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Canadians to share how Jack Layton's vision lives on

OTTAWA- A new social media initiative provides a forum for Canadians to share how Jack Layton's message of love, hope, and optimism lives on.

Spearheaded by the Broadbent Institute, the Dear Jack initiative is supported by the Layton family and people across the country.

"Jack showed us that being compassionate and loving in politics can and will lead to success. I've seen Canadians across the country embrace Jack's message. I'm excited to see his legacy recognized through," said Olivia Chow, Layton's widow.

Jack Layton stepped down as Leader of the Official...

Social Media Campaign Invites Canadians to Share How Jack Layton’s Vision Lives On

OTTAWA -- To celebrate the continued strength of Jack Layton’s vision in the lives of Canadians, the Broadbent Institute is spearheading a social media campaign., the campaign’s primary platform, will go live tomorrow, July 25, the day Layton stepped down as Leader of the Official Opposition last year; it will culminate on August 22, the anniversary of his passing.

Available for comment: Mike Layton, son of Jack Layton

For more information and to arrange an interview:

David MacIntyre, 613-314-7414, info@...

Majority think income inequality undermines Canadian values: New Poll

Nine out of ten Canadians think reducing income inequality should be a government priority

OTTAWA - Canadians want action on income inequality and they are willing to do their part, suggests a new poll conducted by Environics Research for the Broadbent Institute. Over three-quarters of Canadians (77%) deem income inequality a serious problem and nine out of ten Canadians (89%) think reducing income inequality should be a government priority.

Most Canadians (71%) saying the widening gap between rich and poor undermines Canadian values.If income inequality is left unchecked, 79%...

Progressive think-tank to lead the way with new ideas

VANCOUVER - Former New Democrat Party leader Ed Broadbent announced the launch of the Broadbent Institute today. The progressive think-tank will focus on developing social democratic ideas for the 21st century and training the next generation of campaigners and activists.

"My friends, it's our task to lead the way with new ideas," said Broadbent. "This Institute is about thought and action - new solutions for problems facing Canadians."

The Broadbent Institute's mission is to identify, develop, and support individuals and policies that can advance our common vision of free,...


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