Behind the Numbers (National Blog)

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.

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Planting perennials: In memory of Kate

by Erika Shaker on August 2, 2018 Artwork by Karlene Harvey Kate came to work with us as a result of a very CCPA mashup of serendipity, optimism, and a leap of faith. But rarely have those ingredients produced...

Love and spreadsheets

by Kate McInturff on July 27, 2018 One of the most important revelations of my life came to me not when I was diagnosed with cancer three years ago. (From this I have learned one thing: cancer sucks.) No,...

Time to end the chill effect on Canadian charities

by CCPA on July 19, 2018 The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has confirmed that the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) crackdown on charitable political activity has been an arbitrary and unjustified...

The Ford government’s superficial arguments against pharmacare

by CCPA on July 11, 2018 Ontario’s new Progressive Conservative government is rejigging OHIP+, a modest but promising pharmacare policy introduced by the previous Liberal government, allegedly to make...

Out of service: The case for a renewed STC

by Simon Enoch on July 10, 2018 With Greyhound Canada’s announcement that it will suspend all bus service in Western Canada, the Saskatchewan government’s insistence that the private sector can...