Updates from the CCPA

The CCPA's new Pensions and Retirement Quiz will test your knowledge of Canadians' financial circumstances as they end their careers and/or enter retirement. This quiz is based on a series of reports...
April 30, 2010 | National Office
On the eve of the National Day of Mourning for workers killed on the job, the CCPA is releasing two studies highlighting the need for improved health and safety enforcement and regulation. ...
April 27, 2010 | National Office, BC Office
The CCPA-BC office released a Climate Justice Project brief today by Marc Lee. He has found that the richest of BC income earners are responsible for almost double the carbon footprint of the lowest-...
April 22, 2010 | BC Office
The Saskatchewan office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is releasing University of Regina business administration professor S. Muthu’s study, Restoring the Bargain: Contesting the...
April 21, 2010 | Saskatchewan Office
Earlier this week the Fraser Institute released a report claiming the average Canadian family’s tax bill has increased by a whopping 1,624% since 1961. The report was widely distributed by...
April 21, 2010 | National Office
The bloggers have been busy on Policy Note: Marvin Shaffer gets behind the Site C spin to ask why we need more electricity in the first place; Iglika Ivanova offers some insights into income tax and...
April 21, 2010 | BC Office
The third round of negotiations for the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) are taking place in Ottawa April 19-23. A new CCPA analysis of the proposed agreement warns that it...
April 19, 2010 | National Office
A new report by pension expert and CCPA Research Associate Monica Townson argues that expanding the Canada Pension Plan is the most effective way to address Canada's pension difficulties. Options for...
April 14, 2010 | National Office
Seth will be on the Bill Good Show tomorrow, April 13, from 11:05 to 11:30 AM. He’ll be talking about his recent blog post, which was picked up by the Vancouver Sun and is getting a lot of...
April 12, 2010 | BC Office
CCPA Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan weighs in on the future of work for young Canadians in this Macleans magazine article. Worried that permanent jobs lost in the recession are being replaced by...
April 8, 2010 |
Income inequality has been growing in Canada, but it's even worse for Aboriginal peoples. For every dollar non-Aboriginals earned in 2006, Aboriginal peoples earned only 70 cents – a slight narrowing...
April 7, 2010 | National Office
On Policy Note this week, Iglika Ivanova reveals the gaping holes in the BC government's claim that tax cuts somehow compensate for this province's shamefully low minimum wage – now the lowest in the...
April 7, 2010 | BC Office
What's different between this recession and the last one?   How many jobs did the stimulus funding create?  What proportion of the federal deficit was caused by corporate tax cuts? Find out how much...
March 30, 2010 | National Office
This week Iglika Ivanova published two posts on Policy Note that clearly explain the benefits of stimulus spending. She doesn't buy the federal government's claim that they can take full credit for...
March 25, 2010 | BC Office
The Ontario government tabled its budget today, putting deficit reduction ahead of jobs. The budget also penalizes social assistance recipients and threatens to burden postsecondary students with...
March 25, 2010 | Ontario Office