Seth Klein, Director of the BC office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, speaks about his experiences with a living wage policy. Recorded October 11th, 2012 at Ryerson University. Produced by the CCPA Ontario office with support from the Metcalf Foundation. Watch the presentation below:
Together we have CLOUT When a group of strong-willed and compassionate women join forces to work for social justice in their North End community in Winnipeg, good things get done because together, they have clout. In 2010, the CCPA-MB produced a video called “Together We Have CLOUT”, which looks at a coalition of 9 community based organizations that provide services for inner-city individuals and families. Due to popular demand, it’s now available online!
Why is housing important? And what are some of the housing challenges thatmany Manitobans face? This is a short but powerful 3-minute animated videothat speaks to the housing situation in Manitoba. It is a great tool forgetting conversations started about why we should all be concerned abouthousing.
On Friday June 15th, former Saskatchewan Premier Roy Romanow gave the keynote address to the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' conference on "Envisioning the Future of Medicare." Mr. Romanow was introduced by Senior CCPA Economist Armine Yalnizyan. The address took place at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.
Une journée dans la vie nos impôts
A day in the life of your taxes
CCPA-BC Director Seth Klein speaks at the annual meeting of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (an international gathering of leading economists) in Berlin. His 12-minute speech summarizes some of the key lessons to date from our Climate Justice Project.
On March 15th, 2012, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives held a press conference to release its flagship report—the Alternative Federal Budget 2012: A Budget for the Rest of Us. This year's Alternative Budget puts forward a public investment plan that promotes a better quality of life for all Canadians, not just an elite few. It shows we can invest in public programs, job creation, and infrastructure to the benefit of all Canadians and still balance the books.
Please feel free to use this video and the resources below for discussing sustainable jobs, carbon storage and conservation in BC forests. To order DVD's of Town at the End of the Road, or printed copies of any of our studies, contact our office at 604-801-5121 or ccpabc [at] policyalternatives.ca Town at the End of the Road from CCPA on Vimeo.
Laura Penny speaks to guests attending the 4th Annual CCPA-NS Fundraiser (October 2011) and shares her thoughts on how expensive all this "austerity" is going to be. She focuses specifically on the implications of this agenda and on problems with education funding, the environment, and the effects of social disinvestment on kids.