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Paul is an anti-poverty activist and the Executive Director of FoodShare Toronto, one of Canada’s largest food justice organizations. “Food,“ says Paul, "is a fundamental human right.” Growing up in poverty has inspired his deep commitment to fighting for a more just society.

Paul’s work experience includes serving as Executive Director of Gordon Neighbourhood House and the Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House before that. While living in Vancouver, Paul chaired BC’s Poverty Reduction Coalition, a coalition of over 400 groups advocating for a comprehensive BC poverty reduction strategy. He served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and was Vice-Chair of Food Secure Canada. In October 2019, he ran to be the Member of Parliament in his community of Parkdale – High Park.

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