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 to Albertans. Since being sworn in as Premier on April 30th, 2019, Kenney and his government have already cut Gay Straight Alliances in schools, taken $1,120 off of the paycheques of young workers, cut corporate tax rates ensuring that corporations are able to rake in $348 million in tax breaks in the first year of his mandate, and set up a government-funded "war room" to counter oil sands critics using $30 million in government funding. These are just some of his worst statistics since taking office in April: 

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One Year of Ford's Ontario

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Affordability concerns will dominate the federal election, new research shows



March 28, 2019

Affordability concerns will dominate the federal election, new research shows

CANADA — Public opinion research released today shows that almost half (48%) of Canadians are worried about the rising cost of living and not having enough income to cover their expenses. Over half (57%) listed issues of affordability, economic inequality, wages and taxes, as their top vote drivers for the upcoming federal election. Pharmacare and healthcare costs also rated highly.

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2018 Year End Letter

With the holiday season upon us, it’s time to reflect on the year that was and the year ahead. At the BROADBENT INSTITUTE, we continue to work our hearts out for progress right across this great country.

It’s been a long and wild political year in Canada. With elections from New Brunswick to British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec, and in the Prairies too, change has been a theme, but not all of the change has been positive.

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PETITION: STAND UP TO TRUMP: Suspend the Safe Third Country Agreement with the U.S.

Terrified children being ripped from their parents and imprisoned alone in cages.

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Statement from Ed Broadbent on BC PR referendum



My congratulations to Premier John Horgan and his government in BC. They are keeping their word and moving forward with a referendum to replace the province’s “first past the post” electoral system with Proportional Representation (PR), so that every vote in every community counts.

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Lack of action on tax loopholes missed opportunity to fight inequality



Ottawa – The federal budget missed an opportunity to recover up to $12 billion in tax revenue that could be invested in  needed health and social programs, contends the Broadbent Institute.

“Tax loopholes used mainly by the very wealthy are costing us billions every year,” stated Rick Smith, Executive Director of the Broadbent Institute. “A fairer tax system that sees these loopholes closed would help us fight the inequality that’s threatening many of our communities.”

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Electoral Reform - How We Vote



Recommendations from the Broadbent Institute on the 2018 Referendum

Democratic renewal is a key focus of the Institute. The upcoming referendum in British Columbia on proportional representation (PR) provides a historic opportunity to strengthen our democracy, improve representation, combat the growing alienation people feel from the political process, and renew public faith in our political institutions.

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