This podcast series follows the political journeys of Canada’s 12 female first ministers. Starting in childhood and finishing with retirement, we’ll explore their most challenging and rewarding career moments and how gender played an important role in both the highs and the lows. Our findings reveal more than just personal anecdote, they provide a glimpse into larger societal trends about how women are treated in Canadian politics.
Episiode 1“The Problem”
In this episode, host Kate Graham looks at the experiences of women in politics – then and now. To set the scene, she speaks with: veteran journalists Robert Fife and Susan Delacourt, former federal Conservative Party leader Rona Ambrose, current Green Party leader Elizabeth May, and University of Toronto Professor Dr. Sylvia Bashevkin.