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.

Latest posts from behindthenumbers.ca

Ontario Economic Update: Financial fearmongering act II

by CCPA-ON on November 15, 2018 Ontario’s economic update, released today, is Act II of a financial fearmongering stunt. Act I was the line-by-line review that contends public expenditures have grown by an...

Why high U.S. drug prices matter to Canada

by CCPA on November 13, 2018 Photo by ccPixs.com, Flickr Creative Commons. In the mid-1970s the average monthly cost of a cancer drug in the United States was about $100. By 1995 that cost had crept up to...

Our Schools | Our Selves: Viva la evolución!

by Erika Shaker on November 13, 2018 From the beginning, Our Schools / Our Selves has taken seriously the feminist imperative that we must link the personal and the political. Students need to be given an...

Lesson Plans: Ontario’s ‘unprecedented’ education consultation

by Erika Shaker on November 9, 2018 How should we approach a rethink of our current public education system in Ontario? After all, there’s no question it’s high time for a review. One of Mordechai Rozanski’s...

The house that debt built

by Stuart Trew on November 1, 2018 In a speech in May, Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz told a scary story about household debt. No matter how you measure it—as a share of disposable income (170%, a Canadian...