Updates from the CCPA

An examination of income inequality in North America reveals that Mexico is the only part of the continent where the middle class has been gaining from growth, according to a new study by...
May 18, 2012 | National Office
Due to the opaque reporting methods used by the federal government to detail its spending and employment projections, getting a clear picture of core public service job losses is unnecessarily...
May 16, 2012 | National Office
On June 15th, the Saskatchewan Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is proud to present a unique Citizen's Conference on the Future of Medicare. "Envisioning the Future of Medicare"...
May 10, 2012 | Saskatchewan Office
CCPA-BC Director Seth Klein was recently invited to give a speech in Berlin at the annual meeting of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (an international gathering of leading economists). His...
May 3, 2012 | BC Office
Throughout the 2008-2010 financial crisis, Canadian banks were touted by the federal government—and the banks themselves—as being much more stable than other countries’ big banks. Canadians we...
April 30, 2012 | National Office
For families with young children, the costs of basic necessities like food, rent and child care quickly add up. Even with full-time work year round, both parents in a family of four must earn at...
April 26, 2012 | BC Office
While negotiations between Capital Health and its employees continue, health workers' rights are as prescient now as ever before.  Working people have the right to bargain collectively and withdraw...
April 25, 2012 | Nova Scotia Office
Is the Wildrose challenge to Tory supremacy in Alberta over? Or is it just beginning? Find out here.
April 24, 2012 | Saskatchewan Office
In a recent report, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) cited Canada for over 20 ongoing violations of the ILO's international labour standards. Governments across Canada have refused to...
April 20, 2012 |
The Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights (CFLR) recently launched Constitutional Labour Rights in Canada: Farm Workers and the Fraser Case, a new book on labour rights in Canada. The book is a...
April 19, 2012 |
It is argued by some that eligibility for Old Age Security (OAS) and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) at age 65 discourages older Canadians from remaining in the workforce, and that we need to...
April 16, 2012 | National Office
There's a growing movement in Canada to pressure our governments to ask those who have more to give to contribute more in taxes. A new Environics Poll for the Broadbent Institute shows 83% of...
April 10, 2012 | National Office
The Broadbent Institute has launched its new Equality Project with a poll by Environics Research that shows the majority of Canadians view growing income inequality as a big problem with long-term...
April 10, 2012 | National Office
In spite of system and systemic failure, young people are—with creativity, passion and determination—fighting for change across sectors and within communities. They are pushing the progress envelope...
April 5, 2012 | National Office
As was expected, the provincial budget released by Nova Scotia's ruling New Democratic Party is characterized by a fixation on getting “back to balance”.  With a debt to-GDP ratio of 35%, there is no...
April 5, 2012 | Nova Scotia Office