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Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is an independent, non-partisan research institute concerned with issues of social and economic justice. Founded in 1980, the CCPA is one of Canada’s leading progressive voices in public policy debates.
Reducing surgical wait times: The case for public innovation and provincial leadership
April 26, 2016
B.C.'s surgical wait times are among the longest in the country. This new study provides an extensive review of research on the problems with private, for-profit surgical delivery.
Migrant workers and the Trans-Pacific Partnership
April 22, 2016
A new study from the CCPA finds that the TPP makes it easier for employers to hire migrant workers -- even in industries and regions where unemployment is high and domestic workers are available.
Trans Pacific Partnership
New EU proposal will perpetuate investors' attacks on health and environment
April 20, 2016
A new study looks at the latest attempts to reform CETA's Investment Court System and shows how the changes fail to deliver on their promise to prevent controversial trade lawsuits.
Investment Court System
Every step you take: Ontario’s gender pay gap ladder
April 18, 2016
A new report from the CCPA reveals that the average pay gap between men and women stands at 29.4 per cent in Ontario -- a gap that shadows women every step of the way up the income ladder.
gender pay gap
Equal Pay Day
Canadians Abroad: A policy and legislative agenda
April 1, 2016
A new study released by the CCPA and the Rideau Institute analyses fourteen major issues with consular assistance to Canadians traveling and residing abroad.
The TPP and cultural diversity
March 18, 2016
This study from the CCPA questions why Canada agreed to weaker protections for culture and cultural industries in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) than in previous trade treaties.
Trans Pacific Partnership
Alternative Federal Budget 2016: Time to move on
March 11, 2016
This year's AFB would lift 1.1 million Canadians out of poverty, reduce income inequality, boost economic growth, and, result in 520,000 new jobs, bringing unemployment rate to 6 per cent.
2016 Alternative Federal Budget
Making women count: The unequal economics of women's work
March 8, 2016
This study, co-published by CCPA and Oxfam Canada, looks at how women in Canada and around the world are affected by rising inequality, including the burden of unpaid work and more.
A federal plan to tackle poverty and inequality
February 18, 2016
The fight to eliminate poverty and inequality is far from over and Justin Trudeau's election proposals are inadequate to accomplishing the task. This CCPA paper is a real poverty reduction plan.
Eliminating tuition and compulsory fees for post-secondary education
February 10, 2016
A new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) outlines a clear path towards accessible post-secondary education in Canada.
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