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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...Blog
On paper, one could argue there were winning odds stacked for the progressive electoral left in Ontario ahead of the 2022 provincial election. Doug Ford as Premier of Ontario mishandled...
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