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Ellected 18 - Renee Merrifield

Welcome to Ellected – the podcast about women in politics, by women in politics, and for anyone who supports women in politics.

In Episode 18 of Ellected, host Sarah Elder-Chamanara welcomes BC Liberal leadership contender (and MLA for Kelowna-Mission) Renee Merrifield.

Renee and Sarah dig into their mutual dislike of the politics of politics, the challenges and opportunities of creating a more diverse BC Liberal Party from riding associations to staff, with a huge emphasis on candidate recruitment into the next election. Renee also shares the first two things she would do if elected leader.

If you love BC politics, this is a must-listen conversation.

Sarah Elder-Chamanara is the founder, creative director and owner of Madame Premier, a feminist and political clothing company based in Calgary, Alberta. With the underlying principle of seeing more women and diversity in politics, elected and in backrooms, at every level, Madame Premier creates the opportunity for conversations about why politics needs to change. Madame Premier has been featured in the National Post, CBC, Forbes and Toronto Star. Sarah is currently planning on opening Madame Premier’s first retail location in summer 2021 in Calgary.