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Date of Birth: 1936
Cyril "Cy" Gonick was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on April 8, 1936, and graduated from Kelvin High School in 1953. Following his graduation, Gonick attended university at Columbia and Berkeley in the 1960s. As a member of the New Democratic Party, he served as the MLA for the Winnipeg riding of Crescentwood from 1969 to 1973, during which time it was publicly known that he was a member of "The Waffle" - a Canadian radical left-wing group. From 1973 to 2001 Gonick acted as the program coordinator for the Labour and Workplace Studies Program at the University of Manitoba.Throughout his life, he wrote several books, including "What Every Canadian Should Know About Vietnam" and "Making It: The Canadian Dream"