Updates from the CCPA

The Toronto Star's David Olive has been writing about income inequality for years, but has begun to wonder if it will be the source of an uprising in North America within his lifetime. He warns: "We...
July 27, 2011 | National Office
In this essay, Simon Enoch, Director of the Saskatchewan Office, examines how the discourse of Brad Wall's "New Saskatchewan" draws upon Saskatchewan's unique political culture and history to advance...
July 25, 2011 | Saskatchewan Office
The income gap between the rich and the rest of us has worsened over the past generation. In 2009, during the dark days of Canada's recession, the richest 20% of Canadians took home a whopping 44.2%...
July 18, 2011 | National Office
Iglika Ivanova did the math: it costs less to reduce poverty than to allow it to continue and pay for the consequences: poor health, lower literacy, poor school performance for children, more crime...
July 13, 2011 | BC Office
The Conference Board of Canada has released a report tracking 33 years of worsening income inequality in Canada. In this Toronto Star story, board President Anne Golden says: "While the poor are...
July 13, 2011 | National Office
In this four-part short video series at the Globe and Mail, CCPA's own senior economist Armine Yalnizyan faces off with Mike Moffatt, an economist, consultant and lecturer in the Business, Economics...
July 13, 2011 | National Office
CCPA-Manitoba has launched a blog, aptly named POLICY FIX.  Check it out at www.policyfix.ca.
July 12, 2011 | Manitoba Office
A screening kit for The Remaining Light is now available. The kit includes background information about community-based seniors care, and a facilitator's discussion guide. You can download it here,...
June 30, 2011 | BC Office
CTV-BC's Jon Woodward put together this story on our latest report, BC's Regressive Tax Shift. Check it out on the CTV site: http://bit.ly/j7fv2b
June 29, 2011 | BC Office
In The Internet Tree, committed public interest advocates and academics present primers on provocative digital policy issues: broadband access, copyright, net neutrality, privacy, and security, along...
June 29, 2011 | National Office
In the debate over sustainable energy options for the future, wind and solar power usually receive the bulk of attention. However, recent technological developments are creating a new assortment of...
June 29, 2011 | Saskatchewan Office
Today the CCPA-BC released a new report that reveals how ten years of tax cuts and changes have created an unfair system in which the wealthy pay lower taxes and the public treasury is starved for...
June 27, 2011 | BC Office
Maclean's magazine focuses on Canada's highest paid 50 CEOs and finds their take-home pay increases to be "astronomical". Macleans writes: "In the past 12 years, there’s been a 444 per cent salary...
June 27, 2011 | National Office
The Globe and Mail created an interesting infographic that breaks down millionaires by where they live in the world. It shows Canada as home to 282,000 millionaires.See it here.
June 27, 2011 | National Office
As Canada continues on the path of economic recovery following the worldwide recession of 2008, workers find themselves under attack -- and the attack is coming from many directions. We've put...
June 24, 2011 | National Office