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Progress Summit: Paths to a New Prosperity(Comments Off)

May 7, 2014

From March 28-30 in Ottawa, the Broadbent Institute held its first annual Progress Summit – a high-profile event that brought together an exciting group of policy experts from across Canada and around the world. Under the theme Paths to a New Prosperity, the Summit explored fairer and more sustainable approaches to building a prosperous 21st [...]

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Prison Crowding and its Implications for Human Rights

The John Howard Society of Canada, in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies, the Canadian Bar Association, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, the Centre for Global Challenges, the Criminal Lawyers’ Association, and the National Associations Active in Criminal Justice presents Prison Crowding and its Implications for Human Rights. This one-day symposium will be [...]

Going, Going, Gone: Dismantling the Progressive State

Now that some time has passed since the federal budget it might be useful to step back and assess what it says about where the government is taking us. Reaction has been pretty muted. The “centrist punditry” generally see this as an incremental budget, business as usual, “balanced” and “mature”. For our Globe editorialists, for [...]

The Inequality Trap: A Meaner Canada

“Inequality is corrosive. It rots societies from within. The impact of material differences takes a while to show up but in due course competition for status and goods increases; people find a  growing  sense of superiority (or inferiority) based on their possessions; prejudice toward those on the lower rungs of the social ladder hardens; crime [...]


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