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Robert Reich, ex-Clinton cabinet secretary, warns Canada following U.S.'s inequality path

Canada is “moving towards exactly the same degree of income and wealth inequality” as the United States, says a former cabinet secretary in the administration of President Bill Clinton.

Robert Reich, who served as Clinton’s secretary of labour from 1993 to 1997 and now teaches economics at UC-Berkeley, told a Toronto crowd last Thursday that Canadians are deluding themselves if they believe the inequality problem doesn’t exist north of the border.

Reich’s comments come as a new study from TD Bank warns that Canada is at risk of seeing further growth in income and wealth...

Robert Reich and the fight against inequality

By David Olive / The Toronto Star

“Sustained and growing prosperity for everyone in a society depends on government investment in people — in education, health care, infrastructure and basic R&D,” says Robert Reich. “That’s what creates first-class human and other essential assets.”

The renowned economist and counsellor to four U.S.

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Spotlight on Inequality at the Broadbent Institute's Progress Gala

TORONTO—The Broadbent Institute’s Progress Gala is shining the light on the issue of our time with tonight's keynote address on inequality by former Clinton Secretary of Labor Robert Reich.

Reich, professor of public policy at the University of California at Berkeley and a sought-after business commentator, is one of the North America’s most knowledgeable and persuasive thinkers about the widening inequality of income and wealth. The author of 13 books, Reich is featured in the award-winning...

Renowned Economist Robert Reich to Headline Broadbent Institute Gala

TORONTOThe Broadbent Institute’s second annual Progress Gala, taking place November 20 at Toronto's historic Maple Leaf Gardens, will feature keynote speaker Robert Reich, Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton. He will be speaking about inequality.

Hugh Segal, Master of the University of Toronto’s Massey College, will conduct a Q&A with Reich following the keynote address to an audience of policy makers and...

Hugh Segal to lead Q&A with former Clinton Secretary of Labor Robert Reich at November Gala

OTTAWAThe Broadbent Institute is pleased to announce that Hugh Segal, Master of Massey College at the University of Toronto, will be interviewing renowned economist and author Robert Reich following Reich's keynote address at the Institute's second annual Progress Gala in November in Toronto.

Segal will join Reich on stage after the Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration makes the case to tackle...

Broadbent Institute announces Robert Reich as Progress Gala keynote

Author and policy leader to address high-level November event

OTTAWA—Renowned economist and author Robert Reich will be the keynote speaker at the Broadbent Institute's second annual Progress Gala this November in Toronto. Reich, a high-profile business commentator and expert on the income inequality crisis, will make the case for a fairer economic future to an audience of political leaders and policy influencers.

"At a time when income inequality is top of mind for so many Canadians, I couldn't imagine a better Progress Gala...

Canada’s left importing U.S. campaign tactics

This article originally appeared in the Toronto Star.

Nine years ago this month, U.S. Republicans were rolling. George W. Bush had just been re-elected and the party was boasting of a permanent Republican majority in the United States.

Jeremy Bird, who had worked on John Kerry’s failed presidential campaign, remembers the Democrat despair that November.

There was no one left to blame but

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Key to political success: be authentic, allow two-way communications, former top Obama adviser says

This article originally appeared in the Hill Times.

Social media is today one of the most important ways to communicate a message in politics, as political communication in the modern era is a “two-way conversation” and information has to be provided to people where they are and in a way they could offer their feedback, says a former top communication adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama.

“Quite...

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