Updates from the CCPA

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 |
CCPA Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan was among the witnesses who testified to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance as part of the committee’s ongoing study of income inequality....
May 6, 2013 | National Office
The Broadbent Institute has posted five responses to their report, "Union Communities, Healthy Communities" expressing support for labour rights and strong unions by activists from other social...
May 3, 2013 |
The living wage for Metro Vancouver for 2013 is $19.62. Find out more about the living wage, along with tools for calculating the living wage for your own community: Working for a Living Wage 2013
May 2, 2013 |
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