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  • Could skyrocketing private sector debt spell economic crisis? June 21, 2017
    Our latest report finds that Canada is racking up private sector debt faster than any other advanced economy in the world, putting the country at risk of serious economic consequences. The report, Addicted to Debt, reveals that Canada has added $1 trillion in private sector debt over the past five years, with the corporate sector […]
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Betting on Bitumen: Alberta's energy policies from Lougheed to Klein June 8, 2017
    The role of government in Alberta, both involvement and funding, has been critical in ensuring that more than narrow corporate interests were served in the development of the province’s bitumen resources.  A new report contrasts the approaches taken by two former premiers during the industry’s early development and rapid expansion periods.  The Lougheed government invested […]
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Canada-China FTA will leave workers worse off June 2, 2017
    Global Affairs Canada is currently consulting Canadians on a possible Canada-China free trade agreement. In CCPA’s submission to this process, CCPA senior researcher Scott Sinclair argues that an FTA based on Canada’s standard template would almost certainly reinforce rather than improve upon Canada’s imbalanced and deleterious trade with China. It can also be expected to […]
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Faulty assumptions about pipelines and tidewater access May 30, 2017
    The federal and Alberta governments and the oil industry argue that pipelines to tidewater will unlock new markets where Canadian oil can command a better price than in the US, where the majority of Canadian oil is currently exported. Both governments have approved Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Expansion Project, but a new report finds that […]
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Weathering the storm: is this the end of CRA’s political activities audits? May 5, 2017
    Yesterday, following a panel’s recommendation to allow charities more freedom to speak out, the federal government decided to suspend the Canada Revenue Agency’s controversial political activities audit program. Indeed this is good news for Canadian charities. Everyone at the CCPA is proud of the role our organization has played in challenging these audits and in […]
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
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Angella MacEwen is Senior Economist with the Canadian Labour Congress. @AMacEwen

Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson is the Broadbent Institute’s Senior Policy Advisor and York University’s Packer Visiting Professor of Social Justice. @andrew_ajackson

Toby Sanger is Senior Economist with the Canadian Union of Public Employees. @toby_sanger

Iglika Ivanova is the Public Interest Researcher in the BC Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. @IglikaIvanova

Nick Falvo is director of research and data at the Calgary Homeless Foundation. @nicholas_falvo

Edgardo Sepulveda is a Chilean-born independent telecommunications consulting economist who also writes on other economic policy issues. @E_R_Sepulveda, ers <dot> pef <at> gmail <dot> com

Armine Yalnizyan is a founding member of PEF. @ArmineYalnizyan

Mel Watkins is Professor Emeritus of Economics and Political Science, University of Toronto and Adjunct Research Professor, Institute of Political Economy, Carleton University.

Bruce Livesey is an award-winning Toronto-based journalist and television producer who has been writing and making TV docs about business and economics for more than 25 years. @livesey416

Marc Lee is Senior Economist with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, a past PEF Chair, and the blog’s founder. @MarcLeeCCPA

Jim Stanford a past PEF Chair, now causing economic ripples in Australia. @JimboStanford