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  • How to make NAFTA sustainable, equitable July 19, 2017
    Global Affairs Canada is consulting Canadians on their priorities for, and concerns about, the planned renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). In CCPA’s submission to this process, Scott Sinclair, Stuart Trew and Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood point out how NAFTA has failed to live up to its promise with respect to job and productivity […]
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • What’s next for BC? July 4, 2017
    Five weeks ago the CCPA-BC began a letter to our supporters with this statement: “What an interesting and exciting moment in BC politics! For a bunch of policy nerds like us at the CCPA, it doesn’t get much better than this.” At the time, we were writing about the just-announced agreement between the BC NDP […]
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • 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
  • The energy industry’s insatiable thirst for water threatens First Nations’ treaty-protected rights June 21, 2017
    Our latest report looks at the growing concerns that First Nations in British Columbia have with the fossil fuel industry’s increasing need for large volumes of water for natural gas fracking operations. Titled Fracking, First Nations and Water: Respecting Indigenous rights and better protecting our shared resources, it describes what steps should be taken to […]
    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
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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