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Profits, Inflation and Survival in an Age of Emergencies: Why We Need a New Paradigm

The 2024 Ellen Meiksins Wood Lecture was held on Thursday, May 30th in partnership with Toronto Metropolitan University’s Faculty of Arts. A special thanks to TMU Interim Dean of Arts Amy Peng...

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Corporate price gouging. That’s the real problem

It seems almost too obvious to say aloud: to solve our affordability challenges, prices, which have steadily increased since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, need to stabilize so...

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Champions of Change: The Broadbent Institute's 2024 Awards

Each year, in partnership with the Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor, and Mayor of Toronto Olivia Chow, the Broadbent Institute has the honour of awarding the Jack Layton Progress Prize and...

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2024 Ellen Meiksins Wood Lecture

The 2024 Ellen Meiksins Wood Prize was awarded by the Broadbent Institute to economist Dr. Isabella Weber—for critical research on economic shocks and inflation that equip Canadian progressives with policy...

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To solve the housing crisis, we must get government building housing again

Photo by Zia Syed on Unsplash In Canada, the rent is too damn high — and it’s shaking political parties and coalitions to their core. Roaring rents and prices are destroying lives, shattering...

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New Report: Dreams and Realities on the Home Front

New Report by the Broadbent Institute finds that 80% of BC Lower Mainland and Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area Residents Say Government Should Return to Building Non-Market Housing. TORONTO - A...

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Statement on the Passing of Rhys Kesselman

Statement on Passing of Rhys Kesselman The Broadbent Institute is heartbroken to learn of the passing of Broadbent Institute Policy Fellow, Professor Rhys Kesselman, on Sunday, February 25th, following a...

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Shortlists for the 2024 Jack Layton Prize and Charles Taylor Prize

The Broadbent Institute is thrilled to announce the shortlists for this year's Jack Layton Progress Prize and Charles Taylor Prize for Excellence in Policy Research. The winners will be announced at...

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Statement on the passing of Brian Mulroney

TIBOR KOLLEY/THE GLOBE AND MAIL The Broadbent Institute is saddened to learn of the passing of the Right Honourable former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. Together, Brian Mulroney and Ed Broadbent...

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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,...