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OTTAWA—Canada’s wealthiest family dynasties are more than 4,400 times richer than the average Canadian family and much more likely to keep that money in the family than they were two decades ago,...
July 31, 2018 | National Office
OTTAWA—The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) mourns the devastating loss of feminist researcher and scholar, Kate McInturff. CCPA staff, board and partners remember Kate as a feminist...
July 27, 2018 | National Office
OTTAWA—An estimated 776,000 of non-school-aged children (44%) live in child care deserts in Canada, according to a new study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. For the...
June 28, 2018 | National Office
OTTAWA – Une nouvelle étude publiée aujourd'hui par le Centre canadien de politiques alternatives révèle qu'environ 776 000 enfants (44 %) qui n’ont pas encore l’âge scolaire vivent dans un désert en...
June 27, 2018 | National Office
The British Columbia Investment Management Corporation is a little-known financial institution, however, its actions are vital to BC’s and Canada’s ability—or inability—to address the climate change...
June 25, 2018 | BC Office
June 25, 2018 (Halifax, NS)----Covering the costs to raise a family in the Maritimes requires two adults to be working full-time earning a living wage of $19 an hour in Halifax, $18.18 in Saint John...
June 25, 2018 | Nova Scotia Office
(Halifax, NS)----Le montant dont une famille de quatre personnes a besoin quand les deux parents travaillent à temps plein- un salaire convenable--est 19 $ par l’heure à Halifax, 18,18 $ à Saint Jean...
June 25, 2018 | Nova Scotia Office
JUNE 20, 2018 (SAINT JOHN, NB)— In order to earn a living wage, a person working a full time, full year job in Saint John would need to be paid $18.18 an hour, according to a new report released...
June 20, 2018 | Nova Scotia Office
VANCOUVER – An unprecedented increase in a special “credit” account set up by the BC government to subsidize the fracking industry should be immediately investigated by the province’s Auditor General...
May 31, 2018 | BC Office
VANCOUVER – BC’s Oil and Gas Commission sat on a damaging audit for nearly four years that showed companies that drill and frack for natural gas repeatedly broke rules intended to protect threatened...
May 28, 2018 | BC Office
Regina — When we think of a “boom town,” we often imagine a formerly sleepy rural town suddenly awash in wealth and economic expansion. It might surprise some to learn that for many municipalities in...
May 28, 2018 | Saskatchewan Office
(Vancouver) After nearly 22 years of service with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, the country’s foremost social justice research institute, Seth Klein has decided he will step down as BC...
May 2, 2018 | BC Office
VANCOUVER — A new study by veteran earth scientist David Hughes anchors the heated debate about pipelines and energy infrastructure within the realm of science and evidence. The study, which offers a...
May 1, 2018 | National Office, BC Office
VANCOUVER — The cost of raising a family in British Columbia increased slightly from 2017 to 2018. And if it hadn’t been for reductions in Medical Service Plan premiums and child care costs, the...
April 25, 2018 | BC Office
Vancouver — Although there are positive elements to today’s BC government announcement in response to the second report of the Fair Wages Commission, the government’s rejection of the recommendation...
April 19, 2018 | BC Office

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