Seeking Social Democracy Live: Ed Broadbent, Frances Abele, Jonathan Sas and Luke Savage

Ed Broadbent and his co-authors spoke at the Toronto Reference Library to launch their new book on Canadian social democracy.

Ed Broadbent, Luke Savage, Frances Abele, and Jonathan Sas discussing Seeking Social Democracy

In this episode of the Perspectives Journal podcast, we’ll take you to the book launch event of Seeking Social Democracy: Seven Decades in the Fight for Equality, held on October 22nd, 2023 at the Toronto Reference Library featuring co-authors Ed Broadbent, Frances Abele, Jonathan Sas, and Luke Savage.

Listen to the full conversation on the Perspectives Journal podcast, available now on all major streaming platforms.

The quartet of authors take you behind the scenes of the book, explaining the impetus and political philosophies and principles that shape the chapters of Seeking Social Democracy that make it an unconventional take on the political biography.

Their discussion is then followed by a Q&A from the attendees of the event, where Ed elaborates on his ideas and principles that have defined his political life, and responds to today’s political questions on housing, human rights, internationalism under neoliberalism and the social democratic tradition.

You can watch the full event below and on the Broadbent Institute YouTube Channel.

Read an excerpt of Seeking Social Democracy, listen to our interview with Ed Broadbent on his life’s work, and order your copy of the book at

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