Anne McGrath, the Executive Director of Premier Rachel Notley’s Southern Alberta office, has been a leading force in Canadian politics over the last three decades, and she has no plans on stopping anytime soon.
McGrath recently spoke to David Taras on his show David Taras Talks to. She says her upbringing was very political and social issue focused – something she has carried with her throughout her extensive career.
McGrath mentions to Taras some of her most memorable moments in politics, including her many years working alongside Jack Layton, and the success of the 2011 NDP federal campaign. She also reflects on the opportunities she has been given both politically and independently to make a difference with social justice, inclusion, equality and diversity, while discussing some of the things she is most passionate about; improving child care and women’s involvement in politics.
After a long career in politics, McGrath’s goals have remained the same as she expressed her hope to be able to help women globally in being actively involved in politics. Women’s involvement and representation in politics is something McGrath has always had a passion for.
She says that one day she would like to be able to open an advising school for women in countries where it is difficult for them to become actively involved in running for office and further participation in politics.
McGrath has announced that she is running in the upcoming 2019 provincial election in the Calgary-Varsity riding. This is an area in the city she says she knows well and is excited to potentially step back into an elected official role.
Watch the full interview with Taras here.