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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Model Sites for Rural Midwifery in Nova Scotia: Built to Fail?

by CCPA-NS on January 19, 2018 On Monday morning, there is a rally planned to try and save the South Shore Community Midwives, one of Nova Scotia’s rural midwifery programs. The program has been suspended for...

Planning for progress: Minimum wage increase is a correction long overdue

by Erika Shaker on January 17, 2018 The recent minimum wage increase in Ontario has underscored business sector fear-mongering and mainstream media’s misreporting of the projected economic impacts. But,...

12 arguments for the $15 minimum wage debate

by CCPA on January 15, 2018 Discussions about raising the minimum wage for workers often generate maximum rage from business. But is there any truth to the arguments and fear mongering? Let’s take a look. 1...

Media get it wrong on Bank of Canada minimum wage study

by CCPA on January 5, 2018 Over a million workers in Ontario just got a big raise thanks to tireless, bottom-up organizing, but to hear the media tell it, this is a bad news story. The same, tired headlines...

Growing pains: What can be done about Ontario’s ever-rising child care fees?

by Erika Shaker on December 20, 2017 Apparently, it’s not just prospective homebuyers being priced out of the GTA. How many young families can easily come up with an extra $14,455 a year, on top of other expenses?...