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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

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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.

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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...

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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.

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Filipino Healthcare Workers During COVID-19 and the Importance of Race-Based Analysis

Filipino Workers on the Frontlines During COVID19 Globally and in Canada Warlito Valdez. Amor Padilla Gatinao. Daisy Dorinilla. Debbie Accad. Leilani Medel. Christine Mandegarian.  These are just a few of...

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Economy and climate need more than stimulus after COVID-19

Media reports say climate change mitigation will play a prominent role in the COVID-19 economic recovery, with the federal government planning to invest in the environment as part of its...