Statement on the Passing of Ed Broadbent • Canada’s Building Trades Unions

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Canada’s Building Trades Unions join others across the country in mourning the passing of Ed Broadbent – founder of the Broadbent Institute, former Member of Parliament, and former leader of the NDP. He represented Oshawa, a strong union town, and understood the value of effective representation for all workers. Ed advocated for equal rights and earned the nickname ‘Honest Ed’ for his decades of work championing ordinary Canadians. A social democrat who built a bridge between the intellectual wing of the NDP and working people, his legacy continues in many ways. Canada’s Building Trades Unions offer our condolences to his family and loved ones.

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