The Broadbent Institute is Canada’s leading progressive, independent organization championing change through the promotion of democracy, equality, and sustainability and the training of a new generation of leaders.


Charting the path to National Pharmacare in Canada

January 10, 2019

National Pharmacare has been a topic of discussion in Canada for over half a century, yet we remain uniqueamong the world’s high-income countries with universal health coverage in that we still do not include outpatient prescription drugs in our national benefit package. There is a growing sense that we will... Read more

Are Canadians overtaxed? The equation is complicated

January 09, 2019

    This blogpost originally appeared in the Globe and Mail. Partly fuelled by reports from conservative think-tanks such as the Fraser Institute, many Canadians believe that they are taxed far too heavily and that the tax “burden” has been rising over time. Recently published Statistics Canada data show, in fact,... Read more