News Releases

(Vancouver) A new study finds the policy alignment between BC’s provincial government and the fossil fuel industry may be explained, at least in part, by extensive donations to political parties...
March 8, 2017 | BC Office
TORONTO – Ontario’s flat-rate eight per cent rebate on residential hydro bills delivers bigger savings to the rich while the smallest savings go to the poorest households, says a new report by the...
March 2, 2017 | Ontario Office
(Vancouver) Between 2013 and 2016, more raw logs were shipped from BC than during any other four-year period in the province’s history, prompting two forest industry unions and three leading...
February 27, 2017 | BC Office
(VICTORIA) Budget 2017 is a missed opportunity to address vital issues facing BC families like persistent poverty, unaffordable child care and the crises in seniors’ care, says the Canadian Centre...
February 21, 2017 | BC Office
OTTAWA—The amount of fossil fuel removed from Canadian soil that ends up in the atmosphere as harmful carbon dioxide has risen dramatically, almost exclusively because of our country’s growing fossil...
January 25, 2017 | National Office, BC Office
(Vancouver) BC’s poverty rate is virtually unchanged from where it was a decade ago yet the province remains the only one in Canada without a poverty reduction plan. And it’s not because BC doesn’t...
January 12, 2017 | BC Office
TORONTO – Canada’s 100 highest paid CEOs have set a new record: their total compensation in 2015 hit a new high at $9.5 million, on average, according to a new Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives...
January 3, 2017 | National Office
HALIFAX/ANTIGONISH, NS—Two working parents with two children need to each earn a minimum of $19.17 an hour to make ends meet in Halifax, and $17.30 an hour in Antigonish, says a new study released...
December 19, 2016 | Nova Scotia Office
OTTAWA—A new study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) updates the most and least expensive cities for child care in Canada. The study, the third in a series...
December 12, 2016 | National Office
OTTAWA — Le Centre canadien de politiques alternatives (CCPA) a dévoilé aujourd’hui une nouvelle étude qui révèle les villes où les garderies sont les plus abordables et les moins abordables au...
December 12, 2016 | National Office
TORONTO – A survey of low-income ACORN Canada members who turn to predatory lending services, such as payday lenders and other high interest alternative financial services, shows the majority do so...
December 5, 2016 | Ontario Office
OTTAWA—Canada’s personal income tax expenditures disproportionately benefit the rich and cost the federal treasury nearly as much as it collects in personal income tax, says a study released by the...
December 5, 2016 | National Office
OTTAWA—Au Canada, les dépenses fiscales liées à l’impôt sur le revenu des particuliers profitent de façon disproportionnée aux riches et coûtent au Trésor fédéral presque autant que l’impôt sur le...
December 5, 2016 | National Office
Vancouver – Today’s federal government decision to approve the Kinder Morgan TransMountain pipeline expansion while not unexpected is extremely short-sighted, says the Canadian Centre for Policy...
November 29, 2016 | National Office, BC Office
HALIFAX—While there was a slight decrease in child poverty nationally between 2013 and 2014, the child poverty rate in Nova Scotia remains stubbornly high, says the 2016 Nova Scotia Child and Family...
November 24, 2016 | Nova Scotia Office