Leah Gazan: “People want to know what you’re going to do to change the world as an elected official”

Leah Gazan, MP for Winnipeg Centre, responds to Libby Davies’s question: “What needs to change in the political landscape to gain people’s confidence in electoral politics.”

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Leah Gazan is Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre. She is currently the NDP Critic for Children, Families, and Social Development, as well as the Deputy Critic for Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship. Leah has been a champion in the fight for a permanent guaranteed livable basic income in Canada and earlier this year was named to Maclean’s 2021 Power List. She was a prominent Winnipeg lead during Idle No More and co-founded the #WeCare campaign aimed at building public will to end violence against Indigenous women and girls. Leah is a member of Wood Mountain Lakota Nation, located in Saskatchewan, Treaty 4 territory. Follow her on Twitter. https://twitter.com/LeahGazan

Libby Davies is author of Outside In: a Political Memoir. She served as the MP for Vancouver East from 1997-2015, and is former NDP Deputy Leader and House Leader, and is recipient of the Order of Canada.