Updates from the CCPA

Last August, a pipeline broke near Fort St John, spilling toxic liquid that killed at least one cow and sickened other cattle. The Oil and Gas Commission has refused to release much information about...
March 7, 2012 | BC Office
In a new report from CCPA-MB, Valerie Shantz examines cases of institutional expansion in three neighbourhoods within Winnipeg's inner city. Download the full report: Shared Futures: Big Institutions...
March 7, 2012 | Manitoba Office
The number of migrant labourers working in Nova Scotia has doubled over the past five years.  While such rapid increases benefit the Canadian economy, they pose difficult questions for policymakers...
March 6, 2012 | Nova Scotia Office
A new study from UNB-SJ economist Roderick Hill and CCPA-NS researcher Jason Edwards outlines why New Brunswick should move toward a more progressive tax structure.  The report, titled New Brunswick...
February 22, 2012 | Nova Scotia Office
Ask Americans, as Micheal I. Norton and Daniel Ariely did in this study, to build their ideal system of wealth distribution and they choose something that looks very different than the United States...
February 22, 2012 | National 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
The BC budget was released today, and Iglika Ivanova posted her analysis on Policy Note as soon as she got out of the budget lockup. The government claims it had no choice but to present an austerity...
February 21, 2012 | BC Office
The much-anticipated final report by BC Ombudsperson Kim Carter on her investigation into the crisis in seniors care was released last week. With 176 recommendations, "The Best of Care: Getting It...
February 20, 2012 | BC Office
Neo-Liberalism:  What a difference a Theory Makes "We need to say no to the neoliberal fatalism that we are witnessing at th end of this century, informed by the ethics of the market, an ethics in...
February 17, 2012 | Manitoba 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
CBC Radio's The House did a segment last Saturday (Feb. 11) on the Harper government's bilateral free trade strategy and specifically its approach to China. CCPA's Scott Sinclair was on a panel with...
February 15, 2012 | National Office
A halting and fragile "recovery" from the biggest global economic meltdown since the Great Depression has seen the growth of the ugliest side of capitalism. In the Wake of the Crisis: Bully...
February 15, 2012 | National Office
As part of the consultations undertaken in preparation of our forthcoming Alternative Federal Budget, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives hosted an economist roundtable, The Global Economic...
February 8, 2012 | National Office
Old Age Security (OAS) is the basic building block of Canada’s retirement income system. Canadians build on that foundation, saving for their retirement with benefits from the Canada or Quebec...
February 8, 2012 | National Office
Saskatchewan's labour movement won a significant victory yesterday as Justice Dennis Ball ruled that Bill 5, The Public Service Essential Services Act (PSES) violated the constitutional right to...
February 7, 2012 | Saskatchewan Office