Updates from the CCPA

Applications are now being accepted for the fourth year of Next Up: A Leadership Program for Young People Committed to Social and Environmental Justice. This is an amazing, intensive and...
July 29, 2010 | BC Office
July 27, 2010 | Saskatchewan Office
Check out the new paper by CCPA-BC research associate Shauna Butterwick: Meaningful Training Programs for BC Welfare Recipients. Shauna examined the experiences of welfare recipients participating in...
July 26, 2010 | BC Office
The CCPA-BC office released another Climate Justice Project brief today, this one finding that greenhouse gas emissions from exported coal and natural gas generate more than double the emissions from...
July 16, 2010 | BC Office
Brigette DePape, an international development student, is working in our office this summer.  In June she travelled in a colourful bus to Toronto to join thousands of others in exercising their...
July 15, 2010 | Manitoba Office
The BC government has announced that the provincial deficit is nearly $1.8 billion. "We told you so," says Marc Lee. Read BC's Super-Fudge-It Budget on Policy Note.
July 12, 2010 | BC Office
Ever wonder what income inequality sounds like? Check out this video by the Public Service Alliance of Canada. Posted originally at: http://www.psac-afpc.org/news/2010/what/20100622-e.shtml?l=1
July 9, 2010 |
Yesterday CCPA Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan appeared on CBC radio's As It Happens to speak further about the elimination of mandatory long-form questionnaires in the gathering of census data....
July 6, 2010 | National Office
Despite the 2008 financial meltdown, the World Trade Organization continues to negotiate new rules that would promote foreign takeover of domestic banks and more deregulation. WTO advocates are using...
July 6, 2010 | National Office
Marc Lee reminds us that July 1 marked more than the debut of the HST. "The carbon tax is now $20 per tonne of CO2, or about 4.6 cents on a litre of gasoline. And like any two-year old, this...
July 6, 2010 | BC Office
The CCPA's Senior Economist, Armine Yalnizyan, has decried the recent government decision to elmiinate mandatory long-form questionnaires in the gathering of census data. "This move will weaken the...
July 2, 2010 | National Office
CCPA senior economist Armine Yalnizyan recently wrote a post on the Progressive Economics Forum blog noting that the Great Recession may undo the "success story" of declining poverty rates over the...
June 30, 2010 | National Office
That the HST will take a bite out of family budgets is clear to everyone. The main question right now is just how big of a bite. Two studies released earlier this week asked this exact question but...
June 28, 2010 | BC Office
What kinds of messages are today's youth receiving in their lives?  Whatnormative values are educational institutions creating for them? Where doesracism fit? What impact is it having?  Is it being...
June 28, 2010 | National Office
In Saskatchewan, homelessness has become a grave concern and a serious reality for many women and children. Saskatchewan now has the highest rates of homelessness in the country with one in five...
June 28, 2010 | Saskatchewan Office