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Parliament is back in session. What’s on the agenda?

With an election looming on the horizon, might we be nearing the end of the Liberal-NDP agreement?

Federal crackdown on illegal short-term rentals is good, but not good enough

If the feds are serious about tackling non-compliant Airbnb-type rentals, they should go after the platforms, not just the users

Beleaguered federal government unlikely to turn the page with restrained fiscal update

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland talks up housing and affordability while austerity looms

Budget 2024: Canada needs to go all-in on green industrial policy

Prepared remarks for Standing Committee on Finance (FINA) Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the 2024 Budget

Parliament is resuming. What should progressives be watching for?

Now that the summer break is over, the federal government is back in session amidst a cost-of-living crisis.

AFB 2024: Affordable housing and homelessness

Alternative Federal Budget: what the federal government could achieve on affordable housing and homelessness

The federal government could make real progress on housing affordability

Federal cabinet ministers are meeting in Charlottetown to discuss the housing crisis

Vampire consulting firms in the public service

Like a vampire, consulting firms are suave and sophisticated actors that aim to gain the trust of their targets.

Budget 2023: a risky bet on cleaner capitalism

The 2023 federal budget goes puts the market at the forefront of climate solutions—at our own peril

How Feminist is the 2023 Federal Budget? It isn’t.

The tension between this federal government’s neoliberal economic roots and social justice ambitions has always been evident.

A hit-and-miss budget: Canada’s 2023 federal budget moves on climate and dental—but avoids almost everything else

Investments in a clean economy, dental care, and a GST top-up stole the show; many other needed investments have gone missing.

Seven things Canada could do with an ambitious federal budget in 2023

We’re not expecting many bells and whistles in this federal budget. It doesn’t need to be that way.

Ottawa is flush with cash but signals caution as recession looms

The federal government just released its latest fiscal update. CCPA senior economist David Macdonald has the details.

Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance

On October 24, CCPA senior economist David Macdonald presented to the Standing Committee on Finance for the Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the 2023 Budget

What we’re watching as parliament resumes

Parliament has returned from its summer break. We’re expecting a packed—and heated— agenda.

Non-viable businesses need an"off-ramp"

Throughout the pandemic, many small- and medium-sized businesses have weathered the storm, thanks to federal government help. In his deputation to Canada's federal Industry Committee, David Macdonald says it's time to give those businesses an "off-ramp".