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Broadbent Institute Progress Summit 2015 Schedule

Delta Ottawa City Centre
101 Lyon St. North, Ottawa
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Thursday, March 26

7:00 a.m. 9 p.m. | Registration | (Main Lobby)

7:30-8:30 a.m. Coffee & Continental Breakfast for training-day registrants (separate registration required) 

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Leadership and Training 

Training Track A: Building People Power in the 21st Century (led by Hahrie Han, professor of political science, Wellesley College, and co-founder and co-director, Project on Public Leadership and Action; author, How Organizations Develop Activists; Civic Associations and Leadership in the 21st Century and co-author, Groundbreakers: How Obama’s 2.1 Million Activists Transformed Field Campaigns in America Hahrie Han, Wellesley College)
Training Track B: Digital Fundamentals (led by New Organizing Institute. Tracy Russo, founder, Russo Strategies; Julielyn Gibbons, digital strategist; Erin Mazursky, founder and Executive Director, Rhize) 

Response Panelists: Kaylie Tiessen, economist, CCPA-Ontario; Deena Ladd, coordinator, Workers’ Action Centre; and Bob Master, co-chair, Working Families Party.

5:00 p.m.–8:00 pm | Welcome Reception | Welcome remarks from Ed Broadbent and Rick Smith of the BROADBENT INSTITUTE (Penthouse-Pinnacle and Panorama Rooms)

Open to all

8:00 p.m.–midnight | Hospitality Suites 

 

Friday, March 27

7:00 a.m. – 9 p.m. | Registration | (Main Lobby)

7:30 a.m.– 8:30 a.m. | Coffee & Continental Breakfast | (Grand Salon) 

8:45 a.m.– 9 a.m. | Welcome Remarks (Main Ballroom)

Welcome and Opening Ceremony with Chiefs Gilbert Whiteduck and Kirby Whiteduck

O Canada, sung by Joy Klopp

9:00 a.m.– 9:15 a.m. | Building a Better Canada: A welcome from Ed Broadbent, chair, BROADBENT INSTITUTE (Main Ballroom)

9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m. | Keynote by former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm (Main Ballroom) Today’s Jobs Race: Manufacturing, Clean Energy and Prosperity

Q&A with Steve Paikin, host of TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin

10:15 a.m.– 10:30 a.m. | Coffee Break |

10:30 a.m.– 11:30 a.m. | Morning Session | (Main Ballroom) 

Panel 1 (Main Ballroom)

Beyond the Boom and Bust: Oil, Innovation and Canada’s Next Economy

Panelists: Edelgard Bulmahn, vice-president, German Parliament, and former federal minister of education and research; Nathan Cullen, official opposition critic for finance; Eme Onuoha, chief innovation officer, industrial, retail and hospitality division, Xerox Services; Nobina Robinson, chief executive officer, Polytechnics Canada. 

Moderator: David Wolfe, co-director, Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs

Panel 2 (Grand Salon)

Canada’s Inequality Problem: What’s the Fix?

Panelists: Craig Alexander, Chief Economist, TD Bank; Miles Corak, professor of economics; Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Ottawa; Martha Friendly, executive director, Childcare Resource and Research Unit; Stephen Kakfwi, former Northwest Territories premier.

Moderator: Heather Scoffield, Ottawa Bureau Chief, The Canadian Press

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Lunch | (Main Lobby) 

Speakers’ Lunch (ticketed event) (Penthouse) 

12:30 p.m.–12:45 pm |Remarks by Hon. Tom Mulcair, Leader of the Official Opposition (Main Ballroom)

12:45 p.m.– 2 p.m. | Keynote by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka | (Main Ballroom)

Why Unions Can Lead the Progressive Fight

Moderator: Nathan Rotman, political action director, Canadian Labour Congress.

2:15 p.m.– 3:15 p.m. | Afternoon Session |

Panel 3: Medicare and the Fight for Canadian Values (Main Ballroom)

Remarks by Roy Romanow, former premier of Saskatchewan and head of the federal Commission on the Future of Health Care.

Response Panel: Linda Silas, president, Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions; and Jamison Steeve, executive director, Martin Prosperity Institute.

Moderator: Greg Marchildon, Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and Economic History, University of Regina.

Panel 4: Fighting for the Frame: How progressives can win back the debate (Grand Salon)

Panelists: Anna Greenberg, 2014 Democratic pollster of the year and senior vice president, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, Washington D.C.; Tasha Kheiriddin, conservative columnist; Tim Powers, Vice-Chairman, Summa Strategies; Paul Saurette, professor of political science, University of Ottawa

Moderator: David Akin, veteran Parliament Hill reporter

3:15 p.m.– 3:30 p.m. | Coffee break 

3:30 p.m.– 4:30 p.m. | Afternoon Session | 

Panel 5: Canada’s Relationship with Indigenous People: Can the Damage be Repaired? (Main Ballroom)

Panelists: Perry Bellegarde, national chief, Assembly of First Nations; Wab Kinew, associate vice-president of indigenous affairs, University of Winnipeg, and CBC broadcaster; Marie Wilson, commissioner, Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Moderator: John Ralston Saul, president, PEN International, and author of The Comeback.

Panel 6: The Attack on CBC and Why Saving it Matters (Grand Salon)

Panelists: Colette Brin, professor, department of communications and information studies, and director, Centre for Media Studies, Laval University; Jean-François Nadeau, associate editor, Le Devoir; and Alain Saulnier, former director of information, Radio-Canada. 

Moderator: NDP MP Pierre Nantel, Longueuil-Pierre-Bouche, Que., and Official Opposition critic for culture and heritage.

4:45 p.m.– 6:00 p.m. | Keynote by Feminist Frequency founder Anita Sarkeesian | (Main Ballroom) 

Feminism 3.0: The Gendered Minefield of Online Harassment

Response panelists: Michele Landsberg, feminist author and journalist; Leah Gazan, indigenous rights activist and instructor, Faculty of Education, University of Winnipeg; Dalila Awada, Quebec activist and feminist.

Moderator: Denise Balkissoon, journalist and co-founder and editor-in-chief, The Ethnic Aisle.

6:00 p.m.– 8:00 p.m. | Awards Ceremony and Social | (Grand Salon)

Awarding of the inaugural Jack Layton Progress Prize and Charles Taylor Prize for Excellence in Policy Research.

8:00 p.m. –Midnight | Hospitality Suites 

 

Saturday, March 28

7:00 a.m.–1 p.m. | Registration | (Main Lobby)

7:30 a.m.–8:30 a.m. | Coffee & Continental Breakfast | (Grand Salon)

8:45 a.m.–9:00 a.m. | Welcome Remarks | (Main Ballroom) 

9:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m. | Keynote by author and political philosopher Charles Taylor | (Main Ballroom) Diversity, Secularism and the Path to an Inclusive, Progressive Quebec and Canada.

Q&A with Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, activist and author, Tenir tête.

10:15 a.m.– 10:30 am | Coffee break

10: 30– 11:30 am | Morning Session | 

Panel 7: The Great Unravelling: Why it Matters How Canada has Become Less Democratic (Main Ballroom)

Panelists: Mark Bourrie, Author of Kill the Messengers - Stephen Harper’s Assault on Your Right to Know; Kelly Carmichael, Executive Director, Fair Vote Canada; Michael Harris, author of The Power of One: Stephen Harper And Canada’s Radical Makeover; and Frédéric Mérand, director of the Montreal Centre for International Studies (CÉRIUM), University of Montreal; 

Moderator: Susan Delacourt, weekly columnist, Toronto Star, and author of Shopping for Votes: How Politicians Choose Us and We Choose Them.

Panel 8: Canadian Pension Crisis: Time for a New Generational Contract? (Grand Salon)

Panelists: Eugene Lang, BMO Visiting Fellow, Glendon School of Public and International Affairs, York University; Susan Eng, vice-president, advocacy, Canadian Association for Retired Persons; Marc Ranger, Quebec associate director, Canadian Union of Public Employees and spokesperson, Coalition syndicale pour la libre négotiation; and Dave Watt, Chief Economist, HSBC Canada

Moderator: Andrew Jackson, senior policy adviser, Broadbent Institute.

11:30 p.m.-12:30 pm | Lunch (Main Lobby)

Lunch with Canada’s Food Movement: Round Table to Discuss Food as a Federal Election Issue. Hosted by Food Secure Canada (11:30 a.m.-12:25 p.m.) (Capitale Room)

Lunch with Facebook: How Facebook can help power your campaigns and engage with Canadians. Presentation by Kevin Chan, Head of Public Policy, Canada at Facebook (11:45 a.m.-12:25 p.m.)  (Main Ballroom)

12:30 p.m.- 1:45 p.m. | The Great Budget Debate | (Main Ballroom)

Spending vs. Austerity: Time to Invest or Cut?

Linda McQuaig, author of nine books on politics and economics and Armine Yalnizyan, senior economist, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

V.S.

Monte Solberg, former MP for Medicine Hat and former federal Conservative cabinet minister and co-founder and principal, New West Public Affairs and Philip Cross, Senior Fellow, Macdonald-Laurier Institute and former Chief Economic Analyst, Statistics Canada

Moderator: Tom Clark, chief political correspondent, Global Television Network, and host, The West Block with Tom Clark. 

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  

Panel 9: Fickle Millennials? Progressive Values and Political Engagement (Main Ballroom)

Panelists: David Kitching, policy adviser and head of the Millenial Project,  Foundation for European Studies, Ausma Malik, Trustee, Toronto District School Board; David McGrane, professor of political science, St. Thomas More College at the University of Saskatchewan; Shad, Juno Award winning rapper and new host, CBC Radio’s ‘Q’

Moderator: Aaron Wherry, associate editor and Parliamentary reporter, Maclean’s Magazine.

Panel 10: Carbon Progress: Paris and Beyond (Grand Salon)

Panelists: Gérard Fuchs, director, international sector, Fondation Jean-Jaurès, Paris; Coralie Deny, director general, Conseil régional de l’environnement de Montréal; Sidney Ribaux, executive director, Equiterre; and Johanne Whitmore, chair in Energy Sector Management and its Pôle e3, École des Hautes Études commerciales de Montréal (HEC Montréal).

Moderator: Mike de Souza, investigative resources correspondent, Reuters

Sharon Gregson, spokesperson, Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC

Hans Marotte, responsible for legal services, Mouvement Action-Chômage de Montréal

Katrina Pacey, executive director, Pivot Legal Society

3:00 p.m.– 3:15 p.m.| Coffee break

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. | Harry’s Last Stand: Saving the Progressive State, with Harry Leslie Smith, author and World War Two Veteran | (Main Ballroom)

Response and Ignite Session Moderated by Mike Layton, Toronto city councillor

Kofi Hope, managing director, Community Empowering Enterprises

4:15 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. | Closing remarks | (Main Ballroom) by Rick Smith, executive director, Broadbent Institute

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Broadbent Institute Progress Summit 2015 Schedule

Delta Ottawa City Centre
101 Lyon St. North, Ottawa
Download entire schedule

 

Thursday, March 26

7:00 a.m. 9 p.m. | Registration | (Main Lobby)

7:30-8:30 a.m. Coffee & Continental Breakfast for training-day registrants (separate registration required) 

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Leadership and Training 

Training Track A: Building People Power in the 21st Century (led by Hahrie Han, professor of political science, Wellesley College, and co-founder and co-director, Project on Public Leadership and Action; author, How Organizations Develop Activists; Civic Associations and Leadership in the 21st Century and co-author, Groundbreakers: How Obama’s 2.1 Million Activists Transformed Field Campaigns in America Hahrie Han, Wellesley College)
Training Track B: Digital Fundamentals (led by New Organizing Institute. Tracy Russo, founder, Russo Strategies; Julielyn Gibbons, digital strategist; Erin Mazursky, founder and Executive Director, Rhize) 

Response Panelists: Kaylie Tiessen, economist, CCPA-Ontario; Deena Ladd, coordinator, Workers’ Action Centre; and Bob Master, co-chair, Working Families Party.

5:00 p.m.–8:00 pm | Welcome Reception | Welcome remarks from Ed Broadbent and Rick Smith of the BROADBENT INSTITUTE (Penthouse-Pinnacle and Panorama Rooms)

Open to all

8:00 p.m.–midnight | Hospitality Suites 

 

Friday, March 27

7:00 a.m. – 9 p.m. | Registration | (Main Lobby)

7:30 a.m.– 8:30 a.m. | Coffee & Continental Breakfast | (Grand Salon) 

8:45 a.m.– 9 a.m. | Welcome Remarks (Main Ballroom)

Welcome and Opening Ceremony with Chiefs Gilbert Whiteduck and Kirby Whiteduck

O Canada, sung by Joy Klopp

9:00 a.m.– 9:15 a.m. | Building a Better Canada: A welcome from Ed Broadbent, chair, BROADBENT INSTITUTE (Main Ballroom)

9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m. | Keynote by former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm (Main Ballroom) Today’s Jobs Race: Manufacturing, Clean Energy and Prosperity

Q&A with Steve Paikin, host of TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin

10:15 a.m.– 10:30 a.m. | Coffee Break |

10:30 a.m.– 11:30 a.m. | Morning Session | (Main Ballroom) 

Panel 1 (Main Ballroom)

Beyond the Boom and Bust: Oil, Innovation and Canada’s Next Economy

Panelists: Edelgard Bulmahn, vice-president, German Parliament, and former federal minister of education and research; Nathan Cullen, official opposition critic for finance; Eme Onuoha, chief innovation officer, industrial, retail and hospitality division, Xerox Services; Nobina Robinson, chief executive officer, Polytechnics Canada. 

Moderator: David Wolfe, co-director, Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs

Panel 2 (Grand Salon)

Canada’s Inequality Problem: What’s the Fix?

Panelists: Craig Alexander, Chief Economist, TD Bank; Miles Corak, professor of economics; Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Ottawa; Martha Friendly, executive director, Childcare Resource and Research Unit; Stephen Kakfwi, former Northwest Territories premier.

Moderator: Heather Scoffield, Ottawa Bureau Chief, The Canadian Press

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Lunch | (Main Lobby) 

Speakers’ Lunch (ticketed event) (Penthouse) 

12:30 p.m.–12:45 pm |Remarks by Hon. Tom Mulcair, Leader of the Official Opposition (Main Ballroom)

12:45 p.m.– 2 p.m. | Keynote by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka | (Main Ballroom)

Why Unions Can Lead the Progressive Fight

Moderator: Nathan Rotman, political action director, Canadian Labour Congress.

2:15 p.m.– 3:15 p.m. | Afternoon Session |

Panel 3: Medicare and the Fight for Canadian Values (Main Ballroom)

Remarks by Roy Romanow, former premier of Saskatchewan and head of the federal Commission on the Future of Health Care.

Response Panel: Linda Silas, president, Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions; and Jamison Steeve, executive director, Martin Prosperity Institute.

Moderator: Greg Marchildon, Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and Economic History, University of Regina.

Panel 4: Fighting for the Frame: How progressives can win back the debate (Grand Salon)

Panelists: Anna Greenberg, 2014 Democratic pollster of the year and senior vice president, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, Washington D.C.; Tasha Kheiriddin, conservative columnist; Tim Powers, Vice-Chairman, Summa Strategies; Paul Saurette, professor of political science, University of Ottawa

Moderator: David Akin, veteran Parliament Hill reporter

3:15 p.m.– 3:30 p.m. | Coffee break 

3:30 p.m.– 4:30 p.m. | Afternoon Session | 

Panel 5: Canada’s Relationship with Indigenous People: Can the Damage be Repaired? (Main Ballroom)

Panelists: Perry Bellegarde, national chief, Assembly of First Nations; Wab Kinew, associate vice-president of indigenous affairs, University of Winnipeg, and CBC broadcaster; Marie Wilson, commissioner, Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Moderator: John Ralston Saul, president, PEN International, and author of The Comeback.

Panel 6: The Attack on CBC and Why Saving it Matters (Grand Salon)

Panelists: Colette Brin, professor, department of communications and information studies, and director, Centre for Media Studies, Laval University; Jean-François Nadeau, associate editor, Le Devoir; and Alain Saulnier, former director of information, Radio-Canada. 

Moderator: NDP MP Pierre Nantel, Longueuil-Pierre-Bouche, Que., and Official Opposition critic for culture and heritage.

4:45 p.m.– 6:00 p.m. | Keynote by Feminist Frequency founder Anita Sarkeesian | (Main Ballroom) 

Feminism 3.0: The Gendered Minefield of Online Harassment

Response panelists: Michele Landsberg, feminist author and journalist; Leah Gazan, indigenous rights activist and instructor, Faculty of Education, University of Winnipeg; Dalila Awada, Quebec activist and feminist.

Moderator: Denise Balkissoon, journalist and co-founder and editor-in-chief, The Ethnic Aisle.

6:00 p.m.– 8:00 p.m. | Awards Ceremony and Social | (Grand Salon)

Awarding of the inaugural Jack Layton Progress Prize and Charles Taylor Prize for Excellence in Policy Research.

8:00 p.m. –Midnight | Hospitality Suites 

 

Saturday, March 28

7:00 a.m.–1 p.m. | Registration | (Main Lobby)

7:30 a.m.–8:30 a.m. | Coffee & Continental Breakfast | (Grand Salon)

8:45 a.m.–9:00 a.m. | Welcome Remarks | (Main Ballroom) 

9:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m. | Keynote by author and political philosopher Charles Taylor | (Main Ballroom) Diversity, Secularism and the Path to an Inclusive, Progressive Quebec and Canada.

Q&A with Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, activist and author, Tenir tête.

10:15 a.m.– 10:30 am | Coffee break

10: 30– 11:30 am | Morning Session | 

Panel 7: The Great Unravelling: Why it Matters How Canada has Become Less Democratic (Main Ballroom)

Panelists: Mark Bourrie, Author of Kill the Messengers - Stephen Harper’s Assault on Your Right to Know; Kelly Carmichael, Executive Director, Fair Vote Canada; Michael Harris, author of The Power of One: Stephen Harper And Canada’s Radical Makeover; and Frédéric Mérand, director of the Montreal Centre for International Studies (CÉRIUM), University of Montreal; 

Moderator: Susan Delacourt, weekly columnist, Toronto Star, and author of Shopping for Votes: How Politicians Choose Us and We Choose Them.

Panel 8: Canadian Pension Crisis: Time for a New Generational Contract? (Grand Salon)

Panelists: Eugene Lang, BMO Visiting Fellow, Glendon School of Public and International Affairs, York University; Susan Eng, vice-president, advocacy, Canadian Association for Retired Persons; Marc Ranger, Quebec associate director, Canadian Union of Public Employees and spokesperson, Coalition syndicale pour la libre négotiation; and Dave Watt, Chief Economist, HSBC Canada

Moderator: Andrew Jackson, senior policy adviser, Broadbent Institute.

11:30 p.m.-12:30 pm | Lunch (Main Lobby)

Lunch with Canada’s Food Movement: Round Table to Discuss Food as a Federal Election Issue. Hosted by Food Secure Canada (11:30 a.m.-12:25 p.m.) (Capitale Room)

Lunch with Facebook: How Facebook can help power your campaigns and engage with Canadians. Presentation by Kevin Chan, Head of Public Policy, Canada at Facebook (11:45 a.m.-12:25 p.m.)  (Main Ballroom)

12:30 p.m.- 1:45 p.m. | The Great Budget Debate | (Main Ballroom)

Spending vs. Austerity: Time to Invest or Cut?

Linda McQuaig, author of nine books on politics and economics and Armine Yalnizyan, senior economist, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

V.S.

Monte Solberg, former MP for Medicine Hat and former federal Conservative cabinet minister and co-founder and principal, New West Public Affairs and Philip Cross, Senior Fellow, Macdonald-Laurier Institute and former Chief Economic Analyst, Statistics Canada

Moderator: Tom Clark, chief political correspondent, Global Television Network, and host, The West Block with Tom Clark. 

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  

Panel 9: Fickle Millennials? Progressive Values and Political Engagement (Main Ballroom)

Panelists: David Kitching, policy adviser and head of the Millenial Project,  Foundation for European Studies, Ausma Malik, Trustee, Toronto District School Board; David McGrane, professor of political science, St. Thomas More College at the University of Saskatchewan; Shad, Juno Award winning rapper and new host, CBC Radio’s ‘Q’

Moderator: Aaron Wherry, associate editor and Parliamentary reporter, Maclean’s Magazine.

Panel 10: Carbon Progress: Paris and Beyond (Grand Salon)

Panelists: Gérard Fuchs, director, international sector, Fondation Jean-Jaurès, Paris; Coralie Deny, director general, Conseil régional de l’environnement de Montréal; Sidney Ribaux, executive director, Equiterre; and Johanne Whitmore, chair in Energy Sector Management and its Pôle e3, École des Hautes Études commerciales de Montréal (HEC Montréal).

Moderator: Mike de Souza, investigative resources correspondent, Reuters

Sharon Gregson, spokesperson, Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC

Hans Marotte, responsible for legal services, Mouvement Action-Chômage de Montréal

Katrina Pacey, executive director, Pivot Legal Society

3:00 p.m.– 3:15 p.m.| Coffee break

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. | Harry’s Last Stand: Saving the Progressive State, with Harry Leslie Smith, author and World War Two Veteran | (Main Ballroom)

Response and Ignite Session Moderated by Mike Layton, Toronto city councillor

Kofi Hope, managing director, Community Empowering Enterprises

4:15 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. | Closing remarks | (Main Ballroom) by Rick Smith, executive director, Broadbent Institute

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Broadbent Institute Progress Summit 2015 - Day 3 panels March 28, 2015

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Charles Taylor spoke about diversity, secularism and the path to an inclusive, progressive Quebec and Canada.

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Charles Taylor did a Q&A with author Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois.

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Political philosopher Charles Taylor.

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Toronto Star columnist Susan Delacourt moderated a panel called The Great Unravelling: Why It Matters How Canada has Become Less Democratic.

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Kill the Messengers author Mark Bourrie spoke on a panel called The Great Unravelling: Why It Matters How Canada has Become Less Democratic.

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Party of One author Mike Harris spoke on a panel called The Great Unravelling: Why It Matters How Canada has Become Less Democratic.

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University of Montreal's Frederic Merand spoke on a panel called The Great Unravelling: Why It Matters How Canada has Become Less Democratic.

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Fair Vote Canada executive director Kelly Carmichael spoke on a panel called The Great Unravelling: Why It Matters How Canada has Become Less Democratic.

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The Great Unravelling: Why It Matters How Canada has Become Less Democratic panel: Kelly Carmichael, Frederic Merand, Michael Harris, Mark Bourrie and moderator Susan Delacourt.

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Facebook's Kevin Chan, spoke about how Facebook can help power campaigns and engage Canadians.

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Don Guy introduced the Great Debate panelists.

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Armine Yalnizyan and Tom Clark, moderator of the Great Debate on Spending versus Austerity: Time to invest or cut?

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The Great Debate on Spending versus Austerity: Time to invest or cut? panel: Monte Solberg, Philip Cross, Linda McQuaig, Armine Yalnizyan and Tom Clark.

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Former Conservative Cabinet minister Monte Solberg, left, and former StatsCan chief analyst Philip Cross.

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Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives economist Armine Yalnizyan.

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NDP Toronto Centre candidate and author Linda McQuaig.

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The Fikcle Mellennials? Progressive values and political engagement panel -- Millennial Project policy adviser David Kitching, Juno award-winning rapper and host of CBC's Q Shad, Toronto District School Board trustee Ausma Malik, University of Saskatchewan professor David McGrane and Macleans' Aaron Wherry.

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Toronto District School Board trustee Ausma Malik.

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University of Saskatchewan political scientist David McGrane and Macleans' Aaron Wherry.

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Juno award-winning rapper Shad, host of CBC's Q.

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Carbon progress: Paris and Beyond panelists Johanne Whitmore, Gerard Fuchs, moderator Mike De Souza, Coralie Deny, and Sidney Ribaux

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