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Statement on the passing of Ed Broadbent

It is with the heaviest of hearts that the Broadbent Institute announces the passing of our founder, Ed Broadbent.  Our country has lost a fierce champion for ordinary Canadians, an...

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A 2023 Holiday Message from Ed Broadbent

  Greetings Friends, I hope this letter finds you in good health and spirits. As we usher in the holiday season and look forward to a new year, it's good...

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2023 Progress Gala Executive Director's Remarks

The following are remarks delivered by Jen Hassum, Executive Director of the Broadbent Institute, welcoming guests to the 2023 Progress Gala held in Toronto, Ontario on November 16, 2023. Hi...

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In Conversation: 'Seeking Social Democracy' Toronto Event with Ed Broadbent and Friends

The Broadbent Institute hosted the co-authors of Seeking Social Democracy: Seven Decades in the Fight for Equality, Ed Broadbent, Frances Abele, Jonathan Sas, and Luke Savage, for a lively reading and...

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Perspectives: A Canadian Journal of Political Economy and Social Democracy

The Broadbent Institute is proud to launch Perspectives: A Canadian Journal of Political Economy and Social Democracy. This new publication provides analysis and helps to develop strategy for building a...

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New Report: Grocery Workers' Wages, Inflation and Profits

New study by the Broadbent Institute finds that wage gains in the grocery industry have been erased by inflation - amid record profits by grocers. OTTAWA - Wage gains for...

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Progressive Governance in Unprecedented Times

How does a social democratic government in British Columbia deliver on principles of justice and equality for its people? From sustainable economic development in the face of the climate crisis,...

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'Seeking Social Democracy' Book Launch Events

  The first full-length treatment of Ed Broadbent’s ideas and remarkable seven-decade engagement in public life. Part memoir, part history, part political manifesto, Seeking Social Democracy offers the first full-length...

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Ed Broadbent Statement on the Passing of Monique Bégin

Canada has lost an exceptional woman. Monique Bégin was a leader in the cause of gender equality, a leader in bringing universal healthcare to Canada and in general a leader...

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Seeking Social Democracy - Pre-Order Today!

  Seeking Social Democracy: Seven Decades in the Fight for Equality By: Ed Broadbent PC, Frances Abele CM, Jonathan Sas & Luke Savage   Part memoir, part history, part political manifesto,...