Stand up for Progress National Tour comes to Calgary


The Broadbent Institute’s Stand up for Progress National Tour featuring Harry Leslie Smith stopped in Calgary.

Smith is the author of the acclaimed book, Harry’s Last Stand: How the World My Generation Built is Falling Down, and What We Can Do to Save it, and at 92, he’s Canada’s oldest rebel inspiring the next generation of activists.

Smith survived the Great Depression and fought in the Second World War for the United Kingdom. After the war, he immigrated to  Canada, part of the generation that built the welfare state.

On the eve of the federal election, the veteran was in Calgary to talk about what’s at stake.

A panel discussion followed with progressive activists ready to make an impact in the lead-up to the federal election. They included:

  • Mike Carter, President, Calgary Fire Fighters Association;
  • Emily Leedham, co-founder, Consent Awareness and Sexual Education Club at the University of Calgary
  • Gerald Wheatley, director, Arusha Centre, and coordinator, Calgary Dollars

Gillian Steward, Calgary writer and journalist, and former managing editor of the Calgary Herald, moderated.

Thank you to national tour sponsor IAFF Canada – Canada’s Professional Fire Fighters.





Thank you to National Tour Partner Public Service Alliance of Canada.


July 13, 2015 at 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Calgary Westin Hotel, Britannia Ballroom
320 4th Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2P 2S6
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