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  • 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 […]
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • 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
  • Inclusionary housing in a slow-growth city like Winnipeg December 3, 2018
    In Winnipeg, there is a need for more affordable housing, as 21 percent of households (64,065 households) are living in unaffordable housing--according to CMHC's definition of spending more than 30 percent of income on shelter.  This report examines to case studies in two American cities and how their experience could help shape an Inclusionary Housing […]
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
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Updated June 2018

Chair:
Iglika Ivanova, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – BC Office

Secretary-Treasurer:
Marc Lee, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – BC Office

Membership Secretary:
Jordan Brennan, Unifor, Toronto

CEA Panels Coordinators:
Michal Rozworski, BC Teachers’ Federation

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Marc-Andre Pigeon, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan

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Angella MacEwen, Canadian Union of Public Employees, Ottawa

Members-at-Large:

Scott Aquanno, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Fletcher Baragar, Dept. of Economics, University of Manitoba

David Barmes, Student, McGill University

Hassan Bougrine, Dept. of Economics, Laurentian University

Robert Dimand, Dept. of Economics, Brock University

Mathieu Dufour, Université du Québec en Outaouais

Ian Hudson, Dept. of Economics, University of Manitoba

Alex Hemingway, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – BC Office

Audrey Laurin-Lamothe, Université du Québec en Outaouais

Joelle Leclaire, Economics and Finance Dept., Buffalo State College

David MacDonald, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – National Office

Rob Moir, Dept of Economics, University of New Brunswick

Salewa Olawoye, Dept. of Economics, Ryerson University

Eric Pineault, Dept. of Economics, Universite du Quebec Montreal

Louis-Phillipe Rochon, Dept. of Economics, Laurentian University

David Pringle, Independent Economist

Robin Shaban, Independent Economist

Edgardo Sepulveda, Independent Economist

Garry Sran,  Alberta Union of Public Employees

Jim Stanford, Dept. of Economics, McMaster University

Brenda Spotton Visano, Dept. of Economics and School of Public Policy & Administration, York University

Kevin Young, Dept. of Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Luigi Zanasi, Economist, Yukon Territory

Vicki Zhang, Dept. of Statistical Sciences, University of Toronto