Only one week left until Canada’s largest annual progressive politics conference

OTTAWA—Media are invited to Progress Summit 2015 from March 26 to 28, when 800 participants are coming together during this crucial election year to tackle the big issues facing the country and help shape the future of Canada’s progressive movement.

Progress Summit 2015

Delta Ottawa City Centre, 101 Lyon St N. 

March 26 (leadership training, followed by Welcome Reception)
March 27 and 28 (two days of programming)


  • Keynote speakers Jennifer Granholm, Governor of Michigan 2003-2011; AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka; Feminist Frequency founder Anita Sarkeesian; and political philosopher Charles Taylor
  • Tom Mulcair, Leader of the Official Opposition
  • Perry Bellegarde, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations
  • Chief economists of TD Bank and HSBC Canada Craig Alexander and David Watt
  • 2014 Democratic pollster of the year Anna Greenberg
  • Authors Michael Harris, Mark Bourrie, Harry Leslie Smith and John Ralston Saul
  • Edelgard Bulmahn, Vice-President of the German Parliament, Nathan Cullen, Official Opposition critic for Finance, and former Saskatchewan Premier Roy Romanow on innovation, the economy and health care
  • Civic leaders Mike Layton and Ausma Malik and broadcasters Shad and Wab Kinew
  • Facebook Canada’s Kevin Chan on how Facebook can help power campaigns
  • Results of new and unique polling data about political attitudes of young Canadians over a complete cycle of provincial elections
  • The Great Budget Debate featuring Linda McQuaig and Armine Yalnizyan versus Monte Solberg and Philip Cross, moderated by Global Television Network Chief Correspondent Tom Clark, host of The West Block with Tom Clark

The full schedule and list of speakers is available at

Note to media:

Media are welcome to all panels and receptions. Reporters are encouraged to pre-register by filling out accreditation form at and present outlet credentials at the media check-in desk.

The Broadbent Institute will provide a dedicated media filing room and the conference will be equipped with media risers and feed boxes.

All panels on the main stage will also be live streamed at


For more information, please contact Caitlin Kealey, Progress Summit 2015 Media Coordinator:

ckealey[at]broadbentinstitute[dot]ca or 613-818-7956