Ontario Office Updates

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is angered and outraged by ongoing police violence and brutality against Black citizens and protestors across the continent. And while much of the current...
June 3, 2020 | National Office, BC Office, Saskatchewan Office, Manitoba Office, Ontario Office, Nova Scotia Office
Ontarians can expect the government’s talking points to feature prominently in the 2020 Ontario budget. Claims of high spending and unsustainable debt and deficit are being used to excuse cuts to...
December 3, 2019 | Ontario Office
CCPA's Ontario office is closely following ongoing changes to education funding in the province. The following analysis looks at the impacts of the changes on students, educators and communities. ...
October 29, 2019 | Ontario Office
"Racialized workers in Ontario are significantly more likely to be concentrated in low-wage jobs and face persistent unemployment and earnings gaps compared to white employees — pointing to the “...
December 12, 2018 | Ontario Office
The Ontario government is planning to upload Toronto’s subway, claiming it will allow for the rapid expansion of better public transit across the GTHA, but that’s highly doubtful. Why? Because...
December 12, 2018 | Ontario Office
Ricardo Tranjan proposes an alternate plan to Doug Ford's buck-a-beer challenge in the Toronto Star.
September 6, 2018 | Ontario Office
The Toronto Star's Sara Mojtehedzadeh discusses the findings of the CCPA Ontario's report, No Safe Harbour and gathers firsthand accounts from precariously employed professionals who live and work in...
September 6, 2018 | Ontario Office
In the Toronto Star, CCPA-Ontario senior economist Sheila Block digs into the latest Census release to reveal the persistent income gap between racialized people, recent immigrants, Indigenous people...
October 27, 2017 | Ontario Office
The Ontario government is consulting on ways to modernize the province’s fair wage policy, which sets standards for wages and working conditions for government contract workers such as building...
September 28, 2017 | Ontario Office
If you live in Ontario, you may have recently been selected to receive our 2017 grassroots poll on vital issues affecting the province. Your answers to these and other essential questions will help...
September 14, 2017 | National Office, Ontario Office
Ontario is becoming more polarized as middle and working class families see their share of the income pie shrinking while upper middle and rich families take home even more. New research from CCPA-...
August 15, 2017 | Ontario Office
CCPA-Ontario Director Trish Hennessy and senior economist Sheila Block unpack the first comprehensive survey of workers and users in the GTA's on-demand service economy in a new report.
April 13, 2017 | Ontario Office
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