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Dystopia is not inevitable, but institutions need radical transformation

As multiple globalized crises simultaneously crash in on each other, does dystopia become inevitable? In his new book, Escaping Dystopia: Rebuilding a Public Domain, McMaster University Professor Stephen McBride argues...

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Billionaire tech visions won’t save us from climate catastrophe

As greenhouse gas emissions ramp up, housing prices reach astronomical heights, and we all stay stuck in traffic, Paris Marx’s new book Road to Nowhere: What Silicon Valley Gets Wrong...

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Congratulations to Broadbent Fellow Frances Abele on Order of Canada Appointment

The Broadbent Institute would like to congratulate Professor Frances Abele on her newly announced appointment as a Member of the Order of Canada by Governor General Mary Simon. This appointment...

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A Message from Ed Broadbent and Jen Hassum on the United States Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

We share the anger, fear, and disappointment that many are feeling today on both sides of the border. All people have equal worth and equal rights. We all deserve a...

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Ontario Election Post-Mortem: Strategy Shift Needed for the Progressive Left?

On paper, one could argue there were winning odds stacked for the progressive electoral left in Ontario ahead of the 2022 provincial election. Doug Ford as Premier of Ontario mishandled...

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Why Building Power is the Key to Making Change

Our political climate is getting more and more polarized, but despite this Canadians’ opinions continue trending progressive. Voters across the political spectrum have come to a consensus on the need...

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2022 Ontario election platforms need to include mental health

The lack of accessibility and affordability of mental health services has left an enormous gap in the Ontario health care system for years. According to the 2018 Canadian Community Health...

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The Deep and Lasting Cuts of Neoliberalism

The borders of history as an academic discipline have broadened to include the very recent past. Drawing upon the insights of political economy and critical theory, contemporary historians such as...

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Announcing the 2022 Layton and Taylor Prize Winners

Each year, in partnership with the Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor and former MP and city councillor Olivia Chow, the Broadbent Institute has the honour of awarding the Jack Layton and...

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Budget 2022 Bets on Electric Cars and Tech Incentives to Decarbonize Economy

The Clean Air and a Strong Economy section of the federal government’s 2022 budget sinks over $12 billion on climate action measures spread out over four years, while illustrating in...