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Alberta gets it right on $15 minimum wage

The Alberta government has done it. On October 1st, the minimum wage increased by one dollar to $12.20 per hour, making it the highest provincial, but not territorial, minimum wage...

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How to build a progressive future for BC

On September 22 and 23, the Broadbent Institute hosted Progress Summit BC to chart a progressive path forward for the province in this critical election year. Below are key insights put forward...

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Election of Hillary Clinton May Support New Deal for Canadians

The results of United States Presidential elections always have major implications for Canadians. This time around, we may just see a boost to progressive politics North of the border. It...

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Val Napoleon: On Indigenous law and the public imagination

On September 22 and 23, the Broadbent Institute hosted Progress Summit BC to chart a progressive path forward for the province in this critical election year. The first keynote was delivered by Law...

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What should BC's economy look like in 2030?

On September 22 and 23, the Broadbent Institute hosted Progress Summit BC to chart a progressive path forward for the province in this critical election year. In a marquee panel on the...

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Wab Kinew: Engaging the Electorate

  On September 22 and 23, the Broadbent Institute hosted Progress Summit BC to chart a progressive path forward for the province in this critical election year. The Summit wrapped up with...

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The co-operative economy as a model for B.C.

On September 22 and 23, the Broadbent Institute hosted Progress Summit BC to chart a progressive path forward for the province in this critical election year. The Summit kicked off with a...

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Retrieving affordability: progressive policy solutions for BC’s housing crisis

On September 22 and 23, the Broadbent Institute hosted Progress Summit BC to chart a progressive path forward for the province in this critical election year. In the panel entitled...

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Rising right-wing populism and the failure of global economic governance

With the global economy mired in slow growth and right-wing, nationalist populism in the ascendant in many of the advanced industrial countries, one might have hoped that the G20 summit...

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Charting a path for a progressive BC

  On September 22, 23, the Broadbent Institute hosts its first Progress Summit BC in Vancouver. In the lead up, the Institute is publishing a series of blog posts from...