Updates from the CCPA

Join us in Ottawa on Thursday, June 4th for the launch of a timely new book from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' Education Project. Authors Claire Polster and Janice Newson will be there...
May 21, 2015 | National Office
The Nova Scotia government allocates only 1% of the budget to the early years, which amounts to spending 0.24% of GDP on our most vulnerable community members, at the most important time of their...
May 14, 2015 | Nova Scotia Office
Simmering conflicts in higher education have reached the boiling point across Canada and around the globe. Teach-ins, occupations, strikes, and mass protests are being mobilized against exorbitant...
May 7, 2015 | National Office
After more than two decades, and on this 35th anniversary of the CCPA, the Monitor is rebooting to seize new political opportunities and adapt to technological challenges.  Neoliberalism produced...
May 5, 2015 | National Office
In 2014, we held the first Atlantic student essay contest for undergraduate and graduate students writing on any subject matter related to public policy in Atlantic Canada. Papers needed to take a...
May 4, 2015 | Nova Scotia Office
Everyone wants to bend the health care cost curve. Is it possible to save costs while improving health?  Public health measures—like clean drinking water, vaccinations, and smoking cessation programs...
May 4, 2015 | National Office
Each year we work with the Living Wage for Families Campaign and First Call to calculate the hourly wage that would allow a two-parent family with two children to cover basic expenses. This year it's...
April 29, 2015 | BC Office
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' Nova Scotia Office (CCPA-NS) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2015 Atlantic Student Essay Contest. The contest is open to all students enrolled in...
April 27, 2015 | Nova Scotia Office
CCPA-Ontario economists Sheila Block, Kaylie Tiessen, and Hugh Mackenzie emerged from the April 23 Ontario budget lock up with this assessment: it's a procrastinator's budget – one that kicks the can...
April 27, 2015 | National Office, Ontario Office
A year ago we at the CCPA-BC wrote to our supporters with an urgent appeal for help. We faced a very large budget gap that threatened to seriously compromise our work. Your response was tremendous,...
April 27, 2015 | BC Office
In November 2014, CCPA-BC hosted a one-day conference called “A Good Jobs Economy in BC”, with support from the BC Federation of Labour, the Centre for Global Political Economy and the Progressive...
April 27, 2015 | BC Office
Watch this space for response and analysis of the federal budget from CCPA staff and our Alternative Federal Budget partners. More information will be added as it is available. Commentary and...
April 17, 2015 | National Office
Families in Canada deserve affordable child care, but costs vary widely across Canada. Many Canadians don’t know that Quebec has the least expensive child care in the country at $7.30/day. Quebec’s...
April 15, 2015 | National Office
Economist David A Green has thoroughly reviewed the academic literature and found no evidence that a $15 minimum wage would cause harm — on the contrary, it would benefit families and reduce poverty...
April 14, 2015 | BC Office
It takes a lot for working parents to get by in Toronto, especially when you consider what it actually costs to rent an apartment, pay hydro bills, own a vehicle, take the TTC, buy groceries, and pay...
April 13, 2015 | National Office, Ontario Office

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