Ontario Office Updates

In his new report, Ontario's Fiscal Reality: Glass Half Empty or Half Full?, economist Hugh Mackenzie takes a critical look at the assumptions that drive the Drummond report's claim that Ontario is...
March 19, 2012 | Ontario Office
In response to the February 15 Commission on the Reform of Ontario's Public Services report – widely referred to as the Drummond report after its author, retired banker Don Drummond – the Canadian...
February 22, 2012 | Ontario Office
In the wake of the Drummond report on reforming Ontario's public services—which includes 362 recommended reforms to balance the books by 2018—CCPA Research Associates share their analyses: In ...
February 17, 2012 | Ontario Office
Electro-Motive/Caterpillar's decision to lock out its London, Ontario workers on January 1st, demanding workers accept a 50% pay cut or lose the plant altogether, brings into focus a theme that is...
February 6, 2012 | National Office, Ontario Office
As the City of Toronto considers a budget proposal that would result in drastic public sector job cuts, economist Hugh Mackenzie weighs in with a sobering observation: between October 2010 and...
November 30, 2011 | Ontario Office
On November 3rd, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives proudly hosted the 2011 David Lewis Lecture in Toronto. This year’s lecture featured an intimate conversation between two of Canada’s...
November 10, 2011 | National Office, Ontario Office
CCPA Ontario co-produced a new report with the Wellesley Institute that shows how the City of Toronto can bring its budgetary shortfall down to zero without gutting city services and selling off...
November 10, 2011 | Ontario Office
The CCPA Ontario Office has published a report by The Kingston Community Roundtable on Poverty Reduction, Living Wage Working Group that calculates the hourly wage needed in income to meet the basic...
November 1, 2011 | Ontario Office
We hope you can join us November 10th in Toronto for (In)Equality Matters: Social Justice and the Economy. Incensed by skyrocketing corporate profits and plummeting average incomes? Think wealthy...
October 28, 2011 | National Office, Ontario Office
We hope you can join us in Ottawa on Thursday, October 20 for a CCPA-sponsored book launch and panel discussion at the Parliament Pub, 101 Sparks Street Ottawa.  Register for this free event at:...
October 13, 2011 | National Office, Ontario Office
CCPA senior economist Armine Yalnizyan, was presented with the Ontario Public Health Association’s Award of Excellence on October 5, 2011 at their annual meetings. She accepted this honour on behalf...
October 6, 2011 | National Office, Ontario Office
The CCPA is proud to present Stephen Lewis and Michele Landsberg—two of Canada’s leading thinkers and recipients of the Order of Canada—as this year's featured guests for the David Lewis Lecture in...
October 5, 2011 | National Office, Ontario Office
CCPA Research Associate Jim Stanford was on CBC's Power & Politics weighing in on Ontario's economy and the province's three main party platforms heading into the October 6 election. Listen in...
September 28, 2011 | Ontario Office
The leaders of the Liberal, Conservative and New Democratic parties debated live on TV last night. While the pundits wrestle over who won or who lost, the CCPA's Hugh Mackenzie provides a reality...
September 28, 2011 | Ontario Office
An op-ed by CCPA-Ontario Research Associate Jim Stanford was featured in today's Ottawa Citizen. The piece was based on Jim's report, Charts For Dummies, a detailed statistical review of the 13...
September 22, 2011 | Ontario Office