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Leadership lessons from the campaign trail

[Editor's note: The Broadbent Institute is excited to feature insights and lessons from members of our Leadership Network - people who have taken part in our training and leadership programs.] ...

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For future gender budgets, we need good data at the intersections

It has been a week since Budget 2017 was tabled, a budget that undertook, for the first time in Canada, a gender-based analysis.

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On Trumponomics and China

While Canadians are understandably focused on what the election of President Trump means for our bilateral trading relationship and the future of NAFTA, a much bigger issue for the global...

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2017 budget falters on progress, tax fairness

The major challenge for the federal government in the budget was to maintain its commitment to progressive social and economic policies in the face of criticism from the right for...

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Touchstones for a Progressive Federal Budget in the Age of Trump

The major challenge for the federal government in the budget expected this month is to maintain its commitment to progressive social and economic policies in the context of a major...

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We sent 9 Canadian organizers to the front lines in the US election

Here's what they learned. The Broadbent Institute sent Canadian organizers and campaigners to the United States last fall to gain hands-on experience and insight into how Americans run campaigns.

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Internal documents challenge government’s funding claims for Indigenous children

It has been over a year since the federal government was found to be racially discriminating against First Nations children on reserve by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (HRT). 

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An international view on Trudeau's electoral reform mess

I had to watch Prime Minister Trudeau’s epic electoral reform meltdown from a distance over the past couple of weeks given my attendance at an international meeting of progressive policy...

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How Maria Elena Durazo changed the game in L.A.

  Maria Elena Durazo will be sharing lessons and inspiration from her decades-long work to transform LA at Progress Summit 2017. Early Bird tickets are available until February 28, 2017....

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Governments and Charities

  Every year, just before Christmas, the Fraser Institute publish a “Generosity Index” which compares charitable giving in Canada and the United States. The widely-publicized message in 2016 was that...