News Releases

TORONTO—Canada’s Employment Insurance (EI) program is failing to support low-wage and precariously-employed workers, who have considerably less access to benefits than workers with higher wages,...
June 27, 2019 | Ontario Office
OTTAWA—As Canadians from coast to coast to coast grapple with record-breaking wildfires, floods and other extreme weather events, a new report finds that many Canadian governments—at both the federal...
June 12, 2019 | National Office
(HALIFAX, NS)—A new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Nova Scotia office examines the Highway 104 Western Alignment highway, known as the Cobequid Pass Toll Highway. The report...
June 3, 2019 | Nova Scotia Office
(HALIFAX, NS/ST.JOHN’S, NL)—In order to earn a living wage, a person working a full time, full year job in St. John’s would need to be paid $18.85 an hour, according to a new report released today by...
May 7, 2019 | Nova Scotia Office
VANCOUVER—Living wage calculations for communities across BC decreased significantly this year, according to a new report released today from the Living Wage for Families Campaign. Even though costs...
May 1, 2019 | BC Office
OTTAWA—Canadian investors disproportionately target environmental policy in developing nations when they file investor-state lawsuits outside North America, according to new analysis released today...
April 30, 2019 | National Office
VANCOUVER—It’s time for BC to follow the Maritime provinces and regulate gas prices to end gouging that has caused gas prices in Metro Vancouver to skyrocket, says a senior economist with the...
April 29, 2019 | BC Office
TORONTO—Today’s Ontario budget will do serious damage to the public services Ontarians depend on, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Ontario office (CCPA) says. “Cuts like these don’t make...
April 11, 2019 | Ontario Office
TORONTO—A new report released today shows the Ontario government has options that would allow it to reduce the provincial deficit while maintaining and enhancing public services, as long as the...
April 5, 2019 | Ontario Office
OTTAWA—Budget 2019, tabled today in the House of Commons, takes steps forward on municipal infrastructure, support for seniors and capping the regressive stock option deduction, but missed the mark...
March 19, 2019 | National Office
OTTAWA—The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), will have the following representatives available for federal budget commentary and analysis: David Macdonald, CCPA Senior Economist...
March 18, 2019 | National Office
Study calls for comprehensive review of federal tax policy in Budget 2019 OTTAWA — Analysis of federal tax breaks released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) suggests that...
March 7, 2019 | National Office
OTTAWA—A new study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) reveals the best and worst cities to be a woman in Canada in 2019. Overall, this year’s report shows that while...
March 5, 2019 | National Office
OTTAWA—A new report out today from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives finds that maintaining the competitiveness of Canada’s important automotive sector in a rapidly changing industry...
February 26, 2019 | National Office
VICTORIA—A new, more generous child benefit for children under 18, funding the CleanBC climate plan and capital investments in infrastructure around the province are positive elements of BC Budget...
February 19, 2019 | BC Office