Ontario Office Updates

Last week was Living Wage Week in Ontario, and here's the roundup of CCPA-Ontario posts: Trish Hennessy's blog post: Ontario’s newest trend: living wage employers Tom Cooper's blog post: Living wage...
November 9, 2015 | Ontario Office
$16.18 -- that's how much two parents with two children each need to earn an hour in order to earn a living wage in Sudbury. Our CCPA-Ontario experts were happy to team up with the Ontario Living...
October 14, 2015 | Ontario Office
CCPA Research Associate Mary Cornish has been at the forefront of welcome developments that include the Ontario government's commitment to hold consultations in 12 cities on how to close the pay gap...
October 14, 2015 | Ontario Office
CCPA-Ontario Director Trish Hennessy joined the Walrus Talks in Saskatoon to talk turkey about resilience and the living wage. Watch the seven-minute video of her talk here.
October 14, 2015 | Ontario Office
In her #jobsFriday update, CCPA-Ontario economist Kaylie Tiessen looks at which Ontario cities are undergoing a job recovery and which ones are still in a holding pattern. Where does your city stand?
September 9, 2015 | Ontario Office
The City of Hamilton is thinking about its future, and in this Hamilton Spectator story, CCPA-Ontario Director Trish Hennessy shares her thoughts on the city's challenges and opportunities for the...
September 9, 2015 | Ontario Office
Two recent and widely quoted studies strongly suggest that no major policy changes are needed to better ensure Canadians have adequate retirement income in future. But are they right? Not according...
July 14, 2015 | Ontario Office
CCPA-Ontario economists Sheila Block, Kaylie Tiessen, and Hugh Mackenzie emerged from the April 23 Ontario budget lock up with this assessment: it's a procrastinator's budget – one that kicks the can...
April 27, 2015 | National Office, Ontario Office
It takes a lot for working parents to get by in Toronto, especially when you consider what it actually costs to rent an apartment, pay hydro bills, own a vehicle, take the TTC, buy groceries, and pay...
April 13, 2015 | National Office, Ontario Office
In June 2010, the Canadian government unveiled a grand experiment in data collection. In the name of privacy, Prime Minister Stephen Harper ended the mandatory long-form census for the country and...
April 8, 2015 | Ontario Office
The Ontario government has been consulting on how to design the province's proposed Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP). Read CCPA-Ontario Senior Economist Sheila Block and CCPA-Research Associate...
February 12, 2015 | Ontario Office
Controversy has been swirling around the Toronto District School Board and the province has been putting pressure on the board to cut spending. But what's at the heart of the problem? CCPA Research...
February 9, 2015 | Ontario Office
The City of Toronto is about to begin its city budget consultation process, which will surely trigger the annual "we can't afford the services we need" debate. But Toronto doesn't have a spending...
January 16, 2015 | Ontario Office
The province of Ontario is beginning consultations on its proposal to implement a made-in-Ontario public pension plan. CCPA Senior Economist Sheila Block and CCPA Research Associate Hugh Mackenzie...
December 18, 2014 | Ontario Office
Congratulations to CCPA Research Associate Mary Cornish and her work to get an equal pay strategy on the Ontario political agenda. The CCPA Ontario has been proud to publish Mary's annual reports on...
October 8, 2014 | Ontario Office