Ontario Office Updates

Is Ontario's middle class among the richest in the world, as the New York Times would have us believe, or is it struggling to stay afloat, as per the rhetoric of many a provincial politician? Steve...
May 22, 2014 | Ontario Office
The CCPA-Ontario is proud to be a part of the growing effort to secure better wages and benefits for the lowest paid in our province. To support this work, we've produced a new microsite that...
May 8, 2014 | Ontario Office
  April 16, 2014 marks Equal Pay Day in Ontario. It falls on this day because a woman, on average, would have to work all last year, plus all working days up until April 16 of the current year just...
April 16, 2014 | Ontario Office
As a provincial election looms on the horizon, all parties will try to persuade voters that they are the most trustworthy fiscal managers. What should Ontarians be looking out for as they decide...
March 26, 2014 | Ontario Office
With the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton's public transit expansion needs taking centre stage in the lead up to a highly anticipated Ontario election, what's the best mix of revenue tools? CCPA...
March 24, 2014 | Ontario Office
Over 20 years ago, the book Stacking the Deck: The Streaming of Working Class Kids in Ontario Schools asked,“Will we waste another generation?” The book was written in the wake of a government...
February 13, 2014 | National Office, Ontario Office
The Ontario government will soon receive advice from a panel tasked with reviewing how much and how often to raise the provincial minimum wage. Currently, minimum wage workers in Ontario earn an...
December 18, 2013 | Ontario Office
Two candidates in an upcoming federal by-election have made income inequality the main topic in Toronto-Centre. The CCPA's Growing Gap team created a short primer on income inequality that includes...
November 18, 2013 | National Office, Ontario Office
Ontario's minimum wage has been frozen for three years. Currently, the income of minimum wage workers sits a shocking 25% below the poverty line. The longer the minimum wage remains frozen the more...
November 14, 2013 | Ontario Office
A company called Career Builder last week released a list of the top ten "hot jobs" in Toronto, Ontario's largest job market. As CCPA Economist Armine Yalnizyan writes in the Globe's Economy Lab,...
October 7, 2013 | Ontario Office
The news that Blackberry could soon be bought up by Fairfax is an interesting twist in the Canadian tech darling's ongoing saga, and a faint light at the end of the tunnel for Ontario's economy, and...
September 25, 2013 | Ontario Office
The Ontario government has named a six-person panel to study a possible increase to the province's minimum wage, which has been frozen at $10.25 an hour since 2010. Read the news story about the...
July 17, 2013 | Ontario Office
Pressure is mounting on the province to fix the way it funds education in Ontario. Chronic underfunding of the school system has led to a renewed call from Toronto District School Board Trustee Chris...
June 17, 2013 | Ontario Office
Want to know more about how changes to Employment Insurance (EI) is affecting Ontarians? Join us for a special EI teach in at Ryerson University in downtown Toronto on June 20, 2013. This free public...
June 14, 2013 | Ontario Office
A new report by CCPA-Ontario economist Hugh Mackenzie lays out a range of revenue generating options that could readily fund plans to expand public transit in the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton....
May 28, 2013 | Ontario Office