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Canadian CEO pay breaks all records, reflecting a new Gilded Age for Canada’s rich: report

Wednesday, January 17th, 2024

In 2022, the average worker in Canada got an average pay raise of $1,800, or three per cent. But, prices went up by 6.8 per cent in 2022… This report proposes that governments address the rampant income inequality between the rich and the rest of us through four taxation measures that both disincentivize extreme CEO compensation and redistribute CEOs’ extreme income to Canadians on the lower end of the income spectrum.

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“Not broken, just underfunded”: for-profit care won’t reduce wait times, CCPA report says

Wednesday, November 15th, 2023

“Ontario does not lack the physical space and equipment to improve wait times for surgeries and medical imaging; what is missing is the health care workforce and funding necessary to do the work.” … Ontario is set to repeat the mistakes of Alberta, a province that saw wait times increase and total surgical volumes decline as public funding and staffing were diverted into investor-owned centres.

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Alternative Federal Budget 2024 – Building Momentum: A budget for now and the future

Monday, August 28th, 2023

The AFB will tax extreme wealth by introducing a progressive wealth tax… restore the corporate income tax rate… to 20 per cent… [and] implement a windfall profits tax… Canadians really can have nice things – if we make our tax system more progressive and make smart investments in public services, income supports, and social and physical infrastructure.

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CERB: More than just an income program

Friday, June 16th, 2023

The introduction of emergency pandemic benefits offers a unique opportunity to examine important questions about Canada’s current income security safety net and how it works (or does not) to support individuals in their efforts to achieve greater economic security and enhanced well-being.

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No Strings Attached: Canada’s health care deal lacks key conditions

Friday, February 17th, 2023

… despite provincial ad campaigns that show destitute doctors and nurses begging for federal funding, the question of who is responsible for the crisis in Canadian health care is not so clear cut. Health care is a provincial jurisdiction and the big provinces are flush with cash. It’s not money stopping them from fixing their systems, it’s political will.

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Where are your inflation dollars going? Inflation broken down by profit, wages and industry

Tuesday, January 24th, 2023

The data is clear—the largest driver of inflation is corporate profits… Of every dollar spent on higher prices in the last two years, 47 cents was converted into corporate profits in four industries, led by mining, oil and gas extraction, explains a new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).

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Canadian CEO pay soars to a new all-time high due to inflation: report

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023

They now make 243 times more than the average worker wage in Canada… While inflation hurts workers, it’s great for corporate profit that have hit historic highs. When profits go up, executive bonuses are driven way up… This report proposes four policy solutions for governments to address this rampant income inequality between the rich and the rest of us through taxation measures…

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Alternative Federal Budget 2023: Rising to the challenge

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

… The ongoing impact of Covid-19, inflation gnawing at stagnant paycheques, a health care system squeezed to the limit, the climate crisis, and the ongoing need to dismantle colonialism and systemic racism… The AFB  advances solutions and places the responsibility for change squarely on the federal government, working with the provinces and territories, to rise to the challenge…

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Alternative Federal Budget 2022

Tuesday, November 9th, 2021

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ Alternative Federal Budget (AFB), now in its 26th year, calls for urgent policy priorities that would ensure a publicly led, inclusive pandemic recovery… Among the key issues in the AFB: implementing universal public child care, reforming Canada’s income security system, addressing the housing crisis, strengthening and expanding the existing health care system, stewarding a just transition away from the oil and gas economy, and moving foward on reconciliation. 

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Women, work and COVID-19: Priorities for supporting women and the economy

Friday, March 12th, 2021

This report looks at the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economic security of women in Canada and the current efforts to respond to urgent economic need in the short- to medium-term, as well as demands for fundamental systemic change moving forward… Are they setting a course for an intersectional feminist recovery—one that not only recovers lost ground, but also tackles long-standing economic disparities?

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