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Central is an expert-led speaker series about improving Toronto's communities by examining systemic urban issues.

March 23, 2019
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Redwood Theatre
1300 Gerrard St. East

Brennan Leffler


Brennan Leffler is the multi award-winning Canadian journalist, producer and field director behind Run For Office, an hour-long CPAC documentary following three "outsider" campaigns for political office.

Brennan's career spans 16 years, most recently as a freelance documentary producer/director with credits on CTV's flagship investigative current affairs program W5, and CPAC TV. In 2018, Brennan won the Barbara Sears award for Best Editorial Research at the Canadian Screen Awards. The hour-long W5 documentary titled “Making A Terrorist” told the story of an elaborate RCMP undercover terrorism operation that resulted in the entrapment and wrongful conviction of two suspects.

Prior to going freelance, Brennan spent six years producing documentaries for Global Television's national investigative program 16x9. Brennan's story “Contamination Nation” was part of 16x9's Canadian Screen Award-winning submission for Best News or Information Program in 2016, the most prestigious award in Canadian news and current affairs. Brennan won the Best Short Form Audio-Video award from Amnesty International in 2014 for his story about the infamous gang rape of Jyoti Singh in India.

Run For Office Screening & Discussion

March 23, 2019 11:15 AM
11:45 am

Run For Office explores the rollercoaster journey of three “outsider” political candidates facing long odds and a series of dramatic twists in their first run for office.

We strive for a democracy in which all Canadians can participate in a meaningful way. One of the most meaningful of all is throwing your hat in the ring at election time.

But what really happens when an average citizen takes up the cause and decides to make a run for it? "Run for Office" is an hour-long CPAC documentary that follows the campaigns of three "outsider" political candidates who are running for the first time.

Will they be able to make an impact, or will they be shut out by a political system that tends to concentrate power in the hands of the same kinds of people who have always had it?

Watch the full hour-long documentary now.

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