A chat with BC’s 35th Premier about Women in Politics
Her press secretary, Sam, refers to his boss as “The Premier.” It’s all very formal, as one might expect when addressing the most powerful woman in the province, but from the minute I secure an interview with the Honourable Christy Clark, I want to call her by her first name.
My intuition proves correct: she’s smart, sophisticated, smoothly articulate (I love her voice) and warmly welcoming.
Wearing a signature suit and her infectious smile, as I hand her a coffee—Starbucks; medium, double-shot latte, refreshingly full fat—she breathes a big sigh.
“Thank-you!” she says toasting her cup in gratitude. “This is the best thing that’s happened to me all day.”