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In the News

Rick Smith discusses the rise of America's NDP

The Institute's Executive Director, Rick Smith, was on yesterday's Danielle Smith Show to discuss his latest piece in Maclean's on the rise of America's NDP. He describes the growing influence...

In the News

Organizations call for wealth tax to bolster Canada’s recovery

OTTAWA – In response to today’s projected fiscal outlook, a number of organizations are renewing calls for a wealth tax on the richest Canadians.

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Steps Must Be Taken to Nationalize Pharmaceutical Production in Canada

We’ve lost so much due to Canada’s misguided embrace of privatization in recent years, but one loss that sticks out with particular rawness these days is the sale of Connaught...

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The Institute's Katrina Miller discusses our latest report on the case for a Canadian Wealth Tax

The Institute's Program Director, Katrina Miller, was on yesterday's Danielle Smith Show to discuss the Institute's latest report, Multi-Millionaires and Fair Taxes: The Case for a Wealth Tax. The segment dives...

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COVID-19, Canadians with disabilities, and the need for major reforms

Going forward, it is time the federal government be responsible for providing an adequate income security program for Canadians with disabilities, while enabling the provinces to invest in an affordable...

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COVID-19 results in historic rollbacks of Canadian environmental protections

Though it’s difficult to measure these things, we may well be witnessing the most widespread rollbacks of environmental protections in Canadian history.

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Policy Options for Defunding the Police & Creating Alternative Services of Safety and Support

Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd in Minneapolis by kneeling on his neck until he couldn’t breathe—while knowingly being filmed. Regis Korchinski-Paquet died after police arrived to her Toronto home, responding...

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My thoughts on a Covid-19 Economic Recovery Plan

I hope that you and your family are healthy and safe. I am writing this online message to let you know what the Broadbent Institute has been doing with respect...

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A COVID-19 Recovery Plan Requires Keeping People Housed

The Institute’s Senior Policy Analyst Brittany Andrew-Amofah interviewed former Deputy Minister of Ontario & Manitoba Michael Mendelson on Canada's housing crisis in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and what...

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Time for feds and province to step up on public transit

If corporations and companies that are about to collapse are worthy of COVID-19 bailouts, so are public services