This week we’re talking about the power women in Canadian politics have begun to wield over the last seven days. Michelle Coffin joins the show to help us unpack last weeks news, including the sudden resignation of Nova Scotia PC Party Leader, Jamie Baillie. Michelle shares some of her personal experiences from her time in politics, and we explore what the broader implications of the #MeToo movement hitting Canadian politics.
Michelle worked for several different leaders of the Nova Scotia Liberal party, including its current leader before he became Premier. She’s a professor of political science at Dalhousie and Saint Mary’s universities in Halifax and is a regular commentator on Nova Scotia politics for CBC Radio in Halifax.