Stand up for Progress National Tour comes to Halifax


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

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, immigrated to Canada and contributed to the expansion of the welfare state.

On the eve of the federal election, the veteran will be in Halifax 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:

  • El Jones, Halifax Regional Municipality Poet Laureate
  • Catherine Abreu, Energy Coordinator, Ecology Action Centre
  • James Hutt, Provincial Coordinator, Nova Scotia Citizens' Healthcare Network

Costas Halavrezos, former host of CBC Radio’s Maritime Noon, moderated.

The Halifax event was in collaboration with community partners Canadian Doctors for Medicare and the Nova Scotia Citizens' Healthcare Network.

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


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


Thank you to local event sponsor PSAC Atlantic Region.





July 15, 2015 at 7:30pm - 9pm
Dalhousie University, Scotiabank Auditorium
6135 University Ave
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
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