Ontario Office Updates

In Maclean's magazine, CCPA-Ontario senior economist Sheila Block writes about what happened when Ontario decided to raise taxes on the richest 1%.
February 13, 2017 | Ontario Office
For Chatelaine, CCPA-Ontario senior economist Sheila Block explains the potential economic impact of a women's strike.
February 13, 2017 | Ontario Office
In a response to the Ontario Ministry of Education's consultations on child care and early years strategy, CCPA-Ontario Director Trish Hennessy says that child care should be universally affordable...
February 13, 2017 | Ontario Office
Toronto city council releases its budget today, and CCPA-Ontario has been on the case for years. Here are some of our office's recommendations: In January 2015, senior economist Sheila Block explored...
December 5, 2016 | Ontario Office
Airbnb is back in the news in Toronto, and so is the CCPA-Ontario report on the issue: The City of Toronto released a report on regulating short-term rentals in the city, using information from our...
October 20, 2016 | Ontario Office
In a Toronto Star op-ed, Senior Economist Sheila Block says that new revenue options — not more service cuts — are the only sustainable options before city council this year. 
August 8, 2016 | Ontario Office
In Toronto's NOW magazine, CCPA-Ontario Senior Economist Sheila Block explains why Toronto needs to prepare for a housing market correction.
July 5, 2016 | Ontario Office
In an op-ed for the Toronto Star, CCPA-Ontario Director Trish Hennessy and Ontario Living Wage Network Coordinator Tom Cooper take a look at the growing living wage movement in Ontario and beyond. 
June 13, 2016 | Ontario Office
A living wage has been calculated for London, Ontario, and in order to provide food, clothing, housing, transportation, child care, and other basic living expenses for their family of four, a pair of...
May 17, 2016 | Ontario Office
In Toronto's NOW Magazine, CCPA-Ontario senior economist Sheila Block covered key elements of the 2016 Federal Budget. Read it here.
March 24, 2016 | Ontario Office
In the Toronto Star, CCPA Executive Director Peter Bleyer and CCPA-Ontario Director Trish Hennessy wrote an op-ed on the federal budget's step forward. Read it here.
March 24, 2016 | Ontario Office
CCPA-ON Senior Economist Sheila Block spoke at a news conference organized by social justice groups, calling on Toronto City Council to implement new revenue tools for reducing poverty in the city....
January 7, 2016 | Ontario Office
TVO did a breakdown of living wages across Ontario using information from CCPA-Ontario, and compared the findings to the current Ontario minimum wage of $11.25 per hour. In most cases, the minimum...
November 17, 2015 | Ontario Office
Last week was Living Wage Week in Ontario, and here's the roundup of CCPA-Ontario posts: Trish Hennessy's blog post: Ontario’s newest trend: living wage employers Tom Cooper's blog post: Living wage...
November 9, 2015 | Ontario Office
$16.18 -- that's how much two parents with two children each need to earn an hour in order to earn a living wage in Sudbury. Our CCPA-Ontario experts were happy to team up with the Ontario Living...
October 14, 2015 | Ontario Office