Ontario Office Updates

A company called Career Builder last week released a list of the top ten "hot jobs" in Toronto, Ontario's largest job market. As CCPA Economist Armine Yalnizyan writes in the Globe's Economy Lab,...
October 7, 2013 | Ontario Office
The news that Blackberry could soon be bought up by Fairfax is an interesting twist in the Canadian tech darling's ongoing saga, and a faint light at the end of the tunnel for Ontario's economy, and...
September 25, 2013 | Ontario Office
The Ontario government has named a six-person panel to study a possible increase to the province's minimum wage, which has been frozen at $10.25 an hour since 2010. Read the news story about the...
July 17, 2013 | Ontario Office
Pressure is mounting on the province to fix the way it funds education in Ontario. Chronic underfunding of the school system has led to a renewed call from Toronto District School Board Trustee Chris...
June 17, 2013 | Ontario Office
Want to know more about how changes to Employment Insurance (EI) is affecting Ontarians? Join us for a special EI teach in at Ryerson University in downtown Toronto on June 20, 2013. This free public...
June 14, 2013 | Ontario Office
A new report by CCPA-Ontario economist Hugh Mackenzie lays out a range of revenue generating options that could readily fund plans to expand public transit in the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton....
May 28, 2013 | Ontario Office
Ontario's provincial budget has been tabled and the conclusion is: Ontarians can expect four more years of austerity budgets. Read the tea leaves in this instant budget analysis by Hugh Mackenzie and...
May 2, 2013 | Ontario Office
Working women in Ontario are doing all they can to get by: they're working hard, they're driving enrolments in bachelor and master's degree programs at our universitites. But when it comes to pay,...
April 8, 2013 | Ontario Office
Hugh Mackenzie and Trish Hennessy talk about the conversation Ontarians should be having about austerity measures. They indicate that there are plenty of revenue options for the province to rebuild...
March 20, 2013 | Ontario Office
A new report from CCPA-Ontario shows that Ontario hasn't returned to pre-recession economic health, and finds that austerity measures are compounding the problem by effectively slowing economic...
March 17, 2013 | Ontario Office
It's an apples to oranges comparison, of course, but the Fraser Institute's attempt to frame Ontario as the next Greece because of debt level is flawed for other reasons too. CCPA Director Trish...
January 31, 2013 | Ontario Office
Trish Hennessy suggests in this blog that moving from austerity to finding income inequality solutions in this province could be the ideal way to address growing social unrest while helping to grow...
January 30, 2013 | Ontario Office
The CCPA-Ontario office hosted a full-day session at Ryerson University in Toronto on January 9, 2013. The session focused on countering the austerity agenda in this province and beginning the...
January 24, 2013 | Ontario Office
On January 9th, the CCPA's Ontario Office will be hosting an update on the province’s economy and a strategy session focusing on how to move toward a post-austerity vision. Ontario 2013: Toward a...
December 12, 2012 | Ontario Office
In a new CCPA-Ontario report, Jordan Brennan looks at the history of the minimum wage and living wage in Ontario and makes the case for a living wage as an essential tool to help reduce income...
October 11, 2012 | Ontario Office