Updates from the CCPA

This year we held our third annual Atlantic Student Essay Contest for students writing on any subject matter related to public policy in Atlantic Canada. Papers needed to take a critical approach and...
October 27, 2016 | Nova Scotia Office
Airbnb is back in the news in Toronto, and so is the CCPA-Ontario report on the issue: The City of Toronto released a report on regulating short-term rentals in the city, using information from our...
October 20, 2016 | Ontario Office
On October 16th, we released our third annual ranking of the best and worst cities to be a woman in Canada. The report, by CCPA senior researcher Kate McInturff, provides a snapshot of the gaps in...
October 18, 2016 | National Office
At a public hearing on September 22nd, CCPA-BC researchers Alex Hemingway and Iglika Ivanova presented recommendations for BC’s 2017 Budget. They highlighted seven priority areas: child care, poverty...
October 18, 2016 | BC Office
When thinking about the possible talks in Manitoba about privatization - and in particular liquor regulation, Greg Flanagan lays out the risks associated with privatization of liquor and why Manitoba...
October 11, 2016 | Manitoba Office
What's happening in Manitoba's northern economy?  The recent changes in Churchill and The Pas raise questions about how to proceed into the future with jobs in the North.  
October 11, 2016 | Manitoba Office
Pipeline issues continue to bubble up.  What's at stake for Manitoba? 
October 11, 2016 | Manitoba Office
 A family of four would require a Living Wage of $16.95 per hour for Regina and $15.59 per hour for Weyburn in order to maintain a decent standard of living in each respective city. The Living Wage...
October 7, 2016 | Saskatchewan Office
We are pleased to introduce our new BC Director of Communication, Jean Kavanagh. Jean is an award-winning journalist, editor and communications professional, specializing in media relations and...
September 27, 2016 | BC Office
Despite provincial government claims that education funding is “at record levels” funding has actually shrunk substantially as a share of BC’s overall economic pie, and fallen almost $1,000 per...
August 18, 2016 | BC Office
FOI-released documents show that, for years, BC Hydro officials have quietly feared that earthquakes triggered by natural gas industry fracking operations could damage their Peace River dams.  Should...
August 11, 2016 | BC Office
In a Toronto Star op-ed, Senior Economist Sheila Block says that new revenue options — not more service cuts — are the only sustainable options before city council this year. 
August 8, 2016 | Ontario Office
Jess Klassen recently completed a report on the WestEnd Commons - a Winnipeg inner-city social housing initiative of note:  Social Housing with Supports:  The case of WestEnd Commons
July 13, 2016 | Manitoba Office
We are very pleased to announce Shannon Daub’s promotion to the newly-created position of Associate Director of the CCPA-BC Office. In many respects, this change formalizes what her role has been for...
July 8, 2016 | BC Office
In Toronto's NOW magazine, CCPA-Ontario Senior Economist Sheila Block explains why Toronto needs to prepare for a housing market correction.
July 5, 2016 | Ontario Office