Updates from the CCPA

With the elimination of the Saskatchewan Film Employment Tax Credit and the certain demise of the film industry in the province, Premier Brad Wall asked:"If an industry cannot survive at all without...
March 23, 2012 | Saskatchewan Office
This week, three hundred thousand students from 178 associations are boycotting their classes in Quebec to protest the provincial government's decision to raise tuition fees $325 a year for the next...
March 22, 2012 | National Office
Saskatchewan Director Simon Enoch discusses the upcoming federal budget and the CCPA's Alternative Budget with Prairie Dog's Gregory Beatty. Read more here. 
March 22, 2012 | Saskatchewan Office
CCPA-NS brings together academics and community partners to assemble its Alternative Budget for 2012. This document shows Nova Scotians that minor changes in government spending could have a major...
March 22, 2012 | Nova Scotia Office
See the Saskatchewan office's response to Minister Krawetz's "Austerity for Prosperity" 2012 budget here. 
March 21, 2012 | Saskatchewan Office
Supporters of Enbridge's proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline claim that the project will create many thousands of jobs for Canadians, and have attempted to polarize public discussion into a "jobs vs...
March 20, 2012 | BC Office
In his new report, Ontario's Fiscal Reality: Glass Half Empty or Half Full?, economist Hugh Mackenzie takes a critical look at the assumptions that drive the Drummond report's claim that Ontario is...
March 19, 2012 | Ontario Office
Judging by the preliminary operating budget, it looks like this year’s operating budget will not offer Winnipeg a clear course of action that will allow it to meet the goals stated in OurWinnipeg....
March 19, 2012 | Manitoba Office
Today, CCPA releases the Alternative Federal Budget 2012: A Budget for the Rest of Us. This year's AFB presents a public investment plan that promotes a better quality of life for all Canadians, not...
March 15, 2012 | National Office
“Workers in Nova Scotia are worse off economically than they were a quarter century ago.  For the most part, this deterioration in wages happened at the same time that the economy of the province...
March 12, 2012 | Nova Scotia Office
The University of Toronto's Richard Florida has an important two-part series in The Atlantic focusing on what is driving the growing income gap in American cities. In particular, he and colleague...
March 8, 2012 | National Office
Last August, a pipeline broke near Fort St John, spilling toxic liquid that killed at least one cow and sickened other cattle. The Oil and Gas Commission has refused to release much information about...
March 7, 2012 | BC Office
In a new report from CCPA-MB, Valerie Shantz examines cases of institutional expansion in three neighbourhoods within Winnipeg's inner city. Download the full report: Shared Futures: Big Institutions...
March 7, 2012 | Manitoba Office
The number of migrant labourers working in Nova Scotia has doubled over the past five years.  While such rapid increases benefit the Canadian economy, they pose difficult questions for policymakers...
March 6, 2012 | Nova Scotia Office
A new study from UNB-SJ economist Roderick Hill and CCPA-NS researcher Jason Edwards outlines why New Brunswick should move toward a more progressive tax structure.  The report, titled New Brunswick...
February 22, 2012 | Nova Scotia Office