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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
News and BlogsBlog
Why Building Power is the Key to Making Change
Our political climate is getting more and more polarized, but despite this Canadians’ opinions continue trending progressive. Voters across the political spectrum have come to a consensus on the need...Blog
The Deep and Lasting Cuts of Neoliberalism
The borders of history as an academic discipline have broadened to include the very recent past. Drawing upon the insights of political economy and critical theory, contemporary historians such as...Blog
Announcing the 2022 Layton and Taylor Prize Winners
Each year, in partnership with the Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor and former MP and city councillor Olivia Chow, the Broadbent Institute has the honour of awarding the Jack Layton and...
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