From the recent U.S. federal election to B.C.’s provincial election right here at home, the need for technology in political campaigns and elections has become all too apparent in 2020. But how could making voting more accessible through technology make elections more democratic? In this week’s episode of GetConnected AT WORK our hosts, Mike Agerbo and Chris Pereira, speak with Sabrina Chartrand, 2018 Québec Liberal Candidatefor the Groulx Riding. Drawing on her experience of running for office for the first time, Sabrina shares her unique insight on technology in political campaigns and elections. She discusses how it can be used to improve voter turn-out and how she used technology and social media to reach a younger demographic. Passionate about the future of politics, Sabrina stresses the importance of getting young voters to the polls.
About Sabrina Chartrand
Sabrina Chartrand holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Political Science from the University of Ottawa and a Certificate in Law from the University of Montreal. During her studies, Sabrina decided to deepen her knowledge of law. She worked as a researcher in a law firm and marked the publication of the first book on the Bureau of Independent Investigations (BEI). Passionate about public affairs and politics, she started working as a policy advisor at the treasury board for the provincial government. She carried out research for various initiatives and projects, including bills, parliamentary business, appropriations studies, and speeches. With her desire for change, Sabrina went on to run as a Liberal candidate in the 2018 provincial election in Quebec.
Currently the Chief Representative of Huawei in Quebec, Sabrina manages public affairs and communications for the company in Quebec. Sabrina’s work mainly consists of promoting Huawei’s involvement in the province, particularly in the creation of jobs in R&D, by attracting investment in new locations in Quebec, as well as by helping to connect remote regions.
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