Ontario Office Updates

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
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