Canada has failed to create equality of opportunity: Broadbent

Ed Broadbent / The Globe and Mail

Twenty-five years ago, on Nov. 24, 1989, I stood in the House of Commons and moved a motion to abolish the scourge of child poverty in Canada by the year 2000.

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Robert Reich, ex-Clinton cabinet secretary, warns Canada following U.S.'s inequality path

Canada is “moving towards exactly the same degree of income and wealth inequality” as the United States, says a former cabinet secretary in the administration of President Bill Clinton.

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Robert Reich and the fight against inequality

By David Olive / The Toronto Star

“Sustained and growing prosperity for everyone in a society depends on government investment in people — in education, health care, infrastructure and basic R&D,” says Robert Reich. “That’s what creates first-class human and other essential assets.”

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Spotlight on Inequality at the Broadbent Institute's Progress Gala

TORONTO—The Broadbent Institute’s Progress Gala is shining the light on the issue of our time with tonight's keynote address on inequality by former Clinton Secretary of Labor Robert Reich.

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Ed Broadbent reflects on the child-poverty pledge of 1989

By Marco Chown Oved / The Toronto Star

It was the twilight of his storied political career and Ed Broadbent wanted to send Canada on a historic mission: to eradicate child poverty by 2000.
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Conservatives propose family tax policy for a bygone era

OTTAWA—The Conservative government's new tax package is a throwback to an earlier era that stands to deepen inequality and will do little to alleviate child care costs, the Broadbent Institute says.

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Harper supporters avoiding special tax scrutiny: Broadbent Institute

David Akin / QMI Agency

OTTAWA — A left-leaning think-tank says right-leaning charities haven't been subjected to the same scrutiny of their political activities as have opponents of the Stephen Harper government.

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Revenue Canada's political activity audits biased, think-tank says

Dean Beeby / CBC

The Broadbent Institute is calling for an independent probe of the Canada Revenue Agency, saying tax auditors are targeting critics of the Harper government while letting right-leaning groups off the hook.

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Broadbent Institute raises new questions about bias in tax audits

The Canadian Press

OTTAWA — A left-leaning think tank is raising new questions about the possibility of political interference in audits of charities. 

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Right-leaning charities reporting zero "political" activity raises new questions about CRA’s auditing program

Report shows inquiry needed to examine CRA processes to ensure transparency and fairness

OTTAWA—Right-leaning charities are reporting zero “political” activity while engaging in work that appears to meet the Canada Revenue Agency’s definition, a new Broadbent Institute report has found. This raises new questions about the agency’s selection process for determining which charities are targeted for political-activity audits and how charities are interpreting CRA’s definition of “political” activity.

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