Updates from the CCPA

The leaders of the Liberal, Conservative and New Democratic parties debated live on TV last night. While the pundits wrestle over who won or who lost, the CCPA's Hugh Mackenzie provides a reality...
September 28, 2011 | Ontario Office
A new study from the BC Office calls for a more fair and effective approach to residential energy efficiency in BC as part of an aggressive climate action framework. We recommend protecting low-...
September 27, 2011 | BC Office
The direct cost of poverty for the NB government is an estimated $500 million per year--6.5% of the 2009/10 provincial budget.  Health care spending alone amounts to $196 million per year, an amount...
September 27, 2011 | Nova Scotia Office
A former CEO makes a refreshing case for CEOs to abandon the current short-term 'conventional wisdom' and to operate according to more sustainable practices in this Harvard Business Review blog.
September 27, 2011 | National Office
It's a strange world. Senior economist Armine Yalnizyan was commissioned by theNational Post to make a case about income inequality for their opinion page.  The piece ran under the headline "A...
September 23, 2011 | National Office
An op-ed by CCPA-Ontario Research Associate Jim Stanford was featured in today's Ottawa Citizen. The piece was based on Jim's report, Charts For Dummies, a detailed statistical review of the 13...
September 22, 2011 | Ontario Office
Simon Enoch, Director of the CCPA Saskatchewan Office, puzzles about Stephen Harper and Gerry Ritz's about-face on direct democracy in the wake of the CWB producer plebiscite. Full essay here...
September 14, 2011 | Saskatchewan Office
CCPA's Ontario office has released a detailed statistical review of the 13 statistical graphs contained in the Conservative changebook platform document which finds that not one of them conforms to...
September 13, 2011 | Ontario Office
The latest from the Conference Board of Canada: “The gap between the rich and the rest is growing ever wider -- with the chasm increasing at a faster pace in Canada than in the United States. That’s...
September 13, 2011 | National Office
In 1999, Nunavut was officially celebrated and regarded as a governance gem: a masterfully crafted work of public administration that would serve the Inuit in the best way. However, today, more than...
August 31, 2011 | National Office
A new CCPA study finds that over the past two decades, Ontario's system of financing higher education has become more regressive, exploiting already over-stretched families who want to help their...
August 30, 2011 | Ontario Office
We are all heartbroken at the passing of Jack Layton. On behalf of the staff and Board of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, our deepest condolences, love and support to Olivia and family,...
August 22, 2011 | National Office
CCPA Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan writes how the business establishment is growing concerned about income inequality in Canada in this Canada Business article. Read the article here.
August 12, 2011 | National Office
Simon Enoch discusses Saskatchewan's rather unique electoral boundaries and how they influenced the 2011 federal election in the CCPA's Behind the Numbers blog.
August 9, 2011 | Saskatchewan Office
With the release of the final report in the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Saskatchewan series “Transforming Saskatchewan’s Electrical Future,” former Saskatchewan Cabinet Minister Peter...
July 28, 2011 | Saskatchewan Office