minister of State for Public Health, and is both the chair of the Liberal Women’s Caucus and a member of the Steering Committee of the all-party Women’s Caucus. Carolyn currently serves as the Liberal Critic for Aboriginal Affairs.