Updates from the CCPA

A Census report from Statistics Canada today shows a booming economy did nothing to reverse the gap between the rich and the rest of us - in fact the gap is worse now than in the 1980s. Census data...
May 1, 2008 |
For over a year, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has been producing report after report showing Canada's income and wealth gaps are growing at a time when they should be sinking. They are...
April 28, 2008 |
A groundbreaking study released by the B.C. office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives raises important new questions about the validity of harsh welfare rules. The study follows real-life...
April 22, 2008 |
They’re saying it again. Those two mystical words: Consumer confidence. This story in today’s Toronto Star references a Conference Board of Canada report that predicts Canadians like you and I will...
April 8, 2008 |
The Financial Post reported today on a new OECD study that shows Canada's legacy of tax cuts only deepens the gap between the rich and the rest of Canadians. The OECD study, Taxing Wages 07, shows...
March 25, 2008 |
The Toronto Star's Carol Goar writes about CCPA Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan's recent testimony to a Senate committee asking for an analysis of this year's federal budget from a woman's...
March 19, 2008 |
In the ongoing debate about what makes for a good “middle class” tax cut, here’s an eye-popper of a fact, provided by those who support raising the amounts you can contribute to the Registered...
March 14, 2008 |
Our federal Parliament is considering a Bill that should be tossed right out the window. The private member's Bill, by Liberal Dan McTeague, would help the most affluent of Canadians take even better...
March 11, 2008 |
There are some eye-popping new factoids about Canadians coming out of today's release of labour census data by Statistics Canada. Did you know that Canada has the fastest job growth in the entire G7...
March 4, 2008 |
There is a hidden, "crouching tiger" dimension to Canada's income inequality problem. It is called household debt, and as a nation, we are rolling in it. In his latest report released today, Vanier...
February 12, 2008 |
By the time most Canadians roll up their sleeves to begin a new year of work, Canada's best paid 100 CEOs will already be having a good year: They'll pocket the national average wage of $38,998 by 10...
January 1, 2008 |
I am trying to imagine the conversation I may one day have with my grandchildren about how my generation squandered $60 billion in tax cuts within the space of a single federal budget without...
November 2, 2007 |
An op-ed in the October 11, 2007 Saskatoon Star Phoenix suggests studies showing the rich are getting richer make "misleading" claims and are merely "cliche". The opinion, by the Fraser Institute's...
October 11, 2007 |
Broken promises are something we normally associate with politicians at election time. But what about the broken promise of economic growth? For years we've been urged to work smarter and harder,...
September 25, 2007 |
When people hear that Canada's after-tax income gap between rich and poor families is at a 30-year high, they ask: what can we do about it? There is no magic bullet solution, but Campaign 2000 is...
August 9, 2007 |