Updates from the CCPA

A new Conference Board of Canada editorial presents unions in a modestly positive light.  By contrast, CBC has recently aired wildly anti-union rhetoric, earning itself letters of complaint from...
November 9, 2011 |
Despite Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and virtually every expert on criminal policy in the country rejecting Stephen Harper's Omnibus Crime Bill, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall continues to support...
November 9, 2011 | Saskatchewan Office
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) has redesigned its Labour Rights are Human Rights campaign website. The site will now serve as the website of the Canadian Foundation for...
November 9, 2011 |
The Canadian Union of Public Employees has released a draft version of its Strategic Directions 2011-2013 policy paper entitled "A Blueprint for the Future." This document contains a number of...
November 9, 2011 |
Bill C-317 was dropped from the Commons order paper last week, but south of the border, financial reporting requirements imposed on American unions by the George W. Bush administration continue to...
November 9, 2011 |
The Toronto Star today published an interesting story on the ongoing austerity measures happening in Europe. Canada has yet to fully experience our own austerity measures although big cutbacks are...
November 9, 2011 | National Office
Today we released a report on "fracking" In northeastern BC: a controversial process that gas companies are using to extract natural gas from deeply buried shale formations. The provincial...
November 9, 2011 | BC Office
Income inequality is the worst it’s been in 90 years, worse even than at its previous peak in the Roaring Twenties. As the gap widens between the rich and poor, economists predict growing unrest in...
November 7, 2011 | National Office
A great many individuals and organizations help make the CCPA-BC tick. But we are especially grateful for the support of one of our key partners, the Columbia Institute. In addition to working...
November 3, 2011 | BC Office
Simon Enoch, the Director of the Saskatchewan Office, talks Saskatchewan politics with Prairie Dog reporter Greg Beatty. Visit here for the full discussion. 
November 3, 2011 | Saskatchewan Office
The Saskatchewan Office is proud to announce the release of After the Freeze: Restoring University Affordability in Saskatchewan by professor Paul Gingrich. This report examines the impact of rising...
November 3, 2011 | Saskatchewan Office
As of November 3rd, CCPA economist Armine Yalnizyan will appear every Thursday on the CBC News Network’s The Lang & O'Leary Exchange. Tune in to watch Armine bring a progressive perspective to...
November 3, 2011 | National 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
Every year the federal finance committee invites different groups to submit their budget ideas. The theory goes that good ideas can then be incorporated into the federal budget. This year the list of...
October 27, 2011 | National Office