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

 

 

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

 

 

 92-year-old veteran and author of acclaimed book Harry’s Last Stand inspires Canada’s young progressive activists

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One week until kick off of Stand up for Progress National Tour featuring Harry Leslie Smith

 

 

92-year-old veteran and author of acclaimed book Harry’s Last Stand inspires Canada’s young progressive activists

OTTAWA, ON--The Broadbent Institute’s Stand up for Progress National Tour featuring Harry Leslie Smith kicks off in Victoria on June 18.

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The Broadbent Institute and SFU’s School of Public Policy Co-Hosting Panel of Top Strategists on Historic Alberta Election

Vancouver—The Broadbent Institute and the Simon Fraser University School of Public Policy are pleased to co-host Beyond the Headlines: Learning from the Historic Alberta Election on June 1.

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The Broadbent Institute launches Stand up for Progress National Tour featuring Harry Leslie Smith

Author of acclaimed book Harry’s Last Stand inspires Canada’s young progressive activists

OTTAWA—The Broadbent Institute is pleased to announce the launch of the Stand up for Progress National Tour featuring Harry Leslie Smith as the country gears up for a fall federal election.

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In cutting federal deficit, Harper covers his ears

John Ibbitson / Globe and Mail

Was it wrong for the Harper government to balance the budget this year? That depends on whether we have become as conservative as the Prime Minister thinks we are.

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