Updates from the CCPA

You will have to purchase this article, but for those looking for scholarly research on the connection between the decline of union density and lower wages, this piece in the American Sociological...
January 27, 2014 |
Two new studies on the impact of increases in minimum wage are now available. Brochu and Green find that Minimum-wage increases are associated with a lower probability that a job will end, and with a...
January 22, 2014 |
In case you missed it, last week CBC Radio’s The Current ran a special episode on minimum wage, which was packed with great, though heart-wrenching stories and interviews. The special, Minimum Wage...
January 20, 2014 | National Office
Can’t get enough of BC’s Public Interest Research Project? You’re in luck – you can now catch CCPA economist and public interest researcher Iglika Ivanova on Co-Op Radio’s W2 Media Mornings. At 7:45...
January 20, 2014 |
A recent article in MacLean's arguing that minimum wages have a disemployment effect and do not benefit poor workers is countered by Michal Rozworski on the Progressive Economics Forum blog.  The...
January 16, 2014 |
The latest report from our BC Office assesses the impact of the BC Jobs Plan two years in. The government's six-month progress reports have declared it a success, but the numbers tell a different...
January 9, 2014 | BC Office
Out with the old! The first Hennessy's Index of the year offers a list of words primed for retirement in 2014. Whether they are political jargon, have coded meanings, or just deserve to be challenged...
January 3, 2014 | National Office
Five years after a global recession knocked the wind out of Canada’s labour market, throwing tens of thousands of workers onto the unemployment line and sidelining a generation of young workers, the...
January 2, 2014 | National Office
This Broadbent Blog by Andrew Jacksons includes some interesting statistics from Stats Can on the percentage of workers in a variety of job classifications. 
December 20, 2013 |
In an opinion piece in the Province today, resource policy analyst Ben Parfitt supports the open letter from eight BC organizations calling for the BC government to deliver on its promise to consult...
December 19, 2013 | BC Office
On Wednesday, December 11th, Canada Post announced a series of changes which included cutting staff, phasing out door-to-door mail delivery to urban residents, and a new pricing system, among others...
December 19, 2013 | National Office
The Ontario government will soon receive advice from a panel tasked with reviewing how much and how often to raise the provincial minimum wage. Currently, minimum wage workers in Ontario earn an...
December 18, 2013 | Ontario Office
This year, CCPA-MB's State of the Inner City Report will take you through a visual walk-through the neighbourhoods of inner city youth. Sixteen young people from two community-based organizations...
December 16, 2013 | Manitoba Office
CCPA Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan spoke to CBC Toronto's Metro Morning about the recent cuts to postal services. Armine argues against the notion that Canada Post is becoming a financial drain...
December 12, 2013 | National Office
This Law Times summary explains the amendments, and their implications, to the Public Service Relations Act as proposed in omnibus Bill C-4. 
December 11, 2013 |