Updates from the CCPA

"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
Are unions doing a good job of connecting with young workers and teaching them about their rights in the workplace? A TURC (Trade Union Research Collective) member provided us with this article on...
April 18, 2013 |
CCPA Ontario is holding a one-day symposium featuring leading union researchers and communicators on Monday April 22, 2013.  Speakers include: Janet Schaffer, AFL-CIO; Brynne Sinclair-Waters, OFL,  ...
April 18, 2013 |
TURC members have been responding to Armine's posting about the debate heating up in the Senate on Bill C-377. It is heartening that the odd Senator has the sense and the conviction to push back on...
April 17, 2013 |
It turns out that the banking sector is not the only one to take advantage of the Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP). The airline industry is also happily lowering costs with TWFs at the same...
April 16, 2013 |
Join us in Ottawa Thursday, April 25 for a forum on the changing nature of federal budgets featuring former Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page. The Budget in Focus: A forum on the changing...
April 15, 2013 | National Office