Canada has lost an exceptional woman. Monique Bégin was a leader in the cause of gender equality, a leader in bringing universal healthcare to Canada and in general a leader in almost all aspects of concerns about inequality. Beyond these great attributes and the contributions she made to our country with such values, Monique was a joy to be with. She loved life and took immense pleasure in playing jokes on her friends. The Broadbent Institute was honoured to have her as a member of its first board. She remained active on the board for approximately two years. She left behind a legacy of work for social democracy beyond partisan politics. She will be missed by all and in particular by those who had experience working with her.
Founder, Broadbent Institute