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Broadbent on Bay Street

As leader of the NDP, Ed Broadbent was a democratic socialist who loved to smoke cigars and drive fast cars. Broadbent led his party through contentious constitutional debates and weathered a western revolt before capturing the party's biggest seat count ever in 1988. After 14 years and four elections he resigned the leadership and became a human rights advocate, and in 2004 he made a political comeback to sit in Parliament once more.

The NDP leader campaigns in the 1984 federal election.
Medium: Television
Program: CBC Television News Special
Broadcast Date: Aug. 20, 1984
Guest(s): Ed Broadbent
Reporter: Whit Fraser
Duration: 3:18

Last updated: March 4, 2013

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