Updates from the CCPA

The Fall 2012 issue of Our Schools/Our Selves is about the links between education and activism, but it focuses extensively on issues raised before, during and since the Québec student strike. The...
October 16, 2012 | National Office
In a new CCPA-Ontario report, Jordan Brennan looks at the history of the minimum wage and living wage in Ontario and makes the case for a living wage as an essential tool to help reduce income...
October 11, 2012 | Ontario Office
In 2007 the BC government legislated targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), but just five years later, the province’s 2012 Natural Gas Strategy risks breaking that legislation. Our...
October 10, 2012 | BC Office
In Canada, many workers do not earn a living wage—that is, sufficient income to afford the basics of life—because of discrimination. Women workers and those who are racialized, immigrant, Aboriginal...
October 5, 2012 | Ontario Office
Unions in a Democratic Society: A Response to the Consultation Paper on the Renewal of Labour Legislation in Saskatchewan, a new CCPA report by Christopher Schenk, critically reviews the contemplated...
September 24, 2012 | National Office, Saskatchewan Office
A trade deal between Canada and the EU that's being negotiated in Ottawa this week could have devastating effects on Ontario. The CCPA's new report, Straightjacket: CETA’s Constraining Effects on...
September 19, 2012 | Ontario Office
The Ontario government is in a consultation phase over how to modernize the province's child care system. Child care expert Martha Friendly and CCPA Ontario Director Trish Hennessy have co-authored a...
September 17, 2012 | Ontario Office
Of the litany of proposed changes contained in the Saskatchewan government’s Consultation Paper on the Renewal of Labour Legislation in Saskatchewan, the most pernicious is the suggestion that...
September 14, 2012 | Saskatchewan Office
A new report from the CCPA’s Education Project tracks the affordability of university education across Canadian provinces. The study looks at trends in tuition and compulsory fees in Canada since...
September 11, 2012 | National Office, Ontario Office
A Sustainable Vision for our Community: Alternative Municipal Budget for the Halifax Regional Municipality is the culmination of a collaborative effort involving more than 20 individuals from...
August 29, 2012 | Nova Scotia Office
Next Up taking applications for 2012/13 programs in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Saskatoon Next Up -- A leadership program for young people committed to social and environmental justice Next Up...
August 8, 2012 | BC Office, Saskatchewan Office
The age and educational attainment of the US workforce have increased significantly since 1979.  Since older and better educated workers generally have higher pay and better benefits, one might...
August 3, 2012 | National Office
In an article entitled "Crime and the Decline of Unions," economics professors Robert Baumann and Bryan Engelhardt of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts estimate the elasticity...
August 3, 2012 | National Office
The final report of the proposal committee for a new union combining the CAW and CEP contains many intriguing ideas, not least being the 5 regional councils, funded by a separate per capita levy,...
August 3, 2012 | National Office
In addition to the usual challenges of finding affordable, good quality housing that meets their needs, many low-income tenants have trouble maintaining their housing, often because their rents...
August 3, 2012 | Manitoba Office