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Reality. Bites.
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posted 02 January 2006 10:57 AM      Profile for Reality. Bites.        Edit/Delete Post
As decided by the Globe and Mail.

The Globe and Mail selects the former NDP leader and retiring member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre, Ed Broadbent, as 2005's Nation Builder of the Year -- a man who stood up for principled civility in the face of the politics of contempt. Jan Wong profiles this rarest of creatures, the honest politician: So long, it's been good to know you

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posted 02 January 2006 11:26 AM      Profile for stupendousgirlie     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I just read it - excellent piece on Ed. I would agree, he is the best Prime Minister we never had.
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posted 02 January 2006 11:28 AM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Not to overlook Ed Broadbent's role after leaving politics (the first time) as first head of Droits et démocratie / Rights and Democracy:

I got to know him when that group and many others were taking part in the fight for refugee status on the basis of sexism, the claim by a young Saudi woman who had sought asylum in Montréal.

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