Ed Broadbent

The Ed Broadbent Institute Is An Elitist Organization

Samuel Getachew | Posted 05.28.2014 | Canada
Samuel Getachew

So what is my beef with the institute? It is that, while the institutes eloquently preaches high standard for public discussions on a slew of issues and demands better destinations for others, it is an elitist institutions that does not look like Canada. Just look at its employees and the board membership of the institute for instance.

'Progressives' Primed For 2015 And Beyond

CBC | Rosemary Barton | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada Politics

Canada's newest "progressive" think tank is getting ready to train new foot soldiers for the battleground of the next election, which w...

Rachel Mendleson

Ed Broadbent Wants To Give Tories 'A Good Shake'

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 10.09.2012 | Canada Business

Ed Broadbent has a novel idea for convincing Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other Conservative politicians to care about income inequality. “I...

Rachel Mendleson

Left-Wing Or Right, Canadians Agree This Is A Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 04.10.2012 | Canada Business

The vast majority of Canadians are concerned about the growing gap between rich and poor, and are willing to pay higher taxes to fight it, a new poll ...

Mulcair Fights Back After Tongue Lashing From Ex-NDP Leader

CBC | Posted 05.18.2012 | Canada Politics

Quebec MP Thomas Mulcair, the perceived front-runner in the race to replace the late Jack Layton as leader of the NDP, says he'll continu...

Ex-NDP Leader Broadbent Slams Mulcair On Layton's Legacy

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.15.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Former NDP leader Ed Broadbent is accusing the front runner of the current leadership race of taking undue credit for the party's electoral ...

Too Occupied to Vote?

Keith Beardsley | Posted 12.19.2011 | Canada Politics
Keith Beardsley

The "occupiers" would accomplish more if they would show up on voting day and cast a ballot. They would accomplish more if they financially supported and participated in a political party of their choice.

Althia Raj

It's All About The Money In NDP Leadership Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 11.23.2011 | Canada Politics

Just like with cards, you need money to play the game of politics. Raising enough cash to mount a successful bid for the NDP's leadership race is a...

Where's the NDP's Big Promise to Quebec?

David Gratzer | Posted 11.20.2011 | Canada
David Gratzer

As the NDP looks to reinvent itself as Quebec's party, let's pause for a moment and consider what that actually means: advocacy for La Belle Province, modest flirtation with separatist positions, and bilingual frontrunners (both Mulcair and Topp speak French). And here is what it doesn't involve: a full court effort to outflank separatists.

The NDP Leader Post and the Stephane Dion Factor

Keith Beardsley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Canada
Keith Beardsley

Any time a leadership race becomes a contest of two heavyweights, there is the risk that each side and their supporters will drag out the vote to a bitter conclusion. That leaves room for the 'Stephane Dion' factor to come into play.

NDP Leadership: For Once Let's Act Like the Party of Winners

David Berlin | Posted 11.14.2011 | Canada
David Berlin

While canvassing I asked one community resident, "Why do people in this building hate the NDP?" He replied, "I will tell you something. I am a loser... And I don't want to be friends with losers... I want to be part of a winning team... Do you understand that? I want to be a winner."

Layton To Jubilant New Democrats: We're Next

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.17.2011 | Canada Politics

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- VANCOUVER - Jack Layton kicked off the NDP convention Friday with a bold prediction that the one-time protest party is on its wa...

Will Quebec’s Love Affair With Layton Last?

The Huffington Post | Alan Adams | Posted 07.26.2011 | Canada Politics

Jack Layton can avoid a 'one-night stand' with Quebec voters and build his base in the province by sticking to core social democratic values, filling ...