Issue No. 1 – Spring 2024

This initial release of the Perspectives Journal sets up the arena for debate among the progressive left of ideas and their applications for a more equal and just Canada. A guiding thesis behind this new publication that’s come to light since the passing of Ed Broadbent, comes from Ed’s very own dissertation entitled The Good Society of John Stuart Mill. This journal’s first release alongside the Broadbent Institute’s 2024 Progress Summit, with the thematic title Making the Good Society, looks to survey this idea taken from Ed’s conclusion that:

“[…] it is clear in principle that only a collectively owned economy can avoid exploitation, and thus make the good society realizable. It remains to be seen whether a nation, while rejecting Mill’s normative economics, can retain his other social values, and so make the co-operative individualist life a reality.”