Updates from the CCPA

Here's a nice video of Jim Stanford's presentation to the Alberta Federation of Labour. On Guard for the Economy reminds us all of basic economic lessons that tend to get overlooked, including the...
June 11, 2013 |
Once the victim of hasty prairie settlement, the PFRA Community Pastures became grassland jewels through belated foresight and science-based planning. The termination of this world-class program was...
June 7, 2013 | Saskatchewan Office
Private Member Bill C-525 is now available. Jim Stanford has reviewed it and finds that it does more than eliminate card check in the federal sector. It also changes how votes would occur. Jim notes...
June 6, 2013 |
Here's a link to the Conservative Party's PDF document pertaining to the convention coming up in Calgary later in June, 2013. Of particular interest: Page 14: disclosure of how union dues are spent...
June 6, 2013 |
Here's a speech to the Economic Club of Canada by Terrance Oakey, the president of Merrit Canada, calling for restrictions on unionized shops and unions in general. He uses the term 'opportunity to...
June 6, 2013 |
Click here to watch a debate (broadcast on BNN) between Canadian Auto Workers economist Jim Stanford and a Labour Watch spokesperson on Right to Work.
June 5, 2013 |
In response to the intensifying attack on labour (now there's a private members's bill to eliminate the card check system for federal public unions) here is another piece to put in your arsenal. ...
June 5, 2013 |
Over the past few years, a number of media reports and popular articles have reported at length on the idea of generational tensions—focusing largely on what divides generations, not on what unites...
June 3, 2013 | National Office
On October 13th, 2012, CCPA-MB facilitated an intergenerational learning and youth exchange at Thunderbird House in Winnipeg. In attendance were four elders and 30 students from Community Education...
May 30, 2013 | Manitoba Office
Each year approximately 400 Mexican men, migrant labourers under the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP), work on farms in Manitoba. Workers spend up to eight months in Canada, returning...
May 29, 2013 | Manitoba 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
The Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights has a new e-bulletin with some interesting updates. Given the interest lately in temporary foreign workers and their impact on Canada's labout market, Ken...
May 16, 2013 |
On April 25th, the CCPA hosted a forum on the changing nature of federal budgets, featuring former Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page. As the keynote speaker, Mr. Page delivered a captivating...
May 14, 2013 | National Office
Thursday evening at the Canadian War Museum, in a debate presented by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute and moderated by historian Jack Granatstein, CCPA Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan and economist...
May 12, 2013 | National Office
"Inequality is accelerating – and with it, the fragility of our economy." The latest column by Frances Russell, Tax cuts a race to the bottom, connects the dots between worsening income inequality in...
May 9, 2013 |