CNN political contributor and former Obama White House Advisor Van Jones to deliver keynote on U.S. election



TORONTO — Van Jones will be coming to Toronto on Nov. 22 to deliver a keynote address about the U.S. presidential election and what a Donald Trump presidency will mean for America and Canada.

Jones, a civil rights leader and CNN political contributor, emerged during the presidential campaign as a thought leader on the Trump phenomenon and what it means for the progressive movement.


He'll share his insights as the featured speaker at the Broadbent Institute's annual Progress Gala. The gala falls on the 5th Anniversary of the Institute, founded by Ed Broadbent in 2011.

What: Van Jones keynote address at Progress Gala 2016

When: Tuesday, November 22, 6 to 8 pm

Where: Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W, Toronto, ON (Baillie Court)

Note to media: Van Jones' speech is scheduled to begin at 7:30 pm. Reporters are encouraged to pre-register by emailing communications[at]broadbentinstitute[dot]ca. The room will be equipped with media feed boxes. 


For more information, please contact Sarah Schmidt, Director of Communications, Broadbent Institute, sschmidt[at]broadbentinstitute[dot]ca, 613-857-2814.