VANCOUVER - Former New Democrat Party leader Ed Broadbent announced the launch of the Broadbent Institute today. The progressive think-tank will focus on developing social democratic ideas for the 21st century and training the next generation of campaigners and activists.
"My friends, it's our task to lead the way with new ideas," said Broadbent. "This Institute is about thought and action - new solutions for problems facing Canadians."
The Broadbent Institute's mission is to identify, develop, and support individuals and policies that can advance our common vision of free, equal, and compassionate citizenship in Canada.
"Fresh thinking and action outside the established patterns is what's needed for the future, and that is what this institution is all about."