Updates from the CCPA

The CCPA’s leading economists find this year’s federal budget obscures the true cost of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s plan to balance the books while favouring Harper’s pet projects over Canadians...
March 22, 2011 | National Office
That's the question journalist and author Linda McQuaig addresses in her column about greed, the assault on middle class dreams, and the "looming conflict" between Canada's elite and the "aspirations...
March 22, 2011 |
CCPA-BC has just published Working for a Living Wage 2011, which shows that the living wage for Vancouver in 2011 is $18.81 an hour, up from $18.17 last year, and far higher than the $10.25 minimum...
March 21, 2011 | BC Office
From corporate tax cuts to seniors benefits, everyone on Parliament Hill seems to think they know what should be in the budget. But can you do better? What if you were finance minister for a day,...
March 21, 2011 | National Office
Despite an increasingly diverse population, a new report co-produced by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Wellesley Institute on Canada’s racialized income gap shows a colour code...
March 20, 2011 | National Office
The CCPA released its Alternative Federal Budget Tuesday, promoting a federal budget that connects with Canadians' real financial worries. Watch Alternative Federal Budget Coordinator David...
March 16, 2011 | National Office
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