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Setting a New Normal through a Bold RecoveryThe crisis we and the world continue to confront seriously affects public health and our social and economic well-being. There will be no quick return to normal, nor should there be.Read more
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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...In the News
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...In the News
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...
Economic inequality is one of the critical challenges of our time. To reverse the growing gap and create a more fair and just society, progressives must demand public policies that focus on shared prosperity and equitable wealth distribution for all.Read more
To reverse the hollowing out of democracy, Canada must restore faith in the system and renew public engagement in the political process including reforming democratic institutions to be accountable and responsive, advocating for more formal representation of women and minority groups, and investing in communities.Read more
Climate change, deforestation, water contamination, cancer-causing toxins, ecosystem decline: Canada must focus on the development of innovative greener industries that generate good jobs and globally competitive companies that can fuel Canada’s long-term economic well-being.Read more
Social democracy is an array of social movements promoting equality and recognition of differences, including feminism, anti-racism, the environmental movement and struggles for the recognition of disability rights and Indigenous rights.Read more