Former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty will be rightly remembered for the 2009 federal Budget which provided much-needed fiscal stimulus to boost a crisis-ridden Canadian economy and helped set the stage for recovery.
While the government was reluctant to act, domestic political as well as international pressure from the G20 forced even strict fiscal conservatives such as Prime Minister Harper and Minister Flaherty to find their inner Keynes.
Fellows to share expertise and experiences with budding leaders
OTTAWA—The Broadbent Institute today announced its first Leadership Fellows -- a talented and diverse group of 18 leaders from across Canada who will share their expertise and experiences with the next generation of Canadian leaders.
“Together, the Leadership Fellows will strengthen the Institute’s ability to support the growth of the progressive movement in Canada,” said Graham Mitchell, the Broadbent Institute’s Director of Training and Leadership.
The inaugural group of Leadership Fellows, part of the expansion of the Institute’s Training and Leadership Program, are:
Tzeporah Berman, strategic advisor for environmental organizations
Tsering Dolma, Community Outreach Coordinator of the Toronto Environmental Alliance.
Lois Corbett, environmental consultant
Judy Duncan, head organizer and Executive Director of ACORN Canada
Sara Ehrhardt, policy expert and public campaigner
Bob Gallagher, head of communications and political action for the United Steelworkers, LGBTQ activist
Raymond Guardia, campaign manager and current Deputy Chief of Staff for Projet Montréal
Jennifer Hollett, award-winning broadcast journalist and digital expert
John Laschinger, veteran campaign manager and author
Brad Lavigne, consultant, media commentator, author and former campaign manager
Allan Gregg, leading research professional and social commentator
Trevor McKenzie-Smith, campaigner and electoral geographer
Gillian McEachern, environmental campaigner
Kevin Millsip, co-founder and director of Next Up
Tracey Mitchell, community-based facilitator, writer and activist
Jason Mogus, digital strategist and campaigner
Bob Penner, pollster and leading research professional
Robin Sears, consultant, media commentator and former campaign manager
"They have experience as campaign managers, strategists, tacticians, communicators, innovators, pollsters, public servants, and much more," added Mitchell. "Their work on a variety of issues has made this country a better place, so we’re excited about sharing their expertise with a new generation of campaigners.”
The Broadbent Institute's first Leadership Fellows are also joined by five new Policy Fellows, who join an already impressive roster of leading academics and policy experts that help inform the Institute’s research and policy agenda.
From March 28-30 in Ottawa, the Broadbent Institute is holding its first annual Progress Summit. Learn more at www.broadbentinstitute.ca/en/summit. The Institute is also holding a pre-summit Training and Leadership session in Ottawa with Mitch Stewart, founding partner of 270 Strategies and Battleground States Director for the Obama for America campaign in the 2012 presidential general election.
For more information, please contact:
Mike Fancie, Broadbent Institute
mfancie[at] broadbentinstitute [dot] ca or 613-866-3606
The Broadbent Institute champions progressive change. Whether it’s our eagle-eyed (and sharp-tongued) colleagues at PressProgress publishing hard-hitting news and analysis, or our Policy Fellows producing creative and practical policy ideas, we lend our efforts every day to advance progressive issues.
OTTAWA—Leading thinkers in Canada will be meeting in Ottawa this week for a summit where they will map a path to a fair, sustainable and prosperous Canadian economy. The Broadbent Institute’s first annual Progress Summit will be held Friday, March 28 to Sunday, March 30 at the Delta Ottawa.
Julia Gillard, former Prime Minister of Australia Mariana Mazzucato, author of "The Entrepreneurial State"
Anastasia Khoo, Marketing Director, Human Rights Campaign
Axelle Lemaire, Quebec-born French National Assemblywoman for Northern Europe
Ed Broadbent, Chair, Broadbent Institute
Don Drummond, professor at Queen’s University and Canadian economist
Alex Himelfarb, former Privy Council Clerk
Mitch Stewart, 270 Strategies Founding Partner and Battleground States Director for the 2012 Obama for America campaign