Updates from the CCPA

CCPA senior economist Armine Yalnizyan, was presented with the Ontario Public Health Association’s Award of Excellence on October 5, 2011 at their annual meetings. She accepted this honour on behalf...
October 6, 2011 | National Office, Ontario Office
The CCPA is proud to present Stephen Lewis and Michele Landsberg—two of Canada’s leading thinkers and recipients of the Order of Canada—as this year's featured guests for the David Lewis Lecture in...
October 5, 2011 | National Office, Ontario Office
CCPA Research Associate Jim Stanford was on CBC's Power & Politics weighing in on Ontario's economy and the province's three main party platforms heading into the October 6 election. Listen in...
September 28, 2011 | Ontario Office
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