Candy Palmater is a Canadian comedian, international speaker and the educator of aboriginal perceptions training about the Mi'kmaq people. She is active in Native rights and gay rights, and is now the creator and writer of her own national TV show for APTN, The Candy Show. She describes the show as being a__Oprah meets David Letterman sprinkled with Candya__. She grew up the youngest of seven children. She attended Dalhousie Regional High School, where she was active in sports. After high school, she attended Fredericton's St. Thomas University and then completed a legal secretary's course at Maritime Business College. She was inspired by the legal failures of Donald Marshall Jr. and in 1996, she went to Dalhousie Law School.
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