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Federal COVID-19 aid needs speed, and space to grow

On March 18, the federal government announced an aid package to help workers and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The package includes $27 billion in wage supports and enhanced benefits, and $55 billion in deferred income tax payments. It is supposed to ensure that workers...

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Let’s shore up workers today while thinking of the future in light of COVID-19

Every crisis, it is said, also provides us with an opportunity. Government responses to the economic and social emergency caused by COVID-19 must deal with the immediate impacts on vulnerable...

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Broadbent Institute Resources and Responses to COVID–19

As the COVID-19 health pandemic continues to evolve, each of us needs to do our part to reduce the spread of the virus and “flatten the curve”. We also need to...

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Dealing with the Economic Impacts of COVID-19

At this time, it is impossible to know the course and consequences of COVID-19 cases arising from the novel coronavirus. A probable outcome seems to be a spread of the...

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Recognition of informal gatherings of place and space

To what extent should urban neighbourhoods and local businesses be impacted by the construction of transit or other infrastructure projects?

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Media Representation Needed for a Healthy Democracy

For Black History Month, the Institute launched a policy series highlighting bold policy solutions in order to tackle anti-Black racism, focusing on the need for intergovernmental action. Each submission proposes a plan...

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Excerpt: Setting our Historical Context

This excerpt has been condensed and re-ordered from its original text [Submission to the B.C. Government on Accessibility Legislation] in order to provide a concise historical analysis of the colonial...

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The future of work must be decent work

For Black History Month, the Institute launched a policy series highlighting bold policy solutions in order to tackle anti-Black racism, focusing on the need for intergovernmental action. Each submission proposes a plan...

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‘Let’s keep up the momentum’ - The Need to Expand Policies for Black Youth

For Black History Month, the Institute launched a policy series highlighting bold policy solutions in order to tackle anti-Black racism, focusing on the need for intergovernmental action. Each submission proposes a plan...

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Black Food Insecurity in Canada

For Black History Month, the Institute launched a policy series highlighting bold policy solutions in order to tackle anti-Black racism, focusing on the need for intergovernmental action. Each submission proposes a plan...