This week, we share our interview with Michelle Raymond, who is a former NDP MLA for the riding of Halifax Atlantic. She served from 2003 to 2012. Michelle held a relatively low profile during her career as an MLA – she served on the backbenches of the NDP government – but she had plenty of strongly stated, and eloquently delivered thoughts on the state of politics, and the life of an MLA.
Some of the things we chatted about in our interview with her included:
– what it means to be an unmanageable candidate and why she wished she’d been one.
– the wealth of information and access available to MLAs, should they choose to use it.
– the false flag of ‘privacy concerns’ that she says is more often used to protect the privacy of failing government agencies than the individuals they’re supposed to be serving.