National Office Updates

Over the past few years, a number of media reports and popular articles have reported at length on the idea of generational tensions—focusing largely on what divides generations, not on what unites...
June 3, 2013 | National Office
On April 25th, the CCPA hosted a forum on the changing nature of federal budgets, featuring former Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page. As the keynote speaker, Mr. Page delivered a captivating...
May 14, 2013 | National Office
Thursday evening at the Canadian War Museum, in a debate presented by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute and moderated by historian Jack Granatstein, CCPA Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan and economist...
May 12, 2013 | National Office
CCPA Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan was among the witnesses who testified to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance as part of the committee’s ongoing study of income inequality....
May 6, 2013 | National Office
The coming weeks will see women and men graduating in nearly equal numbers from schools across Canada. By the time those women and men reach their 30s, they will see the gap between their incomes and...
April 24, 2013 | National Office
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