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Avi Lewis, Social Democracy and the Left in Canada
Fri, 12 May 2017, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM MDT
What does social democracy look like in Canada? What is the future of the left in Canada? Join Avi Lewis for a discussion of the past, present, and future of social democracy and the left in Canada.
This event celebrates the 85th anniversary of the founding of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation at the Royal Canadian Legion in Calgary. Avi Lewis, activist and son of former Ontario NDP Leader Stephen Lewis and grandson of former NDP Leader David Lewis, will share his thoughts on the legacy of the CCF/NDP and the future of social democracy in Canada.
This event is also the opening keynote address for the Social Democracy and the Left in Canada: Past, Present, and Future conference. Please see the website for program and registration information https://ndpconference.wordpress.com
Avi Lewis is an award winning documentary filmmaker and long-time television journalist. His films include The Take and This Changes Everything. He is one of the co-authors of the Leap Manifesto and one of its leading advocates.
Reception at 7:00.
Remarks at 7:30.