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  • Report looks at captured nature of BC’s Oil and Gas Commission August 6, 2019
    From an early stage, BC’s Oil and Gas Commission bore the hallmarks of a captured regulator. The very industry that the Commission was formed to regulate had a significant hand in its creation and, too often, the interests of the industry it regulates take precedence over the public interest. This report looks at the evolution […]
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Correcting the Record July 26, 2019
    Earlier this week Kris Sims and Franco Terrazzano of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation wrote an opinion piece that was published in the Calgary Sun, Edmonton Sun, Winnipeg Sun, Ottawa Sun and Toronto Sun. The opinion piece makes several false claims and connections regarding the Corporate Mapping Project (CMP), which we would like to correct. The […]
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Rental Wage in Canada July 18, 2019
    Our new report maps rental affordability in neighbourhoods across Canada by calculating the “rental wage,” which is the hourly wage needed to afford an average apartment without spending more than 30% of one’s earnings.  Across all of Canada, the average wage needed to afford a two-bedroom apartment is $22.40/h, or $20.20/h for an average one […]
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Towards Justice: Tackling Indigenous Child Poverty in Canada July 9, 2019
    CCPA senior economist David Macdonald co-authored a new report, Towards Justice: Tackling Indigenous Child Poverty in Canada­—released by Upstream Institute in partnership with the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)—tracks child poverty rates using Census 2006, the 2011 National Household Survey and Census 2016. The report is available for […]
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Fossil-Power Top 50 launched July 3, 2019
    What do Suncor, Encana, the Royal Bank of Canada, the Fraser Institute and 46 other companies and organizations have in common? They are among the entities that make up the most influential fossil fuel industry players in Canada. Today, the Corporate Mapping Project (CMP) is drawing attention to these powerful corporations and organizations with the […]
    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