BI in the News
By David Olive / The Toronto Star
“Sustained and growing prosperity for everyone in a society depends on government investment in people — in education, health care, infrastructure and basic R&D,” says Robert Reich. “That’s what creates first-class human and other essential assets.”
The renowned economist and counsellor to four U.S....
By Marco Chown Oved / The Toronto Star
David Akin / QMI Agency
OTTAWA — A left-leaning think-tank says right-leaning charities haven't been subjected to the same scrutiny of their political activities as have opponents of the Stephen Harper government.
The Broadbent Institute, an Ottawa-based group named in honour of former NDP leader Ed Broadbent, says its study...
OTTAWA — A left-leaning think tank is raising new questions about the possibility of political interference in audits of charities.
The Broadbent Institute says a review of financial records from 10 right-leaning organizations show none of them report carrying out any political activities despite public statements which could be interpreted otherwise.
Ed Broadbent, Paul Martin, Joe Clark and Joseph Ingram / The Globe and Mail
The recent closing of the North-South Institute as a result of discontinued federal government funding is a loss both for Canada and for the global community.
The daily dose of news – Ebola in West Africa, the rising incidence of terrorism in the Middle East and Africa, the millions of immigrants and refugees fleeing bad governance and poverty – is...
Lana Payne / The Telegram
As Stephen Harper clings to the myth of being a good economic manager, more and more evidence indicates that Canada’s Conservative government has little to write home about.
In fact, their economic record is less than “good” even taking into account the global financial crisis of 2008-09.
Mia Rabson / Winnipeg Free Press
Nearly half the wealth in Canada sits in the hands of just 10 per cent of the people, a new report from the Broadbent Institute said Thursday.
Haves and Have Nots: Deep and Persistent Wealth Inequality in Canada uses data the Broadbent Institute purchased from Statistics Canada's survey of financial security, which was released last February.
Rick Smith, executive director of the Broadbent...