Updates from the CCPA

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
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