Our public finance policy analyst Alex Hemingway discussed BC school funding at the PANVancouver forum of August 31, 2016. Read his analysis of BC's education funding crisis here.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Manitoba office interviews Social Enterprise participants from Build and Manitoba Green Retrofit. Great stories and great ideas.
"Making Sense of the TPP,” a public event in Ottawa on April 1, 2016, featured presentations from Dr. Joseph Stiglitz, Scott Sinclair (CCPA), Megan Sali (OpenMedia), Gus Van Harten (Osgoode Hall Law School) and others. The event was organized by the Trade Justice Network and filmed by OpenMedia. Watch the presentations by Scott Sinclair (CCPA), Megan Sali (OpenMedia), and Gus Van Harten (Osgoode Hall Law School) below:
Last year, millions of us rejected the politics of austerity, fear and inequality. We voted for change. So, let's change things. We shouldn't let the idea of federal deficits, even relatively large ones, scare us off making much needed investments in Canada. There is more than enough fiscal room to ensure that everyone can have a better future.
With the relentless spread of precarious low-wage work and the challenges faced in expanding the scope of unionization, workers have revived the notion of the living wage. The living wage movement in North America has successfully pressed both local and state governments and some employers to set wages at a standard the ensures a decent standard of living. This vibrant movement has galvanized workers in some of the most vulnerable and poorly paid sectors of the economy.
We already know that the costs of inequality are high: poverty, unemployment, housing insecurity, poorer health and well-being. But what if we invested in the things that could solve income inequality? Given sufficient political will, a federal government has the ability to make a more resilient, healthier, safer, more equal Canada. We've put together a comprehensive platform that could end income inequality. Good jobs, a strong safety net and robust public programs—it's what's good for Canada, and good for all of us.
Kate McInturff, senior policy researcher at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, gave a speech about women's poverty in Canada at an event hosted by the Canadian Women's Foundation, on June 9, 2015.
Two working parents with two children need to each earn a minimum of $18.52 an hour just to make ends meet in Toronto. CCPA-Ontario Economist Kaylie Tiessen calculates the living wage in Toronto by drawing on a national living wage methodological framework, and also speaks with living wage employers and employees in the city. Watch the video below and find out more in the report, Making Ends Meet: Toronto's 2015 Living Wage.