2018 Liberal
National Convention

Halifax, Nova Scotia ● April 19-21, 2018

Recently Announced Speakers

David Axelrod is a veteran of American politics and journalism and the former chief strategist and senior advisor to President Barack Obama. He currently serves as founder and director of the University of Chicago's non-partisan Institute of Politics; senior political commentator for CNN; and host of The Axe Files, a top-rated podcast jointly produced by CNN and his institute. Axelrod, a former political writer for the Chicago Tribune and, later, media strategist for 150 state, local and national political campaigns, is also the author of The New York Times best-selling memoir, Believer: My Forty Years in Politics.

David Axelrod
Former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama

A teacher, father, advocate, and the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada, the Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau is working with our Liberal team to deliver real change that invests in middle class families and builds a better future for all Canadians.

Justin Trudeau
Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada

Danielle's policy expertise and passion for equity have made her a leader in the debate over the future of Canada's health care system, as well as abroad. Danielle Martin is a family physician and Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. She practices in the Family Practice Health Centre at Women's College Hospital (WCH) where she is also the Vice-President Medical Affairs & Health System Solutions.

Dr. Danielle Martin
Champion for fairness in Canadian health care

Tareq Hadhad was a Syrian refugee, long-time peacekeeping advocate and is now living with his entrepreneurial family in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Tareq is the founder of Peace by Chocolate, a medical researcher, and is passionate about peace and entrepreneurship.

Tareq Hadhad
Founder of Peace by Chocolate

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy is a leading consumer internet and media executive with over 18 years of leadership experience at global and early stage companies including Google, Amazon, Yodlee, Polyvore, and Joyus.

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy
Leading technology executive, entrepreneur, and founder of theBoardlist

James 'JC' Curleigh is originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia and has lived across Canada and around the world. He is currently the Global President of the Levi's Brand, and the Executive Vice President of Levi Strauss and Company. For the past 6 years he has applied his passion, professionalism, and pioneering attitude to rebuilding the iconic Levi's Brand around the world.

James Curleigh
Executive Vice President and President, Levi's Global Brands

Join Justin Trudeau and Liberals from across the country in Halifax on April 19-21, 2018 for the most open and inclusive Liberal National Convention in our history.

Atlantic Canada marked the beginning of an historic mandate for real change on election night in 2015, making Halifax a natural choice for our next Liberal National Convention as we continue to grow Canada’s Liberal movement before the 2019 election.

Halifax is known throughout the world for its commitment to innovation, the stunning beauty of its shores, and the warm hospitality of its people. I look forward to welcoming you along with Justin Trudeau and fellow Liberals from across Canada next spring.

See you there!

Anna Gainey
President
Liberal Party of Canada


As one of Canada’s fastest growing cities, Halifax is a city on the verge. We are a gutsy community of creatives, innovators, advocates, brewers, builders, fishers, newcomers, and more.

Everyday we push ourselves and each other to reach the Halifax we know is possible–and it’s closer now than ever before.

In 2015, for the first time in over two decades, Halifax went Liberal because our party’s vision for Canada aligned with our aspirations here at home: to be a community built for progressive change, to protect our environment as one of Canada’s primary coastal cities, and to grow an inclusive economy that supports our middle class and most vulnerable.

As that vision becomes a reality, I can’t wait to host Liberals from across the country to prepare for another remarkable win in 2019.

Andy Fillmore
Member of Parliament
Halifax

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