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The Institute's Katrina Miller discusses our latest report on the case for a Canadian Wealth Tax

The Institute's Program Director, Katrina Miller, was on yesterday's Danielle Smith Show to discuss the Institute's latest report, Multi-Millionaires and Fair Taxes: The Case for a Wealth Tax. The segment dives...


COVID-19, Canadians with disabilities, and the need for major reforms

Going forward, it is time the federal government be responsible for providing an adequate income security program for Canadians with disabilities, while enabling the provinces to invest in an affordable...


COVID-19 results in historic rollbacks of Canadian environmental protections

Though it’s difficult to measure these things, we may well be witnessing the most widespread rollbacks of environmental protections in Canadian history.


Policy Options for Defunding the Police & Creating Alternative Services of Safety and Support

Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd in Minneapolis by kneeling on his neck until he couldn’t breathe—while knowingly being filmed. Regis Korchinski-Paquet died after police arrived to her Toronto home, responding...


My thoughts on a Covid-19 Economic Recovery Plan

I hope that you and your family are healthy and safe. I am writing this online message to let you know what the Broadbent Institute has been doing with respect...


A COVID-19 Recovery Plan Requires Keeping People Housed

The Institute’s Senior Policy Analyst Brittany Andrew-Amofah interviewed former Deputy Minister of Ontario & Manitoba Michael Mendelson on Canada's housing crisis in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and what...


Time for feds and province to step up on public transit

If corporations and companies that are about to collapse are worthy of COVID-19 bailouts, so are public services


Corporate Bailouts or a Long Term Post COVID Strategy?

The federal government has just announced a new program to expand loans to struggling non financial corporations – the Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility. It’s role  deserves serious debate.


BC’s swift response to long-term care crisis sets the bar for other provinces

Today, four out of five Canadians who have died from COVID-19 in Canada are linked to long-term care homes. The first death from COVID-19 in Canada was an elderly resident...


Five tests to make sure bailouts benefit people, not corporations

Canada’s corporate bailouts need to cut out tax dodgers and profiteers, and show long-term commitments are attached to the money.