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Ontario finances don’t justify attack on wages

Provincial revenues are up dramatically of late—Queen’s Park can afford to bargain fairly

Pressure’s on Canada’s grocery giants

They’ve been enjoying excess profits throughout the pandemic.

Unions win the right to challenge unfair trade practices

Workers achieved a long-fought-for trade victory in the 2022 federal budget: trade unions will soon have the right to file trade complaints against unfair imports, something only domestic producers could do before now.

After neoliberalism, a progressive globalization?

The institutions of global economic governance can be retooled to advance social and environmental justice

Where will Scott Moe draw the Line?

The Saskatchewan government's Drawing the Line: Defending Saskatchewan’s Economic Autonomy is more a political document that doesn't bode well for Scott Moe's government or those that live under it.

CUSMA has shown it can defend labour rights, but is it enough to bring lasting change to Mexican workers?

This July marked the second anniversary of the new Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), the renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Electrifying North American trade

The Biden administration wants to continentalize America’s green industrial renewal. There are risks and potential rewards for Canada.

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

Using trade preferences to raise labour standards and protect human rights

Canada’s trade preference programs should be improved to raise living standards and improve working conditions and environmental policies

Educators are parents. Parents are workers. And facts are facts.

Ontario’s political rhetoric creates divisions where, in reality, none exist.

Anti-trans groups are targeting schools

Anti-trans groups are trying to ignite a culture war in schools. Here’s what’s at stake – and what we can do.

No one benefits from a two-tiered university professoriate

For many Canadians, a professor is a professor. The truth is that the professional and economic conditions of full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty and contracted instructors are drastically different.

Supporting rural, low-income mothers in Nova Scotia: Pandemic lessons

The COVID-19 pandemic affected the lives of all Canadians, but it disproportionally affected rural, low-income mothers and their families.

Predatory lending and housing insecurity, an obvious link worth stressing

There is so much talk about housing insecurity in this country. Yet governments allow payday lenders to set up shop in neighbourhoods where high rents perpetuate financial insecurity.

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