Updates from the CCPA

By 9:04 a.m. January 2nd Canada's best paid 100 CEOs will have already pocketed what will take Canadians earning the average wage an entire year to earn. That's right, by the time you boot up your...
January 2, 2009 |
As the US government continues to figure out just how much it will take to bail out financial markets, up to the tune of $1 trillion dollars, the sound of Dr. Evil's voice creeps into in my head - "...
September 23, 2008 |
I had dinner with a friend last night. One of those apolitical friends - the kind that notice when something big happens, like Barack Obama and the politics of hope, but doesn't monitor online news...
September 11, 2008 |
Given the collapse of the manufacturing sector in Ontario and the trend toward low-wage, temporary jobs that come without prescription drug and dental benefits or pension plans, you would think jobs...
September 10, 2008 |
A study released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, with Environmental Defence, talks about yet another inconvenient truth of our time. (See this Globe and Mail story). Canadians leave a...
June 24, 2008 |
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 |