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  • Imagine a Winnipeg...2018 Alternative Municipal Budget June 18, 2018
    Climate change; stagnant global economic growth; political polarization; growing inequality.  Our city finds itself dealing with all these issues, and more at once. The 2018 Alternative Municipal Budget (AMB) is a community response that shows how the city can deal with all these issues and balance the budget.
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Why would a boom town need charity? Inequities in Saskatchewan’s oil boom and bust May 23, 2018
    When we think of a “boomtown,” we often imagine a formerly sleepy rural town suddenly awash in wealth and economic expansion. It might surprise some to learn that for many municipalities in oil-producing regions in Saskatchewan, the costs of servicing the oil boom can outweigh the benefits. A Prairie Patchwork: Reliance on Oil Industry Philanthropy […]
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • CCPA's National Office has moved! May 11, 2018
      The week of May 1st, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' National Office moved to 141 Laurier Ave W, Suite 1000, Ottawa ON, K1P 5J2. Please note that our phone, fax and general e-mail will remain the same: Telephone: 613-563-1341 | Fax: 613-233-1458 | Email: ccpa@policyalternatives.ca  
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • What are Canada’s energy options in a carbon-constrained world? May 1, 2018
    Canada faces some very difficult choices in maintaining energy security while meeting emissions reduction targets.  A new study by veteran earth scientist David Hughes—published through the Corporate Mapping Project, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Parkland Institute—is a comprehensive assessment of Canada’s energy systems in light of the need to maintain energy security and […]
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • The 2018 Living Wage for Metro Vancouver April 25, 2018
    The cost of raising a family in British Columbia increased slightly from 2017 to 2018. A $20.91 hourly wage is needed to cover the costs of raising a family in Metro Vancouver, up from $20.61 per hour in 2017 due to soaring housing costs. This is the hourly wage that two working parents with two young children […]
    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 an independent consulting economist who writes about electricity, fiscal policy, inequality and other economic policy issues. @E_R_Sepulveda

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