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Sunny Freeman

Minimum Wage Hike Won't Kill Jobs, Might Create Them: Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Canada Business

Increasing the minimum wage does not drive up unemployment levels, according to a three-decade study published Tuesday. The Canadian Centre for Po...

Germany Scraps Tuition Fees. Should We Follow?

The Huffington Post Canada | Sunny Freeman | Posted 10.01.2014 | Canada Business

Attention Canadian students: How is your German? If you’re tired of fretting about how to pay tuition as rates rise to record levels, you may wan...

Students' Finances Take A Hit From Mandatory Unpaid Work

CBC | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada Business

Some students who work long, unpaid college or university internships while paying high tuition fees say they feel exploited and that it’s time the...

CRA Targeted Left-Leaning Think Tank For Audit For Being 'Biased'

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.01.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A left-leaning think-tank was targeted by the Canada Revenue Agency for a political-activities audit last fall partly because the research an...

Look What's Happening To The Cost Of Education In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada Business

Tuition-paying parents will tell you things are tougher for students today than they were a generation ago, but here’s some solid proof. The numb...

Ontario's Job Market Squeezing Out The Middle: Report

The Huffintgon Post Canada | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Business

Ontario’s job market is shifting away from full-time, permanent work and towards part-time and temporary work, and middle-wage jobs are being squeez...

Look How Much Canadian Student Debt Has Grown

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.04.2014 | Canada Business

Student debt in Canada has soared in recent years, highlighting growing concerns that post-secondary education in becoming increasingly inaccessible. ...

Tories' Budget Could Worsen Economy, Think Tank Warns

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is predicting a "do-nothing" federal budget next week that the left-wing think-tank says could ac...

Tories' Tax Idea Mostly Helps The Rich: Study

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.30.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A new report maintains that some 86 per cent of Canadian families will find nothing to be gained from the Conservative government's long-prom...

Canada Among Worst Countries For Reducing Inequality

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

Canada is among the developed countries that do the least to reduce income inequality, according to an analysis from Mother Jones’ Kevin Drum. Dr...

B.C. Senior Care Ignored?

CP | Camille Bains, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's Health Ministry has ignored most of the recommendations in a report on seniors' care in the province, says a think tank...

Ontario's Youth Jobless Rates Like Europe, U.S. Rust Belt: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.27.2013 | Canada Business

Ontario youth looking for a job may have better luck in parts of the U.S. Rust Belt or the Eurozone, according to a new report from the Canadian Centr...

The Cost Has TRIPLED

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Canadian students hoping for some financial relief on the cost of their post-secondary education are in for a disappointment over the next f...

Violence Against Women Costs You This Much Money

r/ally | Posted 09.10.2013 | Canada Living
r/ally

Intimate partner violence and sexual assault of women in Canada hurts the economy and no comprehensive national policy is currently in place to address the problem. These were the key findings of The Gap in the Gender Gap: Violence Against Women in Canada report released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, released on Thursday. The economic losses for these crimes come in the form of costs to the justice system, costs to the victim, and costs to third parties.

What's Driving Vancouver's Living Wage So High?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Metro Vancouver's living wage keeps on climbing as the cost of living becomes more and more unaffordable every year. The city's 2013 living wage ha...

Feds Chopping Way More Jobs Than Advertised: Think Tank

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.09.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A new analysis from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says the federal government has misrepresented cuts to the public service, an...

You've Got It All Wrong, Flaherty: CCPA

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.11.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's leading left-wing think-tank believes Canadians can have their cake and eat it too in the next federal budget — more spending to c...

Why Canada's Definition of Austerity Is All Wrong

David Gratzer | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada Business
David Gratzer

Government program spending is still growing from sea to sea. Virtually every government in Canada is spending more in current dollars from one year to the next. Many are spending more in inflation-adjusted dollars, too. If they aren't, they're generally coming pretty close.

Oilsands Dependence Could Hurt Canada's Economy: Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.22.2013 | Canada Alberta

OTTAWA - A new report warns of the perils to the Canadian economy of relying too much on the oilsands.The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives stud...

Raise B.C. Taxes To Reduce Deficit: Think Tank

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.31.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A left-leaning think tank says if the B.C. government raised taxes to the levels collected in 2000, it would wipe out the deficit and have...

Ontario To Lose Tons Of Jobs Under EU Free Trade: Think Tank

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.20.2012 | Canada Business

Ontario would lose tens of thousands of jobs, see the decline of its manufacturing sector accelerate, and would need to be more dependent on natural r...

Canada Missing Out On Tens Of Thousands Of Green Jobs: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.12.2012 | Canada Business

Canada will not see significant employment gains from the oil boom in the western part of the country, and should turn to development of green energy ...

Rachel Mendleson

Canada Faces Crises As Wage Gap Grows: Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 05.22.2012 | Canada Business

Income inequality is set to widen in Canada in the coming years, a trend that will lead to greater instability and could trigger future financial cris...

Think There Was No Canadian Bank Bailout? Think Again

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.30.2012 | Canada Business

UPDATE: The Canadian Bankers' Association has responded to the CCPA's report, telling The Huffington Post that no Canadian banks were in danger of fai...

Daniel Tencer

‘Alternative Budget’ Proposes New Top Tax Bracket For Canada’s Wealthiest

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.15.2012 | Canada Business

The federal government should create a new tax bracket for Canada’s biggest earners as a way to avoid cuts to social spending and "restore fairness ...