Broadbent Institute

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Broadbent Institute
Broadbent Institute logo.png
Motto We fuel progress
Formation 2011
Type Public policy think tank
Headquarters Ottawa, Ontario
Chair
Ed Broadbent
Executive Director
Rick Smith
Website www.broadbentinstitute.ca

Broadbent Institute is a Canadian progressive think tank.[1][2] It was founded by Ed Broadbent[3] who was the leader of the federal New Democratic Party (NDP) from 1975 to 1989.[4] The mission of the Broadbent Institute is to "Support, develop, and promote social democratic principles for the 21st century", "Propose new solutions for a more equal society", and "Equip a new generation of progressive campaigners & thinkers with the tools they need to build a social democratic society through training and education".[5]

The founding executive director of the Institute was Kathleen Monk. Rick Smith became executive director in January, 2013.[6]

The Broadbent Institute operates as one of its projects Press Progress, an online news and analysis website.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Taber, Jane (August 15, 2011). "NDP hopes Broadbent think-tank will help bolster its gains". Ottawa Notebook. The Globe and Mail (Toronto). Retrieved September 19, 2012. 
  2. ^ "A new Canadian survey on the rich/poor gap and taxes should spark debate". Toronto Star (Star Media Group). April 10, 2012. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ Bryden, Joan (June 18, 2011). "Layton kicks off NDP convention saying the party is set to form next government". 680News (Toronto: Rogers Communications). The Canadian Press. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 
  4. ^ Stevenson, Garth. "John Edward Broadbent". The Canadian Encyclopedia. The Historica-Dominion Institute. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 
  5. ^ "About". Broadbent Institute. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 
  6. ^ Broadbent Institute (November 13, 2012). Broadbent Institute Grows Team with New Executive Director Rick Smith. Retrieved on: 2013-03-29.

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