News Releases

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
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
TORONTO – A proposal to partially sell off a long held public asset, Toronto Hydro, could turn the private sector’s gain into Toronto consumers’ pain, says a new report by the Canadian Centre for...
November 18, 2016 | Ontario Office
OTTAWA—A new study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) updates the list of the best and worst cities to be a woman in Canada. Victoria comes out on top for the second...
October 13, 2016 | National Office
HALIFAX – The provincial government’s austerity program is misguided and is making the real challenges facing Nova Scotia worse, says a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy...
October 12, 2016 | Nova Scotia Office
OTTAWA—As Canadian governments, including the province of Ontario, move forward with basic income pilot projects, a Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) study reveals a federally run...
October 5, 2016 | National Office
Ottawa and Berlin—A new transatlantic study finds that the proposed Canada–European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), far from being a “progressive” deal, will elevate the...
September 22, 2016 |
TORONTO – It’s supposed to be a “home sharing” platform, but a small percentage of hosts account for just under half of all Toronto Airbnb revenue, according to estimates in a new report by the...
September 22, 2016 | Ontario Office
(Vancouver) Contrary to provincial government claims that education funding is at “record levels”, new analysis released today finds that education funding has dropped by 25% since 2001 as a share of...
August 24, 2016 | BC Office
VANCOUVER – Natural gas company fracking operations should be banned near all hydro dams out of concerns that earthquakes triggered by such operations could endanger human life. The call comes in the...
August 16, 2016 | BC Office
Ottawa—A new assessment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership by two legal experts finds that the trade agreement’s provisions related to mail delivery and courier services pose a threat to how Canada...
August 11, 2016 | National Office
Ottawa—A new study by one of Canada’s leading copyright experts finds that the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s proposed intellectual property provisions would dramatically alter the balance between the...
July 28, 2016 | National Office
OTTAWA – Far from being a pro-labour trade deal, as the Canadian and U.S. governments claim, a new study from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives shows the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)...
July 21, 2016 | National Office
OTTAWA – As global debate over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) intensifies, a new study from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives finds the agreement will negatively impact the Canadian...
July 7, 2016 | National Office