• Why Dr. Theresa Tam Is One Of Chatelaine's 2020 Women Of The Year

    1 month ago - By Health & Lifestyle

    Dr. Theresa Tam didn't set out to become Canada's top doctor, much less a household name. A self-described introvert, she's previously stated that public health is at its best when it goes unnoticed, able to quietly and effectively keep Canadians safe and healthy. During her 20 years in the field, Dr. Tam has been at the forefront of Canada's response to H1N1, Ebola and SARS. But this year, as chief public health officer , she was thrust into the spotlight like never before.
    When the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, Canadians looked to Dr. Tam for guidance...
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  • Why Annie Murphy Is One Of Chatelaine's 2020 Women Of The Year

    Why Annie Murphy Is One Of Chatelaine's 2020 Women Of The Year

    1 month ago - By Health & Lifestyle

    An Emmy was the furthest thing from Annie Murphy's mind when she scored a role on Schitt's Creek in 2014, although she admits that starring alongside comedy icons Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara felt like a good omen. Six years later, the little Canadian comedy that could became the massive Emmy winner that did-and Murphy's performance as reformed celebutante Alexis Rose was central to its success. Next up, she'll star in Kevin Can F*** Himself , a dark comedy that subverts the hapless sitcom-wife trope. For now though, she's still basking in her Outstanding Supporting Actress win-and...
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  • Why Annamie Paul Is One Of Chatelaine's 2020 Women Of The Year

    Why Annamie Paul Is One Of Chatelaine's 2020 Women Of The Year

    1 month ago - By Health & Lifestyle

    Annamie Paul is no stranger to politics, having gotten her start early as a page in the Ontario legislature at age 12. As a lawyer with a graduate degree from Princeton, she also brings years of experience in civic engagement focused on helping under-represented groups pursue public office. She's optimistic about the fight against climate change, and credits her mother, grandmother and sons as her ultimate source of accountability on the issue. Having broken through so many barriers herself as the first Black woman to lead a federal political party, she's well aware of the hurdles standing...
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  • Why The Wet'suwet'en Matriarchs Are Chatelaine Women Of The Year

    Why The Wet'suwet'en Matriarchs Are Chatelaine Women Of The Year

    1 month ago - By Health & Lifestyle

    Freda Huson was arrested alongside two other matriarchs, Brenda Michell and Dr. Karla Tait on unceded land earlier this year.
    Over several days in February 2020, as red dresses swung from trees to honour missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, a group of incredible women of all ages from the Wet'suwet'en nation drummed, sang and stood in the way of Coastal GasLink's attempt to install a gas pipeline on unceded lands. The RCMP eventually arrested seven of those women in front of the Unist'ot'en Healing Centre for occupying the access gate to work sites. The arrests prompted...
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