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Ed Broadbent: Protesting child poverty

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.

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Ten years after the House resolved to end child poverty, Broadbent calls attention to its failure to meet that pledge.
Medium: Radio
Program: The World At Six
Broadcast Date: Nov. 23, 1999
Guest(s): Ed Broadbent, Lynn Carlton, Jane Stewart
Host: Russ Germain, Scott Walker
Reporter: Chris Hall
Duration: 2:15

Last updated: March 4, 2013

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