Updates from the CCPA

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
Canadians are being told that public health care financing is not sustainable, and that the solution is a shift to more private health insurance and private delivery of services. On June 17, 2010...
June 28, 2010 | National Office
Canadians are being told that public health care financing is not sustainable, and that the solution is a shift to more private health insurance and private delivery of services. Renowned...
June 28, 2010 | National Office
On Policy Note, Keith Reynolds argues against the anti-tax logic of the Taxpayers' Federation. If municipalities go further down the road of tax cuts, we could end up like California: in deep...
June 22, 2010 | BC Office
Statistics Canada released 2008 income data for Canadians and finds median after-tax family incomes were flatlined and the number of families living in poverty remained virtually unchanged compared...
June 18, 2010 | National Office
In today's Vancouver Sun, Marvin Shaffer argues that the Clean Energy Act is far worse legislation than the HST — in fact, he says, this is the legislation that British Columbians should be fighting...
June 14, 2010 | BC Office
The Carol Shields Auditorium was filled to capacity last night when CCPA-Manitoba hosted the Winnipeg premiere of Poor No More, a film featuring Mary Walsh.  The movie was followed by a short...
June 11, 2010 | Manitoba Office
Over on Policy Note, Keith Reynolds has outlined some of the problems with the recent report on the Vancouver School Board prepared by the Comptroller-General. Like, for example, the fact that the...
June 9, 2010 | BC Office