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

Who deserves a just transition?

by Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood on April 18, 2018 Who deserves a Just Transition to a cleaner economy? Coal miners, of course! Maybe steel workers, too, and truck drivers? Actually, all working people — and their families — ...

Tax cuts won’t cut it: Low wage workers need a raise

by Sheila Block on April 17, 2018 A month ago, PC Leader Doug Ford floated a trial balloon: he would freeze Ontario’s minimum wage at $14 but take everyone making less than $30,000 a year off of the income tax...

Ontario’s high-stakes election campaign: parties going “all in”

by CCPA-ON on April 16, 2018 Back in March, the Ontario Liberals put all of their chips on the table with their election-style provincial budget. They promised free child care, more support for dental care...

200 arrests and counting

by Alyssa O'Dell on April 13, 2018 Rogue Collective (Flickr Creative Commons) The build started with a single West Coast cedar tree. In the early hours of March 10, against the backdrop of forest-covered Burnaby...

Ten things to know about the newly-signed federal-provincial-territorial housing framework agreement

by Nick Falvo on April 13, 2018 A federal-provincial-territorial (FPT) framework agreement on housing was signed on April 10 in Toronto. It supports the Trudeau government’s National Housing Strategy, which was...