Updates from the CCPA

On March 5th, the CCPA held its first ever telephone town hall, which enabled us to engage in a live, interactive dialogue with almost 4,000 of our valued supporters from the comfort of their own...
March 11, 2014 | National Office
This past Saturday, March 8th was International Women's Day (IWD)—a day to celebrate the contributions of women and girls to our lives and communities, and a time to highlight the issues facing women...
March 11, 2014 | National Office
Canada's Labour Market Sputtered in 2013 delivers some alarming data: 2013 saw the slowest job growth since 2009 - when we were in the thick of the Great Recession; employment gains were found in the...
March 7, 2014 |
This CLC report called Underemployment is Canada's Real Labour Market Challenge argues that better labour market indicators are needed in order to understand the dramatic changes in our labour market...
March 7, 2014 |
On February 28th, CCPA Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan faced one of the more intimidating challenges of the web, and did a Reddit AMA ("Ask Me Anything") session. Redditors dove right in and asked...
March 6, 2014 | National Office
The Alberta Federation of Labour released this report which analyses data compiled by the University of Toronto on Alberta's public-sector workers. It found that overall,  Alberta's public-sector...
March 5, 2014 |
International Women's Day 2014: The fight for bread and roses continues. By Lynne Fernandez, Errol Black Chair in Labour Issues and with the collaboration of Linda Briskin and Paul Tulloch, members...
March 5, 2014 |
Radio-Canada’s French language investigative program, Enquête, interviewed CCPA's Executive Director Bruce Campbell for a recent episode about last summer’s tragic Lac Mégantic derailment. The...
February 28, 2014 | National Office
Halifax—The Nova Scotia legislature will reconvene on Friday for the introduction of legislation to deal with the home support workers’ strike that is set to begin on Friday. While we don’t have the...
February 27, 2014 | Nova Scotia Office
Watch this space for response and analysis of the federal budget from CCPA staff and our Alternative Federal Budget partners. More information will be added as it is available. Organizational...
February 21, 2014 | National Office
Is there a skills mismatch between young Canadians and the labour market? Last night, CCPA Ontario Director Trish Hennessy joined The National’s The Bottom Line panel for its look at "Generation...
February 19, 2014 | National Office
There is no question that international trade is vital to the PEI economy. But there are legitimate questions that need to be asked about who benefits from trade and about the role of public policies...
February 14, 2014 | National 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
2014 marks the 19th anniversary of the Alternative Federal Budget (AFB). Each year the Alternative Federal Budget shows what the federal government could do if it decided to seriously tackle...
February 11, 2014 | National Office
For more information on Social Impact Bonds (SIBs), here's a new report by NUPGE: "Privatization by Stealth. The Truth about Social Impact Bonds". The report explains how that, similar to P3s, social...
February 10, 2014 |