News Releases

OTTAWA--The issue of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) for pharmaceuticals has returned to the agenda partly as a result of the Romanow Report but also because drug companies are pushing for...
June 9, 2003 | National Office
EDMONTON--Ten years after the government of Alberta privatized the province's liquor retailing industry, the decision has proved to be a serious policy mistake. That's the conclusion of a study...
June 4, 2003 | National Office, BC Office
TORONTO--Eight years after the Harris-Eves government cuts to Ontario's welfare system, Ontario's poorest are finding it nearly impossible to meet basic needs such as food and secure shelter,...
May 28, 2003 | Ontario Office
Winnipeg - The state of Manitoba's public services has improved slightly since they were gutted in the mid-1990s. But the recovery has been uneven, and it is threatened by the prospect of additional...
May 28, 2003 | Manitoba Office
TORONTO--The December 2002 release of the Rozanski Report seemed to promise significant change in the Province's approach to funding elementary and secondary education in Ontario. But after an...
May 22, 2003 | Ontario Office
(Vancouver) The author of a CCPA report released today on the proposed P3 (public-private partnership) for the RAV (Richmond-Airport/Vancouver rapid transit line) is calling for the development of an...
May 21, 2003 | BC Office
OTTAWA--This is the message of a paper released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The paper, From Deep Integration to Reclaiming Sovereignty: Managing Canada-U.S. Economic...
May 14, 2003 | National Office
OTTAWA--Nova Scotia's record in post-secondary education has dropped that province to last place in Missing Pieces: An alternative guide to Canadian post-secondary education. In the fourth year of...
May 1, 2003 | National Office
(Vancouver) The information Canadians get on new prescription drugs from a major and trusted source of information—daily newspapers—is incomplete and may promote unrealistic expectations about the...
April 28, 2003 | National Office, BC Office
TORONTO-- Even before the SARS outbreak, our healthcare system was under stress. While workers in the health care system struggle to cope with a public health crisis, we should not lose sight of the...
April 24, 2003 | Ontario Office
(Vancouver) The BC government claims that changes to BC Hydro under its new Energy Plan are relatively minor. They are nothing of the sort--the changes will radically and irrevocably change the...
April 24, 2003 | BC Office
Manitoba's NDP government has not reversed the neglect of the poorest, most vulnerable Manitobans that was begun under the Filmon government. Money that could have been used to increase equality in...
April 17, 2003 | Manitoba Office
TORONTO--The Eves budget, released March 27, 2003 is a profound failure, delivering funding that falls far short of what is required for education and health reinvestment, and completely ignored the...
April 2, 2003 | Ontario Office
HALIFAX: According to the Nova Scotia Alternative Provincial Budget, prepared by the by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Nova Scotia (CCPA-NS), the government's income tax cut amounts to...
April 1, 2003 | Nova Scotia Office
TORONTO--Ontario will not be able to afford tax cuts and even a token commitment to revitalizing public services in the next fiscal year, even with higher-than-expected revenues for 2002-3 and a...
March 26, 2003 | Ontario Office