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In Pictures: OpenCanada’s 5th Anniversary Event

This week, we marked five years of OpenCanada with a panel on leftist foreign policy in Toronto. 

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10 June, 2016

In celebration of our fifth anniversary, we hosted a panel on leftist foreign policy on June 9. It followed our two-part series on the same topic — published online earlier in the week — and saw The Nation‘s Sarah Leonard, The National Post‘s Terry Glavin and The New Republic‘s Jeet Heer sit down with OpenCanada managing editor Eva Salinas for a lively discussion in Toronto. While the full transcript of the talk will be posted on our site, here’s a visual taste of the evening. Many thanks to those who came out to celebrate the milestone with us!

All photography by Arthur Mola

OpenCanada's 5th Anniversary Event at CSI Spadina in Toronto, June 9, 2016.
OpenCanada's 5th Anniversary Event at CSI Spadina in Toronto, June 9, 2016.
OpenCanada's 5th Anniversary Event at CSI Spadina in Toronto, June 9, 2016.
OpenCanada Anniversary Event at CSI Spadina in Toronto on June 9, 2016.
OpenCanada Anniversary Event at CSI Spadina in Toronto on June 9, 2016.
OpenCanada Anniversary Event at CSI Spadina in Toronto, June 9, 2016.
OpenCanada's 5th Anniversary Event at CSI Spadina in Toronto, June 9, 2016.
OpenCanada's 5th Anniversary Event at CSI Spadina in Toronto, June 9, 2016.
OpenCanada's 5th Anniversary Event at CSI Spadina in Toronto, June 9, 2016.
OpenCanada's 5th Anniversary Event at CSI Spadina in Toronto, June 9, 2016.
OpenCanada's 5th Anniversary Event at CSI Spadina in Toronto, June 9, 2016.
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OpenCanada's 5th Anniversary Event at CSI Spadina in Toronto, June 9, 2016.
OpenCanada's 5th Anniversary Event at CSI Spadina in Toronto, June 9, 2016.
OpenCanada Anniversary Event at CSI Spadina in Toronto on June 9, 2016.
OpenCanada's 5th Anniversary Event at CSI Spadina in Toronto, June 9, 2016.
OpenCanada's 5th Anniversary Event at CSI Spadina in Toronto, June 9, 2016.
OpenCanada's 5th Anniversary Event at CSI Spadina in Toronto, June 9, 2016.
OpenCanada's 5th Anniversary Event at CSI Spadina in Toronto, June 9, 2016.
OpenCanada's 5th Anniversary Event at CSI Spadina in Toronto, June 9, 2016.
OpenCanada's 5th Anniversary Event at CSI Spadina in Toronto, June 9, 2016.
OpenCanada's 5th Anniversary Event at CSI Spadina in Toronto, June 9, 2016.
OpenCanada's 5th Anniversary Event at CSI Spadina in Toronto, June 9, 2016.
OpenCanada's 5th Anniversary Event at CSI Spadina in Toronto, June 9, 2016.

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