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Mark Carney and the Limits of Liberalism

Mark Carney is the ultimate Davos man. A former investment banker with Goldman Sachs, he moved from the federal Department of Finance to become Governor of the Bank of Canada...

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Broadbent Institute Tax Index

Accelerated by the pandemic, Canada’s income gap is at an all-time high. So, it's time to take stock of who's not paying their fair share. From tax dodging and loopholes,...

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Setting a New Normal through a Bold Recovery

The crisis we and the world continue to confront seriously affects public health and our social and economic well-being. There will be no quick return to normal, nor should there...

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Is Inflation a Threat?

Many conservative economists and policy-makers, not least the C D Howe Institute and its corporate allies, are sounding the alarm about potential inflation in the opinion pages of the Globe...

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Celebrating 85 years!

This March 21st will be Ed’s 85th birthday and all of us here at the Institute want to make sure it’s his best one ever!

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Community Land Trusts

For Black History Month, the Institute hosts a policy series highlighting bold policy solutions in order to tackle anti-Black racism, focusing on the need for intergovernmental action. Each submission proposes a plan...

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New Report: An Examination of Beer Taxation in Canada

Canada has some of the highest taxes on beer in the world. Today, almost 50% of the price we pay for beer is taxes, which includes a federal excise tax,...

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Knowing Our History to Rectify the Present: Black History Month with Webster

For Black History Month, the Institute hosts a policy series highlighting bold policy solutions in order to tackle anti-Black racism, focusing on the need for intergovernmental action. Each submission proposes a plan...

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WEALTH TAX: A Means to Addressing Contemporary Economic Inequality

For Black History Month, the Institute hosts a policy series highlighting bold policy solutions in order to tackle anti-Black racism, focusing on the need for intergovernmental action. Each submission proposes a plan...

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The opportunity for real change is now. We cannot afford to miss it

We are fortunate to live in Canada. One of the things that makes this a great country is that change – even major change – is possible. Since the founding...