22 Jun Stand up for Progress National Tour comes to Halifax

The Broadbent Institute’s Stand up for Progress National Tour featuring Harry Leslie Smith is coming to 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 will follow with progressive activists ready to make an impact in the lead up to the federal election. They include:

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

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

We are pleased to offer complimentary tickets to veterans to hear Harry Leslie Smith, a Second World War RAF veteran. If you would like to reserve a ticket for a veteran or if the ticket price is a barrier to your attendance at this event, please email mpenny@broadbentinstitute.ca.

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