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The global slump and the monetary taboo

Seven years after the great financial crisis of 2008, the world economy remains at high risk of a new slump despite continued ultra low interest rates. The IMF has called...

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Moving from good optics to sustained action on climate change

The new Canadian government has certainly shot off the starting blocks at breakneck speed on climate policy. Catherine McKenna was more or less packing for a ministerial meeting in Paris...

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Statement on Alberta Climate Leadership Plan

On a public policy Richter scale, Alberta’s new Climate Leadership Plan is an 11. It is enormously positive and forward-looking and will yield measurable benefits for the health and quality...

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Federal government can lead on climate in Paris. Here's how

The recent Broadbent Institute and Mowat Centre report, Step-Change: Federal Policy Ideas Towards a Low-Carbon Canada, appears at a critical time. Intended to provide concrete examples of mitigation policies that might...

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Canadian democracy and its challenges

The Broadbent Institute and the University of Saskatchewan recently co-sponsored a conference on the challenges to Canadian democracy to honour the memory of Allan Blakeney, former Premier of Saskatchewan. Blakeney passed...

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Alberta Premier Rachel Notley addresses the Progress Gala

  Alberta Premier Rachel Notley spoke at the Broadbent Institute's Progress Gala in Toronto on November 12. Here is a condensed copy of her prepared remarks. 

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So-called "Middle Class" tax cut leaves out most Canadians

The so-called “middle class” tax cut promised by the newly elected Liberal government in the name of promoting greater fairness seems set to be quickly implemented for the 2016 tax...

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A national child care system... because "it's 2015"

The best line of the Trudeau government’s first day— widely reported and praised in the international media—was the new PM’s.

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It is time to ask some hard questions about democracy

On November 6th and 7th, the Broadbent Institute is sponsoring a conference in honour of the late Allan Blakeney. Admission to the event is free, see below for details. 

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Why progressives can be proud of the Alberta budget

  Canada’s right-wing have fiercely denounced the Alberta NDP government’s first budget for its failure to deeply cut spending on social programs and public services so as to balance the...