Ontario Office Updates

At CBC News, CCPA-Ontario director Trish Hennessy unpacks the phrase "sharing economy" and the importance of language in creating public policy.
March 7, 2017 | Ontario Office
CCPA senior economist Sheila Block spoke with CBC News about a new report co-written with CCPA senior economist David Macdonald about how to create a fairer hydro HST rebate program for Ontario.
March 7, 2017 | Ontario Office
In an op-ed for Toronto's NOW magazine, CCPA-Ontario senior economist Sheila Block calls on city council to start making adult decisions about municipal spending for next year's budget.
March 7, 2017 | Ontario Office
CCPA-Ontario economist Zohra Jamasi and the Ontario Living Wage network have been integral to the calculation process for communities looking to determine the living wage for their region. Durham...
March 7, 2017 | Ontario Office
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