The Right Candidate for Rosedale


Anne Henderson & Bonnie Sherr Klein
1979 | 32 min

This short documentary records Anne Cools’ 1978 run for the Liberal Party nomination in Rosedale, one of Toronto’s largest and socially most diverse federal ridings. The film records her bid for political power, and explains the nomination contest, a basic step in the Canadian electoral process. Because she was competing against the Liberal Party’s preferred candidate, the nomination battle in Rosedale turned into one of the most innovative and fascinating in the history of Canadian politics.

National Film Board of Canada Website

The Right Candidate for Rosedale, Anne Henderson & Bonnie Sherr Klein, National Film Board of Canada