Updates from the CCPA

When you think about taxes, do you think about the $10,000 having a baby could cost if you lived in the U.S. and didn't have health insurance? Do you think about an education system that allows even...
October 26, 2010 | National Office
Two new online calculators highlight the fact that government spending changes have a real effect on the economy. The calculators demonstrate the change in employment and economic activity based on...
October 20, 2010 | National Office
New York Times writer Robert Frank says it's time to tackle the problems of income inequality in this article.
October 19, 2010 |
The Saskatchewan office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is a proud partner of Poverty Free Saskatchewan (PFS), a coalition of groups attempting to develop a comprehensive anti-poverty...
October 18, 2010 | Saskatchewan Office
Bruce Livesey writes a blog in the Progressive Economics Forum showing the link between worsening income inequality and the threat of a Great Recession that could 'go on indefinitely'. Read the blog...
October 18, 2010 |
A new CCPA study examines Canada's debt and deficit and finds that debt in Canada—even after two years of stimulus—is still at very low levels compared to other countries, and compared to the mid-...
October 18, 2010 | National Office
Canada may have fared better than the U.S. during this past recession, but a full economic recovery should mean a jobs recovery. CCPA Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan explains why Canada's falling...
October 18, 2010 | National Office
Today the OECD released a report on environmental taxes and found Canada ranks 29th out of 33 OECD member countries when it comes to taxing polluters. Canada's tax on environmental ills amounts to...
October 14, 2010 | National Office
A new report by the CCPA and the Rideau Instittute says the planned purchase of 65 F-35 stealth fighter jets is the result of a ‘pilot error’ by the Canadian government. Pilot Error: Why the F-35...
October 13, 2010 | National Office
Yesterday's economic update showcases how fragile Canada's economic recovery is and serves as the case against implementing austerity measures anytime soon. Read AFB Coordinator David Macdonald's...
October 13, 2010 | National Office
Join us December 10th in Toronto for an evening with Richard Wilkinson, author of The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone. The CCPA is pleased to co-sponsor this event. Please see...
October 13, 2010 | National Office, Ontario Office
The World Economic Forum ranks Canada 20th in a global ranking of women's equality, slipping behind the United States. Read the story here.
October 13, 2010 |
He's written a string of best sellers, now one of North America's sharpest observers is taking on income inequality. He shows how our attitudes toward the gap between the rich and the rest of us have...
October 12, 2010 |
Halifax, Nova Scotia – It is time for Nova Scotia to focus on real energy affordability instead of the dubious and opportunistic politics of energy price increases.  In a new report by the Canadian...
October 11, 2010 | Nova Scotia Office
Prominent Canadian women have a message for Prime Minister Stephen Harper: they refuse to be silenced. The women – feminists, activists, academics, economists, and former politicians – responded to...
October 11, 2010 | National Office