Updates from the CCPA

The problem of worsening income inequality is quickly gathering steam. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, leading experts named inequality, the concentration of wealth into the hands of a few, as...
February 22, 2011 |
In Canada, regulations adopted by every level of government have historically helped to make this one of the safest, most desirable places to raise a family. But a slow, steady, and quiet erosion of...
February 22, 2011 | National Office
Immigrants are Canada’s ticket to economic growth in the coming years, as the Minister of Immigration and Citizenship rightly stated this week. But CCPA Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan lays out the...
February 18, 2011 | National Office
CTV's Business News Network (BNN) begins a three-part series today looking at the gap between the rich and the rest of us. Today's show, at 5 pm EST, features Robert Reich, former U.S. secretary of...
February 9, 2011 | National Office
In spring 2009 we dedicated an entire issue of Our Schools / Our Selves to the topic of child care in Canada, and over a year later Beyond Child’s Play: Caring for and educating young children in...
February 8, 2011 | National Office
Announcing the release of our first documentary film! The Remaining Light journeys through an often invisible part of Canada's health care system -- the community-based services that provide care...
February 8, 2011 | BC Office
It's a pleasure to introduce Hennessy's Index: A number is never just a number, a monthly listing of numbers written by the CCPA's Trish Hennessy. These thought-provoking listings are part of our...
February 1, 2011 | National Office
As Ontario leans into a provincial election year and inches toward a pre-election budget, CCPA Research Associate Hugh Mackenzie shows how politically misguided it would be to bend to pressure to...
January 31, 2011 | Ontario Office
With debate over more corporate tax cuts dominating pre-budget speculation, CCPA Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan lays down five economic reasons to say no to more tax breaks to corporations this...
January 28, 2011 | National Office
January 27, 2011 | Saskatchewan Office
MIT Economist Daron Acemoglu writes in The Economist that there are three main reasons to care about worsening income inequality: Harmful effects on personal well-being, limited equality of...
January 25, 2011 |
That's the tongue-in-cheek conclusion of the satiristic news source, The Onion, which names the growing gap between the rich and poor the 8th natural wonder of the world, calling the divide the "most...
January 24, 2011 |
Picking through the wreckage of the global recession, former Privy Council Clerk Alex Himelfarb takes stock of what happened and points to two trends he predicts might shape politics and policy in...
January 20, 2011 |
Health Canada is holding its final consultations on proposals to “modernize” standards on prescription drugs this week. A new CCPA study by Dr. Joel Lexchin examines Health Canada’s harmonizing...
January 19, 2011 | National Office
On our Policy Note blog, Seth Klein suggests a new approach for BC leadership hopefuls: "As a number of fundamental crises become more apparent (ecological and economic, not to mention the...
January 14, 2011 | BC Office