Updates from the CCPA

On Tuesday, November 5th, CCPA Senior Economist David Macdonald was asked to present to the federal Finance Committee as part of the committee’s pre-budget consultations. Read the full transcript of...
November 8, 2013 | National Office
In response to all the criticism it received over the obvious biases found in its 2011 survey, Labour Watch has released a new 2013 State of the Unions survey which, it claims, has clearer questions...
November 4, 2013 |
This past summer, Erika Shaker, Director of CCPA's Education Project, was invited to deliver a lecture at the McMaster Centre for Scholarship in the Public Interest's 2013 Summer Institute. The...
November 1, 2013 | National Office
Whether you shop there or not, the November edition of Hennessy’s Index looks at some fundamental differences between how Wal-Mart and Costco treat their workers. Hennessy’s Index is a monthly...
November 1, 2013 | National Office
A new CCPA report, by Dr. Joel Lexchin and Marc-André Gagnon, examines the impact of the Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) on pharmaceuticals. The authors find that the tentative EU-...
October 31, 2013 | National Office
On Tuesday, October 23, CCPA’s Executive Director, Bruce Campbell appeared on the Business News Network (BNN) to discuss the findings of his new report The Lac-Mégantic Disaster: Where Does the Buck...
October 23, 2013 | National Office
A new study, by CCPA Executive Director Bruce Campbell, examines the root causes of the Lac-Mégantic tragedy, Canada's deadliest rail disaster in almost 150 years. According to the study, the...
October 21, 2013 | National Office
On Thursday September 26th, the Saskatchewan Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives presented a night with former Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) Kevin Page at the University of...
October 18, 2013 | Saskatchewan Office
The Supreme Court of Canda will hear an appeal on the constitutionality of Saskatchewan's Bills 5 and 6: the Public Services Essential Services Act and the Trade Union Amendment Act. Read the NUPGE...
October 18, 2013 |
CCPA-MB Research Associate, Pete Hudson, weighs in on seniors and the Education Property Tax (EPT). Read more in the latest Fast Facts, also published in the Winnipeg Free Press on October 17th.
October 17, 2013 | Manitoba Office
A new CCPA study finds that the traditional financial banking sector is not meeting the needs of all Canadians. According to the study there are many Canadians in large regions of the country not...
October 9, 2013 | National Office
University of Manitoba economist John Loxley has grave doubts about the City of Edmonton's claims that a P3 is the best option for their next LRT extention. The Parkland Institute published Loxley's...
October 8, 2013 |
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
This Vancouver Sun article summarizes the issue of the controversial Nanos Research poll which claimed to find that a majority of Canadians supported Bill C-377. It was found that Nanos did not...
October 4, 2013 |
Next Up, a leadership program for young social and environmental advocates co-hosted by CCPA, is holding a fundraiser in Ottawa on Thursday, October 10 at 6pm at 3-340 Metcalfe Street. 
October 2, 2013 | National Office