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Monday, Jun. 28, 2004

Broadbent, Ed

Ontario, Ottawa Centre, New Democratic Party

· Distinguished as an academic, politician and human rights advocate

· Fellow at the School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University

· Companion of the Order of Canada

· Member of the Privy Council of Canada

· Recently co-chaired the national inquiry on Canadian Democracy and Corporate Accountability, exploring issue in Canadian democracy

· After obtaining a PhD in Political Science at the University of Toronto in 1965, taught at York University until he was elected to Parliament in 1968

· Led the New Democratic Party from 1975 to 1989

· Known for his work while NDP Leader for an equitable tax system, equality for women, and the constitutional entrenchment of aboriginal rights

· In December 1989, moved a motion -- unanimously adopted in the House of Commons -- that committed the government of Canada to end poverty for Canada’s children by the year 2000

· Served as founding President of the Montreal based International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development from 1990 to 1996

· Worked with those involved in the struggle for democracy in Haiti and Burma

· One of the four international judges to sit on the Tribunal on Violations of Women’s Human Rights at the United Nations Conference on Human Rights in Vienna in 1993

· Served as a member of the panel of experts on the International Tribunal on Rights in Haiti in 1994

· Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford University, 1996-1997.

Other Ottawa Centre candidates:

Party L E T
Liberal 0 135 135
Cons. 0 99 99
BQ 0 54 54
NDP 0 19 19
Other 0 1 1
Total 0 308 308
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