OTTAWA—The 2015-16 federal budget contains costly measures that will exacerbate economic inequality and see billions flow to Canada’s wealthiest families while leaving the majority of Canadians with no benefit at all, says the Broadbent Institute.
OTTAWA—Executive Director Rick Smith will be in Ottawa to react to the 2015-16 federal budget. The budget is widely expected to contain measures that will exacerbate economic inequality, including family income splitting and the doubling of TFSA contribution limits.
WHEN: Tuesday, April...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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.
Progress Summit 2015
Delta Ottawa City Centre, 101 Lyon St N.
March 26 (leadership training, followed by Welcome Reception)
March 27 and 28 (two days of programming)
- Keynote ...
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...
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...
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. ...