Updates from the CCPA

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 |
The long awaited Phoenix Sinclair Inquiry report is comprehensive in scope.  It includes 62 recommendations that if implemented, will improve services to vulnerable children and families.   CCPA-MB's...
February 5, 2014 | Manitoba Office
According to this Journalist's Resource story, an academic report called "Labour Unions and Life Satisfaction: Evidence from New Data" finds a strong link between higher life satisfaction and...
February 5, 2014 |
The Reality of "Right to Work", Putting Middle Class out of Reach is now available.  According to LiUNA's website,  "economist John O’Grady refutes absolutely the “Right to Work” plan put forward for...
February 4, 2014 |
The February edition of Hennessy’s Index highlights some key numbers with regard to the government’s income-splitting plan. Find out who benefits, and who loses (and by how much). Read the latest...
February 3, 2014 | National Office
A Living Wage for Regina is $16.46/per hour. While Saskatchewan’s economy has outperformed the rest of the country for the pastfew years, many underserved groups have not benefitted from the province...
January 31, 2014 | Saskatchewan Office
You will have to purchase this article, but for those looking for scholarly research on the connection between the decline of union density and lower wages, this piece in the American Sociological...
January 27, 2014 |
Two new studies on the impact of increases in minimum wage are now available. Brochu and Green find that Minimum-wage increases are associated with a lower probability that a job will end, and with a...
January 22, 2014 |