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Canadians gather to say a final goodbye to former NDP leader Ed Broadbent – CityNews

Jan 28, 2024

OTTAWA — Canada’s first provincial First Nations premier singled out Ed Broadbent as a beacon of civility in politics Sunday as generations of political leaders gathered to bid a final goodbye to the left-leaning luminary.

Wab Kinew, elected just last year as Manitoba’s new NDP premier, acknowledged a stark reality: that the former federal New Democrat leader’s death on Jan. 11 at the age of 87 could well mark the end of an era.

“Mr. Broadbent’s smiling, joyful legacy is an example we ought to learn from today,” Kinew said at Broadbent’s state funeral.

“That we can use good means to achieve good ends; that we don’t have to appeal to our darkest impulses; that we can have faith in our fellow Canadians.”

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