Updates from the CCPA

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 |
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 |