Updates from the CCPA

Each year approximately 400 Mexican men, migrant labourers under the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP), work on farms in Manitoba. Workers spend up to eight months in Canada, returning...
May 29, 2013 | Manitoba Office
A new report by CCPA-Ontario economist Hugh Mackenzie lays out a range of revenue generating options that could readily fund plans to expand public transit in the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton....
May 28, 2013 | Ontario Office
The Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights has a new e-bulletin with some interesting updates. Given the interest lately in temporary foreign workers and their impact on Canada's labout market, Ken...
May 16, 2013 |
On April 25th, the CCPA hosted a forum on the changing nature of federal budgets, featuring former Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page. As the keynote speaker, Mr. Page delivered a captivating...
May 14, 2013 | National Office
Thursday evening at the Canadian War Museum, in a debate presented by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute and moderated by historian Jack Granatstein, CCPA Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan and economist...
May 12, 2013 | National Office
"Inequality is accelerating – and with it, the fragility of our economy." The latest column by Frances Russell, Tax cuts a race to the bottom, connects the dots between worsening income inequality in...
May 9, 2013 |
CCPA Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan was among the witnesses who testified to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance as part of the committee’s ongoing study of income inequality....
May 6, 2013 | National Office
The Broadbent Institute has posted five responses to their report, "Union Communities, Healthy Communities" expressing support for labour rights and strong unions by activists from other social...
May 3, 2013 |
The living wage for Metro Vancouver for 2013 is $19.62. Find out more about the living wage, along with tools for calculating the living wage for your own community: Working for a Living Wage 2013
May 2, 2013 |
Ontario's provincial budget has been tabled and the conclusion is: Ontarians can expect four more years of austerity budgets. Read the tea leaves in this instant budget analysis by Hugh Mackenzie and...
May 2, 2013 | Ontario Office
The coming weeks will see women and men graduating in nearly equal numbers from schools across Canada. By the time those women and men reach their 30s, they will see the gap between their incomes and...
April 24, 2013 | National Office
The Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights (CFLR) is a national voice devoted to promoting labour rights as an important means to strengthening democracy, equality and economic justice here in Canada...
April 22, 2013 |
Toronto (27 March 2013) – More than 160 people gathered in Toronto to discuss the critical role labour rights and unions play in reducing income inequality, advancing democracy, and promoting the...
April 22, 2013 |
The Alternate Routes journal publishes methodologically-sound political economy research that is of interest to labour researchers. The article Toby Sangster referred to on the TURC listserver is in...
April 19, 2013 |
Our seniors care researcher Janine Farrell has created a series of fact sheets on issues for seniors in BC, distilling CCPA-BC research in this area into key points and suggested questions for...
April 18, 2013 | BC Office