Blogs

Stay informed and up-to-date! The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) has three blogs that deliver timely, progressive commentary on issues that affect Canadians. Our blogs address a range of public policy matters, including the economy, poverty, inequality, climate change, budgets, taxes, public services, employment and much more.

Find out more about each of our blogs below:

Behind the Numbers (National Office, Ontario Office, Nova Scotia Office, and Saskatchewan Office)

Behind the Numbers offers progressive and thought-provoking views from some of the leading voices in Canadian public policy. Contributors include staff and research associates from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Policy Note (BC Office)

Policy Note examines and analyzes current and emerging policy debates, and offers solutions that are both practical and hopeful. One blog post at a time, Policy Note offers a vision of a new, vibrant British Columbia where all citizens benefit from our province’s bounty. Contributors include staff and research associates from the BC Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Policy Fix (Manitoba Office)

Policy Fix delivers progressive analysis and commentary relevant to the issues of importance to Manitobans, with a particular emphasis on poverty and labour. Contributors include staff and research associates from the Manitoba Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Please note that the views expressed on these blogs are those of the individual contributors, and do not necessarily represent the views of the CCPA.

Behind the Numbers
Policy Note
Policy Fix
  • Latest posts from behindthenumbers.ca

    Ce n’est pas ce qu’on ajoute aux accords commerciaux, mais ce qu’on y enlève qui garantit leur caractère progressiste

    by Stuart Trew on May 18, 2018 Le gouvernement fédéral veut nous faire croire que l’élection de 2015 a marqué le début d’une ère du « commerce progressiste » au Canada. En guise de preuve, les ministres...

    We’ve got a live one here

    by CCPA-ON on May 17, 2018 Predicting Ontario election results not as easy as it seems As the Ontario election campaign officially begins, public opinion polls are suggesting Ontarians will wake up to a...

    Window for NAFTA deal this year is closing fast

    by Scott Sinclair on May 14, 2018 Just how likely is it that a NAFTA deal can be concluded this year? Last week, Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan entered the fray, saying that this Thursday (May 17) is the drop...

    Social impact bonds

    by CCPA on May 14, 2018 While proponents of social impact bonds situate investors as heroes working with underserved communities, the reality is much less charitable. The Invisible Heart, a documentary...

    Are middle class tax promises a false hope?

    by CCPA on May 11, 2018 Ontario PC Leader Doug Ford has proposed a $2.8-billion “middle class tax cut,” despite the fact the province is facing a deficit. Promoting tax cuts as “middle class tax cuts” is...
  • Latest posts from policynote.ca

    Death of the Oil Weapon

    by Yonatan Strauch on May 17, 2018 Alberta’s threat last month to cut oil supplies to British Columbia and thereby cause gasoline prices to spike is not an original idea. It is called the oil weapon: holding a...

    New minimum wage protections discriminate against female immigrant farm workers

    by David Fairey and Anelyse Weiler on May 15, 2018 A crowded van picks up an elderly Punjabi grandmother. After a 45-minute unpaid ride to the farm, she picks blueberries in the hot sun for up to ten hours with no overtime pay. If...

    Moving on from the CCPA-BC: A Message from Seth Klein

    by Seth Klein on May 2, 2018 Dear friends and CCPA-BC supporters, If you are reading this post, you’ve heard that I’ve decided to step down as the CCPA’s BC Director at the end of this year. I’ve been mulling...

    Mobility Pricing in Practice: A Look at London, Stockholm and Singapore

    by Marc Lee on April 26, 2018 An independent commission on mobility pricing (also called “road pricing” or “congestion charging”) will report to TransLink and the Mayors’ Council shortly. In a recent CCPA...

    Kinder Morgan: Costs and benefits unbalanced, not in the national interest

    by Marc Lee on April 23, 2018 The Alberta and federal governments claim that Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion (TMX) is in the national interest due to its economic benefits. But a closer look...
  • Latest posts from the Manitoba Office blog:

    A Made-in-Manitoba Tragedy of the Commons

    by policyfix on May 14, 2018 By Lynne Fernandez In February, a provincial news release about changes to agricultural crown lands advised that “The Manitoba government has launched a consultation focused on...

    Job posting: Child Care Researcher and Engagement

    by policyfix on May 3, 2018  Summer Job Posting Posted May 3, 2018 Tasks and Responsibilities Goal: to summarize and share important research on child care in Manitoba with potential allies with the end goal...

    Winnipeg Without Poverty: Calling on the City to Lead

    by policyfix on May 3, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [May 2, 2018]: Make Poverty History Manitoba launched it’s city poverty reduction plan Winnipeg Without Poverty: Calling on the City to Lead at 10am,...

    Justice system lacking fairness

    by policyfix on April 24, 2018 By John Hutton, Almost half of the people in Manitoba agree there is a problem with the Canadian justice system when it comes to treatment of Indigenous Peoples according to a...

    Merchants Corner Grand Opening April 28

    by policyfix on April 10, 2018 A community’s Vision Comes to Life Join us at this new community hub! Saturday, April 28  11am – 4 pm, 11:30 – 12:00 Greetings and remarks 541 Selkirk Ave....