Corporate Tax Cuts May Have Harmed Canada's Economy: Study

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.29.2015 | Canada Business

They should have worked. Maybe they could have worked. But they didn’t.

Uh Oh: Mortgage Rates On The Rise In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Business

In the long-running debate over whether or not Canada has a housing bubble, there was one thing almost all experts agreed on: Low interest rates are o...

Canadian Pension Funds Lost $6.2 Billion In Oil Price Crash: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 11.22.2015 | Canada Business

This is what happened to billions in Canadian public sector pension funds after the price of oil fell last year. At least, that's the picture t...

These Are The Households At Risk From A Canadian Debt Shock

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.09.2015 | Canada Business

With Canadian household debt hitting record highs this fall, economists are trying to figure out who's most at risk in the event of a debt shock, like...

Trudeau Should Hike Income Tax On Rich To 65 Per Cent: CCPA

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.28.2015 | Canada Business

Incoming prime minister Justin Trudeau’s plan to raise income taxes on the country’s most affluent earners isn’t ambitious enough, and the new government should hike income taxes on Canada’s one-percenters to 65 per cent, says a new study.

Share Of Workers In Minimum Wage Jobs Has Grown Fivefold: Study

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.15.2015 | Canada Business

In 1997, one in 40 Ontario workers was working for minimum wage. Today, it's one out of every eight. That's according to a new study from the Canad...

Why Canadian Cities Likely Won't See A $15 Minimum Wage

CBC | Posted 05.21.2015 | Canada Business

Los Angeles has become the latest U.S. city promising to raise its minimum wage, but a city-specific approach would be unlikely to work in Canada for ...

CRA Charity Audit 'Targeted To Folks That Speak Up Against Government'

CBC | Posted 06.12.2015 | Canada Business

A union-backed charity that wants Canadian mining companies held accountable for overseas misdeeds is among the latest to be targeted by the Canada Re...

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

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.19.2015 | 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 04.27.2015 | 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...