Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

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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.
February 7, 2014 |
It delivers a plan that would lift 855,000 Canadians out of poverty, reduce income inequality, boost the economy, and lower unemployment to 5.4 per cent.
January 22, 2014 |
Even without the full details, there are other reasons to doubt his promise. For starters: there aren't a million unemployed people in Ontario.
January 17, 2014 |
Canada has not seen the kind of energized and far-reaching calls and protest movements for raising the minimum wage as in the states, the working poor in this country face similar difficulties.
January 10, 2014 |
Statistics Canada data reveals that BC’s labour market stalled in 2013, despite the much-hyped BC Jobs Plan launched over two years ago.
December 18, 2013 |
Canada Post announced a series of changes which included cutting staff, phasing out door-to-door mail delivery to urban residents, and a new pricing system, among others.
December 11, 2013 |
Statistics Canada reported that employment grew by 22,000 in November. But 20,000 of those new jobs were part-time.
November 27, 2013 |
Whether it be throughout the U.S., Canada or the U.K., the inadequacy of the minimum wage to meet basic needs is well documented.
November 25, 2013 |
New study examines the WTO ruling on Ontario's Green Energy Act, its implications, and options moving forward.
November 13, 2013 |
The relationship between business taxes and business investment is not nearly as clear-cut as the C. D. Howe Institute argues.
November 1, 2013 |
How can a nationalist government gladly agree to put a straitjacket on its own parliament vis-à-vis foreign investors?
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