Updates from the CCPA

Everyone wants to bend the health care cost curve. Is it possible to save costs while improving health?  Public health measures—like clean drinking water, vaccinations, and smoking cessation programs...
May 4, 2015 | National Office
Each year we work with the Living Wage for Families Campaign and First Call to calculate the hourly wage that would allow a two-parent family with two children to cover basic expenses. This year it's...
April 29, 2015 | BC Office
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' Nova Scotia Office (CCPA-NS) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2015 Atlantic Student Essay Contest. The contest is open to all students enrolled in...
April 27, 2015 | Nova Scotia Office
CCPA-Ontario economists Sheila Block, Kaylie Tiessen, and Hugh Mackenzie emerged from the April 23 Ontario budget lock up with this assessment: it's a procrastinator's budget – one that kicks the can...
April 27, 2015 | National Office, Ontario Office
A year ago we at the CCPA-BC wrote to our supporters with an urgent appeal for help. We faced a very large budget gap that threatened to seriously compromise our work. Your response was tremendous,...
April 27, 2015 | BC Office
In November 2014, CCPA-BC hosted a one-day conference called “A Good Jobs Economy in BC”, with support from the BC Federation of Labour, the Centre for Global Political Economy and the Progressive...
April 27, 2015 | BC Office
Watch this space for response and analysis of the federal budget from CCPA staff and our Alternative Federal Budget partners. More information will be added as it is available. Commentary and...
April 17, 2015 | National Office
Families in Canada deserve affordable child care, but costs vary widely across Canada. Many Canadians don’t know that Quebec has the least expensive child care in the country at $7.30/day. Quebec’s...
April 15, 2015 | National Office
Economist David A Green has thoroughly reviewed the academic literature and found no evidence that a $15 minimum wage would cause harm — on the contrary, it would benefit families and reduce poverty...
April 14, 2015 | BC Office
It takes a lot for working parents to get by in Toronto, especially when you consider what it actually costs to rent an apartment, pay hydro bills, own a vehicle, take the TTC, buy groceries, and pay...
April 13, 2015 | National Office, Ontario Office
Yesterday, the Nova Scotia government released a provincial budget that shocked and concerned many. Instead of a proactive budget, the government whipped up hysteria about the deficit and debt...
April 10, 2015 | Nova Scotia Office
Executives from more than 100 companies, from all sectors of the economy, were surveyed by the Bank of Canada. And they all seem to say the same thing: falling oil prices are pulling everyone down—...
April 8, 2015 | National Office
In June 2010, the Canadian government unveiled a grand experiment in data collection. In the name of privacy, Prime Minister Stephen Harper ended the mandatory long-form census for the country and...
April 8, 2015 | Ontario Office
CCPA trade policy researcher Scott Sinclair appeared on the Julianna Forlano show (WBAI radio in NYC) to discuss the leaked investment chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which was released on...
April 7, 2015 | National Office
Our new study looks at the transportation choices of Vancouver parents of young kids. Author Arlene McLaren was surprised to find that despite the challenges — tired kids, bulky strollers, busy...
April 2, 2015 | BC Office