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Broadbent Institute schedule

Delta Ottawa City Centre
101, rue Lyon N
Friday, March 28th
Registration Opens |     8:00
Main Lobby
Coffee & Continental Breakfast |     8:30 – 9:30
Grand Salon – Joliet Room
Pre-Summit Training and Leadership session | 9:30 – 12:00
Grand Salon
Mitch Stewart, Founding Partner, 270 Strategies
Graham Mitchell, Director of Training and Leadership, Broadbent Institute
Box Lunch |     12:00 – 1:00
Grand Salon – Joliet Room
Leadership Training |     1:00 – 4:30
Grand Salon
Mitch Stewart, Founding Partner, 270 Strategies
Graham Mitchell, Director of Training and Leadership, Broadbent Institute
Welcome Reception |     6:00 – 8:00
Penthouse: Pinnacle & Panorama Rooms
Welcome remarks from Ed Broadbent and Rick Smith
Food stations
Open Bar (wine and beer)
Saturday, March 29th
Registration open for Summit |     8:00
Welcome |     8:30
Welcome from Chief Gilbert Whiteduck (Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation) and Chief Kirby Whiteduck (Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation)
Welcoming address by Ed Broadbent, Chair, Broadbent Institute
Welcome video
Location: Main Ballroom
Keynote #1: The Entrepreneurial State — mission-oriented government for smart, green and inclusive growth          9:10 – 10:30
Speaker: Mariana Mazzucato, Author of
The Entrepreneurial State
Topic: Ms. Mazzucato will present her bold case for an activist state in the economy and the role of government in driving innovation. Contrary to conventional wisdom, she will argue that government, not the risk-averse venture capital firms of the private sector, is behind the boldest risks and biggest breakthroughs.  Using examples from biotech, greentech, and even the iPhone, Ms. Mazzucato will demonstrate why the state’s entrepreneurialism is so vital.She will challenge us to think about what sort of society we want to live in and what role public sector leadership must play..
Response panelists:
Erica Alini, Deputy Editor at Monitor Global Outlook
David G. Watt, Chief Economist, HSBC Canada
Désirée  McGraw, Co-Founder, Climate Reality Canada and Executive Director, Jeanne Sauvé Foundation
Moderator: Bruce Campbell, Executive Director, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Location: Main Ballroom
Coffee break |     10:30 – 10:45
Panel # 1: The (good) business of building a green economy           10:45 -12:00
One vision of Canada’s economic future is as an “energy superpower” mostly reliant on the export of fossil fuels as a key driver of economic growth.  This panel will explore the economic case for a different pathway — a green economy that goes beyond improving efficiencies or making minor cosmetic improvements to ‘business as usual.’  The panel will examine the proper role for governments, the private and third sectors in the transition to a green economy and the most effective ways to spur innovation and foster greener growth.  
Panelists:
Chris Ragan, Associate Professor, Macroeconomics and Economic Policy, McGill University
Bruce Lourie, President, Ivey Foundation
Clare Demerse, Director of Federal Policy, Pembina Institute, Broadbent Fellow
Tom Rand, Cleantech Advisor, MaRS Institute
Moderator: Jeremy Runnals, Managing Editor, Corporate Knights
Location: Main Ballroom
Panel #2:  Indigenous Rights and the Challenge of Natural Resource Development    10:45 -12:00
The debate over resource development and the opportunities and challenges it presents Canada’s indigenous communities is a contentious one. Given the reality that pressure for natural resource development will continue, what does a just pathway forward look like? Tackling issues related to self-governance, treaty and land rights, and balancing social and economic development with environmental sustainability, this panel addresses timely topics such as oil pipelines, resource extraction (especially in the North), job creation, and reconciliation in Crown-Aboriginal relations.  
Panelists:
Hayden King, Director, Centre for Indigenous Governance; Assistant Professor of Politics, Ryerson University
Melina Laboucan Massimo, Climate and Energy Campaigner, Greenpeace
Chris Henderson, Chairman, Lumos Energy and author of Aboriginal Power
Moderator: Frances Abele, Professor of Public Policy, Carleton University, Broadbent Fellow
Location: Pinnacle Room
Panel #3: Lessons from Quebec’s vibrant social economy          10:45 -12:00
This session discusses the concept of the social economy within the broader context of today’s prevailing economic logic. It tells the story behind Quebec’s emergent social economy movement and the key lessons Canada and the world can learn from the experience of the province. Speaking to the movement’s transformative ambition to democratize the economy, panelists will discuss the kind of coalition and capacity building that took place thatset the stage for the significant institutional changes achieved.
Panelists:
Margie Mendell, Professor and Graduate Program Director, Concordia University School of Community and Public Affairs
Isabelle Coulombe, advisor (education service), FTQ Solidarity Fund
Patrick Duguay, Director of the Coopérative de développement régional Outaouais-Laurentides
Karine Awashish, First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission
Moderator: Nancy Neamtan, Executive Director of Chantier de l’économie sociale, Broadbent Fellow
Location: Panorama room
Keynote #2: The rise of the right: France, Europe, and the progressive challenge     1:00 – 2:00
Keynote: Axelle Lemaire, French National Assemblywoman for Northern Europe
Topic: Axelle Lemaire will discuss the opportunities facing social democratic parties and governments as Europe approaches a series of elections where far-right wing parties are poised to make significant gains.  Speaking to her experiences as a legislator in the National Assembly in France, she will discuss the challenge progressives have had getting across their message on the economy in the wake of the financial crisis, and will offer her vision for how the left can re-capture support in Europe.  Mme. Lemaire will also discuss her connection to Quebec and to Canada and the role her roots played in shaping her political orientation and imagination.  
Q&A with: Martin Patriquin, Maclean’s magazine
Location: Main Ballroom
Panel #4: A “New Deal” for Young People | 2:00 – 3:00
Many fear that youth today face a future less hopeful than their parents. But is the inter-generational angst warranted?  The statistics are certainly sobering with youth unemployment double the national average and the crisis worse among Aboriginal young people.  But the challenges run deeper than employment. This session will examine the difficulties facing Canada’s younger generations and react to new polling from the Broadbent Institute that shows unease across generations with current economic policies tilted towards the needs of corporations.  It will discuss ideas for what a ‘new deal’ for Canadian youth should look like.  
Panelists:
Gabriel Bran Lopez, Founding President, Youth Fusion, Co-founder of FIRST Robotics Quebec
Johanna Uekermann, Chairwoman of the Young Socialists in the German SPD (Social Democratic Party)
Max FineDay, President, University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union
Sean Geobey, Research Manager at the Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience and McConnell Fellow at SiG @Waterloo
Moderator:   Lyndsay Poaps, engagement specialist
Location: Ballroom
Panel #5: The best defence is a good offence: the federal attack on the labour movement | 2:00 – 3:00
Few would dispute that the labour movement is under unprecedented attack by the federal government. The Conservatives have shown a penchant for using back-to-work legislation to block the collective bargaining process and have introduced retrograde anti-union laws in Bills’ C-377 and C-525. Discussing these and other attacks in the context of a broader demonization of unions and attempt to undermine their engagement in “political” activities, this session will discuss what the labour movement can do to better make its case, organize and fight back.
Panelists:
Nora Loreto, author, From Demonized to Organized: Building the New Union Movement
Denis Lemelin, National President, Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Elizabeth Woods, Regional representative, National Capital Region, PSAC
Roxane Larouche, Director, National Communications Office, UFCW
Moderator: Sylvain Schetagne, National Director of Social and Economic Policy, Canadian Labour Congress
Language: French with full simultaneous translation
Panel #6: Precarious, low benefit work: the new normal? | 3:15 - 4:30
For many in Canada, economic insecurity is commonplace. But is the precarious work trap inevitable? This panel will discuss the factors contributing to the growing share of precarious work and why certain groups are more adversely impacted than others.  It will also explore what labour market reforms and other policy instruments must be adopted to combat this trend.  Discussing the proper role of government, unions and the private sector in bringing about change, the panel will explore the “skills shortage”, employment insurance reform, and the controversial Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP) among other issues.
Panelists:
Sheila Block, Director, Economic Analysis, Wellesley Institute
Jamison Steeve, Executive, Director, Martin Prosperity Institute, Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity
Patti Tamara Lenard, Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa, Broadbent Fellow
Grace-Edward Galabuzi, Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson University, Broadbent Fellow
Moderator: Angella MacEwen, Senior Economist, Canadian Labour Congress, Broadbent Fellow
Location: Pinnacle Room
Panel #7: Income inequality and austerity: political choices and policy options     3:15 - 4:30
The inequality debate in Canada is far from settled.  While there is broad recognition that inequality is a problem, there is little agreement that in supposedly austere times, we can afford to do anything about it.  Most experts agree that the fading of Canada’s redistributive state and concentration of wealth at the top is due at least in part to political choices.  This session will discuss what political choices must be made today to reverse the tide.  It will ask not only what solutions to income inequality are ideal, but which can find support with an electorate conditioned to be skeptical of taxes, government services and spending.
Panelists:
Don Drummond, Matthews Fellow in Global Public Policy, Adjunct Professor, School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University
Alex Himelfarb, Director of Glendon School of Public and International Affairs, York University, Broadbent Fellow
Janine Brodie, Professor of Political Science and Canada Research Chair in Political Economy and Social Governance, University of Alberta, Broadbent Fellow
Eve-Lyne Couturier, Researcher, Institut de Recherche et d’informations socio-economique
Moderator: Paul Adams, former political reporter, CBC and The Globe and Mail; Professor of Journalism, Carleton University
Location: Main Ballroom
Panel #8: Bridging online and offline campaigning             3:15 - 4:30
The rise of social media and digital technologies has transformed how campaigns today are imagined, organized and executed. This panel will explore how campaigns use digital organizing tools to effectively mobilize offline action, and speaks to the potential for those tools to be harnessed to create real-world change.
Panelists:
Julia Pope, Director of External Relations, Leadnow
Simon Lafrance, Managing Partner, Strategeum
Jason Mogus, Principal Consultant, Communicopia, Broadbent Fellow
Jennifer Hollett, Digital strategist, Award-winning broadcast journalist, Broadbent Fellow
Moderator: Susan Delacourt, Senior Political Writer, Toronto Star
Location: Panorama Room
Coffee break      4:30 – 4:45
Keynote #3: Leadership and Purpose: Progressive Politics for Today and Tomorrow      4:45 – 6:00
Keynote: Julia Gillard, past Prime Minister of Australia
Focus:  Ms. Gillard will discuss the core challenge facing progressive governments: the premium on creating jobs, balancing sustainability and resource development, and the key environmental, business and labour issues that underpin that challenge.  She will speak specifically to the global climate challenge issue and to her government’s introduction of a carbon tax. Ms. Gillard will also discuss lessons for leadership in these times, including those drawn from her prime ministership and to the salient subject of barriers confronting women in political leadership.  Finally, Ms Gillard will discuss the overall ties and relations between Australia and Canada.
Q&A: Paul Wells, Political Editor, Maclean’s Magazine
Location: Main Ballroom
MediaStyle hospitality suite |     18:00
Broadbent Institute and Equal Voice celebrate Australia’s first female Prime Minister Julia Gillard     18:15
21:00 – 1:00: Shimmy to the Left – Saturday night social
-Featuring artists Sarah Harmer, Sally Folk and Blurred Vision
Sunday March 30th
Opening Remarks | Presentation of Contest Award             9:00 – 9:30
Location: Main Ballroom
Presentation of Income splitting: the Mad Men Giveaway contest award
Broadbent Senior Policy Advisor, Andrew Jackson
Contest winner: Sarah Ryan
Panel #9: Getting our act together:  lessons from winning progressive campaigns in the US and Canada              9:30 – 10:45
Progress doesn’t happen on its own, and neither good ideas nor policy implement themselves. Convincing the public and influencing decision-makers to move forward with solutions to pressing issues requires effective advocacy and compelling campaigns. Drawing on lessons from previous progressive victories, panelists in this session will share their perspectives from Canada and the US on the most important resources, skills, and assets that the progressive movement needs in order to win on important progressive issues.
Panelists:
Erik Peterson, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Wellstone
Ashley Pinedo, National Training Director, Organizing for Action
Tzeporah Berman, author and environmental campaigner, Broadbent Fellow
Ray Guardia, Deputy Chief of Staff, Projet Montréal
Moderator: Kathleen Monk, Senior Advisor, Broadbent Institute
Location: Main Ballroom
Panel #10 Good jobs and fair wages: can “pre-distribution” solve growing income inequality?              9:30 – 10:45
Much of the debate over addressing income inequality focuses on the tax and transfer system and the need to redistribute market income.  While vitally important, this panel will discuss an often-neglected side of the equation: fixing inequality in the initial distribution of wages, salaries and investment income. It will discuss the need for labour market reforms, the role of unions, and the need for better corporate governance.
Panelists:
Lars Osberg, Professor of Economics, Dalhousie University, Broadbent Fellow
Marc Lavoie, Professor of Economics at University of Ottawa, Broadbent Fellow
Armine Yalnizyan, Senior Economist at Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Peter Macleod, Principle, Mass LBP and founding director, Wagemark foundation
Moderator: Tom Walkom, Toronto Star National Affairs columnist
Location: Pinnacle Room
Panel#9 Making things: the Future of Manufacturing in Canada     9:30 – 10:45
Most agree that Canada must invest heavily in innovation and skills in order to support the high wage jobs manufacturing typically provides. But there is fierce debate over what mix of government support and corporate investment is needed to generate those new winning sectors.  This session explores what role manufacturing should play in a 21st century Canadian economy, and asks why Canadians should care.  Debating controversial factors in manufacturing’s decline, it asks what policy levers must be pulled to transform manufacturing moving forward.  
Panelists:
Matt Mendelsohn, Director, Mowat Centre
Jordan Brennan, Economist UNIFOR
Ross Hornby, Vice President, Government Affairs and Policy, General Electric Canada
Sandra Schwartz, Vice President, External Relations and Communications, Canadian Electricity Association
Moderator: Heather Scoffield, Ottawa Bureau Chief, Canadian Press
Location: Panorama
Coffee break |     10:45 – 11:15
Keynote #4:  Winning hearts, minds, and clicks|             11:15 – 12:30
Speaker: Anastasia Khoo, Marketing Director, Human Rights Campaign
Focus: Anastasia Khoo knows a thing or two about effective digital engagement and campaigning. Khoo spearheaded the Human Rights Campaign’s viral red marriage equality initiative last year that saw Facebook turn red with the HRC’s equal sign logo breaking Twitter’s record for highest engagement on a tweet. Speaking to that campaign, Khoo will discuss what was really behind the incredible digital engagement numbers that helped tip the scales of public opinion and usher in a major progressive victory on marriage equality: personal stories and relationships. Khoo will outline the arc of this progressive victory and draw lessons for future campaigns. She will also speak to the significance of Canada’s LGBTQ track record and what Canada’s leadership on these issues continues to mean in the ongoing battle for equality worldwide.   
Panel response:
Elizabeth Plank, Executive Social Editor, PolicyMic
Jamie Biggar, Executive Director of Leadnow
Ian Capstick, President of MediaStyle
Moderator: Mira Oreck, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Broadbent Institute
Location: Main Ballroom
Concluding Remarks:     12:30
Rick Smith, Executive Director, Broadbent Institute
Main Ballroom

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Broadbent Institute schedule

Delta Ottawa City Centre
101, rue Lyon N
Friday, March 28th
Registration Opens |     8:00
Main Lobby
Coffee & Continental Breakfast |     8:30 – 9:30
Grand Salon – Joliet Room
Pre-Summit Training and Leadership session | 9:30 – 12:00
Grand Salon
Mitch Stewart, Founding Partner, 270 Strategies
Graham Mitchell, Director of Training and Leadership, Broadbent Institute
Box Lunch |     12:00 – 1:00
Grand Salon – Joliet Room
Leadership Training |     1:00 – 4:30
Grand Salon
Mitch Stewart, Founding Partner, 270 Strategies
Graham Mitchell, Director of Training and Leadership, Broadbent Institute
Welcome Reception |     6:00 – 8:00
Penthouse: Pinnacle & Panorama Rooms
Welcome remarks from Ed Broadbent and Rick Smith
Food stations
Open Bar (wine and beer)
Saturday, March 29th
Registration open for Summit |     8:00
Welcome |     8:30
Welcome from Chief Gilbert Whiteduck (Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation) and Chief Kirby Whiteduck (Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation)
Welcoming address by Ed Broadbent, Chair, Broadbent Institute
Welcome video
Location: Main Ballroom
Keynote #1: The Entrepreneurial State — mission-oriented government for smart, green and inclusive growth          9:10 – 10:30
Speaker: Mariana Mazzucato, Author of
The Entrepreneurial State
Topic: Ms. Mazzucato will present her bold case for an activist state in the economy and the role of government in driving innovation. Contrary to conventional wisdom, she will argue that government, not the risk-averse venture capital firms of the private sector, is behind the boldest risks and biggest breakthroughs.  Using examples from biotech, greentech, and even the iPhone, Ms. Mazzucato will demonstrate why the state’s entrepreneurialism is so vital.She will challenge us to think about what sort of society we want to live in and what role public sector leadership must play..
Response panelists:
Erica Alini, Deputy Editor at Monitor Global Outlook
David G. Watt, Chief Economist, HSBC Canada
Désirée  McGraw, Co-Founder, Climate Reality Canada and Executive Director, Jeanne Sauvé Foundation
Moderator: Bruce Campbell, Executive Director, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Location: Main Ballroom
Coffee break |     10:30 – 10:45
Panel # 1: The (good) business of building a green economy           10:45 -12:00
One vision of Canada’s economic future is as an “energy superpower” mostly reliant on the export of fossil fuels as a key driver of economic growth.  This panel will explore the economic case for a different pathway — a green economy that goes beyond improving efficiencies or making minor cosmetic improvements to ‘business as usual.’  The panel will examine the proper role for governments, the private and third sectors in the transition to a green economy and the most effective ways to spur innovation and foster greener growth.  
Panelists:
Chris Ragan, Associate Professor, Macroeconomics and Economic Policy, McGill University
Bruce Lourie, President, Ivey Foundation
Clare Demerse, Director of Federal Policy, Pembina Institute, Broadbent Fellow
Tom Rand, Cleantech Advisor, MaRS Institute
Moderator: Jeremy Runnals, Managing Editor, Corporate Knights
Location: Main Ballroom
Panel #2:  Indigenous Rights and the Challenge of Natural Resource Development    10:45 -12:00
The debate over resource development and the opportunities and challenges it presents Canada’s indigenous communities is a contentious one. Given the reality that pressure for natural resource development will continue, what does a just pathway forward look like? Tackling issues related to self-governance, treaty and land rights, and balancing social and economic development with environmental sustainability, this panel addresses timely topics such as oil pipelines, resource extraction (especially in the North), job creation, and reconciliation in Crown-Aboriginal relations.  
Panelists:
Hayden King, Director, Centre for Indigenous Governance; Assistant Professor of Politics, Ryerson University
Melina Laboucan Massimo, Climate and Energy Campaigner, Greenpeace
Chris Henderson, Chairman, Lumos Energy and author of Aboriginal Power
Moderator: Frances Abele, Professor of Public Policy, Carleton University, Broadbent Fellow
Location: Pinnacle Room
Panel #3: Lessons from Quebec’s vibrant social economy          10:45 -12:00
This session discusses the concept of the social economy within the broader context of today’s prevailing economic logic. It tells the story behind Quebec’s emergent social economy movement and the key lessons Canada and the world can learn from the experience of the province. Speaking to the movement’s transformative ambition to democratize the economy, panelists will discuss the kind of coalition and capacity building that took place thatset the stage for the significant institutional changes achieved.
Panelists:
Margie Mendell, Professor and Graduate Program Director, Concordia University School of Community and Public Affairs
Isabelle Coulombe, advisor (education service), FTQ Solidarity Fund
Patrick Duguay, Director of the Coopérative de développement régional Outaouais-Laurentides
Karine Awashish, First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission
Moderator: Nancy Neamtan, Executive Director of Chantier de l’économie sociale, Broadbent Fellow
Location: Panorama room
Keynote #2: The rise of the right: France, Europe, and the progressive challenge     1:00 – 2:00
Keynote: Axelle Lemaire, French National Assemblywoman for Northern Europe
Topic: Axelle Lemaire will discuss the opportunities facing social democratic parties and governments as Europe approaches a series of elections where far-right wing parties are poised to make significant gains.  Speaking to her experiences as a legislator in the National Assembly in France, she will discuss the challenge progressives have had getting across their message on the economy in the wake of the financial crisis, and will offer her vision for how the left can re-capture support in Europe.  Mme. Lemaire will also discuss her connection to Quebec and to Canada and the role her roots played in shaping her political orientation and imagination.  
Q&A with: Martin Patriquin, Maclean’s magazine
Location: Main Ballroom
Panel #4: A “New Deal” for Young People | 2:00 – 3:00
Many fear that youth today face a future less hopeful than their parents. But is the inter-generational angst warranted?  The statistics are certainly sobering with youth unemployment double the national average and the crisis worse among Aboriginal young people.  But the challenges run deeper than employment. This session will examine the difficulties facing Canada’s younger generations and react to new polling from the Broadbent Institute that shows unease across generations with current economic policies tilted towards the needs of corporations.  It will discuss ideas for what a ‘new deal’ for Canadian youth should look like.  
Panelists:
Gabriel Bran Lopez, Founding President, Youth Fusion, Co-founder of FIRST Robotics Quebec
Johanna Uekermann, Chairwoman of the Young Socialists in the German SPD (Social Democratic Party)
Max FineDay, President, University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union
Sean Geobey, Research Manager at the Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience and McConnell Fellow at SiG @Waterloo
Moderator:   Lyndsay Poaps, engagement specialist
Location: Ballroom
Panel #5: The best defence is a good offence: the federal attack on the labour movement | 2:00 – 3:00
Few would dispute that the labour movement is under unprecedented attack by the federal government. The Conservatives have shown a penchant for using back-to-work legislation to block the collective bargaining process and have introduced retrograde anti-union laws in Bills’ C-377 and C-525. Discussing these and other attacks in the context of a broader demonization of unions and attempt to undermine their engagement in “political” activities, this session will discuss what the labour movement can do to better make its case, organize and fight back.
Panelists:
Nora Loreto, author, From Demonized to Organized: Building the New Union Movement
Denis Lemelin, National President, Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Elizabeth Woods, Regional representative, National Capital Region, PSAC
Roxane Larouche, Director, National Communications Office, UFCW
Moderator: Sylvain Schetagne, National Director of Social and Economic Policy, Canadian Labour Congress
Language: French with full simultaneous translation
Panel #6: Precarious, low benefit work: the new normal? | 3:15 - 4:30
For many in Canada, economic insecurity is commonplace. But is the precarious work trap inevitable? This panel will discuss the factors contributing to the growing share of precarious work and why certain groups are more adversely impacted than others.  It will also explore what labour market reforms and other policy instruments must be adopted to combat this trend.  Discussing the proper role of government, unions and the private sector in bringing about change, the panel will explore the “skills shortage”, employment insurance reform, and the controversial Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP) among other issues.
Panelists:
Sheila Block, Director, Economic Analysis, Wellesley Institute
Jamison Steeve, Executive, Director, Martin Prosperity Institute, Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity
Patti Tamara Lenard, Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa, Broadbent Fellow
Grace-Edward Galabuzi, Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson University, Broadbent Fellow
Moderator: Angella MacEwen, Senior Economist, Canadian Labour Congress, Broadbent Fellow
Location: Pinnacle Room
Panel #7: Income inequality and austerity: political choices and policy options     3:15 - 4:30
The inequality debate in Canada is far from settled.  While there is broad recognition that inequality is a problem, there is little agreement that in supposedly austere times, we can afford to do anything about it.  Most experts agree that the fading of Canada’s redistributive state and concentration of wealth at the top is due at least in part to political choices.  This session will discuss what political choices must be made today to reverse the tide.  It will ask not only what solutions to income inequality are ideal, but which can find support with an electorate conditioned to be skeptical of taxes, government services and spending.
Panelists:
Don Drummond, Matthews Fellow in Global Public Policy, Adjunct Professor, School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University
Alex Himelfarb, Director of Glendon School of Public and International Affairs, York University, Broadbent Fellow
Janine Brodie, Professor of Political Science and Canada Research Chair in Political Economy and Social Governance, University of Alberta, Broadbent Fellow
Eve-Lyne Couturier, Researcher, Institut de Recherche et d’informations socio-economique
Moderator: Paul Adams, former political reporter, CBC and The Globe and Mail; Professor of Journalism, Carleton University
Location: Main Ballroom
Panel #8: Bridging online and offline campaigning             3:15 - 4:30
The rise of social media and digital technologies has transformed how campaigns today are imagined, organized and executed. This panel will explore how campaigns use digital organizing tools to effectively mobilize offline action, and speaks to the potential for those tools to be harnessed to create real-world change.
Panelists:
Julia Pope, Director of External Relations, Leadnow
Simon Lafrance, Managing Partner, Strategeum
Jason Mogus, Principal Consultant, Communicopia, Broadbent Fellow
Jennifer Hollett, Digital strategist, Award-winning broadcast journalist, Broadbent Fellow
Moderator: Susan Delacourt, Senior Political Writer, Toronto Star
Location: Panorama Room
Coffee break      4:30 – 4:45
Keynote #3: Leadership and Purpose: Progressive Politics for Today and Tomorrow      4:45 – 6:00
Keynote: Julia Gillard, past Prime Minister of Australia
Focus:  Ms. Gillard will discuss the core challenge facing progressive governments: the premium on creating jobs, balancing sustainability and resource development, and the key environmental, business and labour issues that underpin that challenge.  She will speak specifically to the global climate challenge issue and to her government’s introduction of a carbon tax. Ms. Gillard will also discuss lessons for leadership in these times, including those drawn from her prime ministership and to the salient subject of barriers confronting women in political leadership.  Finally, Ms Gillard will discuss the overall ties and relations between Australia and Canada.
Q&A: Paul Wells, Political Editor, Maclean’s Magazine
Location: Main Ballroom
MediaStyle hospitality suite |     18:00
Broadbent Institute and Equal Voice celebrate Australia’s first female Prime Minister Julia Gillard     18:15
21:00 – 1:00: Shimmy to the Left – Saturday night social
-Featuring artists Sarah Harmer, Sally Folk and Blurred Vision
Sunday March 30th
Opening Remarks | Presentation of Contest Award             9:00 – 9:30
Location: Main Ballroom
Presentation of Income splitting: the Mad Men Giveaway contest award
Broadbent Senior Policy Advisor, Andrew Jackson
Contest winner: Sarah Ryan
Panel #9: Getting our act together:  lessons from winning progressive campaigns in the US and Canada              9:30 – 10:45
Progress doesn’t happen on its own, and neither good ideas nor policy implement themselves. Convincing the public and influencing decision-makers to move forward with solutions to pressing issues requires effective advocacy and compelling campaigns. Drawing on lessons from previous progressive victories, panelists in this session will share their perspectives from Canada and the US on the most important resources, skills, and assets that the progressive movement needs in order to win on important progressive issues.
Panelists:
Erik Peterson, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Wellstone
Ashley Pinedo, National Training Director, Organizing for Action
Tzeporah Berman, author and environmental campaigner, Broadbent Fellow
Ray Guardia, Deputy Chief of Staff, Projet Montréal
Moderator: Kathleen Monk, Senior Advisor, Broadbent Institute
Location: Main Ballroom
Panel #10 Good jobs and fair wages: can “pre-distribution” solve growing income inequality?              9:30 – 10:45
Much of the debate over addressing income inequality focuses on the tax and transfer system and the need to redistribute market income.  While vitally important, this panel will discuss an often-neglected side of the equation: fixing inequality in the initial distribution of wages, salaries and investment income. It will discuss the need for labour market reforms, the role of unions, and the need for better corporate governance.
Panelists:
Lars Osberg, Professor of Economics, Dalhousie University, Broadbent Fellow
Marc Lavoie, Professor of Economics at University of Ottawa, Broadbent Fellow
Armine Yalnizyan, Senior Economist at Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Peter Macleod, Principle, Mass LBP and founding director, Wagemark foundation
Moderator: Tom Walkom, Toronto Star National Affairs columnist
Location: Pinnacle Room
Panel#9 Making things: the Future of Manufacturing in Canada     9:30 – 10:45
Most agree that Canada must invest heavily in innovation and skills in order to support the high wage jobs manufacturing typically provides. But there is fierce debate over what mix of government support and corporate investment is needed to generate those new winning sectors.  This session explores what role manufacturing should play in a 21st century Canadian economy, and asks why Canadians should care.  Debating controversial factors in manufacturing’s decline, it asks what policy levers must be pulled to transform manufacturing moving forward.  
Panelists:
Matt Mendelsohn, Director, Mowat Centre
Jordan Brennan, Economist UNIFOR
Ross Hornby, Vice President, Government Affairs and Policy, General Electric Canada
Sandra Schwartz, Vice President, External Relations and Communications, Canadian Electricity Association
Moderator: Heather Scoffield, Ottawa Bureau Chief, Canadian Press
Location: Panorama
Coffee break |     10:45 – 11:15
Keynote #4:  Winning hearts, minds, and clicks|             11:15 – 12:30
Speaker: Anastasia Khoo, Marketing Director, Human Rights Campaign
Focus: Anastasia Khoo knows a thing or two about effective digital engagement and campaigning. Khoo spearheaded the Human Rights Campaign’s viral red marriage equality initiative last year that saw Facebook turn red with the HRC’s equal sign logo breaking Twitter’s record for highest engagement on a tweet. Speaking to that campaign, Khoo will discuss what was really behind the incredible digital engagement numbers that helped tip the scales of public opinion and usher in a major progressive victory on marriage equality: personal stories and relationships. Khoo will outline the arc of this progressive victory and draw lessons for future campaigns. She will also speak to the significance of Canada’s LGBTQ track record and what Canada’s leadership on these issues continues to mean in the ongoing battle for equality worldwide.   
Panel response:
Elizabeth Plank, Executive Social Editor, PolicyMic
Jamie Biggar, Executive Director of Leadnow
Ian Capstick, President of MediaStyle
Moderator: Mira Oreck, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Broadbent Institute
Location: Main Ballroom
Concluding Remarks:     12:30
Rick Smith, Executive Director, Broadbent Institute
Main Ballroom

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, December 1, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Shootings at the National War Memorial and Parliament Hill, Oct. 22, 2014: in photographs Oct. 27, 2014

The Hill Times photograph by Mark Burgess

At 9:52 a.m., the first calls came in of shots fired at the National War Memorial. Five people tried to save Cpl. Nathan Cirillo's life who was standing guard at the National War Memorial. He later died of gunshot wounds.

The Hill Times photograph by Mark Burgess

The people who tried save Cpl. Nathan Cirillo's life were later identified as Margaret Lerhe, a nurse on her way to work at the Elizabeth Bruyere Hospital; another corporal, a soldier, National Defence employee and former Naval officer Martin Magnan; and lawyer Barbara Winters who told Cpl. Cirillo that his family loved him while he lay dying.

The Hill Times photograph by Kate Malloy

People running from Parliament Hill shortly after the gunfight in Centre Block where gunman Michael Zihaf-Bibeau was shot dead by House Sgt.-at-Arms Kevin Vickers, House security officers, and the RCMP.

The Hill Times photograph by Chris Plecash

The Parliament Buildings from Metcalfe Street.

The Hill Times photograph by Mark Burgess

Police pictured at the corner of Metcalfe and Slater streets in Ottawa later in the day on Oct. 22.

The Hill Times photograph by Denis Drever

Liberal Sen. Jim Munson in a lockdown in Room 257 East Block doing a media interview.

The Hill Times photograph by Denis Drever

NDP MPs, staffers, and others locked down in Room 257 East Block, watching the events unfold on one small laptop.

The Hill Times photograph by Kate Malloy

NDP MP Wayne Marston, pictured shortly after running from Parliament Hill.

The Hill Times photograph by Chris Plecash

More police officers on Metcalfe Street, just down the street from Parliament Hill.

The Hill Times photograph by Kate Malloy

Conservative MP Maurice Vellacott does a media interview on Metcalfe Street.

The Hill Times photograph by Mark Burgess

A tourist who witnessed the shooting talks to police shortly after Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was shot.

The Hill Times photograph by Mark Burgess

More police officers on Metcalfe Street.

The Hill Times photograph by Anne Marie Creskey

Police on Sparks Street outside The Hill Times' office.

The Hill Times photograph by Anne Marie Creskey

Police on the Hill shortly after the shooting.

The Hill Times photograph by Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MPs Rosane Doré Lefebvre, far left, Hélène Laverdiere, and NDP MP Charlie Angus, pictured shortly after the shooting on the Hill and the National War Memorial.

The Hill Times photograph by Anne Marie Creskey

Journalists and others leaving Parliament Hill, shortly after the shooting.

The Hill Times photograph by Anne Marie Creskey

Reporters on Sparks and Metcalfe streets.

The Hill Times photograph by Anne Marie Creskey

The media on Sparks at Metcalfe streets.

The Hill Times photograph by Anne Marie Creskey

CTV Hill reporter Richard Madan and CBC Radio reporter Susan Lunn.

The Hill Times photograph by Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MP Charlie Angus does an interview on Metcalfe Street later in the afternoon.

The Hill Times photograph by Kate Malloy

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, pictured that evening, addressing the nation about the shocking killing of a soldier killed at the National War Memorial and later the killing of the man in a gunfight in Centre Block.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The next day in the Hot Room, the Parliamentary Press Gallery. Gallery clerks Collin Lafrance and Normand Gagnon.

The Hill Times photograph by Mark Burgess

Flowers the next morning, Oct. 23, at the National War Memorial.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

People bring flowers to the War Memorial the day after, Oct. 23.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

A woman bringing flowers is escorted by police to the National War Memorial on Oct. 23.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

People pay their respects at the National War Memorial on Oct. 23.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MPs Mark Warawa and Scott Reid return to the Hill the day after the shootings.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MP James Bezan, parliamentary secretary to the minister of national defence, is interviewed the following day, Oct. 23.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

An RCMP officer stands guard on Parliament Hill on Oct. 23.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Police pictured outside the Chateau Laurier Hotel the following day, Oct. 23.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Justice Minister Peter MacKay, pictured in the Commons foyer on Oct. 23, taking questions from reporters.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Minister of State for Small Business Maxime Bernier, being scrummed on Oct. 23.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Parliamentary Press Gallery clerk Normand Gagnon, pictured on Oct. 23.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

House Sgt.-at-Arms Kevin Vickers, pictured on Oct. 23 in the Speaker's Parade. Mr. Vickers is being credited as the one whose bullets killed gunman Michael Zihaf-Bibeau who stormed the Centre Block with a hunting rifle.

The Hill Times photograph by Mark Burgess

NDP MP Paul Dewar, pictured, and many other MPs, visited the National War Memorial the following day, Oct. 23.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Just outside the Library of Parliament, where Michael Zihaf-Bibeau was finally shot and killed after a gunfight in Centre Block.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Broken glass inside the Centre Block after the gunfight.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

More broken glass in the Centre Block after the gunfight.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Former Reform Party leader Preston Manning was on Parliament Hill on Oct. 23, the day after the shooting.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The Wire Report reporter Peter Henderson, pictured on Oct. 23, doing an interview with CNN. He had been locking up his bike on Sparks Street on the morning of the shooting at the National War Memorial and was one of the first reporters on the scene.

The Hill Times photograph by Chris Plecash

An Ottawa Police officer gives the thumb's up standing near the National War Memorial, the day after the shootings on Oct. 23.

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