Updates from the CCPA

In ongoing Canada-EU trade negotiations, the European Commission is seeking full coverage of sub-national (provincial and municipal) procurement.  In Canada, as in Europe, many important public...
June 16, 2011 | National Office
Statistics Canada released a report today on incomes across Canada in 2009. As First Call BC points out in their news release, key points for BC include: BC's child poverty rate rose to 12...
June 15, 2011 | BC Office
In the lead up to the provincial referendum, our Spring/Summer issue of BC Commentary takes a closer look at the HST. Check it out here. And for commentary after Christy Clark's May 25 HST...
June 8, 2011 | BC Office
Yesterday on our blog, Behind the Numbers, Alternative Federal Budget Coordinator David Macdonald drew back the curtain on Federal Budget 2011, exposing the plan to cut the deficit through an...
June 6, 2011 | National Office
Great news! Vancity Credit Union has announced that it is now officially a living wage employer, committed to paying its employees a living wage, as calculated by the CCPA. In Vancouver in 2011,...
June 1, 2011 | BC Office
BNN (Business News Network) has taken on the thorny topic of soaring CEO pay in Canada. Two former CEOs joined CCPA Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan for a discussion about CEO pay and came to...
June 1, 2011 | National Office
Despite the government’s stay-the-course rhetoric, the upcoming federal budget will lay the foundation for one of the most aggressive assaults on public service delivery in Canadian history. David...
June 1, 2011 | National Office
Did your pay go up by 13% last year? If you were a CEO at one of Canada's 100 biggest companies, it did. The Globe and Mail review of executive pay in 2010 reveals CEOs at Canada’s 100 largest...
May 30, 2011 | National Office
"The Conservatives, who will soon deliver their post-election budget, are championing a set of plans that may accelerate Canada’s growing gap between rich and poor, a sign of inequality that has...
May 30, 2011 |
We had such a positive response to our federal election blog, we've decided to continue blogging. We've just launched Behind the Numbers, which will deliver timely, progressive commentary and...
May 25, 2011 | National Office
  Just one day after the May 2nd federal election, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz made it clear that the Conservative government would move to eliminate the Canadian Wheat Board's single-desk...
May 24, 2011 | Saskatchewan Office
SImon Enoch, Director of the Saskatchewan Office, comments on the creeping privatization of the provincial crowns. View the editorial in the Regina Leader-Post here. 
May 20, 2011 | Saskatchewan Office
Imagine a country that puts the well-being of the majority ahead of the profits of a tiny minority. They do it in Denmark. In this short video, Affluenza author Oliver James talks about how...
May 20, 2011 | National Office
Gas prices in Canada are soaring even though the price of oil is well below recent highs. In order to help Canadians know what they should be paying for gas, the CCPA  developed an online gasoline...
May 11, 2011 | National Office
CCPA Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan gets up close and personal in this pivotal lecture on income inequality and democracy. Watch the TVO video of the lecture, which was produced in collaboration...
May 9, 2011 | National Office