Updates from the CCPA

The much-anticipated final report by BC Ombudsperson Kim Carter on her investigation into the crisis in seniors care was released last week. With 176 recommendations, "The Best of Care: Getting It...
February 19, 2012 | BC Office
Neo-Liberalism:  What a difference a Theory Makes "We need to say no to the neoliberal fatalism that we are witnessing at th end of this century, informed by the ethics of the market, an ethics in...
February 17, 2012 | Manitoba Office
In the wake of the Drummond report on reforming Ontario's public services—which includes 362 recommended reforms to balance the books by 2018—CCPA Research Associates share their analyses: In ...
February 17, 2012 | Ontario Office
CBC Radio's The House did a segment last Saturday (Feb. 11) on the Harper government's bilateral free trade strategy and specifically its approach to China. CCPA's Scott Sinclair was on a panel with...
February 15, 2012 | National Office
A halting and fragile "recovery" from the biggest global economic meltdown since the Great Depression has seen the growth of the ugliest side of capitalism. In the Wake of the Crisis: Bully...
February 15, 2012 | National Office
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