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March 15, 2017

Think tank unveils plan to cut poverty, create jobs, and close tax loopholes.

January 4, 2017

The average CEO made $49,510 by 11:47 a.m. on January 3, 2017. Salary for CEOs increased 178 per cent between 1998 and 2015.

August 5, 2016

"The TPP copyright provisions, if ratified, could potentially “lead to millions of dollars in roy­alty payments being transferred out of Canada, the increased criminaliz­ation of copyright law, and a loss of policy flexibility for future Canadian copyright reforms." — Michael Giest, Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law, University of Ottawa

July 6, 2016

Among Canadian cities, Metro Vancouver has the second-highest rate of working poverty after Greater Toronto. The hardship is even more severe in these two regions than the statistics show, since the measure of poverty used in the study does not account for differences in housing costs across the country.

March 14, 2016

The 2016 Alternative Federal Budget (AFB) projects a federal deficit of $29.2 billion for 2016-17 when Liberal platform measures are taken into account. It also delivers a blueprint showing how the government could take on a $37.9 billion deficit and still maintain Canada’s debt-to-GDP ratio. 

December 11, 2015

The report highlights that high fees are not the only issue. Even if Canadians can afford child care, there are long waiting lists due to the lack of available regulated spaces.

January 15, 2015

Lawsuits against Canada under NAFTA's Chapter 11, investor-state disputes, are making Canada, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the most "sued country in the developed world." — Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

September 12, 2014

We can't tackle the problem of growing income inequality if we are systematically tieing the hands of students, forcing them into a life of debt and poverty. What kind of national strategy is that?" — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.