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Hilda Mamann
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"Magda, I have always been inspired by your hard work and dedication. 
With all my heart I believe that you will bring lots of energy and wisdom for a better Ontarian future.
I do support you and endorse your Candidacy as our next MPP."

 

- Ezra Ozer
Membership Secretary of Tuesday Luncheon Club
Licensed Real Estate Agent, Forest Hill Real Estate Inc. Brokerage

"It has been my privilege to call Magda my friendfor many years. I can think of no one who would make a better, more dedicated and brilliant MPP. Go Magda!"

 

- Macry Clancy,
Member of Parliament, Halifax, 1988-1997
Canadian Consul-General to Boston and the New England States, 1997-2001

"Magda has been a friend for many years and I am happy to endorse her candidacy for the Ontario Liberal nomination in York Centre."

 

- David Zimmer,
former MPP for Willowdale

"Magda and I have been friends and fellow volunteers in the Liberal party, serving on the executive of York Centre Liberals for about thirty years.  When I started my women's club for York Centre 14 years ago, Magda was always a great supporter. I know that she will make a wonderful MPP."

 

- Hilda Mamann
York Centre Liberal Women's Club Chair
Vice-President- Organization, York Centre Provincial Liberal Association

"Magda and I served on the executive of the York Centre Federal Riding Association. I found her to be a sincere, kind and dedicated volunteer."

 

- Frank Fata
Long-time Liberal Volunteer in York Centre

"I know Magda as a dedicated and hard-working woman who has been focused on advocating for the needs and concerns of her community for many years. She cares passionately for York Centre and will bring that passion to her campaign. Magda is recognized as a community leader who acts with integrity and grace – both values that are needed in the political arena."

 

- Judi Codd
Chair, Don Valley North Federal Liberal Association
President, Willowdale Women's Club
Trustee, Toronto District School Board, 1997- 2003
Trustee, North York Board of Education, 1994- 1997

"I am proud to support my long-time friend, Magda, for the nomination to represent York Centre in the next provincial election, 2022. Magda has worked hard at many levels of the party, Provincial and Federal.
We have attended many Liberal Conventions together and worked on many projects for the OWLC. She will make an excellent MPP."

 

- Anne Venton
Current Secretary OWLC, 
Past President OWLC, 
former President Toronto Centre FLA, 
current Women’s Rep on Executive of University Rosedale FLA

"I have always felt that the best representational politics is done by a person who has lived in the riding, who knows their constituents and what their needs are.  Magda has lived in York Centre for a long time and  knows it well.  Should she be given an opportunity to represent the riding, she would be an excellent representative/MPP. I am proud to endorse her and feel confident that she will look after her constituents very well."

 

- Valarie Steele 
Community Advocate/Activist/Leader

"Nobody is more qualified, or more prepared, to be the next MPP for York Centre than Magda Gondor-Berkovits. Magda has lived in York Centre for most of her life and she has a deep understanding of the needs and ambitions of her community. She is determined, tireless and ideally suited for the Ontario Legislature. I am very pleased to endorse her candidacy for the Ontario Liberal nomination in York Centre."

 

- Tom Allison,
Campaign Manager for Magda Gondor-Berkovits Nomination Campaign
Past Campaign Manager, Steven Del Duca Leadership Campaign 
Past Campaign Manager, John Tory Mayoral Campaign
Former Deputy Chief of Staff for the Premier of Ontario
Past Campaign Manager, Kathleen Wynne Leadership Campaign

"I have known Magda forever, it seems, and I am honoured that she has requested I endorse her.

I do not know of a harder working member of the Liberal team.

She has my full and unqualified support."

 

- Dr. Blake F. Kinahan
PhD, Princeton; LLB, U of T
Former City of Toronto Councillor

"Through the decades that I've known and loved Magda one thing that has always impressed me was her irrepressible spirit and her genuine openness and love towards others. We need more people like her in politics."

 

- George Smitherman
Former MPP, Cabinet Minister and Deputy Premier of Ontario

"I believe in Magda. I believe in her drive, determination and success in dealing with and for people.
Magda came to Canada as a child with her family during the Hungarian revolution of 1956. 
Even though Magda arrived as a refugee she embraced Canada with gratitude and the desire to contribute. However, she never lost her proud Hungarian heritage.
I endorse and support her quest to become the first Hungarian born MPP to represent Ontario."

 

- Sandor Balla
Hungarian Community Leader
Canadian Hungarian Businessman & Philanthropist

"I am pleased to endorse Magda Gondor-Berkovits as the Ontario Liberal Provincial Candidate in York Centre.  
Magda and I first met when I was president of the Tuesday Luncheon Club, a Toronto area women's club.
Magda exemplifies LIberal ideals.  They incude community trust, gender equality, fiscal responsibility, and outstanding public service.
York Centre needs Magda's voice at Queen's Park."

 

- Sharon McCarthy,
President, Tuesday Luncheon Club

"I met Magda when we were fellow members of the executive of the newly formed Hungarian Canadian Chamber of Commerce about 20 or so years ago.
Magda was a founding member of the executive while I was invited to join a year later. 
Magda was likeable, energetic and capable. Magda's crowning achievement was her organization of our Trade Mission to Hungary.  She arranged group prices for us with Lufthansa to Budapest. The highlight of our trip was an invitation to lunch at the Canadian Ambassador's residence in the hills of Budapest, for all our delegation.
I believe that if Magda makes up her mind to do something nothing will stop her. Magda will make a very fine MPP."

 

- Laszlo Csikasz 
Former business owner and now Pastor of the Hungarian United Church in Toronto

"Magda and I have been friends for nearly 30 years and have gone to countless provincial Liberal meetings together. We first met when we were both members of Monte Kwinter's riding executive. Magda really cares about people and she really cares about the Liberal party. Magda will be an amazing MPP."

- Madeline Torok,
Treasurer of York Centre Provincial Liberal Association and past Membership Secretary

"I have known Magda for many years and have always been most impressed with her loyalty, dedication and commitment to initiatives she undertakes. There is no more loyal Liberal! She will bring her commitment and drive to the people she undertakes to represent."

 

- Linda Lebourdais
Former MPP, Etobicoke West

"I joined the Ontario Liberal Party because I was impressed with Magda and wanted to help her win the nomination for York Centre Liberals.  Since that time, we have gone canvassing together and I been working onn social media for her. I look forward to helping her become an M.P.P."

- Victoria Marinelli, 
York Centre resident, 
Young Liberal, 
Student, University of Toronto, St. Michael's College

"I endorse the nomination of Magda Gondor Berkovits as a contestant in the riding of York Centre."

 

- Alicia Natividad,
Barrister & Solicitor

"I first met Magda in 1979 when she was a Vice-President of Toronto and District Liberals and I was the MP for Willowdale. Magda consistently attended our monthly meetings and has been a good supporter throughout the years.  I am pleased to endorse Magda's nomination for the York Centre Provincial nomination as her Campaign Chair. I know that Magda will be a wonderful MPP."

 

- The Honourable Jim Peterson 
Former Member of Parliament, Willowdale 
Former Secretary of State (International Financial Institutions) and former Minister of International Trade

TESTIMONIALS

"As a young person, Magda Gondor-Berkovits is the kind of candidate who gets me excited about politics. Serving York Centre as a resident for over 50 years, former City Council candidate, and small business owner, I am confident she'll deliver for the riding as its MPP."

Cam Miranda-Radbord
Former Candidate for President of the LPC(O)

"I met Magda during our first run for City Council. Even though we were both running for the same seat we understood the challenges we each faced. We were colleagues who shared meals together then and we still do to this day. We were also polite and helpful to each other as well as to the other candidates wherever possible. While we are members of different parties, I know that Magda will work with honourable people from all parties with mutual respect.

I have no hesitation in recommending Magda in her next leap into politics as an MPP."

 

- Igor Toutchiski, 
CEO, Russian Canadian Broadcasting
www.mixtv.ca

"I have known Magda Gondor-Berkovits for many years.
During that time Magda has never failed to deliver to the Rakoczi Foundation whatever was requested, no matter how impossible it first appeared.
Magda is an individual who gets things done, she is also a dedicated and passionate Canadian of Hungarian origin.
We need to see her active participation in the Ontario Legislature as the first Hungarian born member of Provincial Parliament."

 

- Susan Papp Aykler, Ph.D
President, Rakoczi Foundation
Historian, author, journalist, filmmaker
Editor in Chief of the Kanadai Amerikai Magyarság, the weekly Hungarian language newspaper with the largest circulation in North America

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