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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Broad coalition coming to Parliament Hill at beginning of ERRE deliberations with PR call

 

 

The Every Voter Counts Alliance, bringing together over 60 organizations from across the country representing diverse groups, will be hosting a press conference on Parliament Hill later this morning just as the special parliamentary committee on electoral reform is set to begin its deliberations.

Speakers making the case for why it’s time to listen to the experts and Canadians -- and get down to business and develop a made-in-Canada proportional representation system include Hassan Yussuff, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, Katelynn Northam, electoral reform campaign lead at LeadnowFarhat Rehman of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women and Annie Bérubé, director of government relations at Équiterre.

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Progressives chart new path for a more prosperous and sustainable BC at high-level event

 

 

Broadbent Institute hosts sold-out Progress Summit BC today

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First-ever Progress Summit to open in Vancouver

 

 

 

Sold-out high-level event for BC’s progressives kicks off tonight with full Friday programming

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Broadbent Institute brings first-ever Progress Summit to Vancouver

 

 

Progressives to chart a new path for BC at high-level event on Sept. 22 & 23

VANCOUVER — The Broadbent Institute, a national organization with offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, is convening progressives for the first-ever Progress Summit in BC on Sept. 22 & 23 in advance of the provincial election in the spring.

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