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PROGRESS SUMMIT CELEBRATES WOMEN IN POLITICS, ADVANCES PROGRESSIVE AGENDA

Canadian musicians to rock the capital


OTTAWA–Women from around the world will take centre stage as the Broadbent Institute’s inaugural Progress Summit kicks off its first full day in Ottawa.

Following a speech by Broadbent Institute chair Ed Broadbent laying out the paths to build a progressive Canada, three keynote speakers will take the floor through the day, beginning with Mariana Mazzucato of the University of Sussex talking about the economics of innovation. Mazzucato, author of The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths, will be followed by Axelle Lemaire, a Canadian-born French National Assemblywoman.

The summit’s main keynote takes place at 4:30 p.m. Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard will discuss the future of progressive politics. Following her keynote address, the Broadbent Institute and Equal Voice will host a special event to celebrate Australia’s first female Prime Minister.

In the evening, Canadian musician Sarah Harmer, along with Toronto’s Blurred Vision and Sally Folk of Montreal, will take the stage to entertain summit participants. 

WHAT: Progress Summit

WHEN: March 29, 8:30 a.m.

WHERE
Delta City Centre
101 Lyon St. N, Ottawa

For the full schedule: http://www.broadbentinstitute.ca/en/summit/schedule

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For more information:

Caitlin Kealey
ckealey@broadbentinstitute.ca or 613-818-7956