Updates from the CCPA

Ontario's minimum wage has been frozen for three years. Currently, the income of minimum wage workers sits a shocking 25% below the poverty line. The longer the minimum wage remains frozen the more...
November 14, 2013 | Ontario Office
New today from our BC office: a policy brief that analyzes how the government has responded to recommendations on seniors care from the Ombudsperson. Of the 140 recommendations directed at the...
November 14, 2013 | BC Office
On November 1st, Scott Sinclair, director of CCPA's Trade and Investment Research Project, did an interview with CBC Radio's The Fisheries Broadcast. Earlier this year, Sinclair authored the report, ...
November 12, 2013 | National Office
On Tuesday, November 5th, CCPA Senior Economist David Macdonald was asked to present to the federal Finance Committee as part of the committee’s pre-budget consultations. Read the full transcript of...
November 8, 2013 | National Office
In response to all the criticism it received over the obvious biases found in its 2011 survey, Labour Watch has released a new 2013 State of the Unions survey which, it claims, has clearer questions...
November 4, 2013 |
This past summer, Erika Shaker, Director of CCPA's Education Project, was invited to deliver a lecture at the McMaster Centre for Scholarship in the Public Interest's 2013 Summer Institute. The...
November 1, 2013 | National Office
Whether you shop there or not, the November edition of Hennessy’s Index looks at some fundamental differences between how Wal-Mart and Costco treat their workers. Hennessy’s Index is a monthly...
November 1, 2013 | National Office
A new CCPA report, by Dr. Joel Lexchin and Marc-André Gagnon, examines the impact of the Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) on pharmaceuticals. The authors find that the tentative EU-...
October 31, 2013 | National Office
On Tuesday, October 23, CCPA’s Executive Director, Bruce Campbell appeared on the Business News Network (BNN) to discuss the findings of his new report The Lac-Mégantic Disaster: Where Does the Buck...
October 23, 2013 | National Office
A new study, by CCPA Executive Director Bruce Campbell, examines the root causes of the Lac-Mégantic tragedy, Canada's deadliest rail disaster in almost 150 years. According to the study, the...
October 21, 2013 | National Office
On Thursday September 26th, the Saskatchewan Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives presented a night with former Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) Kevin Page at the University of...
October 18, 2013 | Saskatchewan Office
The Supreme Court of Canda will hear an appeal on the constitutionality of Saskatchewan's Bills 5 and 6: the Public Services Essential Services Act and the Trade Union Amendment Act. Read the NUPGE...
October 18, 2013 |
CCPA-MB Research Associate, Pete Hudson, weighs in on seniors and the Education Property Tax (EPT). Read more in the latest Fast Facts, also published in the Winnipeg Free Press on October 17th.
October 17, 2013 | Manitoba Office
A new CCPA study finds that the traditional financial banking sector is not meeting the needs of all Canadians. According to the study there are many Canadians in large regions of the country not...
October 9, 2013 | National Office
University of Manitoba economist John Loxley has grave doubts about the City of Edmonton's claims that a P3 is the best option for their next LRT extention. The Parkland Institute published Loxley's...
October 8, 2013 |