National Office Updates

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
CCPA Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan spoke to CBC Toronto's Metro Morning about the recent cuts to postal services. Armine argues against the notion that Canada Post is becoming a financial drain...
December 12, 2013 | National Office
It’s been more than four years since the end of the recession, and the federal government claims the economy is doing great. But how accurate is that message? Is Canada’s economy the best in the...
December 2, 2013 | National Office
The roles and responsibilities of unions have come under renewed scrutiny. Provincial and federal government hostility towards organized resistance to current policies is intensifying through heated...
November 27, 2013 | National Office
Two candidates in an upcoming federal by-election have made income inequality the main topic in Toronto-Centre. The CCPA's Growing Gap team created a short primer on income inequality that includes...
November 18, 2013 | National Office, Ontario Office
On November 1st, Scott Sinclair, director of CCPA's Trade and Investment Research Project, did an interview with CBC Radio's The Fisheries Broadcast. Earlier this year, Sinclair authored the report, ...
November 12, 2013 | National Office
On Tuesday, November 5th, CCPA Senior Economist David Macdonald was asked to present to the federal Finance Committee as part of the committee’s pre-budget consultations. Read the full transcript of...
November 8, 2013 | National Office
This past summer, Erika Shaker, Director of CCPA's Education Project, was invited to deliver a lecture at the McMaster Centre for Scholarship in the Public Interest's 2013 Summer Institute. The...
November 1, 2013 | National Office
Whether you shop there or not, the November edition of Hennessy’s Index looks at some fundamental differences between how Wal-Mart and Costco treat their workers. Hennessy’s Index is a monthly...
November 1, 2013 | National Office
A new CCPA report, by Dr. Joel Lexchin and Marc-André Gagnon, examines the impact of the Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) on pharmaceuticals. The authors find that the tentative EU-...
October 31, 2013 | National Office