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The Ontario government has committed to raise its minimum wage to $15 on January 1, 2019. But who in the province will benefit most from the increase? Like and share the image below, and read our report to find out more about which Ontarians will get a raise: Ontario Needs A Raise: Who Benefits From a $15 Minimum Wage.
OTTAWA—Ontario’s commitment to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour has more to do with raising earnings for the province’s most marginalized than the move’s potential impacts on teenaged workers or small mom-and-pop shops. 
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This expanded version of the Monitor summer reading guide takes a break from frenetic social media feeds to assess the fluctuating political and economic reality from a place of relative stability: books. Rather than just telling us what they will be reading this summer, contributors ground longer arguments about the state of the world in recent Canadian and international non-fiction releases with a connection to the CCPA’s underlying mandate: to promote social, economic and environmental justice.
Families who work for low wages face impossilbe choices--buy food or heat the house, feed the children or pay the rent.  The result can be spiralling debt, constant anxiety and long-term health problems.  This reports breaks out the differences in actual costs for single parent and two-parent families in three locations in the province of Manitoba:  Winnipeg, Brandon, Thompson.  And with these real costs proposes a living wage for these families.  See full report.  
OTTAWA – Selon un nouveau rapport du Centre canadien de politiques alternatives (CCPA), les traitements fiscaux préférentiels tels les exemptions, les crédits et les échappatoires sont devenus de véritables mannes pour la tranche de 10 pour cent des contribuables canadiens les plus fortunés.
OTTAWA – Preferential tax treatments such as tax exemptions, credits, and loopholes have become a cash cow for Canada’s richest 10 per cent, says a new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). The report analyzes Canada’s 10 costliest preferential tax treatments, starting with the richest 10 per cent, which is responsible for 42 per cent of the federal money spent on these types of tax expenditures (up from 36 per cent in 1992).