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Ed Broadbent Statement on the Passing of Monique Bégin

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.

Ed Broadbent
Founder, Broadbent Institute