Updates from the CCPA

As part of the consultations undertaken in preparation of our forthcoming Alternative Federal Budget, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives hosted an economist roundtable, The Global Economic...
February 8, 2012 | National Office
Old Age Security (OAS) is the basic building block of Canada’s retirement income system. Canadians build on that foundation, saving for their retirement with benefits from the Canada or Quebec...
February 8, 2012 | National Office
Saskatchewan's labour movement won a significant victory yesterday as Justice Dennis Ball ruled that Bill 5, The Public Service Essential Services Act (PSES) violated the constitutional right to...
February 7, 2012 | Saskatchewan Office
Electro-Motive/Caterpillar's decision to lock out its London, Ontario workers on January 1st, demanding workers accept a 50% pay cut or lose the plant altogether, brings into focus a theme that is...
February 6, 2012 | National Office, Ontario Office
Last week Prime Minister Harper signaled possible cuts to Canada's pension programs, namely Old Age Security benefits for middle- and lower-income seniors. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives...
February 6, 2012 | National Office
The common story of why we need to integrate information and communication technology into education has changed. A dozen years ago it was about changing and preparing students. Now it's about...
February 6, 2012 | National Office
The CAW and CEP, two organizations with extensive experience with union mergers, have embarked on a joint exploration of whether to form a new alliance founded on "a genuinely new form of trade...
February 5, 2012 |
Caterpillar's February 3rd announcement that it will close the Electro-Motive Diesel facility in London has renewed calls to overhaul the Investment Canada Act.  The CAW, CEP, USW and CLC among...
February 5, 2012 | National Office
Hundreds of students across the province came together on February 1st for the Canadian Federation of Students' Day of Action to protest Nova Scotia’s continuing erosion of funding for higher...
February 2, 2012 | Nova Scotia Office
The direct cost of poverty for the PEI government is an estimated 100 million dollars per year — 7.6% of the 2009/10 PEI government budget.  When the costs to government are added to the broader...
January 26, 2012 | Nova Scotia Office
We've all heard political leaders boast that the Canadian economy has fully recovered from the recession and that the recession was not as severe in Canada as in other countries. It turns out that...
January 26, 2012 | National Office
Income inequality has been getting worse in Canada, rising at a faster pace than it has been in the U.S. The inequality is being driven by what’s happening at the very top of the income spectrum: the...
January 25, 2012 | National Office
Our new study released today shows that BC university graduates fully repay the cost of their tuition through taxes after graduation. University graduates in most cases earn more than those without...
January 24, 2012 | BC Office
CBC Radio’s weekly series, Type A released a comprehensive infographic based on the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' recent report, Canada’s CEO Elite 100: The 0.01%.  Click the image on the...
January 24, 2012 | National Office
CCPA-NS, along with our partners, is currently working on the 11th annual Alternative Provincial Budget.  This flagship document demystifies the budgeting process, making provincial finances...
January 24, 2012 | Nova Scotia Office