Candy Palmater is a recovered lawyer turned feminist comic. She is an actor, writer, columnist, speaker, activist, comedian, and multiple award-winning TV and radio personality who has executive produced three films on Mi’kmaw culture.
Candy is the creator and star of her own award-winning TV series The Candy Show (APTN). She appeared in Trailer Park Boys S10 (NETFLIX), Call Me Fitz (HBO Canada) and Sex and Violence (OutTV), and received a Screen Nova Scotia nomination for Forgive Me (Superchannel). Candy has written and hosted several broadcasts including Aboriginal Day Live, Indspire Awards, and imagineNATIVE Film Fest Awards. She is an occasional host and frequent guest with CBC Radio One, and you can hear her voice as narrator of CBC TV series True North Calling.
Candy was valedictorian of her class at Dalhousie Law School and went on to work in a large corporate law firm until show biz came knocking. Today, she spends most of her time in airports and airplanes, travelling the globe to speak to audiences large and small about the power of love, kindness, and self-acceptance.