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Broadbent Institute Progress Summit 2015 - Day 1 in photos

Opening night reception at the Delta Ottawa hotel

Photograph by Tristan Brand
Ed Broadbent, pictured at the Broadbent Institute's Progress Summit.

After a day of training sessions for political staff and volunteers hoping to turn the tide in the next election, the Broadbent Institute kicked off its Progress Summit on March 26 at the Delta Hotel. Hundreds showed up for the opening reception, including former NDP MP Olivia Chow, Earnscliffe Strategy Group's Robin Sears, Summa Strategies' Robin MacLachlan and Shay Purdy, NDP staffer Kiavash Najafi, Pundits' Guide Alice Funke, Liberal MP Adam Vaughan and Toronto city councilor Mike Layton. NDP MP MPs Kennedy Stewart, Pierre Nantel and Peter Julian were also there.

Mr. Sears introduced Mr. Broadbent to address attendees. Mr. Broadbent joked that "you can be a social democrat and still have fun." He also noted that there were 25 per cent more attendees at the Progress Summit than the recent Manning Centre Networking Conference for conservatives. Ehn. Who's counting?

Other party goers included Montreal city councilor Valerie Plante, CN's David Miller, Rogers' Ken Whyte, former Governor of Michigan Jennifer Granholm, Loblaws' Bob Chant, Air Canada's Fitti Lourenco and Google Canada's Lauren Skelly.

Here are some highlights from the evening:
(all photos by Tristan Brand)
 

Broadbent Institute executive director Rick Smith, Earnscliffe's Robin Sears, Ed Broadbent and Rogers' Ken Whyte.

Broadbent Institute executive director Rick Smith.

Liberal MP Adam Vaughan, Robin Sears and Olivia Chow.

Political philosopher Charles Taylor.

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Broadbent Institute Progress Summit 2015 - Day 1 in photos

Opening night reception at the Delta Ottawa hotel

Photograph by Tristan Brand
Ed Broadbent, pictured at the Broadbent Institute's Progress Summit.

After a day of training sessions for political staff and volunteers hoping to turn the tide in the next election, the Broadbent Institute kicked off its Progress Summit on March 26 at the Delta Hotel. Hundreds showed up for the opening reception, including former NDP MP Olivia Chow, Earnscliffe Strategy Group's Robin Sears, Summa Strategies' Robin MacLachlan and Shay Purdy, NDP staffer Kiavash Najafi, Pundits' Guide Alice Funke, Liberal MP Adam Vaughan and Toronto city councilor Mike Layton. NDP MP MPs Kennedy Stewart, Pierre Nantel and Peter Julian were also there.

Mr. Sears introduced Mr. Broadbent to address attendees. Mr. Broadbent joked that "you can be a social democrat and still have fun." He also noted that there were 25 per cent more attendees at the Progress Summit than the recent Manning Centre Networking Conference for conservatives. Ehn. Who's counting?

Other party goers included Montreal city councilor Valerie Plante, CN's David Miller, Rogers' Ken Whyte, former Governor of Michigan Jennifer Granholm, Loblaws' Bob Chant, Air Canada's Fitti Lourenco and Google Canada's Lauren Skelly.

Here are some highlights from the evening:
(all photos by Tristan Brand)
 

Broadbent Institute executive director Rick Smith, Earnscliffe's Robin Sears, Ed Broadbent and Rogers' Ken Whyte.

Broadbent Institute executive director Rick Smith.

Liberal MP Adam Vaughan, Robin Sears and Olivia Chow.

Political philosopher Charles Taylor.

VIEW MORE PHOTOS.

 

 

 

 

 

  

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Broadbent Institute Progress Summit 2015 - Day 2 panels March 27, 2015

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Workers' Action Centre coordinator Deena Ladd, Working Families Party co-chair Bob Master, CCPA-Ontario economist Kaylie Tiessen and Canadian Labour Congress political action director Nathan Rotman on a panel discussing "why unions can lead the progressive fight."

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Workers' Action Centre coordinator Deena Ladd

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Working Families party co-chair Bob Master

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Brian Topp and David Akin

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The packed room at the "Fighting the Frame: How Progressives Can Win Back the Debate" panel discussion.

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Summa Strategies' Tim Powers.

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Tasha Kheiriddin and Tim Powers.

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David Akin and Anna Greenberg.

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The NDP's Rebecca Blaikie and Anne McGrath.

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde spoke about Canada's relationship with Indigenous people

The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

Feminist Frequency founder Anita Sarkeesian spoke about feminism 3.0 and online harassment.

The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh
The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh
Indigenous rights activist and instructor at University of Winnipeg Leah Gazan
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Quebec activist Dalila Awada

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