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The combination of the COVID-19 pandemic, a sharp drop in the price of oil and a global stock market crash has the potential to seriously destabilize the Canadian workforce in 2020, and will strain Canada’s public health and social security systems in the short to medium terms.
At no other time in recent memory has it been so important for all orders of government to respond boldly and with the needs of everyone foremost in mind. Social solidarity, the primacy of collective care, and non-partisan co-operation must guide our actions in the weeks and months to come.
This page will be updated regularly with new analysis on the COVID-19 emergency and proposals for how our governments should respond from CCPA experts and our allies across the country.
The Rent is Due Soon: Financial Insecurity and COVID-19, March 23, 2020 | Ricardo Tranjan, CCPA-Ontario
This report examines the financial situation of the 3.4 million households who rent and whose primary source of income is wages and salaries or self-employment income. It asks: How many weeks or months can renters go without employment income before running out of savings? The short answer is that almost half of renters have less than a month’s worth of savings; one-third have two weeks or less.
Canadian workforce unevenly protected from COVID-19, March 16, 2020 | David Macdonald, CCPA National
To stay ahead of the COVID-19 crisis, Canada’s income support systems need to be made more resilient and responsive to the needs of workers who are either quarantined or whose industries are heavily impacted. This paper examines how well protected Canadian workers are now and what else should be done to better insulate them from these risks.
- Which unemployed Canadians will get support?, April 2, 2020 | David Macdonald, CCPA National
- Unemployment may hit 70-year high, but new EI replacement will help, March 26, 2020 | David Macdonald, CCPA National
- COVID-19: Les idées fixes du nationalism conservateur, 26 mars 2020 | Philippe Hurteau, IRIS
- Le gouvernement doit embaucher 250 000 personnes maintenant, 25 mars 2020 | Guillaume Hebert, IRIS
- Vers un taux de chômage de 32% en Avril? 24 mars 2020 | Julia Posca, IRIS
- The prison as petri dish, March 23, 2020 | Anthony N. Morgan, The Monitor
- Governments should support oil sand workers, not companies, March 23, 2020 | Ian Hussey, Parkland Institute
- Protecting Manitoba workers key to public health, March 20, 2020 | Ellen Smirl, CCPA-Manitoba
- COVID-19 crisis must address gender faultlines, March 20, 2020 | Katherine Scott, CCPA National
- Some of our most vulnerable jobs are the most valuable in a crisis, March 20, 2020 | Jim Stanford, Centre for Future Work
- Bold action in an extraordinary time, March 19, 2020 | CCPA-BC
- La santé publique, la COVID-19 et le capitalism, 19 mars 2020 | Anne Plourde, IRIS
- What should be next for B.C. workers and families after the initial federal COVID-19 package?, March 19, 2020 | Iglika Ivanova, CCPA-BC
- Federal support package: the pros, the cons, and the next shoe to drop, March 19, 2020 | Jim Stanford, Centre for Future Work
- COVID-19: Nurses need support from next week's Ontario budget statement, March 19, 2020 | Simran Dhunna and Sheila Block, CCPA-Ontario
- What to make of the federal COVID-19 aid package, March 18, 2020 | David Maconald, CCPA National
- COVID 19: City of Winnipeg should postpone budget and stop cuts, March 17, 2020 | CCPA-Manitoba and the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg
- AFB2020 as COVID-19 policy response: A plan to protect workers and the public from an unprecedented crisis, March 17, 2020 | CCPA National
- Le retour à la normal n'est pas une option, 17 mars 2020 | Guillaume Hébert, IRIS
- COVID-19 exposes huge cracks in Nova Scotia’s labour protections, March 17, 2020 | Rebecca Casey, Acadia University
- Economic Response to COVID-19 Pandemic: Go Big, Go Fast, March 14, 2020 | Jim Stanford, Centre for Future Work
- Lessons from COVID-19: We are only as strong as our weakest link, March 10, 2020 | Trish Hennessy, Upstream
- Protecting workers is key to protecting public health, March 9, 2020 | Jim Stanford, Centre for Future Work