Ontario Office Updates

Ontario's provincial budget has been tabled and the conclusion is: Ontarians can expect four more years of austerity budgets. Read the tea leaves in this instant budget analysis by Hugh Mackenzie and...
May 2, 2013 | Ontario Office
Working women in Ontario are doing all they can to get by: they're working hard, they're driving enrolments in bachelor and master's degree programs at our universitites. But when it comes to pay,...
April 8, 2013 | Ontario Office
Hugh Mackenzie and Trish Hennessy talk about the conversation Ontarians should be having about austerity measures. They indicate that there are plenty of revenue options for the province to rebuild...
March 20, 2013 | Ontario Office
A new report from CCPA-Ontario shows that Ontario hasn't returned to pre-recession economic health, and finds that austerity measures are compounding the problem by effectively slowing economic...
March 17, 2013 | Ontario Office
It's an apples to oranges comparison, of course, but the Fraser Institute's attempt to frame Ontario as the next Greece because of debt level is flawed for other reasons too. CCPA Director Trish...
January 31, 2013 | Ontario Office
Trish Hennessy suggests in this blog that moving from austerity to finding income inequality solutions in this province could be the ideal way to address growing social unrest while helping to grow...
January 30, 2013 | Ontario Office
The CCPA-Ontario office hosted a full-day session at Ryerson University in Toronto on January 9, 2013. The session focused on countering the austerity agenda in this province and beginning the...
January 24, 2013 | Ontario Office
On January 9th, the CCPA's Ontario Office will be hosting an update on the province’s economy and a strategy session focusing on how to move toward a post-austerity vision. Ontario 2013: Toward a...
December 12, 2012 | Ontario Office
In a new CCPA-Ontario report, Jordan Brennan looks at the history of the minimum wage and living wage in Ontario and makes the case for a living wage as an essential tool to help reduce income...
October 11, 2012 | Ontario Office
In Canada, many workers do not earn a living wage—that is, sufficient income to afford the basics of life—because of discrimination. Women workers and those who are racialized, immigrant, Aboriginal...
October 5, 2012 | Ontario Office
A trade deal between Canada and the EU that's being negotiated in Ottawa this week could have devastating effects on Ontario. The CCPA's new report, Straightjacket: CETA’s Constraining Effects on...
September 19, 2012 | Ontario Office
The Ontario government is in a consultation phase over how to modernize the province's child care system. Child care expert Martha Friendly and CCPA Ontario Director Trish Hennessy have co-authored a...
September 17, 2012 | Ontario Office
A new report from the CCPA’s Education Project tracks the affordability of university education across Canadian provinces. The study looks at trends in tuition and compulsory fees in Canada since...
September 11, 2012 | National Office, Ontario Office
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' Ontario team was pleased to host a lecture, as well as a wine and cheese social in downtown Toronto on June 28th, featuring globally recognized economist...
July 3, 2012 | Ontario Office
Over on our blog, Behind the Numbers, CCPA Research Associates are sharing their analyses of the Ontario budget: Hugh Mackenzie shares his devastating critique of the budget, suggesting that Premier...
March 28, 2012 | Ontario Office