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Peg Norman (born 1964 in Gambo, Newfoundland) is a Canadian documentary filmmaker, best known for her role in the film My Left Breast, which documented her partner Gerry Rogers' battle with breast cancer.



Previously a social worker, Norman helped found and for ten years managed Henry Morgentaler's clinic in St. John's.[1][2] She ran from political office in Newfoundland and Labrador.[3] In 2004 and 2006, she ran for the House of Commons of Canada, as a candidate of the New Democratic Party in St. John's South—Mount Pearl, but lost to Loyola Hearn of the Conservative Party of Canada. In 2004 Norman received 7,989 votes to Hearn's 13,330. Norman is currently a small business owner in St. John's.[4]


Norman's film My Left Breast, documents her partner Gerry Rogers' battle with breast cancer.[5] The film received multiple awards and won Norman campaign funding from Rosie O'Donnell.[6] The film also gained Norman's partner Rogers a spot on The Rosie O'Donnell Show in 2005.[7]

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  1. ^ "N.L. rally celebrates Morgentaler's Order of Canada". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 1 August 2008. Retrieved 13 May 2012.
  2. ^ Kelly Toughill (Jun 4, 2004). "P's east-coast crusaders; Pro-life priest, abortion clinic activist running Star candidates may bring party first Nfld. win". Toronto Star. Retrieved September 17, 2011.
  3. ^ Gallant, Paul (24 June 2004), "Call your folks back home", Xtra!, archived from the original on 1 December 2008, retrieved 2008-11-25 Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Public forum to focus on downtown development". The Telegram. 6 February 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2012.
  5. ^ "Earlier retesting could have saved lives: cancer survivor". CBC News. October 29, 2008. Retrieved September 17, 2011.
  6. ^ "Rosie O'Donnell Offers NFLD NDP Candidate Campaign Contribution". staff. Halifax Live. December 26, 2005. Archived from the original on September 27, 2011. Retrieved September 17, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. ^ Richard Burnett (January 12, 2006). "Three Dollar Bill: A whole lotta Rosie". The Hour. Retrieved September 17, 2011.