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The Atco "construction village" in Kitimat's LNG development zone houses 1,500 w

Premier Clark's claims of thousands of LNG jobs 'grossly overstated' — CCPA report

Majority of LNG-based jobs will be short-term construction positions, says CCPA senior economist.
Children in day care. Creative Commons photo

Learn from Quebec: B.C. can afford $10-a-day childcare, say economists

CCPA study shows more mothers in workforce would grow economy, cover large part of program costs

Jamie Biggar, Emma Pullman, Brigette DePape and Ben Powless inspire hope at David Lewis Lecture

Vancouver's Emma Pullman (SumOfUs) and Jamie Biggar (Leadnow) joined activist Brigette DePape and Ben Powless onstage in Toronto for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' 2012...

Pipe Dreams and Nightmares: CCPA's new report deconstructs Enbridge’s unrealistic “jobs and growth” promises

CCPA report takes a hard look at Enbridge's jobs and growth numbers and reveals wild optimism.

350.org's Bill McKibben remembers schoolmate Stephen Harper

Climate hero Bill McKibben attended the same grade school as PM Stephen Harper, he told nearly thousand people at CCPA's annual fundraiser. Oh, how they've drifted apart.

CCPA's alternative federal budget 2012 proposal

As the Conservatives prepare to unveil their first federal budget since winning a majority, the expected slash-happy document is being preempted by an alternative proposal. Will Harper read it?

By noon today, the super rich have made an average worker's yearly salary

A new report shows Canada's richest CEOs make 189 times the average worker's salary.

Occupy movement grappling with "new phase of life"

"Organic" global movement will keep fighting inequality, gets busy debating how.

Occupy protesters without a home, for now

The tents are on hiatus, but the debate goes on.

Tim Hortons emergency care and the nursing home connection

Two popular Canadian institutions, Tim Hortons and universal health care, recently had an awkward partnership. On February 28, doctors at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster were forced to...