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The Broadbent Institute is pleased to announce the addition of four new members to the Board of Directors to help shape a social democratic research agenda for Canada and bolster...Blog
It’s only been a few days since Premier Doug Ford invoked the notwithstanding clause of the Charter of Rights to try to prevent a strike by education workers. Even so, much ink...Blog
Given that we know that the planet is rapidly heading towards ecological disaster, and given our knowledge of the causes and solutions, why is it that so little real progress...
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