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The political pundits and the media are all but unanimous that there will be a fall federal election. They are probably right, but they may be underestimating the risk to...Blog
Honour Those Found at Residential Schools by Respecting the Human Rights of First Nations Children Today
Anne Levesque is a Broadbent Institute Fellow as well as Assistant professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa. The discovery of more than 1,000 Indigenous children’s bodies...Blog
It’s not just your imagination, the rich are getting richer. The gulf between the rich and poor has been steadily growing in the last 20 years, and social mobility has...
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