Canada’s poor took big financial hit in recent years, report finds

Janet McFarland / The Globe and Mail

The poorest 10 per cent of Canadians saw their net worth fall by 150 per cent between 2005 and 2012 while Canada’s richest 10 per cent saw a huge increase in their net worth in the same period, a new report shows.

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Richest tenth of B.C. families has half of province's wealth: report

Chad Skelton / Vancouver Sun

The richest 10 per cent of B.C. families has more than half of the province’s wealth, according to a new report from the left-leaning Broadbent Institute.

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CPP hiding rising costs, which have more than tripled since 2006: new report

Canadian Press

The Canada Pension Plan is hiding the fact that its administrative costs have more than tripled since 2006 because of transaction and external management fees, according to a new report from a conservative think-thank.

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Broadbent Institute announces Robert Reich as Progress Gala keynote

Author and policy leader to address high-level November event

OTTAWA—Renowned economist and author Robert Reich will be the keynote speaker at the Broadbent Institute's second annual Progress Gala this November in Toronto. Reich, a high-profile business commentator and expert on the income inequality crisis, will make the case for a fairer economic future to an audience of political leaders and policy influencers.

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Stephen Harper: the environment's best friend

Bear with me: I want to tell you about an odd thought I had the other day that may induce minor whiplash. I confess that it tests the bounds of believability. But I actually think it’s true:

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Manning Centre: Broadbent Institute program "the single greatest threat" to conservatism

Well, it looks like the Broadbent Institute is striking fear in the hearts of conservatives.

I'd say that's a job well done.

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Broadbent Institute to place budding politicos in cutting-edge U.S. campaigns through new training program

Unique course offered in partnership with leading Democratic firm

OTTAWA—As part of its commitment to supporting the development of a new generation of Canadian leaders, the Broadbent Institute has launched the Camp Progress Practicum, a new hands-on, intensive training and placement opportunity for Canadian campaigners, organizers and activists. The program is offered in collaboration with 270 Strategies, a firm founded by senior strategists from U.S. President Barack Obama's 2008 and 2012 campaigns.

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Is Canada putting all of its eggs in the oilsands basket?

Derek Leahy / DeSmog Canada

The recent shelving of the Joslyn mine oilsands project in Alberta is a reminder of the fragile economics of the oilsands. No economic formula could be found to make the $11 billion project work and it has been put on hold indefinitely. 

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The kids aren't all right

CBC News

On the heels of an Ontario election campaign that was dominated by fuzzy math in jobs numbers, a think-tank made headlines this week with some eye-popping numbers of its own.

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The Broadbent Institute’s youth job guarantee is a good idea that will never happen

Murad Hemmadi / Canadian Business

Jobs for every boy and girl—that’s what the Broadbent Institute is proposing, in a paper calling for a Youth Job Guarantee.

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