Behind the Numbers (National Blog)

Behind the Numbers offers progressive and thought-provoking views from some of the leading voices in Canadian public policy. Contributors include staff and research associates from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

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Time to end the chill effect on Canadian charities

by CCPA on July 19, 2018 The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has confirmed that the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) crackdown on charitable political activity has been an arbitrary and unjustified...

The Ford government’s superficial arguments against pharmacare

by CCPA on July 11, 2018 Ontario’s new Progressive Conservative government is rejigging OHIP+, a modest but promising pharmacare policy introduced by the previous Liberal government, allegedly to make...

Out of service: The case for a renewed STC

by Simon Enoch on July 10, 2018 With Greyhound Canada’s announcement that it will suspend all bus service in Western Canada, the Saskatchewan government’s insistence that the private sector can...

Supreme Court flattens spurious “free the beer” campaign

by CCPA on July 6, 2018 Photo by Camera Eye Photography (Flickr Creative Commons) The Supreme Court gave Canadians cause to celebrate this April in its R v Comeau decision. However, because of the way...

Ford’s “value-for-money” audit a political trick with predictable outcome

by Stuart Trew on July 3, 2018 Paul Martin, David Cameron, Kathleen Wynne and Doug Ford all sought external legitimation for austerity. One of Doug Ford’s first acts as new Premier of Ontario was to put a...