Updates from the CCPA

Today’s Throne speech marks a return to the optimistic tone that is typical of the start of each Parliament Session. Sure, there are the obligatory references to financial discipline and balancing...
February 10, 2010 | BC Office
A new analysis by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives finds the early praise given to the tentative Buy American deal is undeserved. The deal gives Canada fleeting access to stimulus projects...
February 8, 2010 | National Office
On January 28, 2010 CCPA-Manitoba members came together for the Annual General meeting.  Fletcher Baragar, our chair, presented a "sneak preview" of the upcoming report "State of the Manitoba...
February 4, 2010 | Manitoba Office
In the Winter 2010 issue of Our Schools/Our Selves editors Larry Kuehn and Erika Shaker delve into the struggle between the demands for standardization and the reality of diversity in education....
February 2, 2010 | National Office
Today on Policy Note, Blair Redlin discusses the BC government's plans to give corporations the right to vote in municipal elections:  "It seems corporations in B.C. feel they have inadequate...
February 1, 2010 | BC Office
The Ottawa Out Front Speaker Series asks the question, “Will Canada be a UN Peacekeeper again?" We hope you can join us for a luncheon event featuring Professor Walter Dorn of the Canadian Forces...
February 1, 2010 | National Office, Ontario Office
On January 25th, 2010, the CCPA's Armine Yalnizyan appeared on Television Ontario's 'The Agenda' to discuss 'Job creation in a recession', part one of the show's look at the state of employment today...
January 28, 2010 | National Office
We hope you can join us on February 25th in Toronto for the inaugural David Lewis Lecture. We’re excited that acclaimed author Naomi Klein will be the speaker. She will speak on the timely issue of...
January 27, 2010 | National Office, Ontario Office
Today on Policy Note, Marc Lee praises Canadians' generosity towards Haiti, and puts out a call for governments to commit to relieving our homegrown and avoidable disasters: poverty and inequality....
January 22, 2010 | BC Office
A new CCPA report finds Canada's Employment Insurance system is failing the recession "stress test" and many unemployed workers are falling through the cracks.  Is EI Working for Canada's Unemployed...
January 22, 2010 | National Office
The Social Policy Research Unit at the University of Regina has posted a video of the Regina night of our "Future of Social Democracy" event held last October. For those of you that missed Armine...
January 21, 2010 | Saskatchewan Office
Amidst all the hype about the 2010 Olympics, Iglika Ivanova and Marjorie Griffin Cohen remind us that BC is nowhere close to a gold medal on the issues that really matter.
January 20, 2010 | BC Office
The Truck Loggers' Association meets in Victoria today and tomorrow for their annual convention and trade show. Judging from the conference program, the mountain pine beetle has fallen off the radar...
January 20, 2010 | BC Office
This year's Alternative Federal Budget Roundtable, entitled Recession, Recovery and Transformation: Meeting the policy challenges of our time, was held in Ottawa on November 18. CPAC was there to...
January 15, 2010 | National Office
The study we released yesterday, Managing BC's Forests for a Cooler Planet, has gotten some great media coverage. Author Ben Parfitt discussed the study's recommendations at length on the Bill Good...
January 12, 2010 | BC Office