Well, it's the morning after. Like a great many Canadians, I spent yesterday with my mind restless and my gaze set firmly on voting in the U.S. This election has been a source of great hope and grave concern over the past few months. We’ve seen some of the worst incendiary hate-filled politics in a generation. But, we have also seen a massive upswell of progressive movements and ideas that have taken the country by storm. Racial justice, climate justice, closing the wealth and income gap aren’t just concepts. They now come with specific, well-documented and widely supported policy solutions that are taking centre stage in the political and popular discourse, both inside and outside of the U.S.Read more
Join us via zoom on October 20th from 1-2pm EDT the 2020 Ellen Meiksins Wood Lecture. This free event will feature a conversation with renowned trade union leader Leo Gerard.
One of the most influential labour advocates in modern history, Leo’s career as a strong voice for working people began on the shop floor of the Inco nickel smelter in Sudbury and recently concluded with his retirement as the long-time International President of the United Steelworkers, the largest private sector union in North America. He also held a number of significant positions in the international labour movement including Vice President of the AFL-CIO and as Co-Founder of Workers Uniting – The Global Union.
The title of the lecture is "My fight for democracy: Reflections on 50 years of union activism".
While we can’t celebrate Labour Day with our usual parades and gatherings, I invite you to take a moment today to celebrate what organized labour has helped us achieve.Read more
The allegations made against Max FineDay are very serious. Effective immediately, the Institute has accepted Mr. FineDay’s resignation from the Board of Directors and he will absent himself from all Institute activities. The Broadbent Institute is committed to ending violence, in all its forms, wherever and whenever it occurs.
The Institute's Executive Director, Rick Smith, conducted a ground-breaking experiment on himself that resulted in him being the first person in North America to discover microplastics in his body.
Read his feature for the Globe and Mail on the experiment and its findings, and watch this clip of him on CTV News discussing the dangers plastics pose to human health.
The Institute's Executive Director, Rick Smith, was on yesterday's Danielle Smith Show to discuss his latest piece in Maclean's on the rise of America's NDP. He describes the growing influence of the progressive wing of the U.S. Democratic Party and its Canadian Connections.Read more
OTTAWA – In response to today’s projected fiscal outlook, a number of organizations are renewing calls for a wealth tax on the richest Canadians.Read more
The Institute's Program Director, Katrina Miller, was on yesterday's Danielle Smith Show to discuss the Institute's latest report, Multi-Millionaires and Fair Taxes: The Case for a Wealth Tax. The segment dives into the report and dispels myths about the Wealth Tax. Listen and share here.Read more