Updates from the CCPA

The bloggers have been busy on Policy Note: Marvin Shaffer gets behind the Site C spin to ask why we need more electricity in the first place; Iglika Ivanova offers some insights into income tax and...
April 21, 2010 | BC Office
The third round of negotiations for the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) are taking place in Ottawa April 19-23. A new CCPA analysis of the proposed agreement warns that it...
April 19, 2010 | National Office
A new report by pension expert and CCPA Research Associate Monica Townson argues that expanding the Canada Pension Plan is the most effective way to address Canada's pension difficulties. Options for...
April 14, 2010 | National Office
Seth will be on the Bill Good Show tomorrow, April 13, from 11:05 to 11:30 AM. He’ll be talking about his recent blog post, which was picked up by the Vancouver Sun and is getting a lot of...
April 12, 2010 | BC Office
CCPA Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan weighs in on the future of work for young Canadians in this Macleans magazine article. Worried that permanent jobs lost in the recession are being replaced by...
April 8, 2010 |
Income inequality has been growing in Canada, but it's even worse for Aboriginal peoples. For every dollar non-Aboriginals earned in 2006, Aboriginal peoples earned only 70 cents – a slight narrowing...
April 8, 2010 | National Office
On Policy Note this week, Iglika Ivanova reveals the gaping holes in the BC government's claim that tax cuts somehow compensate for this province's shamefully low minimum wage – now the lowest in the...
April 7, 2010 | BC Office
What's different between this recession and the last one?   How many jobs did the stimulus funding create?  What proportion of the federal deficit was caused by corporate tax cuts? Find out how much...
March 30, 2010 | National Office
This week Iglika Ivanova published two posts on Policy Note that clearly explain the benefits of stimulus spending. She doesn't buy the federal government's claim that they can take full credit for...
March 25, 2010 | BC Office
The Ontario government tabled its budget today, putting deficit reduction ahead of jobs. The budget also penalizes social assistance recipients and threatens to burden postsecondary students with...
March 25, 2010 | Ontario Office
March 24, 2010 Saskatchewan Budget 2010: Quality of our public services sure to suffer Regina — Brad Wall stated that this year’s budget would lead Saskatchewan down “a different path.”...
March 24, 2010 | Saskatchewan Office
The CCPA Ontario office released its prescription for this year's provincial budget, calling on the Ontario government to make job creation -- not deficit reduction -- a top priority. It shows how...
March 22, 2010 | Ontario Office
Bill Rees, the father of the ecological footprint, likes to say that fossil fuels are a powerful hallucinogenic drug. We are all addicted to cheap and abundant fossil fuels, and so have reshaped our...
March 16, 2010 | BC Office
Commentary on the federal budget and Speech from the Throne by CCPA staff and research associates are available on the CCPA website. The Speech from the Throne signaled the Harper government's intent...
March 12, 2010 | National Office
In partnership with RealRenewal, CCPA Saskatchewan is proud to present an education workshop for people who want a voice in the system. Featuring Jacqui Strachan, Parent Involvement Coordinator,...
March 5, 2010 | Saskatchewan Office