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Ed Broadbent Democracy Fund Launched

A fund dedicated to strengthening democracy in Canada is being launched today in honour of Ed Broadbent. OTTAWA -- As the famous Canadian political philosopher, and Broadbent’s lifelong friend, Charles Taylor,...

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Register to Join Us in Celebrating the Life of Ed Broadbent

On Sunday, January 28, the Government of Canada will host a state funeral to honour Ed Broadbent. This event is not only a tribute to the life of Ed Broadbent...

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Statement on the Prime Minister’s Announcement of State Funeral for the Honourable Ed Broadbent

The Broadbent Institute and Broadbent family welcome the announcement by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that a state funeral will be held for Ed Broadbent, who passed away on January 11,...

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Statement on the passing of Ed Broadbent

It is with the heaviest of hearts that the Broadbent Institute announces the passing of our founder, Ed Broadbent.  Our country has lost a fierce champion for ordinary Canadians, an...

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A 2023 Holiday Message from Ed Broadbent

  Greetings Friends, I hope this letter finds you in good health and spirits. As we usher in the holiday season and look forward to a new year, it's good...

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2023 Progress Gala Executive Director's Remarks

The following are remarks delivered by Jen Hassum, Executive Director of the Broadbent Institute, welcoming guests to the 2023 Progress Gala held in Toronto, Ontario on November 16, 2023. Hi...

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In Conversation: 'Seeking Social Democracy' Toronto Event with Ed Broadbent and Friends

The Broadbent Institute hosted the co-authors of Seeking Social Democracy: Seven Decades in the Fight for Equality, Ed Broadbent, Frances Abele, Jonathan Sas, and Luke Savage, for a lively reading and...

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Perspectives: A Canadian Journal of Political Economy and Social Democracy

The Broadbent Institute is proud to launch Perspectives: A Canadian Journal of Political Economy and Social Democracy. This new publication provides analysis and helps to develop strategy for building a...

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New Report: Grocery Workers' Wages, Inflation and Profits

New study by the Broadbent Institute finds that wage gains in the grocery industry have been erased by inflation - amid record profits by grocers. OTTAWA - Wage gains for...

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Progressive Governance in Unprecedented Times

How does a social democratic government in British Columbia deliver on principles of justice and equality for its people? From sustainable economic development in the face of the climate crisis,...