Updates from the CCPA

A new CCPA report finds that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions embodied in Canadian exports of fossil fuels in 2009 were 15% greater than the emissions from all fossil fuel combustion within Canada, and...
November 29, 2011 | National Office
The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) has published a short research note offering a comparative analysis of the decline in unionization among OECD countries.  Using Gosta Esping-...
November 26, 2011 |
The recent Occupy movements have sparked a number of fundamental conversations about the world in which we currently live and how it needs to change. But how do we nurture societal change that...
November 15, 2011 | National Office
A new CCPA report finds household carbon footprints increase with income. In fact, the richest 20% of Canadian households are responsible for almost double the greenhouse gas emissions of those in...
November 15, 2011 | National Office
Fearmonger, by CCPA research associate Paula Mallea, is the first comprehensive independent analysis of the "tough on crime" policies and legislation being implemented by the Harper government....
November 14, 2011 | National Office
Unions are working people’s anti-theft device, so goes the bumper sticker.  In a new book entitled, Retirement Heist: How Companies Plunder and Profit from the Nest Eggs of American Workers, award-...
November 12, 2011 |
On November 3rd, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives proudly hosted the 2011 David Lewis Lecture in Toronto. This year’s lecture featured an intimate conversation between two of Canada’s...
November 10, 2011 | National Office, Ontario Office
CCPA Ontario co-produced a new report with the Wellesley Institute that shows how the City of Toronto can bring its budgetary shortfall down to zero without gutting city services and selling off...
November 10, 2011 | Ontario Office
A new Conference Board of Canada editorial presents unions in a modestly positive light.  By contrast, CBC has recently aired wildly anti-union rhetoric, earning itself letters of complaint from...
November 9, 2011 |
Despite Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and virtually every expert on criminal policy in the country rejecting Stephen Harper's Omnibus Crime Bill, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall continues to support...
November 9, 2011 | Saskatchewan Office
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) has redesigned its Labour Rights are Human Rights campaign website. The site will now serve as the website of the Canadian Foundation for...
November 9, 2011 |
The Canadian Union of Public Employees has released a draft version of its Strategic Directions 2011-2013 policy paper entitled "A Blueprint for the Future." This document contains a number of...
November 9, 2011 |
Bill C-317 was dropped from the Commons order paper last week, but south of the border, financial reporting requirements imposed on American unions by the George W. Bush administration continue to...
November 9, 2011 |
The Toronto Star today published an interesting story on the ongoing austerity measures happening in Europe. Canada has yet to fully experience our own austerity measures although big cutbacks are...
November 9, 2011 | National Office
Today we released a report on "fracking" In northeastern BC: a controversial process that gas companies are using to extract natural gas from deeply buried shale formations. The provincial...
November 9, 2011 | BC Office