Updates from the CCPA

A new CCPA report on education funding in Ontario by CCPA Research Associate Hugh Mackenzie finds the province lags far behind most peer jurisdictions in North America. Forty-five U.S. states and...
November 5, 2009 | Ontario Office
A new Alternative Federal Budget Technical Paper by Jim Stanford and David Macdonald examines key economic indicators and finds Canada's economy is still a long way from recovery. The paper looks at...
October 29, 2009 | National Office
A new Ontario Alternative Budget Technical Paper, Close Encounters of the Thirties Kind, by social policy expert John Stapleton, provides a blow-by-blow account of the similarities between Ontario...
October 12, 2009 | Ontario Office
Winnipeg's infamous North End has the media repeatedly calling for a "get tough on crime" strategy, one that is often supported by local police and politicians. In If You Want to Change Violence in...
September 11, 2009 | Manitoba Office
Community-based organizations play a crucial role in Winnipeg's inner city. They provide much-needed services for those struggling with poverty, addictions, racism and colonialism. Neighbourhood...
June 10, 2009 | Manitoba Office
In the past few weeks there has been lots of talk that the worst of of Canada's recession is over; that some "green shoot" indicators hint recovery may be on the way. It's hard to tell what the...
June 5, 2009 |
A story in the Financial Post reports the CEO of Canada's TD Bank is donating his $3 million dollar bonus to charity this year, leaving him with $8 million in compensation this year. It's a trend...
February 19, 2009 |
The CCPA Manitoba and the Canadian Mental Health Association have released a new study entitled We got evicted... did I leave that out? The study explores the ways of supporting community...
February 9, 2009 | Manitoba Office
Thinking about Canada's economic crisis, I frequently find myself wondering: "What would Obama do?" Today, I got his answer to the problem of self-absorbed CEOs who stick one hand out for bailouts (...
February 4, 2009 |
Several reports have been released recently that continue to expose the persistent problem of income inequality in Canada. The latest Vanier Institute report on the state of families in Canada...
January 26, 2009 |
The federal government has leaked its 2009 deficit figures: Canada faces a $34 billion deficit this year with more to come. These deficit numbers imply the federal government’s stimulus package on...
January 23, 2009 |
New, from the St. John's Telegram  Jeers: to the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer. A recent study from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has determined that by the time you...
January 5, 2009 |
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 |