The Broadbent Institute is Canada’s leading progressive, independent organization championing change through the promotion of democracy, equality, and sustainability and the training of a new generation of leaders.


Combatting Doug Ford’s Iron Fist: Lessons from South America

September 14, 2018

Canadians are not used to iron-fist governments but Ontario’s new Premier Doug Ford’s early actions suggest that his government may well become the exception to the rule. Read more

Poverty strategy requires more resources and more ambitious goals

September 07, 2018

Though not a complete solution, the Poverty Reduction Strategy announced by the federal government at the end of August marks a step forward in Canadian social policy. It is proposed that an official Canadian poverty line be set for the first time and enshrined in legislation; that official targets be... Read more