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Ed Broadbent to call for renewed progressive politics at annual Jack Layton lecture

Ryerson to announce Distinguished Visiting Practitioner at lecture

Ed Broadbent, Chair of the Broadbent Institute

Ed Broadbent, Chair of the Broadbent Institute, will deliver a special address at the annual Jack Layton Lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at Ryerson University.

Social democracy can lay claim to having played a key role in shaping modern Canada. But can we afford to preserve our public social programs for future generations of Canadians? Ed Broadbent, Chair of the Broadbent Institute and former federal NDP leader, will make the case for a social democratic renewal in the second annual Jack Layton lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 24th at Ryerson University.

During his address, Broadbent will connect the philosophical and historical successes of social democracy with today’s social and political challenges. He will also urge Canadians to uphold their social democratic values and call upon the government to build a better Canada for its citizens.

In addition, Jean-Paul Boudreau, dean, Faculty of Arts, will announce a new distinguished visiting practitioner, who will serve to advance the legacy of the late Mr. Layton, a professor at Ryerson prior to his distinguished political career.

Full event details:

WHAT:   Second annual Jack Layton lecture featuring Broadbent Institute Chair Ed Broadbent
WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 24, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
WHERE:     George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, Room ENG 103, 245 Church St.


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