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Deficit hawks’ blind spot on fair taxation and inequality

A recent C.D Howe report chastises the government’s commitment to implement national pharmacare and child care, while ignoring new fiscal tools at our disposal.

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Report: Basic Income Guarantee

The speed and scale of job loss in the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown was unprecedented and disproportionately impacted low wage workers. This highlighted the fragility of our social safety net, especially...

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Report: Medicare 2.0

As Canadians, we are rightly proud of our health care system. In 2004, the “Father of Medicare,” Saskatchewan politician and visionary Tommy Douglas, was crowned in a CBC poll as...

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Report: Paying for the Recovery we Want

Within a few months, COVID-19 has imposed a global economic shock the like of which hasn’t been seen since the Great Depression. The particular nature of this crisis, a pandemic...

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The 2020 Ellen Meiksins Wood Lecture

Join us via zoom on October 20th from 1-2pm EDT the 2020 Ellen Meiksins Wood Lecture. This free event will feature a conversation with renowned trade union leader Leo Gerard.  One of...

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Speech from the Throne: Ambitious but Vague

There is a lot for progressives to like in the Speech from the Throne – promises of major new federal investments in child care, health care, including pharmacare, green jobs,...

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Toronto Developers Short-changed Public Schools Hundreds Of Millions Of Infrastructure Dollars: Report

Toronto’s public schools are short hundreds of millions in dollars that ought to have been collected for infrastructure according to a report released today, “The Missing Money Our Schools Need...

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Survey finds Canadians want to see bold new ideas in next week’s throne speech

Majority say they may not vote Liberal if government does not announce changes New information from a survey commissioned by the Broadbent Institute shows that a majority of Canadians (54...

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Seth Klein's war time analogy hits the right mark in the fight against climate change

Seth Klein, former Director of the BC office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, is not the first to draw an analogy between war and the needed  response to...

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Labour Day message from Ed Broadbent

While we can’t celebrate Labour Day with our usual parades and gatherings, I invite you to take a moment today to celebrate what organized labour has helped us achieve.