Brigette DePape did a pretty ballsy thing when she was 21 years old. While working as a page on Parliament Hill, she held up a sign that read “Stop Harper” during the June 2011 throne speech.
After being promptly thrown out and fired from her job, the then University of Ottawa student faced a daunting task of making a place for herself after gaining national attention.
In those four years that saw many anti-Stephen Harper campaigns, DePape has focused on activism, protesting against oilsands developments and the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
For the past year, she’s worked as the youth vote campaigner with social action organization Council of Canadians. Her role took her across the country with the Game Changers Tour, which focused on getting young people, particularly university students, involved in the election and out to the polls.
The activist spoke to Yahoo Canada News about how her life has changed since her infamous protest and how she feels about the upcoming changes in