News Releases

(Vancouver) It’s time for a complete overhaul of BC’s legal aid system, according to a new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and West Coast LEAF (Women’s Legal Education and...
November 9, 2010 | BC Office
OTTAWA—All levels of government in Canada are increasingly being targeted by investors for alleged breaches of Chapter 11, NAFTA’s investment chapter, says an analysis released today by the Canadian...
November 4, 2010 | National Office
(Vancouver) A new report is calling on the BC government to take action to make BC’s food system work better for farmers, eliminate hunger, shift away from imported products, and reduce greenhouse...
November 2, 2010 | BC Office
OTTAWA—A Canada-EU free trade deal would create a huge trade deficit for Canada, resulting in the loss of up to 150,000 Canadian jobs, says a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy...
October 27, 2010 | National Office
OTTAWA—Given the fragile economic recovery and the weak job market, now is not the time for a sharp turn to spending cuts, says a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (...
October 18, 2010 | National Office
“Poverty still exists in Saskatchewan and remains a serious problem that affects us all.”  This is the message of Let’s Do Something About Poverty, a discussion document authored by Poverty Free...
October 18, 2010 | Saskatchewan Office
HALIFAX- The total economic cost of poverty in Nova Scotia is at least $1.5 to $2.2 billion dollars per year, accounting for between 5% - 7% of Nova Scotia’s GDP in 2008.  The portion of the total...
October 16, 2010 | Nova Scotia Office
OTTAWA—The planned purchase of 65 F-35 stealth fighter jets is the result of a ‘pilot error’ by the Canadian government, says a new report published today by the Canadian Centre for Policy...
October 14, 2010 | National Office
TORONTO – Prominent Canadian women have a message to Prime Minister Stephen Harper: they refuse to be silenced. The women – feminists, activists, academics, economists, and former politicians –...
October 12, 2010 | National Office
Halifax, Nova Scotia – It is time for Nova Scotia to focus on real energy affordability instead of the dubious and opportunistic politics of energy price increases.  In a new report by the Canadian...
October 12, 2010 | Nova Scotia Office
(Vancouver) A new study finds that BC’s third party advertising rules caused extensive problems for “small spenders” such as non-profits and charities during the 2009 provincial election. The rules...
October 6, 2010 | BC Office
OTTAWA—A universal public pharmacare plan could generate savings of up to $10.7 billion on prescription drugs, says a new study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)...
September 13, 2010 | National Office
(Vancouver) A new report shows that despite some positive recent developments on rental assistance and homelessness, BC’s progress in building new social housing units has been minimal. Unpacking the...
September 13, 2010 | BC Office
OTTAWA – Un régime public universel d’assurance-maladie pour tous les Canadiens pourrait réduire de jusqu’à 10,7 milliards de dollars les dépenses en médicaments d’ordonnance, affirme une étude...
September 13, 2010 | National Office
OTTAWA – For the first time in 30 years, a synchronized housing bubble has spread to six red-hot real estate markets in Canada, says a report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)....
August 31, 2010 | National Office