National Office Updates

The Spring 2014 issue Our Schools/Our Selves is an opportunity to look at education perhaps more broadly than we normally do — at who is often left out of the education debates even though it impacts...
April 10, 2014 | National Office
On March 5th, the CCPA held its first ever telephone town hall, which enabled us to engage in a live, interactive dialogue with almost 4,000 of our valued supporters from the comfort of their own...
March 11, 2014 | National Office
This past Saturday, March 8th was International Women's Day (IWD)—a day to celebrate the contributions of women and girls to our lives and communities, and a time to highlight the issues facing women...
March 11, 2014 | National Office
On February 28th, CCPA Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan faced one of the more intimidating challenges of the web, and did a Reddit AMA ("Ask Me Anything") session. Redditors dove right in and asked...
March 6, 2014 | National Office
Radio-Canada’s French language investigative program, Enquête, interviewed CCPA's Executive Director Bruce Campbell for a recent episode about last summer’s tragic Lac Mégantic derailment. The...
February 28, 2014 | National 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. Organizational...
February 21, 2014 | National Office
Is there a skills mismatch between young Canadians and the labour market? Last night, CCPA Ontario Director Trish Hennessy joined The National’s The Bottom Line panel for its look at "Generation...
February 19, 2014 | National Office
There is no question that international trade is vital to the PEI economy. But there are legitimate questions that need to be asked about who benefits from trade and about the role of public policies...
February 14, 2014 | National Office
Over 20 years ago, the book Stacking the Deck: The Streaming of Working Class Kids in Ontario Schools asked,“Will we waste another generation?” The book was written in the wake of a government...
February 13, 2014 | National Office, Ontario Office
2014 marks the 19th anniversary of the Alternative Federal Budget (AFB). Each year the Alternative Federal Budget shows what the federal government could do if it decided to seriously tackle...
February 11, 2014 | National Office
The February edition of Hennessy’s Index highlights some key numbers with regard to the government’s income-splitting plan. Find out who benefits, and who loses (and by how much). Read the latest...
February 3, 2014 | National Office
In case you missed it, last week CBC Radio’s The Current ran a special episode on minimum wage, which was packed with great, though heart-wrenching stories and interviews. The special, Minimum Wage...
January 20, 2014 | National Office
Out with the old! The first Hennessy's Index of the year offers a list of words primed for retirement in 2014. Whether they are political jargon, have coded meanings, or just deserve to be challenged...
January 3, 2014 | National Office
Five years after a global recession knocked the wind out of Canada’s labour market, throwing tens of thousands of workers onto the unemployment line and sidelining a generation of young workers, the...
January 2, 2014 | National Office
On Wednesday, December 11th, Canada Post announced a series of changes which included cutting staff, phasing out door-to-door mail delivery to urban residents, and a new pricing system, among others...
December 19, 2013 | National Office