Broadbent Institute Progress Summit 2016 in photos

The Broadbent Institute held its annual Progress Summit from March 31-April 2 at the Delta Ottawa City Centre Hotel. Themed "Shaping the Future," the summit gathered hundreds of people to talk about various issues from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement to universal child care and climate change.

Ed Broadbent spoke to Progress Summit attendees. Photograph by Cynthia Munster

Feminist Gloria Steinem was a keynote speaker for the Progress Summit. Photograph by Cynthia Munster

Broadbent Institute senior policy adviser Andrew Jackson. The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

The TPP panel discussion. The discussion was moderated by Broadbent Institute senior policy adviser Andrew Jackson and panelists included University of Ottawa professor Michael Geist, Journal de Montreal columnist Ianik Marcil, Corporate Europe Observatory researcher Pia Eberhardt and Canadian Labour Congress senior economist Angella MacEwen. The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

National Post columnist Tasha Kheiriddin spoke against the resolution "Be it resolved that Canada needs proportional representation."

Journalist Evan Solomon moderated The Great Debate: Be it resolved that Canada needs proportional representation. The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

Postmedia columnist Andrew Coyne debated in favour of the resolution "Be it resolved that Canada needs proportional representation." The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

The Hill Times' Bea Vongdouangchanh and Power & Influence magazine columnist Jenn Jefferys. The Hill Times photograph by Caitlin Kealey

University of Texas at Austin professor James Galbraith spoke about "progressive economics in the age of inequality and slow growth." The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

Postmedia columnist Andrew Coyne speaks with former NDP MP Craig Scott. The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

University of Ottawa professor Michael Geist speaks about his concerns on the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

Former NDP MP Andrew Cash speaks to Broadbent Institute's communications director Sarah Schmidt and Broadbent Institute's manager of events Erica Kopyto. The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

University of Laval professor Parick Turmel and author Aurelie Lanctot spoke on a panel called Securing the Next Generation of Social Programs. The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

John Anderson and Steven Staples. The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

Broadbent Institute Progress Summit attendees. The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

Opreet Kang, manager, global connections, Immigrant Employment Council of B.C. moderated a panel called Shaping the Future: Priorities for a Progressive Agenda. The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

Former NDP MP Megan Leslie, Canadian Civil Liberties Association Sukanya Pillay, Ontario MPP and NDP deputy leader Jagmeet Singh, Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Chief Ghislain Picard and Institut de recherche et d'informations socio-economiques researcher Eve-Lyne Couturier spoke about their priorities for a progressive agenda. The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

Media Style's Caitlin Kealey, Native Women's Association of Canada's Jenn Jefferys and Postmedia columnist Tasha Kheiriddin. The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

Chi Onwurah, Member of the British Parliament for Newcastle Central and Shadow Minister for Culture & the Digital Economy, spoke on a panel called "Progressive economics in the age of inequality and slow growth." The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Sarah Schmidt and former NDP MP Andrew Cash. The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

Ed Broadbent told Progress Summit attendees: "a strong majority of Canadians are progressive. I know this in my bones. I know it from public survey data. They’re there with us on the issues, whether social or economic. They’re looking for a brighter future." Photograph by Cynthia Munster

Cindy Blackstock is Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and Associate Professor at the University of Alberta. Photograph by Cynthia Munster

Progress Summit attendees