News Releases

HALIFAX: Single parents face a monthly shortfall of between $180 and $415 while attending university according to study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.  The study, “...
December 8, 2005 | Nova Scotia Office
(Vancouver) A study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says there is no shortage of solutions available to the provincial government to secure the future of BC's forestry-...
December 7, 2005 | BC Office
HALIFAX: Child poverty in Nova Scotia has increased for the fourth year running and now stands at 20.7 percent, according to a report released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives....
November 24, 2005 | Nova Scotia Office
(Vancouver) Numbers obtained from the BC Ministry of Labour show that sweeping changes to the employment standards system have dramatically undermined the province’s ability to enforce minimum...
November 23, 2005 | BC Office
The Saskatchewan government appointed a commission to review business taxes in Saskatchewan earlier in the year.  This Business Tax Commission will release its report on Thursday, Nov. 24th.“We are...
November 17, 2005 | Saskatchewan Office
OTTAWA—Monday’s Economic and Fiscal Update is animated more by politics than economics. In the present political circumstances the temptation for the Liberals to massage their financial disclosures...
November 11, 2005 | National Office
(Vancouver) As the BC government enters into collective bargaining with over 80% of the province’s public sector workers, it will have to consider that wages in the broader labour market are on the...
November 9, 2005 | BC Office
OTTAWA—A new study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives finds that, contrary to popular belief, it does not make economic sense for the Canadian government to pay down the...
November 9, 2005 | National Office
OTTAWA—The federal government will jeopardize Canadian culture by allowing foreign ownership of our telecommunications industry, says a new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives....
October 31, 2005 | National Office
OTTAWA—In its presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance today the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives announced that Canadians can continue to expect large federal...
October 24, 2005 | National Office
Monday, October 17th has been declared International Day for the Eradication of Poverty by the United Nations. However, anti-poverty groups and researchers at the University of Regina say...
October 14, 2005 | Saskatchewan Office
OTTAWA—Despite recent reports to the contrary, Canada’s high-income earners do not pay a disproportionately large share of personal income tax. A new analysis by Prof. Neil Brooks of Osgoode Hall Law...
October 13, 2005 | National Office
OTTAWA—The recent spike in gas prices constitutes nothing short of price-gouging on the part of the oil industry. According to an analysis by economist Hugh Mackenzie released today by the Canadian...
September 28, 2005 | National Office
After years of large surpluses, today’s announcement of a $1.6 billion federal budget surplus in 2004/05 may seem surprisingly low. Does that mean the cupboard is now bare in Ottawa? Hardly....
September 21, 2005 | National Office
(Vancouver) A new study that surveyed public school students raises concerns that BC’s employment regulations are leaving children and youth without adequate protections in the workplace. “For many...
September 20, 2005 | BC Office