Ottawa – March 2, 2014 – A new report by the U.S. government paints an interesting picture of the relationship between factory labour costs and jobless levels, when viewed alongside unemployment rates.
Ottawa – January 30, 2014 – A recent report released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) recommended the Ontario minimum wage be increased to $14.50 an hour by 2016 which would be 60% of the average industrial wage and would set the minimum wage as a living wage.
Ottawa – January 16, 2014 – The National Household Survey, which replaced the mandatory long-form Census in 2011, was released by Statistics Canada in three waves throughout 2013 and reveals a striking snapshot of Canadian life.
Ottawa – January 8, 2014 – According to an annual review by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), by noon on Jan. 2, the average top paid Canadian CEO will have been earned as much as the average full-time worker's yearly income.
Toronto – December 18, 2013 – About 1.7 million individuals in Canada were helped by food banks in 2013. For about 900,000 of these visitors, 2013 was the first year they needed a food bank in their struggle to put food on the table. In total, there were more than 14 million visits to food banks in Canada in 2013, and the need in 2014 is not expected to drop. The number of people turning to food banks is actually higher than when the recession began five years ago, and across Canada, more than four million people (including more than a million children) go hungry because they can't afford to meet their needs when it comes to food.
Toronto – December 14, 2013 – On December 18, on International Migrants Day, the world recognizes and celebrates the rights of migrants. The day annually commemorates the December 8, 1990 adoption of the United Nations International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families, which affirms the human rights of all migrants, regardless of citizenship or immigration status, and recognizes that migrants are men, women, children, and families – not just economic commodities.