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Blog
Dec 22, 2016
Photo: Mark Round/flickr

The year as we saw it: Ten charts that defined Ontario in 2016

Trish Hennessy
Manisha Aggarwal-Schifellite
The experts at the CCPA have been tracking economic developments in Ontario throughout the year. Here are 10 charts that helped define the state of income, work, and the role of government in 2016.
Podcast
Jun 27, 2016

TPP opens Canada up to lawsuits over public policy

Redeye
Canada is already the most sued developed country in the world. The Trans-Pacific Partnership will open Canada up to yet more lawsuits over its environmental and resource management policies.
Blog
Mar 30, 2016

Who's doing what about poverty reduction in Manitoba?

Shauna MacKinnon
For Manitobans concerned about poverty, there will be much to consider when sorting through political party platforms and promises in search of a meaningful poverty reduction plan.
Blog
Mar 1, 2013
Photo: Aidan Wakely-Mulroney/Flickr

A new B.C. government? It's not as easy as it looks

Keith Reynolds
If there is a new government in B.C. on May 15, it will be confronted with issues that make the transition harder than most government changeovers we have seen in the past.
Blog
Jan 23, 2013
Photo: PianoWow/Flickr

The dubious case for casinos

Marc Lee
Gambling has long been with us, from poker parties and hockey pools through to lottery tickets and horse racing. But casinos are a form of gambling that has seen a massive expansion.
Blog
Jul 19, 2012
Image: Council of Canadians/www.canadians.org

New report fights Harper's CETA deception

Stuart Trew
In April 2012, the Harper government launched a propaganda campaign in response to growing criticism of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
Blog
Jun 25, 2012
Photo: Dave Cournoyer/Flickr

What's next for Mulcair's NDP?

Gerry Caplan
Over the next three years, the NDP has a rare opportunity to focus on the multitude of areas that must be firmed up if it's to be taken seriously as a government-in-waiting.
In cahoots
Mar 7, 2012

Oilsands Economics 101

Policy-wise, we desperately need a conversation about the pace and scale of the tarsands industry, not just on environmental grounds, but on economic grounds as well.
Blog
Jan 5, 2012

Drummond's productivity 'puzzle'

Andrew Jackson
Don Drummond confesses that he has been wrong to believe that changes in public policies are the key to improving Canada's dismal productivity record.
In cahoots
Dec 20, 2011

Teacher wish list for 2012

A negotiated settlement in bargaining, not legislation restoration of rights as determined by the BC Supreme Court, reducing the number of students living in poverty through a poverty reduction plan.

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