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.

Latest posts from behindthenumbers.ca

From fighting back to fighting forward: Strategizing across Canadian movements for jobs, justice, equality and the climate

by CCPA on October 18, 2018 In an increasingly chaotic world characterized by deep inequality and growing disillusionment with governments, public institutions and evidence, progressive movements offering a...

No time to lose eradicating poverty

by Katherine Scott on October 17, 2018 Canada has a new poverty reduction strategy. Released in August, Opportunity for All establishes for the first time a target for reducing poverty in Canada, an official poverty...

Ontario’s cap-and-trade cancellation to leave $3 billion fiscal hole

by Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood on October 16, 2018 The Ford government’s cancellation of Ontario’s cap-and-trade system will leave a $3 billion hole in the province’s books, according to a new report from Ontario’s Financial...

Climate denial, delay and defeatism

by Simon Enoch on October 12, 2018     The most recent IPCC report further underlines the necessity of urgent action on climate change if we are to limit the most devastating effects of a warming planet...

Could carbon sanctions change the politics of climate change in Canada?

by Simon Enoch on October 12, 2018   It is becoming increasingly evident that Canada and most of the world will not come anywhere close to meeting the Paris climate targets meant to avoid the danger of global...