Former Australian PM Julia Gillard keynote speaker at Progress Summit

OTTAWA—The Broadbent Institute is delighted to welcome keynotes Julia Gillard and economist Mariana Mazzucato to its inaugural Progress Summit in March.

Canadian-born French National Assemblywoman Axelle Lemaire, Human Rights Campaign's Director of Marketing Anastasia Khoo, former Privy Council Clerk Alex Himelfarb, economist Don Drummond, and others will also take the summit stage to add their voices to debate fairer and more sustainable approaches to building a prosperous 21st century Canadian economy.

"Progressive legislators like Julia Gillard and Axelle Lemaire will offer unique perspectives on cutting-edge ideas," said Broadbent Institute Executive Director Rick Smith. "Mariana Mazzucato's highly-praised work reinforces the important and positive role of government in enabling innovation and growth."

"The summit is all about bringing together top-notch policy experts to provide an innovative and tangible contribution to the Canadian public policy debate," added Smith. "The participation of well-known Canadians like Alex Himelfarb and Don Drummond underscores the kind of solutions-oriented discussions we're going to be having at the Progress Summit."

The Progress Summit will take place from March 28-30 in Ottawa. The latest speakers list, including keynote speaker biographies and photos, is available online at