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Progressives set positive tone for building a better Canada at close of summit

OTTAWA—The country’s largest annual progressive politics conference came to a close today with a renewed commitment to bring in a progressive agenda to build a better Canada.  

The Broadbent Institute’s second annual Progress Summit brought together over 800 delegates from across Canada to hear from leading thinkers, policy experts and organizers over three days in this critical election year....

More young Canadians back a progressive agenda than older Canadians: New study of massive dataset

Findings released at Progress Summit 2015 raise question of how youth vote could change election result

OTTAWA—More than older Canadians, younger Canadians support increases in taxes tied to better public services, prioritize environmental protection over economic growth, support more spending on health and education, and want an activist government that creates jobs, according to a new study.

Could a Progressive Platform Capture Canada’s Youth Vote? is authored by University of Saskatchewan political scientist David McGrane and published...

Media availability of author of new report on youth political attitudes

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New study of massive dataset of over 8,000 Canadians being released Friday at #prgrs15

OTTAWA— University of Saskatchewan political scientist David McGrane will be available to answer questions from reporters about his new study being published Friday by the Broadbent Institute.

Titled Could a Progressive Platform Capture Canada’s Youth Vote?, the study analyses the results from the Comparative Provincial Elections Project (CPEP), a unique dataset that probes a wide breadth of opinions through 19 attitudinal questions with robust sample...

Canada’s largest annual progressive politics conference kicks off tomorrow

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Sold out #prgrs15 bringing together leading thinkers, policy experts and organizers in key election year

OTTAWA—Media are invited to Progress Summit 2015 from March 26...

Only one week left until Canada’s largest annual progressive politics conference

OTTAWA—Media are invited to Progress Summit 2015 from March 26 to 28, when 800 participants are coming together during this crucial election year to tackle the big issues facing the country and help shape the future of Canada’s progressive movement.

WHAT:
Progress Summit 2015

WHERE:
Delta Ottawa City Centre, 101 Lyon St N. 

WHEN:  
March 26 (leadership training, followed by Welcome Reception)
March 27 and 28 (two days of programming)

HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • Keynote
  • ...

Broadbent Institute to host Canada’s largest annual progressive politics conference

OTTAWA—During this key election year and on the eve of the tabling of the federal budget, the Broadbent Institute is convening the largest annual progressive politics event for leading thinkers, policy experts and organizers.

“This is a crucial time for Canada and the right moment to bring the progressive movement together as we head into a federal election,” said Institute Chair Ed Broadbent. “From income inequality to innovation, we’ll be debating the big issues of the day and advancing solutions to build a better Canada.”

Progress Summit 2015, from March 26 to 28 at the...

TFSA doubling would cost billions more than income splitting, more skewed to the wealthy: new study

OTTAWA—The existing Tax-Free Savings Account scheme is projected to cost the federal government up to $15.5 billion annually when it matures, and doubling the contribution limits would shift additional billions from tax revenues into the pockets of the already well-off, a new Broadbent Institute study has found.

Double Trouble: The Case Against Expanding Tax-Free Savings Accounts, authored by Rhys Kesselman, is the first comprehensive assessment of the Conservative Party of Canada’s proposal to double the annual TFSA contribution limit. While the TFSA proposal has received...

Public lecture by award-winning economist Mariana Mazzucato

TORONTO—The Atkinson Foundation and the Broadbent Institute are pleased to be co-hosting a public lecture by award-winning economist Mariana Mazzucato in Toronto on Thursday, January 22, 2015. 

Mazzucato, author of The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths and R.M Phillips Professor in the Economics of Innovation at the University of Sussex, recently won the New Statesmen/Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) Prize in Political Economy for her work on the entrepreneurial state and smart growth. ...

Broadbent Institute welcomes accomplished Canadians to expanded Board of Directors

Agenda during election year includes biggest gathering of progressive minds at Progress Summit 2015

OTTAWA—Ed Broadbent, Chair of the Broadbent Institute, is pleased to welcome noted leaders from across the country to the Institute’s Board of Directors to help shape the organization’s growing research and training agenda.

The new Board members are:

  • Patti Bacchus, Vancouver School Board (VSB) Trustee who served as Chair of the VSB for six years.
  • Michelle Beveridge, a communications and campaign consultant based in Saskatoon.
  • ...

Canadians vastly underestimate wealth gap, big schism exists between ideal and reality: landmark survey

Animated video shows what people think gap is compared to the ideal and actual wealth distributions

OTTAWA—Canadians vastly underestimate the wealth gap in Canada and want a much more balanced distribution. This is the key finding in the first-ever survey to ask Canadians what they think the wealth distribution is and what they think the ideal should be.

“Canada is much more unequal than Canadians think it is and a far cry from what they think it should be. That holds true for people...

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