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Common wealth tax myths busted

Canada’s 47 billionaires increased their wealth by $78 billion during the pandemic, and they now control $270 billion in total. A 1% tax on wealth over $20 million could raise...

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A Note from Ed Broadbent

Like many Canadians, I was heart-sickened to hear about the discovery of a mass grave of 215 Indigenous children at a former residential school near Kamloops BC. Some have depicted...

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An Insider's Reflection on Ed Broadbent's Social Democratic NDP

I left British Columbia in 1984 to join my wife, Karen, who had taken a job with the Macdonald Commission and was to go on to pursue a career as a...

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It's Time to Share the Wealth

The super-wealthy have everything they could ask for. Internationally, their global power and influence have enabled them to concentrate corporate ownership, reap record profits, keep workers’ wages low and pay...

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Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond Receives the 2021 Ellen Meiksins Wood Prize

The Broadbent Institute is pleased to announce that it has awarded the 2021 Ellen Meiksins Wood Prize to renowned lawyer, judge, and children and youth advocate, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe....

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Building a Future with Better Outcomes for All

I hope this letter finds you and your loved ones well during these challenging days. Our thoughts are with all of the frontline workers and persons who have been impacted by...

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Budget 2021: Phasing out for-profit long-term care homes

The financial resources many older adults need to age with dignity are enormous, and mostly accessible to the wealthiest among us. Our system, at this point, largely assumes that the...

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Statement from Ed Broadbent: Rick Smith stepping down as Broadbent Institute Executive Director

After more than eight successful years as Executive Director of the Broadbent Institute, the Board of Directors of the Institute today announced that Rick Smith will be stepping down from...

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Budget 2021 Misses the Opportunity to #TaxtheRich

Despite promises it made in its 2020 Throne Speech, the federal government failed to “tax extreme wealth inequality” in the 2021 budget - the first federal budget to be tabled...

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A Very Liberal Budget

Thanks to the announcement of significant funding for a new national child care and early learning program, the 2021 federal Budget can be fairly described as the most progressive since...