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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.
Alternative Federal Budget 2014, striking a better balance
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.
Alternative Federal Budget
The problem with Hudak’s million jobs promise
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.
Are higher minimum wages un-Canadian?
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.
BC Jobs Plan failing to deliver, says new report: Change in strategy needed to boost job creation
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.
bc jobs plan
A roundup of commentary on the Canada Post cuts
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.
A part-time, do-it-yourself job market
December 11, 2013
Statistics Canada reported that employment grew by 22,000 in November. But 20,000 of those new jobs were part-time.
The living wage: an idea whose time has come
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.
Saving the green economy, Ontario’s Green Energy Act and the WTO
November 25, 2013
New study examines the WTO ruling on Ontario's Green Energy Act, its implications, and options moving forward.
green energy act
Do C. D. Howe’s numbers support its policies?
November 13, 2013
The relationship between business taxes and business investment is not nearly as clear-cut as the C. D. Howe Institute argues.
Protection for our cheeses or from the Taliban?
November 1, 2013
How can a nationalist government gladly agree to put a straitjacket on its own parliament vis-à-vis foreign investors?
Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
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