Ontario Office News Releases

TORONTO – The political drama that's been unfolding at the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) over school closures and tight funding is totally avoidable, says the author of a new study from the...
February 10, 2015 | Ontario Office
TORONTO – The City of Toronto hasn't been using all of the tax room that it has at its disposal – it's sitting on more than $600 million in untapped potential revenue, says a study from the Canadian...
January 19, 2015 | Ontario Office
Kitchener-Waterloo – A Waterloo region family of four with two working parents needs to earn $16 an hour to make ends meet, according to a new report published by the Centre of Policy Alternatives-...
October 16, 2014 | Ontario Office
TORONTO – The pay gap between men and women in Ontario is getting worse and will continue to do so without government involvement, says a Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) report...
April 15, 2014 | National Office, Ontario Office
TORONTO – Ontario's labour market woes can't be blamed on a recession hangover – the underlying trouble is a long-term, seismic shift that requires new policy answers, says a report by the Canadian...
March 14, 2014 | Ontario Office
TORONTO – Today’s recommendation by the province’s Minimum Wage Advisory Panel to tie the province’s minimum wage to cost of living increases is both welcome news and unfinished business, said Trish...
January 27, 2014 | Ontario Office
OTTAWA—The recent World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling that the Ontario Green Energy Act’s local content requirements conflict with international trade rules is based on an overly restrictive...
November 21, 2013 | National Office, Ontario Office
TORONTO – Ontario is becoming one of the toughest places in Canada for youth to land a job, says a new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ Ontario office (CCPA Ontario). The Young...
September 27, 2013 | Ontario Office
TORONTO – A new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA-Ontario) lays out a compromise solution to political gridlock over how to pay for the region’s $2.5 billion in planned...
May 23, 2013 | Ontario Office
TORONTO – A new Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA-Ontario) report challenges the Ontario government to take 10 steps to close the province’s persistent pay gap between men and women.  The...
April 9, 2013 | Ontario Office
TORONTO – Ontario’s experiment with austerity in 2012 is contributing to an economic slowdown that demands a different course of action in 2013, says a report by the Canadian Centre for Policy...
March 18, 2013 | Ontario Office
OTTAWA—The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ analysis of new data on Canada’s richest 1% shows how much the income gap has been rising in Canada. The richest 1% of Canadians make almost $180,...
January 28, 2013 | National Office, Ontario Office
TORONTO—Toronto’s public libraries are the busiest in North America and second busiest in the world but have suffered from 20 years of chronic underfunding, says a Canadian Centre for Policy...
November 27, 2012 | Ontario Office
OTTAWA—A trade deal with the European Union (EU) that’s being negotiated behind closed doors could result in as many as 70,000 job losses in Ontario, says a report by the Canadian Centre for Policy...
September 19, 2012 | Ontario Office
OTTAWA—Average tuition and compulsory fees for Canadian undergraduate students are estimated to rise almost 18% over the next four years, from almost $6,200 in 2011-12 to over $7,300, says a study...
September 11, 2012 | National Office, Ontario Office