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The first full-length treatment of Ed Broadbent’s ideas and remarkable seven-decade engagement in public life. Part memoir, part history, part political manifesto, Seeking Social Democracy offers the first full-length treatment...Blog
Canada has lost an exceptional woman. Monique Bégin was a leader in the cause of gender equality, a leader in bringing universal healthcare to Canada and in general a leader...In the News
Seeking Social Democracy: Seven Decades in the Fight for Equality By: Ed Broadbent PC, Frances Abele CM, Jonathan Sas & Luke Savage Part memoir, part history, part political manifesto,...
Economic inequality is one of the critical challenges of our time. To reverse the growing gap and create a more fair and just society, progressives must demand public policies that focus on shared prosperity and equitable wealth distribution for all.Read more
To reverse the hollowing out of democracy, Canada must restore faith in the system and renew public engagement in the political process including reforming democratic institutions to be accountable and responsive, advocating for more formal representation of women and minority groups, and investing in communities.Read more
Climate change, deforestation, water contamination, cancer-causing toxins, ecosystem decline: Canada must focus on the development of innovative greener industries that generate good jobs and globally competitive companies that can fuel Canada’s long-term economic well-being.Read more
Social democracy is an array of social movements promoting equality and recognition of differences, including feminism, anti-racism, the environmental movement and struggles for the recognition of disability rights and Indigenous rights.Read more