Updates from the CCPA

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
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Saskatchewan Office released today Transforming Saskatchewan’s Electrical Future: The Potential for Wind and Solar Power, by Mark Bigland-Pritchard, a...
January 11, 2011 | Saskatchewan Office
A week after we released our review of CEO pay in Canada, the Ontario Securities Commission says it's time to review how executives get paid. Read the story here.
January 10, 2011 | National Office
PricewaterhouseCoopers and the World Bank published their "Paying Taxes 2011" study.  Among other things it examines the total tax rate paid by a hypothetical flower pot corporation in 183 countries...
January 10, 2011 | National Office
A new study by CCPA Research Associate Hugh Mackenzie shows Canada's best paid 100 CEOs appear to be recession-proof. The study looks at 2009 compensation levels for Canada’s best paid 100 CEOs and...
January 3, 2011 | National Office
Happy New Year!   As we round out another decade, thoughts turn to the future. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ Hugh Mackenzie, Shauna Mackinnon, Bruce Campbell, Trish Hennessy, Jim...
January 1, 2011 | National Office
In the last few weeks The Globe and Mail has been examining the problem of income inequality in Canada. Our own Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan was the special guest in The Globe and Mail's online...
December 21, 2010 | National Office
The always insightful Alex Himelfarb asks in his latest must-read blog: "What would you think if someone could show that they knew just what it would take to improve our physical and mental health,...
December 19, 2010 | National Office
For a limited time the CCPA is opening its entire cache of research free of charge — giving full public access to our publications via a database run by the Canadian Electronic Library. Browse our...
December 17, 2010 | National Office