Harper Policies 'Impaired Canada's Post-Recession Recovery,' CCPA Says

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.19.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - To balance, or not to balance.The Harper government's stubborn push to eliminate the deficit in its election-year budget has opened a debate:...

This Little Thing Could Delay Your Retirement By Up To 11 Years

CBC | Posted 02.25.2015 | Canada Business

High mutual fund fees could cause Canadians to delay their retirement by as much as 11 years or else leave them with 40 per cent less money for thei...

37,000 Government Jobs GONE

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.13.2014 | Canada Business

As Finance Minister Joe Oliver this week touts Canada’s imminent return to balanced budgets, and sells the government’s pre-election tax cuts, som...

Report: Women, Minorities Earn Far Less In Private Sector Than Public

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.29.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A new report says it pays to work in the public sector — especially if you're a minority.The study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Altern...

Sunny Freeman

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

Students' Finances Take A Hit From Mandatory Unpaid Work

CBC | Posted 11.22.2014 | 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...

Look Who's Paying Canada's Highest Tuitions

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.13.2014 | Canada Business

Tuition fees for undergraduates in Canadian universities jumped an average of 3.3 per cent over the past year, StatsCan reported this week, marking ye...

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

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.01.2014 | 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...

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...

Income Splitting Is Dragging Us Back to the Past

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Politics
Diane Weber Bederman

The Canadian government has put forth a policy reduces the tax burden on one-income families making it easier for one parent to stay home. The CCPA opposes this policy because it incentivizes staying home, which they say takes us back in time to the 1950s when women stayed home and men went to work. Apparently that was a terrible time in history. I disagree. I'm the product of a 1950s family and my children, raised in the '70s and '80s, are the recipients of a mom staying home, too. I'm quite comfortable stating that I turned out alright and my children seem okay.

Canada in the Era of Unburnable Carbon

DeSmog Canada | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada Politics
DeSmog Canada

Investments in the oil, gas and coal industry are starting to lose their value and will become a liability based on a major UN report released Monday. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) 2,000+page report confirms that Canada must keep more than 75 per cent of its fossil fuel reserves in the ground.

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...

Violence Against Women Costs You This Much Money

r/ally | Posted 09.10.2013 | Canada Living

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.

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...

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 | 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 | 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 ...

What CEOs can Learn from Left-Wing Think-Tanks

Jason Lietaer | Posted 03.05.2012 | Canada Business
Jason Lietaer

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) put on a clinic in public and media relations when it released its report on CEO pay. While many of the titans of commerce were heli-skiing, jetboating, or lounging on private islands, the CCPC had the news media mostly to itself. And boy did it capitalize.

Rachel Mendleson

As Wages Stagnate, Canada's CEOs See Huge Jump In Pay | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 01.03.2012 | Canada Business

As debate about Canada’s rich-poor divide intensifies, a new report highlights the growing income gap between top-paid CEOs and average Canadians. ...