Updates from the CCPA

Yesterday, with the participation and support of economists, researchers, and leadership from a broad spectrum of civil society organizations, the CCPA released our 2016 Alternative Federal Budget....
March 10, 2016 | National Office
The staff, Board, Council Members and Research Associates of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives mourn the sudden passing of Stephen Clarkson, a leading Canadian intellectual and professor of...
March 2, 2016 | National Office
Seth Klein has written a summary highlighting key policy ideas presented at the Good Jobs Conference, with more than 50 policy proposals for the creation of good jobs in BC — plenty for any...
March 1, 2016 | BC Office
By 2013 the Conservative government had cut overall federal taxes and other revenues to the lowest rate seen in more than 70 years.  Valuable services such as those provided by the Canadian Food...
February 24, 2016 | Manitoba Office
More critical analysis of the government's liquor privatization plan! Matthew Campo investigates the economic impacts of liquor store privatization in four rural communities. Also see David...
February 23, 2016 | Saskatchewan Office
In the latest episode of our podcast, hosts Davis Carr and Alex Hemingway take an in-depth look at the much-talked-about Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Our hosts interview four experts on the...
February 2, 2016 | National Office
How can residential care be provided in ways that respect the needs of seniors, families, workers and managers? Join us at this free public forum to hear about ideas and concrete examples of...
January 29, 2016 | BC Office
A new report from the Errol Black Chair in Labour issues examines how investing in Social Enterprises can reduce green house gases. Read full report.
January 13, 2016 | Manitoba Office
CCPA-ON Senior Economist Sheila Block spoke at a news conference organized by social justice groups, calling on Toronto City Council to implement new revenue tools for reducing poverty in the city....
January 7, 2016 | Ontario Office
On Monday, we released our annual report on CEO pay in Canada. The review finds that the gap between the earnings of executives and the rest of the population is growing stubbornly, with the country’...
January 6, 2016 | National Office
The State of the Inner City Report 2015 - Drawing on our strengths highlights the gains and the persistent issues that keep the community working for change.  See our Fast Facts for a brief summary...
December 15, 2015 | Manitoba Office
We're happy to announce the launch of alt.policy, our national office podcast. Each episode, hosts Alex Hemingway and Davis Carr will demystify the big policy questions of the day, and share their ...
December 14, 2015 | National Office
As reported by the UFCW "After years of inaction and neglect from successive Conservative governments, agriculture workers in Alberta will finally have the same workplace rights and protections that...
November 23, 2015 |
This essay first appeared in the James Lorimer & Company book Canada After Harper. It would be useful for students and union members as it explains in plain language how unions play a crucial...
November 20, 2015 |
The latest from our BC office is based on interviews with 200 farmworkers, as well as representatives from industry, advocates and civil servants. The authors find that most workers are subject to...
November 18, 2015 | BC Office