Ontario Office Blog: Issues that matter to Ontarians

Below you will find the latest Ontario-related posts from CCPA's national blog, Behind the Numbers. These posts offer progressive and thought-provoking views from CCPA-Ontario staff, research associates, and other leading voices in Ontario public policy.

Latest posts from the Ontario Office blog:

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?...

Ontario PC convention: will it shed light on Patrick Brown’s agenda?

by Trish Hennessy on November 23, 2017 In 2015 Patrick Brown won the leadership of Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives (PC) on a promise of party renewal and provincial change, but since then he has made surprisingly...