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Encyclopedia > Ed Broadbent
Hon. John Edward Broadbent
Ed Broadbent
In office
1968 election – February 1, 1990
Riding Oshawa—Whitby (1968-1979);
Oshawa (1979-1990);
Ottawa Centre (2004-2006)
Preceded by Michael Starr
Succeeded by Mike Breaugh
Born March 21, 1936
Oshawa
Residence Ottawa
Political party

New Democratic Party File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... In the Canadian federal election of June 25, 1968, the Liberal Party won a majority government under its new leader, Pierre Trudeau. ... Oshawa is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada. ... Oshawa is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada. ... Ottawa Centre is an urban federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1968, and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1968. ... The Honourable Michael Starr, PC (November 14, 1910 – March 16, 2000) was a Canadian politician and the first Canadian cabinet minister of Ukrainian descent. ... Michael James Breaugh (born September 13, 1942 in Kingston, Ontario) is a former Canadian politician. ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (81st in leap years). ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Oshawa (estimated 2004 population 150 000; metropolitan population 296 298) is a city on Lake Ontario located approximately 60 km east of downtown Toronto in Ontario, Canada. ... Motto: Advance Ottawa/Ottawa en avant Location of the City of Ottawa in the Province of Ontario Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario Established 1850 as Town of Bytown Incorporated 1855 as City of Ottawa Amalgamated January 1, 2001  - Mayor Larry OBrien  - City Council Ottawa City Council  - Representatives 8 MPs... The New Democratic Party (NDP; Nouveau Parti démocratique in French) is a political party in Canada with a progressive social democratic philosophy that contests elections at both the federal and provincial levels. ...

Profession(s) Professor
Spouse Yvonne Yamaoka (div.)
Lucille Broadbent (desc.)
In office
2004 election – 2006 election
Preceded by Mac Harb
Succeeded by Paul Dewar

John Edward "Ed" Broadbent, PC, CC, Ph.D, LL.D (born March 21, 1936 in Oshawa, Ontario) is a Canadian social democratic politician and political scientist. He was leader of the federal New Democratic Party (NDP) from 1975 to 1989. In the 2004 federal election, he returned to Parliament for one additional term as the Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre. The Canadian federal election, 2004 (more formally, the 38th general election), was held on June 28, 2004 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... Rendition of party representation in the 39th Canadian parliament decided by this election. ... Mac Harb Mac Harb (born November 10, 1953) is a Canadian Senator and former Member of Parliament. ... Paul W. Dewar (born January 25, 1963 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian NDP Member of Parliament, teacher and former elected representative of the Ottawa Carleton Elementary School Teachers Federation. ... The Privy Council Office as it appeared in the 1880s The Queens Privy Council for Canada (French: Conseil privé de la Reine pour le Canada) is the council of advisers to the Queen of Canada, whose members are appointed by the Governor General of Canada for life on the... Seal of the Order of Canada The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means (those) desiring a better country. ... Doctor of Philosophy (from Greek , meaning Teacher of Philosophy), typically abbreviated Ph. ... Doctor of Laws (Latin: Legum Doctor, LL.D) is a doctorate-level academic degree in law. ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (81st in leap years). ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English (de facto) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of total)  Ranked 4th 1,076... Social democracy is a political ideology emerging in the late 19th and early 20th centuries from supporters of Marxism who believed that the transition to a socialist society could be achieved through democratic evolutionary rather than revolutionary means. ... The New Democratic Party (NDP; Nouveau Parti démocratique in French) is a political party in Canada with a progressive social democratic philosophy that contests elections at both the federal and provincial levels. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Canadian federal election, 2004 (more formally, the 38th general election), was held on June 28, 2004 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... The Parliament of Canada (French: Parlement du Canada) is Canadas legislative branch, seated at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... Ottawa Centre is an urban federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1968, and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1968. ...


Broadbent's father Percy Edward was an alcoholic General Motors clerk, his mother Mary an Irish Catholic homemaker. Ed, the middle of three children, studied philosophy at University of Trinity College, graduating in 1959. In 1961, he married Yvonne Yamaoka, a Japanese Canadian town planner whom he divorced in 1967. He was a university professor when he ran and won election to the Canadian House of Commons from Oshawa-Whitby in the 1968 general election, defeating former Progressive Conservative cabinet minister Michael Starr by fifteen votes. In 1971, he ran for the leadership of the party but lost to David Lewis at the NDP leadership convention. That year, he married a young Franco-Ontarian widow, Lucille Munroe; he had no children with her but did become the stepfather to Lucille's son Paul Broadbent, who is a defence policy specialist with the Ministry of Defence in London, England; the couple also adopted a baby girl, Christine. He has four grandchildren. He won the 1975 contest to succeed Lewis, and led the party through four elections. General Motors Corporation, also known as GM, is the worlds largest car manufacturer. ... Irish Catholics are persons of predominantly Irish descent who adhere to the Roman Catholic faith. ... Trinity College main building The University of Trinity College, or simply Trinity College is one of the federated colleges making up the modern University of Toronto (U of T). ... A Japanese Canadian is a Canadian of Japanese ancestry. ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... Oshawa is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada. ... In the Canadian federal election of June 25, 1968, the Liberal Party won a majority government under its new leader, Pierre Trudeau. ... The Honourable Michael Starr, PC (November 14, 1910 – March 16, 2000) was a Canadian politician and the first Canadian cabinet minister of Ukrainian descent. ... David Lewis (born Loch), CC, MA (June 23, 1909-May 23, 1981) was a Russian-born Canadian labour lawyer and politician. ... NDP leadership conventions are the process by which the Canadian New Democratic Party elects its leader. ... Franco-Ontarians (French: Franco-ontarien) are French Canadian or francophone residents of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Paul Broadbent (born 1959 in Blind River, Ontario) is the son of Ed Broadbent, who adopted him after marrying the young widow Lucille Munroe, Pauls mother. ...


In his early years as leader of the party, Broadbent was criticized for his long and complex speeches on industrial organization, but he came to be known as an honest and charismatic politician in person. He was one of the first Canadian politicians to stage a large number of political events in the workplace.


The NDP finished with 30 seats in 1984 campaign, just ten behind the Liberal Party led by John Turner. Several polls afterwards showed that Broadbent was the most popular party leader in Canada. Broadbent was the only leader ever to take the NDP to first place in public opinion polling and some pundits felt that the NDP could supplant Turner's Liberals as the primary opposition to Brian Mulroney's Progressive Conservatives. The Canadian federal election of 1984 was called on July 4, 1984, and held on September 4 of that year. ... The Literal Party of Canada (French: ), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party. ... John Turner, PC, CC, QC, MA, BCL, LLD (born June 7, 1929) was the seventeenth Prime Minister of Canada from June 30, 1984 to September 17, 1984. ... This article is about the historic Liberal Party. ... Martin Brian Mulroney, PC, CC, GOQ, LLD (born March 20, 1939), was the eighteenth Prime Minister of Canada from September 17, 1984, to June 25, 1993 and was leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada from 1983 to 1993. ... The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (PC) (In French: Parti progressiste-conservateur du Canada) was a Canadian centre-right conservative political party that existed from 1867 to 2003. ...


Nonetheless, he was not successful in translating this into an election victory in the 1988 federal election since the Liberals reaped most of the benefits from opposing free trade. However, the NDP elected a party record 43 seats. Map of the Popular Vote with bar graphs showing seat totals in the provinces and territories The Canadian Parliament after the 1988 election The Canadian federal election of 1988 was held November 21, 1988, to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) was a trade agreement reached by Canada and the United States in October of 1987. ...


When Broadbent stepped down after 15 years as federal leader of the NDP in 1989, he was succeeded by Audrey McLaughlin. In the decade following Broadbent's retirement from politics, the federal NDP declined in popularity. The Honourable Audrey Marlene McLaughlin, OC, P.C. (born November 7, 1936) was leader of Canadas New Democratic Party, and the first woman leader of a major Canadian federal party. ...


Broadbent was director of the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development from 1989 to 1996. In 1993, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Companion in 2001. 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Seal of the Order of Canada The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means (those) desiring a better country. ...


With the encouragement of the new federal NDP leader, Jack Layton, Broadbent returned to politics (with the aid of a humorous and popular video clip) to successfully run for Parliament in the riding of Ottawa Centre, where he now lives. He easily defeated Liberal Party of Canada candidate Richard Mahoney, a close ally of Prime Minister Paul Martin. John Gilbert Jack Layton, PC, MP, PhD (born July 18, 1950, in Hudson, Quebec) is a social democrat Canadian politician and current leader of Canadas New Democratic Party (since 2003). ... Ottawa Centre is an urban federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1968, and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1968. ... The Literal Party of Canada (French: ), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party. ... Richard Mahoneys 2004 campaign photo Richard J. Mahoney (pronounced MAhenny) is a Canadian lawyer, lobbyist and political candidate. ... The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), is the head of the Government of Canada. ... For other uses, see Paul Martin (disambiguation). ...


In the NDP shadow cabinet, Broadbent was Critic for Democracy: Parliamentary & Electoral Reform, Corporate Accountability as well as Child Poverty. The Shadow Cabinet (also called the Shadow Front Bench) is a senior group of opposition spokespeople in the Westminster system of government who together under the leadership of the Leader of the Opposition (or the leader of other smaller opposition parties) form an alternative cabinet to the governments, whose...


On May 4, 2005, he announced that he would not seek re-election in the 39th Canadian federal election in order to spend time with his wife, Lucille, who was suffering from cancer. She died on November 17, 2006. May 4 is the 124th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (125th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Canadian federal election (more formally, the 39th general election) will almost certainly be held sometime between January and May 2006. ... Cancer is a class of diseases or disorders characterized by uncontrolled division of cells and the ability of these cells to spread, either by direct growth into adjacent tissue through invasion, or by implantation into distant sites by metastasis (where cancer cells are transported through the bloodstream or lymphatic system). ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


He has a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Toronto (1965), and is a former member of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Doctor of Philosophy (from Greek , meaning Teacher of Philosophy), typically abbreviated Ph. ... Political science is the field of the social sciences concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behavior. ... The University of Toronto (U of T) is a coeducational public research university in Toronto, Ontario. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) was the air force of Canada from 1924 until 1968 when the three branches of the Canadian military were merged into the Canadian Forces. ...


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Preceded by
David Lewis
New Democratic Party Leaders
19751989
Succeeded by
Audrey McLaughlin
Preceded by
Electoral District created in 1968 known as Oshawa-Whitby until 1976
Member of Parliament For Oshawa
19681990
Succeeded by
Mike Breaugh, NDP
Preceded by
Mac Harb, Liberal
Member of Parliament For Ottawa Centre
20042006
Succeeded by
Paul Dewar, NDP


David Lewis (born Loch), CC, MA (June 23, 1909-May 23, 1981) was a Russian-born Canadian labour lawyer and politician. ... The New Democratic Party (NDP; Nouveau Parti démocratique in French) is a political party in Canada with a progressive social democratic philosophy that contests elections at both the federal and provincial levels. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Honourable Audrey Marlene McLaughlin, OC, P.C. (born November 7, 1936) was leader of Canadas New Democratic Party, and the first woman leader of a major Canadian federal party. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... Oshawa is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ... 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Michael James Breaugh (born September 13, 1942 in Kingston, Ontario) is a former Canadian politician. ... The New Democratic Party (NDP; Nouveau Parti démocratique in French) is a political party in Canada with a progressive social democratic philosophy that contests elections at both the federal and provincial levels. ... Mac Harb Mac Harb (born November 10, 1953) is a Canadian Senator and former Member of Parliament. ... The Literal Party of Canada (French: ), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... Ottawa Centre is an urban federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1968, and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1968. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Paul W. Dewar (born January 25, 1963 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian NDP Member of Parliament, teacher and former elected representative of the Ottawa Carleton Elementary School Teachers Federation. ... The New Democratic Party (NDP; Nouveau Parti démocratique in French) is a political party in Canada with a progressive social democratic philosophy that contests elections at both the federal and provincial levels. ...

Leaders of the CCF/NDP
Woodsworth | Coldwell | Argue | Douglas | Lewis | Broadbent | McLaughlin | McDonough | Layton

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Broadbent's candidacy in Ottawa Centre - a mix of university students, working-class families, new Canadians and well-off bureaucrats - sets the stage for a major showdown in the next election.
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