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Chasidic woman makes history in winning Montreal council race


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/chasidic_woman_makes_history_in_winning_montreal_council_race

A 24-year-old esthetician, Mindy Pollak, became the first Chasidic woman to hold public office in Montreal. Pollak, a member of the Vishnitzer sect, defeated four candidates to win her race for the municipal council on Nov. 3 in the Outremont borough. She garnered about 35 percent of the vote in a district that is home to an estimated 5,000 Chasidim.

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