National Office Updates

Join us in Ottawa Thursday, April 25 for a forum on the changing nature of federal budgets featuring former Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page. The Budget in Focus: A forum on the changing...
April 15, 2013 | National Office
In recent years, Canada has seen an explosion of low-skilled temporary foreign workers. Though outsourcing is not new, the practice is under renewed scrutiny—especially given the recent alleged in-...
April 9, 2013 | National Office
After four austerity budgets and lots of hide and seek, there are finally some answers about what services federal departments are going to cut. CCPA’s Senior Economist David Macdonald has examined...
April 8, 2013 | National Office
For some old arguments in a new format, check out this Orwellian video, compliments of Target, for this season's newest line of anti-union propaganda. Two exemplary Target "team members" explain why...
March 28, 2013 | National Office
More and more we’re starting to hear how groups of precariously-employed workers are responding to the vagaries of the “new normal” labour market. From lower-skilled workers to professionals of all...
March 27, 2013 | National Office
Between two-thirds and four-fifths of known fossil fuel reserves have been deemed to be "unburnable carbon" that cannot safely be combusted without leading to catastrophic climate change.  A new...
March 26, 2013 | National Office, BC Office
The following CCPA staff, research associates, and Alternative Federal Budget partners have posted their budget analysis on our blog (watch this space—we'll be posting links as they come in): David...
March 21, 2013 | National Office
Like Canada, Norway has considerable petro-wealth. However, unlike Canada, the Norwegian government has a hand in the development, allocation and sharing of this valuable resource. CCPA’s Executive...
March 13, 2013 | National Office
On March 12th, the CCPA released the Alternative Federal Budget 2013: Doing Better Together. This year's AFB shows how growth-killing austerity can be replaced by a plan that strengthens the economy...
March 11, 2013 | National Office
If you haven’t run across the Citizen’s Press website yet, we recommend that you take a look. Citizen's Press is a Canadian online publication for progressive, union-oriented researchers, activists...
March 8, 2013 | National Office
More than ever, Canada needs a budget that allows us to take back our fu­ture and to restore a sense of the public good — a sense that we can do bet­ter togetherrather than continuing on the dead-end...
March 6, 2013 | National Office
A new study published by the CCPA and the Polaris Institute shows how the failure to carefully regulate the bitumen industry is putting Canada on a dangerous economic and environmental trajectory....
February 21, 2013 | National Office
According to a new study by CCPA economists Marc Lee and Iglika Ivanova, Canada’s tax system is in dire need of reform. Fairness by Design: A Framework for Tax Reform in Canada finds that ad-hoc tax...
February 13, 2013 | National Office
Federal budgets have always been very removed from everyday life. But it doesn't have to be that way. They can be participatory and ask regular Canadians howthey want their tax dollars spent, instead...
February 12, 2013 | National Office
With mass mobilizations like Idle No More re-imagining how we work together for progressive, just and caring communities, standing up against bullying and calling out and naming oppressors is taking...
February 12, 2013 | National Office