Unpacked Podcast

A microphone sitting on a briefcase with the words "Introducing Unpacked. A new podcast from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives"

"What's the best that could happen?"

Join us as we unpack some of the most complicated issues in Canadian news and current affairs. Host Stephen Hurley and guests discuss why research matters and what solutions are required for change.


Episode 1: Canada's Re-opening. What's next?

June 11, 2021: CCPA experts David Macdonald and Katherine Scott unpack the lessons learned about inequality during the pandemic. Can we build back in a way that leaves no one behind?

Episode 2: Canada's Colour-coded Reitrement. 
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June 29, 2021: CCPA senior economist Sheila Block and Grace-Edward Galabuzi dive deep into the first-ever research in Canada on retirement security for Indigenous and racialized Canadians. Retirement security is colour coded in Canada, and public pensions play a large role for marginalized groups. How do racism and colonialism affect a person’s life course? And what policy solutions could help address poverty for Indigenous and radicalized seniors?

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