Throughout history, only 12 women have served as First Minister in Canada.
Put another way: there have been more than three times as many First Ministers named ‘John,’ than there have been women.
No Second Chances explores the experiences of women in politics through the lens of Canada's 12 female first ministers and their rise and fall from power.
A Canada 2020 Special Project.
Happy New Year! Before we take off on our virtual world tour, let’s take some time to check in on the home front. On this episode of No Second Chances, host Kate Graham talks to Jacqueline O’Neill, Anjum Sultana, and Melanee Thomas to take stock of the past two years in Canadian politics, and how we can - and must - do better.
A Second Chance
No Second Chances is back, and we’re taking the show on the road. Well, sort of. Join host Kate Graham for a (virtual) world tour, exploring what’s worked in countries around the world towards getting women into the top political roles. Hear stories and voices that you may not know yet -- but that we should all be paying attention to. Pack your bags. Our journey starts on January 10, 2022.
#IWD 2021: In-conversation with Caroline Cochrane and Kathleen Wynne
Listen to a conversation from International Women’s Day 2021 featuring Caroline Cochrane, Premier of the Northwest Territories and Canada’s only current sitting female premier, and Kathleen Wynne, former Premier of Ontario, on female leadership and the future of women in politics.
Throughout history, only 12 women have served as first minister in Canada.
Put another way: there have been more than three times as many first ministers named ‘John,’ than there have been women.
No Second Chances kicks off an important conversation about women in leadership – and it couldn’t come at a more crucial time for our politics.
Part 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 interim leader Rona Ambrose, current Green Party leader Elizabeth May, and University of Toronto Professor Dr. Sylvia Bashevkin.
Part 2: Raising Leaders
We start where all good stories do: the beginning. In this episode, host Kate Graham speaks with Canada's 12 female first ministers about their childhoods, whether politics was a lifelong dream, and who shaped them along the way.
I can’t get enough of this podcast. It is so well done, I wish it could go on forever! There’s so much wisdom and tough truths to be found here. I keep coming back.
A Thoughtful Discussion of an Important Topic
I can’t recommend this enough! Canadians often want to hold themselves above the US for their women in politics but the Canadian women in politics still face the same barriers. I look forward to hearing more and more from this podcast.
Update: I listened to every episode of this podcast weekly and loved every minute. It was perfectly done, in my opinion as a listener. It made me feel like maybe I should be a woman in politics and maybe I should find women around me to be in politics. This podcast is a must listen for every Canadian voter.
Should just be titled narcissism
Because it’s all about her.