While many workers were laid off and had to rely on income support of $500/week during the pandemic, the stock market boom means half of CEOs will likely see an increase in their compensation for 2020.
If work-from-home (WFH) arrangements become more prevalent in the post-COVID world, they must be a tool to improve equity, not a hindrance.
This video provides facts and arguments to help us push back against the agenda of cost-cutting that is hurting public services and hurting the province.
These alternatives would bring down the deficit and leave most Ontarians better off than the cuts the Ford government is proposing.
"All families and children deserve access to a seamless system that better supports our educators and addresses the inequities that exist between centres across communities in Nova Scotia.” — Kelly Ann Hamshaw, Executive Director of the Kingstec Campus Learning Centre in Kentville
"This trade deal will rig the Canadian economy in favour of powerful corporations. It is an outright betrayal of workers. It will do nothing to stop climate change, and it will certainly exacerbate income and wealth inequality.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
For workers, even after deductions, an increase in the minimum wage provides two times the benefit of a tax cut.
The richest 10 per cent of families earn 190 per cent of the average of Ontario families’ earnings. — CCPA report
Think tank unveils plan to cut poverty, create jobs, and close tax loopholes.
"Our work has told us that income inequality is only made worse through tax loopholes like the one for stock options. Canadians are fed up with the government line of "there's not enough money." They know that the wealthy and corporations are still benefiting from a tax system structured to maintain their wealth." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
New report prepared by legal experts and published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives find that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) seriously undermines the future of Canada's public post office.
"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
Study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives finds that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will have significant adverse impact on Canada's automotive industry.
Between 2008 and 2014, CEOs made 184 times more than the average wage in Canada.
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.
From the economy to the environment, social programs to foreign policy, health care to tax cuts, the tar sands to free trade deals, and many other areas, the 36 contributors to the book detail the facts and key moments of the 40th and 41st parliamentary sessions.
Study ranks Canada’s 25 largest metropolitan areas based on a comparison of how men and women are faring in five areas: economic security, leadership, health, personal security, and education.
*“A big element that the provincial government is missing is that the program will be partially self-financing as more women will be able to go to work.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
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
Even the seemingly small step of allowing four new private liquor stores to open — two in Regina and two in Saskatoon — will mean lost revenue of approximately $3.5-$7.5 million each year, according to the new report.