The Broadbent Institute is an independent, non-partisan organization championing progressive change through the promotion of democracy, equality, and sustainability and the training of a new generation of leaders.


Building a national child care program

August 27, 2015

It is pretty clear that in the often fractious environment of Canadian federalism, Canadians do better when multi-levels of government and political parties work together to put people’s well-being first. This goes for all sorts of things — environmental protection, trade, securities regulation, infrastructure. Nowhere is it clearer than in... Read more

Oil Sands Development and Canada's Economic Future

August 22, 2015

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is doubling down on his strong commitment to oil sands development, charging that the opposition's call for greenhouse gas reductions and a thorough environmental review process of pipeline and new energy projects would be an economic disaster. This approach is wrong on at least three grounds.... Read more