Updates from the CCPA

A new CCPA study, Narrowing the Gap: The difference public sector wages make, compares the wages of full-time public and private sector workers and finds significant gaps in the wages of women,...
October 28, 2014 | National Office
A wealth of evidence—both global and local—confirms the value of literacy, and the importance of programs that promote literacy. This is especially the case for low-income individuals and communities...
October 16, 2014 | Manitoba Office
This public lecture was presented by University of Regina faculty members Sean Tucker and Andrew Stevens. They explain the generation of public and political support for C-377 by examining the...
October 15, 2014 |
How is the Mike Brown shooting relevant to Canadian contemporary politics? Why have race and racism become the central issue of the Toronto mayoral race?  The Dirty War, a new book in the Our Schools...
October 15, 2014 | National Office
A new study by the CCPA and West Coast Environmental Law finds that Canadian oil and gas companies could be liable for billions of dollars of damages for their contribution to climate change....
October 8, 2014 | National Office
Congratulations to CCPA Research Associate Mary Cornish and her work to get an equal pay strategy on the Ontario political agenda. The CCPA Ontario has been proud to publish Mary's annual reports on...
October 8, 2014 | Ontario Office
Warehousing Prisoners in Saskatchewan: A Public Health Approach by Dr. Jason Demers illustrates how Saskatchewan boasts one of the most highly strained provincial prison systems in the country. SK...
October 6, 2014 | Saskatchewan Office
Armine's latest business column on CBC Radio's Metro Morning asks: are boomers going to bust Canada? New stats on population aging leave no room for doubt: we'll soon be paying more to support our...
September 18, 2014 | National Office
This new CCPA report by Richard Shillington explains that the better wages paid in the public sector are attributable to the higher salaries paid to women and less-skilled employees relative to how...
September 12, 2014 |
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