Updates from the CCPA

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
TVO did a breakdown of living wages across Ontario using information from CCPA-Ontario, and compared the findings to the current Ontario minimum wage of $11.25 per hour. In most cases, the minimum...
November 17, 2015 | Ontario Office
The BC and Saskatchewan offices of the CCPA are partners in a major new SSHRC-funded project to map the influence of fossil fuel companies in Western Canada. Mapping the Power of the Carbon-...
November 12, 2015 | BC Office
The second edition of Economics for Everyone: A Short Guide to the Economics of Capitalism was co-published by Pluto Books, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and Fernwood Publishing this...
November 9, 2015 | National Office
Last week was Living Wage Week in Ontario, and here's the roundup of CCPA-Ontario posts: Trish Hennessy's blog post: Ontario’s newest trend: living wage employers Tom Cooper's blog post: Living wage...
November 9, 2015 | Ontario Office
How Much Income Tax Could Canada’s Top 1% Pay?, by internationally respected CCPA Research Associate Lars Osberg, shows Canada’s richest now pay a lower tax rate than in the 1990s even though their...
October 28, 2015 | National Office
$16.18 -- that's how much two parents with two children each need to earn an hour in order to earn a living wage in Sudbury. Our CCPA-Ontario experts were happy to team up with the Ontario Living...
October 14, 2015 | Ontario Office
CCPA Research Associate Mary Cornish has been at the forefront of welcome developments that include the Ontario government's commitment to hold consultations in 12 cities on how to close the pay gap...
October 14, 2015 | Ontario Office
CCPA-Ontario Director Trish Hennessy joined the Walrus Talks in Saskatoon to talk turkey about resilience and the living wage. Watch the seven-minute video of her talk here.
October 14, 2015 | Ontario Office
Since the Nova Scotia Liberal government was elected in October 2013, it has brought down a breathtaking barrage on labour, restricting the right to strike, curtailing collective bargaining rights,...
October 13, 2015 |
Do you have research or commentary relevant to Saskatchewan that is just burning to find an audience? The Saskatchewan Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives may be the place for you!...
October 7, 2015 | Saskatchewan Office
Crime rates in Canada have been steadily declining for more than a decade, yet prison populations have been increasing in recent years. Commentators have attributed this disconnection between...
September 30, 2015 | Manitoba Office
You can count on the CCPA for timely, progressive analysis of the issues that will—or should—define this federal election. Here are some of the ways you can stay informed: Behind the Numbers:...
September 21, 2015 | National Office