National Office Updates

Proponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal have called it an historic opportunity for Canada. But critics consider it secretive, dangerous, and even potentially undemocratic. CCPA's...
May 25, 2015 | National Office
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
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
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
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
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
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
Executives from more than 100 companies, from all sectors of the economy, were surveyed by the Bank of Canada. And they all seem to say the same thing: falling oil prices are pulling everyone down—...
April 8, 2015 | National Office
CCPA trade policy researcher Scott Sinclair appeared on the Julianna Forlano show (WBAI radio in NYC) to discuss the leaked investment chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which was released on...
April 7, 2015 | National Office
The federal budget may be missing in action, but the CCPA—along with leading Canadian economists and over a hundred members of civil society—have been hard at work. On March 19th, we released the...
March 30, 2015 | National Office
Update: On March 26th, the Ottawa Citizen published an op-ed co-authored by CCPA's Executive Director Bruce Campbell, Tim Gray (Environmental Defence), Éric Hébert-Daly (Canadian Parks and Wilderness...
March 30, 2015 | National Office
In this election year, some politicians are putting the focus on terrorism. But should they be putting the economy first? Armine Yalnizyan joined the Sunday Panel on CBC's The National to talk about...
March 24, 2015 | National Office
Public attention in Canada is appropriately focused on proposed omnibus security legislation (Bill C-51) that, from most expert accounts, appears to unnecessarily weaken privacy protections and ...
March 10, 2015 | National Office

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