Updates from the CCPA

The COVID-19 pandemic has put pressure on Canada's leaders to think boldly and act on addressing the country's longstanding problems. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' latest Alternative...
November 8, 2021 | National Office
Can the world agree to trade rules that help, rather than hinder, a fair and democratic transition away from fossil fuels and toward a Global Green New Deal? We can and we must, says a trinational...
November 3, 2021 | National Office
The living wage has increased for Metro Vancouver and Victoria higher than the rate of inflation, driven primarily by the rise in housing costs, according to the 2021 update Working for a Living Wage...
November 1, 2021 | BC Office
While BC is one of the leading jurisdictions in North America for recycling, it has much work to do to reduce the amount of waste it produces. A Zero Waste Agenda for BC is a new report that outlines...
October 25, 2021 | BC Office
84 doctors, medical experts and economists from across Canada are calling on the BC government to implement a minimum 10-day employer-paid sick leave program. The BC program starts in January and...
October 20, 2021 | BC Office
A new analysis by CCPA Senior Economist David Macdonald finds that by February 2021, a quarter of a million workers in Canada who used to work in food and accommodation had found a new line of work...
October 13, 2021 | National Office
Senior Researcher Stuart Trew writes in The Monitor about the devastating implications of Canadian mining company Eco Oro's successful Canada–Colombia FTA investor–state lawsuit, which undermines...
October 5, 2021 | National Office
September 27, 2021 — Today, 206 major civil society groups—including global union federations, development advocates, women’s groups, consumer organizations, and environmental groups—representing ...
September 27, 2021 | National Office
September 9, 2021 | National Office
Compared to the beginning of this year, provincial governments have kicked in more money to combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and are sitting on less unspent federal money. We tracked which level...
August 24, 2021 | National Office
Safe roads and safe workers a declining reality for Manitoba Infrastructure. Report here.
August 24, 2021 | Manitoba Office
Despite a devastating pandemic and ensuing financial crisis, Canadian CEOs enjoyed ever-healthier paycheques in 2020—thanks, in part, to alterations of bonus pay rules.  We tracked the compensation...
August 18, 2021 | National Office
As the impacts of the climate crisis intensify so do calls for concrete action. However, instead of reducing greenhouse gas emissions since signing the Paris Agreement in 2016, Canada has increased...
August 4, 2021 | BC Office
With federal plans to create a national child care plan that would see fees drop to $10-a-day by 2026, parents in some cities could be in line to save big. This city-by-city savings analysis looks at...
July 14, 2021 | National Office
On June 29, 2021, the CCPA joined over 200 civil society organisations from around the world in signing the following letter the European Commission and EU Member States urging them to engage in text...
June 29, 2021 | National Office