Would you ever run for political office? For many of us, “politician” is the last job title we’d ever consider. What is it that drives people to run for political office?
In this episode we talk to former MPs from across Canada. They each have a unique journey that brought them to Ottawa to serve their communities. For some, federal politics was a childhood dream – for others, something they had never thought to aspire to. Some were chosen by their parties, and some put their own hats in the ring.
Plus, background on the nominations process that determines our electoral candidates in the first place.
THIS EPISODE FEATURES:
Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Liberal, Winnipeg Centre, (2015-2019)
Kennedy Stewart, NDP, Burnaby South, (2011-2018)
Romeo Saganash, NDP, Abitibi-Baie James-Nunavik-Eeyou, (2011-2019)
Hon. Lisa Raitt, Conservative, Milton, (2008-2019)
Adam Vaughan, Liberal, Spadina-Fort York, (2014-2021)
Matt DeCourcey, Liberal, Fredericton, (2015-2019)
Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Liberal, Whitby, (2015-2019); Independent, Whitby, (2019)
RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE:
View our episode page at https://www.samaracentre.ca/articles/hoth-episode-1/
For more on how federal election candidates are chosen, visit our website.
This episode features audio clips from Bloomberg, The Ottawa Citizen and CBC.
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This podcast is part of the Samara Centre for Democracy’s MP Exit Interview Project.
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