Updates from the CCPA

A new study by CCPA Research Associate Hugh Mackenzie shows Canada's best paid 100 CEOs appear to be recession-proof. The study looks at 2009 compensation levels for Canada’s best paid 100 CEOs and...
January 2, 2011 | National Office
Happy New Year!   As we round out another decade, thoughts turn to the future. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ Hugh Mackenzie, Shauna Mackinnon, Bruce Campbell, Trish Hennessy, Jim...
January 1, 2011 | National Office
In the last few weeks The Globe and Mail has been examining the problem of income inequality in Canada. Our own Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan was the special guest in The Globe and Mail's online...
December 21, 2010 | National Office
The always insightful Alex Himelfarb asks in his latest must-read blog: "What would you think if someone could show that they knew just what it would take to improve our physical and mental health,...
December 19, 2010 | National Office
For a limited time the CCPA is opening its entire cache of research free of charge — giving full public access to our publications via a database run by the Canadian Electronic Library. Browse our...
December 17, 2010 | National Office
The CCPA was pleased to co-sponsor a three-city lecture tour featuring Richard Wilkinson, co-author of the best selling book The Spirit Level, which examines income inequality among developed nations...
December 17, 2010 | National Office
It appears as though this year's federal budget will be particularly important in the parliamentary calendar as it may be what brings down the government.  Ignatieff appears to be planning to vote...
December 17, 2010 | National Office
Changes to U.S. and Canadian mortgage finance polices are necessary in order to prevent a future financial crisis, say two prominent economists. In What Can Be Learned from the Financial Crisis in...
December 16, 2010 | National Office
Changes to U.S. and Canadian mortgage finance polices are necessary in order to prevent a future financial crisis, say two prominent economists. In What Can Be Learned from the Financial Crisis in...
December 16, 2010 | National Office
Important new research by David Hulchanski shows Toronto is becoming a city of stark economic extremes as its middle class is hollowed out and replaced by a bipolar city of the rich and poor – one...
December 15, 2010 |
CCPA Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan writes in today's Globe and Mail about how "economists on both sides of the political spectrum point to an unsettling truth" about the federal government's...
December 8, 2010 | National Office
Jonathan Kay, managing editor of the National Post's Comment section, read Linda McQuaig and Neil Brooks' book The Trouble With Billionaires and came away convinced that income inequality is a "real...
December 8, 2010 |
Toronto Star columnist Carol Goar weighs in on worsening income inequality in Canada, pointing to CCPA research, saying there is "dawning recognition" that it's a problem. She writes: "The stirrings...
December 8, 2010 |
Our province's Forest Service has been seriously damaged by reckless cuts and changes. In a study released today, resource analyst Ben Parfitt analyses government data to determine the extent of the...
December 7, 2010 | BC Office
The most recent Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) publication surveyed those implementing infrastructure projects to see what effect those projects had on unemployment (among other things).  The...
December 7, 2010 | National Office