Ontario Office Updates

In Canada, many workers do not earn a living wage—that is, sufficient income to afford the basics of life—because of discrimination. Women workers and those who are racialized, immigrant, Aboriginal...
October 5, 2012 | Ontario Office
A trade deal between Canada and the EU that's being negotiated in Ottawa this week could have devastating effects on Ontario. The CCPA's new report, Straightjacket: CETA’s Constraining Effects on...
September 19, 2012 | Ontario Office
The Ontario government is in a consultation phase over how to modernize the province's child care system. Child care expert Martha Friendly and CCPA Ontario Director Trish Hennessy have co-authored a...
September 17, 2012 | Ontario Office
A new report from the CCPA’s Education Project tracks the affordability of university education across Canadian provinces. The study looks at trends in tuition and compulsory fees in Canada since...
September 11, 2012 | National Office, Ontario Office
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' Ontario team was pleased to host a lecture, as well as a wine and cheese social in downtown Toronto on June 28th, featuring globally recognized economist...
July 3, 2012 | Ontario Office
Over on our blog, Behind the Numbers, CCPA Research Associates are sharing their analyses of the Ontario budget: Hugh Mackenzie shares his devastating critique of the budget, suggesting that Premier...
March 28, 2012 | Ontario Office
In his new report, Ontario's Fiscal Reality: Glass Half Empty or Half Full?, economist Hugh Mackenzie takes a critical look at the assumptions that drive the Drummond report's claim that Ontario is...
March 19, 2012 | Ontario Office
In response to the February 15 Commission on the Reform of Ontario's Public Services report – widely referred to as the Drummond report after its author, retired banker Don Drummond – the Canadian...
February 22, 2012 | Ontario Office
In the wake of the Drummond report on reforming Ontario's public services—which includes 362 recommended reforms to balance the books by 2018—CCPA Research Associates share their analyses: In ...
February 17, 2012 | Ontario Office
Electro-Motive/Caterpillar's decision to lock out its London, Ontario workers on January 1st, demanding workers accept a 50% pay cut or lose the plant altogether, brings into focus a theme that is...
February 6, 2012 | National Office, Ontario Office
As the City of Toronto considers a budget proposal that would result in drastic public sector job cuts, economist Hugh Mackenzie weighs in with a sobering observation: between October 2010 and...
November 30, 2011 | Ontario Office
On November 3rd, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives proudly hosted the 2011 David Lewis Lecture in Toronto. This year’s lecture featured an intimate conversation between two of Canada’s...
November 10, 2011 | National Office, Ontario Office
CCPA Ontario co-produced a new report with the Wellesley Institute that shows how the City of Toronto can bring its budgetary shortfall down to zero without gutting city services and selling off...
November 10, 2011 | Ontario Office
The CCPA Ontario Office has published a report by The Kingston Community Roundtable on Poverty Reduction, Living Wage Working Group that calculates the hourly wage needed in income to meet the basic...
November 1, 2011 | Ontario Office
We hope you can join us November 10th in Toronto for (In)Equality Matters: Social Justice and the Economy. Incensed by skyrocketing corporate profits and plummeting average incomes? Think wealthy...
October 28, 2011 | National Office, Ontario Office