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  • CCPA-BC welcomes Emira Mears as new Associate Director February 11, 2019
    This week the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – BC Office is pleased to welcome Emira Mears to our staff team as our newly appointed Associate Director. Emira is an accomplished communications professional, digital strategist and entrepreneur. Through her former company Raised Eyebrow, she has had the opportunity to work with many organizations in the […]
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Study explores media coverage of pipeline controversies December 14, 2018
    Supporters of fossil fuel infrastructure projects position themselves as friends of working people, framing climate action as antithetical to the more immediately pressing need to protect oil and gas workers’ livelihoods. And as the latest report from the CCPA-BC and Corporate Mapping Project confirms, this framing has become dominant across the media landscape. Focusing on pipeline […]
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Study highlights ‘uncomfortable truth’ about racism in the job market December 12, 2018
    "Racialized workers in Ontario are significantly more likely to be concentrated in low-wage jobs and face persistent unemployment and earnings gaps compared to white employees — pointing to the “uncomfortable truth” about racism in the job market, according to a new study." Read the Toronto Star's coverage of our updated colour-coded labour market report, released […]
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  • Uploading the subway will not help Toronto commuters December 12, 2018
    The Ontario government is planning to upload Toronto’s subway, claiming it will allow for the rapid expansion of better public transit across the GTHA, but that’s highly doubtful. Why? Because Minister of Transportation Jeff Yurek’s emphasis on public-private partnerships and a market-driven approach suggests privatization is the cornerstone of the province’s plan. Will dismembering the […]
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • 2018 State of the Inner City Report: Green Light Go...Improving Transportation Equity December 7, 2018
    Getting to doctors appointments, going to school, to work, attending social engagments, picking up groceries and even going to the beach should all affordable and accessible.  Check out Ellen Smirl's reserach on transportation equity in Winnipeg in this year's State of the Inner City Report!
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
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Angella MacEwen is Senior Economist with the Canadian Union of Public Employees. @AMacEwen

Andrew Jackson is the Broadbent Institute’s Senior Policy Advisor. @andrew_ajackson

Toby Sanger is Executive Director of the Canadians for Tax Fairness. @toby_sanger

Iglika Ivanova is Senior Economist and Public Interest Researcher with the BC Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. She currently serves as PEF Chair. @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 is a past PEF Chair, now causing economic ripples in Australia. @JimboStanford