News from Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)

Real income security in Ontario

A new roadmap calls for transformational change to social assistance and other income supports and challenges whoever forms the next government to take it seriously.
May 07, 2018

Special education policies across Canada need update, renewal: report

The majority of special education policies in place across Canada are more than 10 years old and out of step with current practices around inclusive education, says a report released today.

July 08, 2015

All your wage gap questions answered

Women make less than men. In Canada. In the United States. In every country in the world. All you need to know about the wage gap.

March 02, 2015

Less wage discrimination for women, aboriginals, and visible minorities in public sector, not higher salaries overall: study

Women, aboriginal workers, and visible minority workers experience less wage discrimination in the public sector than in the private sector, says a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

October 29, 2014

EI is not actually helping the poor

The lower your income, the less likely you are to be able to surmount the 910 hours barrier to qualifying for EI in the first place.

July 16, 2014

Close pay gap between men and women: report

A new Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives report challenges the Ontario government to take 10 steps to close the province's persistent pay gap between men and women.

April 09, 2013

Governing Motherhood: Who Pays and Who Profits?

This report focuses on the increasing pressures put on mothers to parent intensively -- and the concomitant lack of government policies to support them in this work.

January 22, 2013

First Nations: The Long Shadow of Assimilation

Hennessy's Index is a monthly listing of numbers produced by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternative about Canada and its place in the world. This month's numbers are about Canada's First Nations.

January 15, 2013

Tightening the Screws on the Unemployed

The significant changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) program which are to be quickly implemented through Budget 2012 with very little consultation have not received enough critical attention.

May 15, 2012

The New Cost of Criminal Pardons

A new law sets out longer eligibility dates for offenders, and makes it much harder to convince the National Parole Board to grant a pardon. And the Harper government is proposing to raise the cost of obtaining a pardon to $631 from $150.

August 16, 2011

BC's legal aid system is 'broken'

It's time for a complete overhaul of BC's legal aid system, according to a new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and West Coast LEAF (Women's Legal Education and Action Fund).

November 10, 2010