Like Manning, Broadbent finds new life as thought leader

L. Ian MacDonald / iPolitics

Ed Broadbent on the left, as Preston Manning has on the right, has not only re-invented himself as a thought leader, he too has created a think tank that is a valuable source of ideas and public discourse.

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Progressives united, but who gets their vote?

Tim Harper / Toronto Star

The good news for the body politic in this country is that it is now flying on two wings.

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At last, encouraging news about democracy: Delacourt

Susan Delacourt / Toronto Star

Is it possible for Canadians to hate politics but still believe in government?

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Progressives must be ready to change Conservative ideas, NDP stalwart says

Joanna Smith / Toronto Star

OTTAWA—New Democrats and their like-minded friends must be more than anti-Conservative if they want to lead Canada in a new direction, says former party leader Ed Broadbent.

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Ed Broadbent On Bill C-51: 'Never Thought I'd See The Day' Liberals Won't Defend Charter

Ryan Maloney / Huffington Post

The elder statesman of the federal New Democrats says he cannot believe that the party of Pierre Trudeau will back Bill C-51, the Tory government’s controversial anti-terror legislation.

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Anti-terror bill threatens Charter rights, Ed Broadbent warns

Mark Kennedy / Ottawa Citizen

The federal Conservative government is jeopardizing the civil rights of Canadians through its anti-terrorism legislation and has sat idly by as a wealth gap makes this a “vastly unequal country,” says former NDP leader Ed Broadbent.

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More young Canadians back a progressive agenda than older Canadians: New study of massive dataset

Findings released at Progress Summit 2015 raise question of how youth vote could change election result

OTTAWA—More than older Canadians, younger Canadians support increases in taxes tied to better public services, prioritize environmental protection over economic growth, support more spending on health and education, and want an activist government that creates jobs, according to a new study.

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Younger Canadians more left wing, could shift political landscape: study

Joe Friesen / Globe and Mail

Canadians under 35 are more left wing than the rest of Canada and could transform the political landscape if only they voted, according to a new study.

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Media availability of author of new report on youth political attitudes

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New study of massive dataset of over 8,000 Canadians being released Friday at #prgrs15

OTTAWA— University of Saskatchewan political scientist David McGrane will be available to answer questions from reporters about his new study being published Friday by the Broadbent Institute.

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Medicare in distress and near 'tipping point,' Roy Romanow says

Mark Kennedy / Ottawa Citizen

Former Saskatchewan premier Roy Romanow, who led a federal inquiry into medicare more than a decade ago, says the public health care system is deteriorating and close to a “tipping point.”

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