Updates from the CCPA

Applications are now being accepted for Next Up: a leadership program for young people committed to social and environmental justice. This is an amazing, intensive and transformative program the CCPA...
August 11, 2014 | National Office, BC Office
As the Federal government scrambles to enact reforms to its' embattled Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) in the wake of revelations of widespread abuse, the Saskatchewan government has voiced...
July 8, 2014 | Saskatchewan Office
The BC Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has just released Precarious: Temporary Agency Work in British Columbia. Read the full report at https://www.policyalternatives.ca/...
July 3, 2014 | BC Office
On June 2, 2014, Radio Canada International aired an interview with Scott Sinclair, director of the CCPA's Trade and Investment Research Project, on his study (co-authored with Hadrian Mertins-...
June 6, 2014 | National Office
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall – despite his past promise not to privatize our existing public liquor stores – now muses about selling off the entire public liquor system. Such a decision will...
June 5, 2014 | Saskatchewan Office
In Winnipeg's inner city, and espcially in West Broadway and Spence Neighbourhoods, older homes converted to rooming houses are an important type of housing for many people living on low incomes. ...
May 23, 2014 | Manitoba Office
This new report published by The Bank of Canada Review (Spring, 2014) uses a Labour Market Indicator (LMI) to conclude that in both countries, the so-called labour-market recovery is incomplete. Too...
May 23, 2014 |
Is Ontario's middle class among the richest in the world, as the New York Times would have us believe, or is it struggling to stay afloat, as per the rhetoric of many a provincial politician? Steve...
May 22, 2014 | Ontario Office
The CCPA-Ontario is proud to be a part of the growing effort to secure better wages and benefits for the lowest paid in our province. To support this work, we've produced a new microsite that...
May 8, 2014 | Ontario Office
As reported by the Alberta Federation of Labour -  "Bills 9 and 10 - which respectively target public-sector and private-sector defined-benefit plans - will not be passed by the legislature during...
May 8, 2014 |
Path to Prosperity? examines the assumptions behind the BC government’s projection of a $100 billion "Prosperity Fund" from LNG exports, and finds that the returns promised to the public are not...
April 29, 2014 | BC Office
2014 is an election year in Winnipeg and this Alternative Municipal Budget is meant to stimulate discussion around some of the important concerns facing our city.  By reframing issues, raising...
April 29, 2014 | Manitoba Office
The living wage for Metro Vancouver for 2014 is $20.10. Find out more about the living wage, along with tools for calculating the living wage for your own community: Working for a Living Wage 2014
April 29, 2014 | BC Office
The Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights has just released a new book titled Unions Matter, Advancing Democracy, Economic Equality and Social Justice, edited by Matthew Behrens. This book offers a...
April 25, 2014 |
CCPA recently released a series of three publications documenting the critical role unions have played in reducing inequality and enhancing democracy in Canada. These publications also examine the...
April 24, 2014 | National Office