Updates from the CCPA

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
In its 2010 and 2011 budgets, the federal government announced cuts totalling $7.82 billion. A new CCPA study explores the impact of these cutbacks and finds between 60,100 and 68,300 jobs will be...
January 23, 2012 | National Office
Director of the Saskatchewan Office, Simon Enoch, discusses the causes and consequences of income inequality with Planet S Magazine's Stephen LaRose. View the article here.
January 20, 2012 | Saskatchewan Office
As Canada's premiers gather in Victoria today and tomorrow to discuss the future of health care, a new study from the CCPA-BC calls for a system-wide, integrated approach to health care reform. The...
January 15, 2012 | BC Office
Our 4th Annual Fundraiser was held on October 6th, 2011 at the Italian Cultural Centre in Halifax. We want to thank everyone who bought tickets and our table sponsors for their generous contributions...
January 12, 2012 | Nova Scotia Office
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ annual look at CEO compensation looks at 2010 compensation levels for Canada’s highest paid 100 CEOs and finds they pocketed an average of an average $8....
January 2, 2012 |
The Caledon Institute of Social Policy has a brief research note showing that taken together, Employment Insurance premiums and Canada Pension Plan contributions net of federal non-refundable tax...
December 16, 2011 |
The Canadian Union of Public Employees has released an extensive analysis of public-sector and private-sector wages entitled, Battle of the Wages: Who gets paid more, public or private sector workers...
December 13, 2011 |
A new CCPA report finds that the government's proposed Pooled Registered Pension Plan (PRPP) program will do nothing to solve Canada’s pension crisis. The report, by Monica Towson, concludes that...
December 6, 2011 | National Office
A new OECD report on income inequality among 34 industrialized nations asserts what CCPA research has long revealed: Canada's income gap is at a record high. As the Globe and Mail reports in this...
December 5, 2011 | National Office
As the City of Toronto considers a budget proposal that would result in drastic public sector job cuts, economist Hugh Mackenzie weighs in with a sobering observation: between October 2010 and...
November 30, 2011 | Ontario Office
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