A new CCPA report finds Canada's Employment Insurance system is failing the recession "stress test" and many unemployed workers are falling through the cracks. Is EI Working for Canada's Unemployed? makes recommendations for improving the EI system and calls on the federal government to make EI reform a key priority in the upcoming buget. Click here to read more and download the full report.
As we get closer to the 2010 Winter Olympics, many people have questions about how the games will affect not only British Columbia, but Canada as a whole. You'll find a list of our Olympics-related publications here. For media inquiries related to the Olympics, please contact Sarah Leavitt, Communications Officer at the BC Office, at sarah [at] policyalternatives [dot] ca or 604-801-5121 ext 233.
Canadians may have been hit hard by a worldwide economic recession, but it appears Canada’s 100 highest paid CEOs are enjoying a soft landing.
Hugh Mackenzie's latest report on executive compensation shows the total average compensation for Canada's 100 highest paid CEOs was $7,300,884 in 2008—a stark contrast from the total average Canadian income of $42,305. They pocketed what takes Canadians earning an average income an entire year to make by 1:06 pm January 4—the first working day of the year.
Canadians could be forgiven for thinking that they spend a mere pittance on their military: politicians and pundits constantly bombard us with the claim that Canada is a military miser. But a new CCPA report by defence analyst Bill Robinson sets the record straight.
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The current economic and financial situation has brought Canada’s retirement income system into sharp focus. Pension expert and CCPA Research Associate Monica Townson has written two policy briefs examining pension reform in Canada.
The first, What Can We Do About Pensions?, outlines some of the problems with Canada's pension system and examines some of the options that have been proposed to deal with them.
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A new report by CCPA trade expert Scott Sinclair warns the ongoing negotiations between Ottawa and Washington over Buy American laws may give away provincial and municipal procurement sovereignty. The deal now in the works would leave Buy American policies intact while permanently binding Canadian provinces and cities to WTO rules which could prevent them from preferring local goods or suppliers. Read more and download the report in English or French.
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 eight Canadian jurisdictions spend more per-student than Ontario. The study calls for a major overhaul in Ontario's education funding formula. Click here to read more and download the full report.
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