Ontario Office Updates

In June 2010, the Canadian government unveiled a grand experiment in data collection. In the name of privacy, Prime Minister Stephen Harper ended the mandatory long-form census for the country and...
April 8, 2015 | Ontario Office
The Ontario government has been consulting on how to design the province's proposed Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP). Read CCPA-Ontario Senior Economist Sheila Block and CCPA-Research Associate...
February 12, 2015 | Ontario Office
Controversy has been swirling around the Toronto District School Board and the province has been putting pressure on the board to cut spending. But what's at the heart of the problem? CCPA Research...
February 9, 2015 | Ontario Office
The City of Toronto is about to begin its city budget consultation process, which will surely trigger the annual "we can't afford the services we need" debate. But Toronto doesn't have a spending...
January 16, 2015 | Ontario Office
The province of Ontario is beginning consultations on its proposal to implement a made-in-Ontario public pension plan. CCPA Senior Economist Sheila Block and CCPA Research Associate Hugh Mackenzie...
December 18, 2014 | Ontario Office
Congratulations to CCPA Research Associate Mary Cornish and her work to get an equal pay strategy on the Ontario political agenda. The CCPA Ontario has been proud to publish Mary's annual reports on...
October 8, 2014 | Ontario Office
Is Ontario's middle class among the richest in the world, as the New York Times would have us believe, or is it struggling to stay afloat, as per the rhetoric of many a provincial politician? Steve...
May 22, 2014 | Ontario Office
The CCPA-Ontario is proud to be a part of the growing effort to secure better wages and benefits for the lowest paid in our province. To support this work, we've produced a new microsite that...
May 8, 2014 | Ontario Office
  April 16, 2014 marks Equal Pay Day in Ontario. It falls on this day because a woman, on average, would have to work all last year, plus all working days up until April 16 of the current year just...
April 16, 2014 | Ontario Office
As a provincial election looms on the horizon, all parties will try to persuade voters that they are the most trustworthy fiscal managers. What should Ontarians be looking out for as they decide...
March 26, 2014 | Ontario Office
With the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton's public transit expansion needs taking centre stage in the lead up to a highly anticipated Ontario election, what's the best mix of revenue tools? CCPA...
March 24, 2014 | Ontario Office
Over 20 years ago, the book Stacking the Deck: The Streaming of Working Class Kids in Ontario Schools asked,“Will we waste another generation?” The book was written in the wake of a government...
February 13, 2014 | National Office, Ontario Office
The Ontario government will soon receive advice from a panel tasked with reviewing how much and how often to raise the provincial minimum wage. Currently, minimum wage workers in Ontario earn an...
December 18, 2013 | Ontario Office
Two candidates in an upcoming federal by-election have made income inequality the main topic in Toronto-Centre. The CCPA's Growing Gap team created a short primer on income inequality that includes...
November 18, 2013 | National Office, Ontario Office
Ontario's minimum wage has been frozen for three years. Currently, the income of minimum wage workers sits a shocking 25% below the poverty line. The longer the minimum wage remains frozen the more...
November 14, 2013 | Ontario Office