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Time to launch a government run telco to force Rogers, Bell and Telus to lower prices? There’s already a precedent

SaskTel — a publicly-owned telecommunications company — already enjoys significant market share in Saskatchewan, forcing the big guys to lower their prices to compete.  

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A 2022 Holiday Message from Ed Broadbent and Jen Hassum

Dear Friends, With the holiday season upon us, it is time to reflect on the year to be. We hope you and your loved ones are well in these challenging...

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What is Affordability to Ontario’s Housing Affordability Task Force?

Fundamentally, housing is for people. The Ontario government appears to ignore that aspect, even by the 2021 Ontario Housing Affordability Task Force’s developer-focused recommendations. Amid relentlessly increasing home buying and...

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New Additions to the Broadbent Institute's Board of Directors

The Broadbent Institute is pleased to announce the addition of four new members to the Board of Directors to help shape a social democratic research agenda for Canada and bolster...

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Undermining collective bargaining rights hurts Ontario's economy

It’s only been a few days since Premier Doug Ford invoked the notwithstanding clause of the Charter of Rights to try to prevent a strike by education workers. Even so, much ink...

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Does “Green Capitalism” Set the Right Price on Planetary Survival?

Given that we know that the planet is rapidly heading towards ecological disaster, and given our knowledge of the causes and solutions, why is it that so little real progress...

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The End of Right-Wing Economic Credibility? Lessons of the UK Economic Crisis

Sunset over London’s financial district. Photo by Andrea De Santis on Unsplash The response of global financial markets to the UK’s latest tax-cut giveaway “mini-budget” has been nothing short of...

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Why the Cambie case should concern us all

The Cambie Case is an important policy decision with massive impact on our cherished public healthcare systems that many Canadians are not familiar with. Adjudicated in British Columbia, this four-year-long...

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The price of labour and the price of everything else

The economic shock of the pandemic inevitably caused a lot of the economic irregularities such as spikes in unemployment, acute losses in productivity coupled with short episodes of increased spending,...

In the News

Statement on the passing of Bill Blaikie

After a multi-year battle with cancer and time in palliative care, it is with great sadness that we acknowledge the death of our friend and colleague Bill Blaikie. Bill proudly...