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Remembering Mel Watkins

    On April 2nd, political economist and giant of the Canadian left, Mel Watkins, passed away.

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A Message from Ed Broadbent - COVID-19

Hello Everyone,  Like many of you, I’m at home in self-isolation. My house is comfortable and my garden is coming to life through my window so it’s not so bad....

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Take Action on Income Supports

  To slow the spread of COVID-19, our public health agencies are increasingly recommending social distancing and containment practices. These precautions are critical, and have implications for a growing number...

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Progress Summit 2020 Postponed – New Date to Come

    After much difficult deliberation, the Broadbent Institute has decided to postpone the 2020 Progress Summit due to public health concerns about mass gatherings arising from novel coronavirus (COVID...

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Broadbent Institute Ontario Education Index

From increased class sizes, to cuts to teaching positions, to mandatory e-learning, the Ford Conservative government in Ontario has tried to take a wrecking ball to Ontario's world-class, publicly-delivered education...

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Ed's Holiday Message

Dear friends, You and I live at an important historical moment. Our world is full of highly divisive politics. In western Europe, the UK has been consumed by the Brexit...

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Remembering Des Morton

    Desmond Morton was a remarkable Canadian and a renowned historian, author and Professor at McGill University. He passed away on Wednesday, September 4th, 2019. 

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Fight For Better

Dear friends and supporters, Earlier this year, we announced our 2019 Fight Back Campaign which is aimed at defending Canada against the rising tide of increasingly extreme, right-wing conservatism.

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Four Months of Kenney's Alberta

    Jason Kenney has been Premier of Alberta for just four months and already his UCP government has taken an axe to many of the things that matter most...