With extensive political campaign experience at the national, provincial, and municipal levels, Marit is a sought-after commentator on national television and radio, bringing a unique perspective on public policy, communications, and political strategy. She’s a regular weekly panelist on CTV’s PowerPlay with Don Martin, on Ontario NewsWatch’s ‘Salon’, and appears often on CBC Power and Politics, Global Television, CP24, TVO’s The Agenda and CPAC.
As National Director of Public Policy and Communications for ACTRA, she worked to increase work opportunities for women in film and television, built support for the arts and for the rights of self-employed, temporary, part-time and contract workers, coordinated bargaining support, research and communication, advocated for a strong Canadian film and television industry and supported our national broadcaster.
Prior to her time at ACTRA, Marit worked in public policy development and research. As Public Dialogue Coordinator for Canadian Policy Research Networks’ national “The Society We Want” dialogue on Canadian values, she developed partnerships with organizations like the United Way and Community Foundations of Canada.
At the Ontario Legislature, she worked with community advocates and MPPs to seek better funding for public health, stronger protections for residents of Long Term Care facilities, shorter wait times for home care and stronger environmental protections.
Marit is a Principal at Story | Stiles.