Welcome to Ellected – the podcast about women in politics, by women in politics, and for anyone who supports women in politics.
In the first episode of season two of Ellected, the first guest is indeed a first – the first man to be a guest on the podcast. Federal NDP MP Randall Garrison’s Bill C-202 An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (Coercive Control) will give law enforcement and the courts an additional tool to prevent harm to women and those that are the victims of coercive control in intimate partner and domestic violence.
Randall and Sarah discuss why it’s important to understand what coercive control is, and why he believes it’s important to update the criminal code to include it .
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.