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:

Don’t bank on TD’s $15 minimum wage impact forecast

by CCPA on September 29, 2017 Business in skewed economic assessments of Ontario’s move to a $15 per hour minimum wage has been brisk this week. Only a day before the Chamber of Commerce released its full (of...

Higher learning, lower earning? The state of employment on Ontario campuses

by CCPA on September 28, 2017 It’s no secret that university and college revenues are shifting, with the public component of funding largely in decline. It’s also no secret—or coincidence—that the tuition and...

They huff and they puff: More overblown claims about a $15 minimum wage

by CCPA-ON on September 27, 2017 Another week, another business lobby report that exaggerates the potential negative impact of Ontario’s plan to increase the minimum wage to $15 by 2019. Actually, we’ve seen this...

Fraser Institute cries wolf over Ontario’s $15 minimum wage

by Sheila Block on September 19, 2017 By Sheila Block and Michal Rozworski Each week, it seems, we see a new report that exaggerates the potential negative impact of Ontario’s plan to get to a $15 minimum wage by 2019...

Canada’s 1% still flying high

by Sheila Block on September 15, 2017 While much of the conversation on Canada’s new Census income numbers focuses on the sustained nature of income inequality, little attention has been paid to what’s been happening...