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Jody Wilson-Raybould: The woman in the eye of the storm

Jody Wilson-Raybould appears at the House of Commons Justice Committee on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

Do you know who Jody Wilson-Raybould is, beyond her starring role in the SNC-Lavalin scandal over the past month? She’s one of the smartest, toughest, most accomplished women in the history of Canadian politics—so why did it take her credibility being questioned by some of the most powerful men in her line of work to make her a household name? And what does the way some of her supposed colleagues talk about her reveal about the state of political equality in Canada?

Today, guest host Sarah Boesveld sits down with Elizabeth Renzetti of The Globe and Mail to try and offer a more complete picture of the treatment the woman whose principled stance has placed her at the heart of the biggest events in a decade of politics has endured. How did she find herself here? What makes her confident enough to speak her truth, even when that truth may cost her party the next election? And what happens when someone like her stands up and won’t back down?

HOST: Sarah Boesveld, Chatelaine / GUEST: Elizabeth Renzetti, The Globe and Mail

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