News Releases

OTTAWA – As provinces begin re-opening, following a COVID-19 enforced shutdown that protected millions of workers from high-risk workplaces, many workers will be pressured to go back to jobs that...
May 15, 2020 | National Office
VANCOUVER - Canada should aim to become completely self-sufficient in producing masks and other essential medical supplies needed during pandemics and rely on the country’s forest industry—not its...
May 12, 2020 | BC Office
VANCOUVER - The need to work multiple jobs to make ends meet has contributed to the tragedy in seniors homes during the COVID-19 crisis, but even beyond nursing homes, working more than one job is...
May 6, 2020 | BC Office
TORONTO – The Bank of Canada (BoC) must “keep innovating” to help governments support jobs, protect public services, and address critical spending challenges through the COVID-19 era and beyond, says...
May 1, 2020 | National Office
TORONTO –– The COVID-19 crisis offers an opportunity to create a new, better normal at Canadian long-term residential care facilities, according to a new background report released today by the...
April 24, 2020 | National Office
VANCOUVER — The coronavirus pandemic has shone a light on serious problems in Canada’s seniors care system and after the crisis the BC government should begin to transition away from its reliance on...
April 22, 2020 | BC Office
TORONTO – As the COVID-19 death toll mounts, the Ontario government must immediately spend at least $58 million more a month on staffing to help save the lives of seniors in long-term care homes, the...
April 17, 2020 | Ontario Office
OTTAWA— Canada’s payday loan companies will see windfall profits at the expense of low- and moderate-income people if governments don’t take immediate steps to tighten regulations on the industry, a...
April 14, 2020 | National Office, Ontario Office
(VANCOUVER) Canadian charities and non-profit organizations should immediately qualify for the new Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) program or they’ll be forced into crisis, say Shannon Daub,...
April 3, 2020 | BC Office
OTTAWA – As new federal policies are created and adapted to attempt to counter the worst-case economic impacts of COVID-19, new analysis today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)...
April 2, 2020 | National Office
OTTAWA—New analysis by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) estimates that the unemployment rate has likely already doubled or more due to COVID-19, with 2 million workers who have been...
March 26, 2020 | National Office
TORONTO – Close to half of working renters in Canada don’t have enough savings to pay their bills for more than a month if they lose their jobs, a new analysis by the Canadian Centre for Policy...
March 23, 2020 | National Office, Ontario Office
TORONTO – Près de la moitié des locataires canadiens ayant un emploi ne disposent pas d’assez d’économies pour payer leurs factures au-delà d’un mois s’ils perdent leur travail, montre une nouvelle...
March 23, 2020 | National Office, Ontario Office
Experts urge short, medium and long term action to support communities and buffer against impacts of ongoing pandemic  OTTAWA–Facing highly volatile headwinds due to the combination of COVID-19,...
March 17, 2020 | National Office
Des experts et expertes réclament des mesures à court, à moyen et à long terme afin de soutenir les collectivités et de les protéger contre les effets de la pandémie  OTTAWA—En proie aux turbulences...
March 17, 2020 | National Office