Response to Budget 2017: Crumbs for Canadians

 

 

Budget 2017 explicitly recognizes income inequality as a concern but does virtually nothing to solve the problem.  

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Robust public investment in BC infrastructure would generate significant ROI, boost productivity, wages and competitiveness: New study

 

 

VANCOUVER — A major public infrastructure spending initiative from the next provincial government would generate a return on investment to British Columbians over the long term as high as $2.09 per dollar spent, trigger significant private sector investment, and stimulate wage increases, according to a new study by an independent economic modelling firm.

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Broadbent Institute and Douglas-Coldwell Foundation launch reflection on status of social democracy in Canada

 

 

OTTAWA — The Broadbent Institute and the Douglas-Coldwell Foundation are partnering to convene a national discussion on social democracy in Canada, on the occasion of our nation’s 150th birthday in 2017.

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Statement by Ed Broadbent on Liberals' Abandonment of Electoral Reform Commitment

 

 

 

Justin Trudeau’s promise that the 2015 election would be the last conducted under first-past-the-post could not have been clearer.  He and his government repeated it numerous times, including in the Speech from the Throne.

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Statement by Executive Director Rick Smith on electoral reform report

 

 

OTTAWA--The Broadbent Institute congratulates members of the electoral reform committee for rolling up their sleeves and finding common ground on something so vital as Canada’s electoral system. This majority report is a road map for the Liberal government to make good on its clear and oft-repeated electoral reform promise. We now call on the Liberals to work with the other parties to design a path forward that finally brings Canadians the modern and effective voting system we deserve.

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Broadbent Institute Executive Director Rick Smith available to comment on report of special electoral reform parliamentary committee

 

 

TORONTO—Executive Director Rick Smith is available to comment tomorrow on the final report of the special parliamentary committee on electoral reform, to be tabled in the House of Commons.

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CNN political contributor Van Jones to deliver keynote tomorrow on U.S. election

 

 

TORONTO — Van Jones will be coming to Toronto tomorrow to deliver a keynote address about the U.S. presidential election and what a Donald Trump presidency will mean for America and Canada.

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CNN political contributor and former Obama White House Advisor Van Jones to deliver keynote on U.S. election

 

 

TORONTO — Van Jones will be coming to Toronto on Nov. 22 to deliver a keynote address about the U.S. presidential election and what a Donald Trump presidency will mean for America and Canada.

Jones, a civil rights leader and CNN political contributor, emerged during the presidential campaign as a thought leader on the Trump phenomenon and what it means for the progressive movement.
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Fiscal update: privatization of public infrastructure a major step in wrong direction

 

 

STATEMENT by Andrew Jackson, Senior Policy Advisor, Broadbent Institute, on the fall Economic and Fiscal Update.

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Diverse coalition to ERRE: make Canada’s electoral system truly fair and democratic

 

 

OTTAWA—There’s overwhelming support for proportional representation and now is the time to get on with designing a proportional voting system suited to Canada, says a diverse coalition representing the country’s leading women’s groups, the country’s largest unions, leading advocacy groups in Quebec, and organizations advocating for students and immigrants.

The Every Voter Counts Alliance, bringing together over 60 organisations, is making the call just as the special parliamentary committee on electoral reform is about begin its deliberations. The all-party committee is to release its report by Dec. 1.

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