OTTAWA--The Broadbent Institute congratulates members of the electoral reform committee for rolling up their sleeves and finding common ground on something so vital as Canada’s electoral system. This majority report is a road map for the Liberal government to make good on its clear and oft-repeated electoral reform promise. We now call on the Liberals to work with the other parties to design a path forward that finally brings Canadians the modern and effective voting system we deserve.Read more
Broadbent Institute Executive Director Rick Smith available to comment on report of special electoral reform parliamentary committee
TORONTO—Executive Director Rick Smith is available to comment tomorrow on the final report of the special parliamentary committee on electoral reform, to be tabled in the House of Commons.Read more
TORONTO — Van Jones will be coming to Toronto tomorrow to deliver a keynote address about the U.S. presidential election and what a Donald Trump presidency will mean for America and Canada.Read more
CNN political contributor and former Obama White House Advisor Van Jones to deliver keynote on U.S. election
TORONTO — Van Jones will be coming to Toronto on Nov. 22 to deliver a keynote address about the U.S. presidential election and what a Donald Trump presidency will mean for America and Canada.
OTTAWA—There’s overwhelming support for proportional representation and now is the time to get on with designing a proportional voting system suited to Canada, says a diverse coalition representing the country’s leading women’s groups, the country’s largest unions, leading advocacy groups in Quebec, and organizations advocating for students and immigrants.
The Every Voter Counts Alliance, bringing together over 60 organisations, is making the call just as the special parliamentary committee on electoral reform is about begin its deliberations. The all-party committee is to release its report by Dec. 1.Read more
The Every Voter Counts Alliance, bringing together over 60 organizations from across the country representing diverse groups, will be hosting a press conference on Parliament Hill later this morning just as the special parliamentary committee on electoral reform is set to begin its deliberations.
Speakers making the case for why it’s time to listen to the experts and Canadians -- and get down to business and develop a made-in-Canada proportional representation system include Hassan Yussuff, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, Katelynn Northam, electoral reform campaign lead at Leadnow, Farhat Rehman of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women and Annie Bérubé, director of government relations at Équiterre.Read more
Broadbent Institute hosts sold-out Progress Summit BC todayRead more
Progressives to chart a new path for BC at high-level event on Sept. 22 & 23
VANCOUVER — The Broadbent Institute, a national organization with offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, is convening progressives for the first-ever Progress Summit in BC on Sept. 22 & 23 in advance of the provincial election in the spring.Read more
Diverse coalition marks Democracy Day with call to make Canada’s electoral system truly fair and democratic
New video and digital campaign say it’s time to design made-in-Canada proportional representation
OTTAWA — It’s time to get on with designing a proportional electoral system suited to Canada, says a broad coalition representing the country’s leading women’s groups, the country’s largest unions, leading advocacy groups in Quebec, and organizations advocating for students and immigrants.Read more
OTTAWA — Broadbent Institute chair Ed Broadbent will testify at the Special Committee on Electoral Reform (ERRE) on Monday, August 29, 2016, in Ottawa.Read more