Updates from the CCPA

Great news! Vancity Credit Union has announced that it is now officially a living wage employer, committed to paying its employees a living wage, as calculated by the CCPA. In Vancouver in 2011,...
June 1, 2011 | BC Office
BNN (Business News Network) has taken on the thorny topic of soaring CEO pay in Canada. Two former CEOs joined CCPA Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan for a discussion about CEO pay and came to...
June 1, 2011 | National Office
Despite the government’s stay-the-course rhetoric, the upcoming federal budget will lay the foundation for one of the most aggressive assaults on public service delivery in Canadian history. David...
June 1, 2011 | National Office
Did your pay go up by 13% last year? If you were a CEO at one of Canada's 100 biggest companies, it did. The Globe and Mail review of executive pay in 2010 reveals CEOs at Canada’s 100 largest...
May 30, 2011 | National Office
"The Conservatives, who will soon deliver their post-election budget, are championing a set of plans that may accelerate Canada’s growing gap between rich and poor, a sign of inequality that has...
May 30, 2011 |
We had such a positive response to our federal election blog, we've decided to continue blogging. We've just launched Behind the Numbers, which will deliver timely, progressive commentary and...
May 25, 2011 | National Office
  Just one day after the May 2nd federal election, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz made it clear that the Conservative government would move to eliminate the Canadian Wheat Board's single-desk...
May 24, 2011 | Saskatchewan Office
SImon Enoch, Director of the Saskatchewan Office, comments on the creeping privatization of the provincial crowns. View the editorial in the Regina Leader-Post here. 
May 20, 2011 | Saskatchewan Office
Imagine a country that puts the well-being of the majority ahead of the profits of a tiny minority. They do it in Denmark. In this short video, Affluenza author Oliver James talks about how...
May 20, 2011 | National Office
Gas prices in Canada are soaring even though the price of oil is well below recent highs. In order to help Canadians know what they should be paying for gas, the CCPA  developed an online gasoline...
May 11, 2011 | National Office
CCPA Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan gets up close and personal in this pivotal lecture on income inequality and democracy. Watch the TVO video of the lecture, which was produced in collaboration...
May 9, 2011 | National Office
CCPA Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan and Senator Hugh Segal took Canadians' questions about how to close the income gap between the rich and the rest of us. Read the exchange here.
May 6, 2011 |
The spring 2011 issue of Our Schools / Our Selves -- Critical Mass: A primer for social change comes at a pivotal time in our political and social development. It tries to get at a few key questions...
May 5, 2011 |
CCPA Executive Director Bruce Campbell's letter urging Canadians to vote: Dear Friends, Today is election day. The posts and links in this bulletin have a single theme: get out and vote. This is no...
May 2, 2011 | National Office
The Toronto Star's Olivia Ward weighs in on the election and the role of income inequality in the political question of the day: Will our federal government work for the common good? Read the story,...
April 30, 2011 | National Office