On the Campaign Trail: From Municipal to Federal Elections | MAPPS

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 17:30to19:00

If you've ever wondered what it's like to head out on the campaign trail, to launch your candidacy in politics, or you simply question the policy decisions that are being made in your city or country, join the McGill Alumni Public Policy Society (MAPPS) and hear from experts who have run their own campaigns or who have played a significant leading role in recent elections. You'll get a crash course on how they did it, what they've learned, and what they feel is still missing from our politics in Canada in 2022 at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels.

This panel aims to encourage young people to run and join future municipal, provincial, and federal campaigns. Learn some of the secrets to success in getting elected and on policy reform from people who are dedicated to pushing forward in these pursuits.

Following the panel discussion, attendees will have an opportunity to dive deeper into these topics in conversation with the experts, and to network with others working in public policy.

We look forward to seeing you online!

To view the speakers full bios, click here.

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Chelsea Craig: Director of Operations and former Campaign Manager, Member of Parliament Anthony Housefather - Liberal Party 

Janis Irwin: Member of the Legislative Assembly, Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood, Alberta NDP Caucus.

Anthony Koch: Managing Principal of AK Strategies, Political Analyst and Commentator on CBC's Power & Politics, former Conservative Staffer in the Office of the Opposition under two Conservative leaders

Stephanie Valenzuela: City Councillor, Cote de Neiges-Notre Dame de Grace, Darlington borough, Ensemble Mtl

Courtney Walcott:  Councillor, Ward 8, Calgary City Council


Paisley Sim: Director of Research and Operation at Réseau Canada Grid, worked at the office of Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, former Special Advisor to Alberta's Minister of Justice.

Special Remarks:

Nirushaa Senthilnathan: Founder and President of MAPPS, Acting Policy Specialist at CMHC, worked for the former Canadian Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada - the Honourable Irwin Cotler at the RWCHR, World Economic Forum Global Shaper.

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