Because I had taken Barbara McDougall’s advice
‘run early, run hard and run scared’,
I was way ahead of the four others.
Gina Brannan, Q.C., former candidate and advisor to then Ontario Conservative Party Leader Larry Grossman.
To get to the gate, you may also need to consider other more personal issues such as timing and time-related issues having to do with your private life and the social or political context of a given election.
After completing this section, you will have an overview of the timing of elections, the processes to follow to enter a nomination contest or become a candidate, and the time commitment. You will find several links to official guides for candidates at all levels of government. Then we will explore some personal time-related issues and see how some women role models dealt with similar situations in the past.
What you will get from this section
You will learn about
a. Timing Requirements
- Municipal Level
- Provincial Level
- Federal Level
b. Personal Readiness
- Personal Issues
- Thoughts from Role Models
c. More on the Issue