New report lays out seven policies to steer Canada toward a low-carbon economy

 

 

TORONTO — Canada must ensure there are broader changes to our economy beyond carbon pricing alone if the country is to move toward a low-carbon economy, says a new report released today by the Mowat Centre and the Broadbent Institute.

The two think tanks say that in the lead-up to next month’s UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris, Canada’s new federal government must articulate a broad and clear agenda that recognizes climate change is a fundamental global threat demanding Canadian leadership.

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New election video seizes on mood for change to get out the vote

 

 

OTTAWA — The Broadbent Institute today launched a digital campaign with the release of a new video to seize on the momentum for change as advance polls open.

Can’t Wait, a one-minute video produced in English and French by Pollinator Films, captures the excitement and urgency people are feeling as voting day approaches. In five vignettes, the video uses humour to grab people’s attention.

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Quebecers underestimate the extent of wealth inequality

 

 

MONTREAL— Quebecers greatly underestimate the wealth gap in Quebec and would prefer a much more balanced distribution of wealth. These findings are the key takeaways from the first nationwide survey that asked Canadians from all provinces how they think wealth is distributed and what they think would be the ideal distribution.

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Right-leaning charities continue to report zero "political" activity

 

 

OTTAWA — The country’s most active right-leaning charities reported zero “political” activity in 2014 while engaging in work that appears to meet the Canada Revenue Agency’s own definition, a new Broadbent Institute survey has found. This raises fresh questions about how conservative-oriented charities are interpreting CRA’s definition of “political” activity and the agency’s political-activity auditing program.

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$50 billion Canada-wide infrastructure program would generate significant ROI, boost productivity, wages and competitiveness

 

 

OTTAWA— A five-year $50-billion public infrastructure spending initiative would generate a return on investment to Canadians over the long term as high as $3.83 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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Harry Leslie Smith wraps up Stand up for Progress National Tour with message for Canada’s youth

 

 

OTTAWA—The Broadbent Institute’s Stand up for Progress National Tour featuring Harry Leslie Smith wraps up today after the Second World War veteran traveled nearly 17,000 kilometers inspiring the next generation of progressives in the lead-up to the federal election.

Canada’s oldest rebel and author of Harry’s Last Stand: How The World My Generation Built Is Falling Down, And What We Can Do To Save It hit seven Canadian cities across five provinces, from Victoria to Halifax, in the past month. The tour ends in Oshawa today.

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Canadian millennials have little confidence in politicians, even less than American counterparts

 

 

Ottawa, ON—Canadian millennials have little confidence in politicians and are even more jaded than their American counterparts are about whether they care about young people’s views or are interested in taking action on youth priorities, according to a new pioneering comparative survey.

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People maxing out TFSAs “in virtual free fall;” new $10,000 contribution limit will disproportionately benefit those of higher income and wealth

 

 

OTTAWA--Even before the Conservative government increased the contribution limit for Tax-Free Savings Accounts, the proportion of people maxing out their TFSAs had dropped dramatically from 64 per cent to under 18 per cent. Moreover, participation and maximization patterns by age and income suggest that asset shifting and income splitting are the primary sources of contributions rather than new saving, a new Broadbent Institute study has found.

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Stand up for Progress National Tour featuring Harry Leslie Smith kicks off as Parliament rises for summer

 

 

OTTAWA—The Broadbent Institute’s Stand up for Progress National Tour featuring Harry Leslie Smith kicks off today just as the House of Commons is set to rise before the fall federal election.

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The Broadbent Institute launches its Quebec office

 

 

MEDIA ADVISORY

June 16, 2015

The Broadbent Institute launches its Quebec office

MONTREAL - The Broadbent Institute, an independent, non-partisan organization championing progressive change, is officially launching its Quebec office this Thursday at the Café of the Monument-National.

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