"I think people who are associated with slavery or other odious policies or crimes against humanity shouldn't have buildings named after them," said East Vancouver MP Don Davies, who points out the man never stepped foot in Canada and has no ties to the area. "History does change and our values change and we can't be afraid to change with them. I think we have to be prepared to act because it's not just about words, it's about having the courage as a society."
B.C. MP Don Davies called Broadbent a "pillar of the NDP."
"His legacy of fighting for justice, equality, and a better Canada will forever inspire us," Davies said on X.