Updates from the CCPA

The CCPA released the Alternative Federal Budget for 2011 today. This year's AFB presents a comprehensive recovery plan designed to: get Canadians working in good jobs again; reduce record-high...
March 15, 2011 | National Office
The Vancouver Sun today published Ben Parfitt's op ed on the dangers of "fracking" in Northern BC. (Fracking is hydraulic fracturing: a method of extracting gas by injecting fluid and sand into...
March 9, 2011 | BC Office
A new CCPA study finds Canadian military spending is higher now than at any time since the end of the Second World War, thanks to twelve years of budget increases. Canada is the 13th largest military...
March 9, 2011 | National Office
Fun fact: Did you know 69 per cent of the staff at the CCPA are women? In the past year the CCPA has been proud to publish two major books that focus on women's knowledge and empowerment.  In...
March 8, 2011 | National Office
The CCPA has launched a graphics-based series aimed at highlighting poignant facts and figures distilled from the many reports and studies that we publish every year. The series is called You Oughta...
March 7, 2011 | National Office
If the federal government wants to get serious about spending controls, it needs to look critically at its ballooning outsourcing costs. The Shadow Public Service, a new CCPA study, finds that over...
March 3, 2011 | National Office
Income inequality "has emerged as a major social and economic issue" in Canada and elsewhere, writes Canadian author and political commentator Frances Russell. "More importantly, no longer is it the...
March 2, 2011 |
CCPA Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan gives us five strong reasons to say no to more corporate tax cuts in this short video.
February 28, 2011 | National Office
Today the CCPA-BC published a new study on carbon pricing, and we created a "zooming presentation" to go with it, using a web-based software called Prezi. Watch the presentation below and share the...
February 23, 2011 | BC Office
The problem of worsening income inequality is quickly gathering steam. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, leading experts named inequality, the concentration of wealth into the hands of a few, as...
February 22, 2011 |
In Canada, regulations adopted by every level of government have historically helped to make this one of the safest, most desirable places to raise a family. But a slow, steady, and quiet erosion of...
February 21, 2011 | National Office
Immigrants are Canada’s ticket to economic growth in the coming years, as the Minister of Immigration and Citizenship rightly stated this week. But CCPA Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan lays out the...
February 18, 2011 | National Office
CTV's Business News Network (BNN) begins a three-part series today looking at the gap between the rich and the rest of us. Today's show, at 5 pm EST, features Robert Reich, former U.S. secretary of...
February 9, 2011 | National Office
In spring 2009 we dedicated an entire issue of Our Schools / Our Selves to the topic of child care in Canada, and over a year later Beyond Child’s Play: Caring for and educating young children in...
February 8, 2011 | National Office
Announcing the release of our first documentary film! The Remaining Light journeys through an often invisible part of Canada's health care system -- the community-based services that provide care...
February 8, 2011 | BC Office