The Broadbent Institute and SFU’s School of Public Policy Co-Hosting Panel of Top Strategists on Historic Alberta Election

Vancouver—The Broadbent Institute and the Simon Fraser University School of Public Policy are pleased to co-host Beyond the Headlines: Learning from the Historic Alberta Election on June 1.

The multi-partisan panel, moderated by Calgary Herald political columnist Don Braid, is comprised of top strategists who will discuss what happened in the election that ended 44 years of Progressive Conservative Party rule of Alberta and how that shift led to an NDP majority.

The panelists are:

  • Mike McDonald, Principal, Rosedeer Strategies Inc., and Campaign Director, BC Liberal 2013 election
  • Anne McGrath, 2015 National Campaign Director, New Democratic Party of Canada
  • Gerry Scott, Alberta NDP campaign director
  • Kerry Towle, former Wildrose and PC MLA, Innisfail-Sylvan Lake

WHAT: Beyond the Headlines: Learning from the Historic Alberta Election panel discussion

WHERE: SFU Beedie School of Business, 500 Granville St Vancouver, BC

WHEN: Monday, June 1, 2015, 12:00-1:30pm (doors open at 11:30am)

Note to media:

The event is sold out, but there is a designated seating area for media, where feed boxes will be available.

The event will also be live streamed at and

For more information, please contact:

Mira Oreck, Director of Public Engagement, Broadbent Institute, moreck[at]broadbentinstitute[dot]ca or 778-999-3420 or Doug McArthur, Director, SFU School of Public Policy, doug[dot]mcarthur[at]sfu[dot]ca or 604-786-0016.