Updates from the CCPA

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
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 |