Updates from the CCPA

The long awaited Phoenix Sinclair Inquiry report is comprehensive in scope.  It includes 62 recommendations that if implemented, will improve services to vulnerable children and families.   CCPA-MB's...
February 5, 2014 | Manitoba Office
According to this Journalist's Resource story, an academic report called "Labour Unions and Life Satisfaction: Evidence from New Data" finds a strong link between higher life satisfaction and...
February 5, 2014 |
The Reality of "Right to Work", Putting Middle Class out of Reach is now available.  According to LiUNA's website,  "economist John O’Grady refutes absolutely the “Right to Work” plan put forward for...
February 4, 2014 |
The February edition of Hennessy’s Index highlights some key numbers with regard to the government’s income-splitting plan. Find out who benefits, and who loses (and by how much). Read the latest...
February 3, 2014 | National Office
A Living Wage for Regina is $16.46/per hour. While Saskatchewan’s economy has outperformed the rest of the country for the pastfew years, many underserved groups have not benefitted from the province...
January 31, 2014 | Saskatchewan Office
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