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VANCOUVER - Increasingly, government and industry talk about “net zero” when it comes to emissions reduction targets. But what does this really mean?  Reducing emissions to zero is a clear concept,...
June 17, 2021 | BC Office
Indigenous and racialized seniors have less retirement security and higher poverty rates than white seniors in Canada, according to a new study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy...
June 16, 2021 | National Office
Selon une nouvelle étude que publie aujourd’hui le Centre canadien de politiques alternatives, les aînés autochtones et racialisés jouissent d’une moins bonne sécurité de la retraite et sont affligés...
June 16, 2021 | National Office
VANCOUVER - A stark change in direction is needed if Canada is to meet its emissions-reduction targets, says a new report by veteran earth scientist David Hughes.  Going into the G7 Summit later this...
June 1, 2021 | BC Office
VANCOUVER – Un changement de cap majeur s’impose si le Canada veut atteindre ses objectifs en matière de réduction des émissions de gaz à effet de serre, selon un nouveau rapport du géologue d’...
May 31, 2021 | BC Office
Halifax, NS— The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Nova Scotia with the Housing for All Working Group released the report, Keys to a housing secure future for all Nova Scotians today. The CCPA-...
May 25, 2021 | Nova Scotia Office
TORONTO – With licenses for more than 30,000 long-term care beds set to expire in 2025 and 15,000 new beds in the works, a group of eminent public policy experts is calling on Queen’s Park to develop...
May 20, 2021 | National Office
VANCOUVER – Thousands of non-domestic groundwater users across BC risk losing their historic water rights if they fail to apply for licences before a fast-approaching deadline, warn two former senior...
May 20, 2021 | BC Office
VANCOUVER - Despite Canada’s climate change commitments, the country’s “big six” banks continue to finance and support expansion of fossil fuel industries, says a new Corporate Mapping Project report...
April 29, 2021 | BC Office
VANCOUVER —  The BC government made some needed investments in its 2021 budget for COVID-19 recovery, but there is scarce new funding for major priorities like child care, housing and climate action...
April 20, 2021 | BC Office
OTTAWA—Today’s federal budget makes headway on long-neglected issues in the care economy, such as child care and long-term care—and continues much needed pandemic supports—but more heavy lifting is...
April 19, 2021 | National Office
Canada remains vulnerable to costly NAFTA investor–state lawsuits even after removing the controversial dispute settlement process from the renegotiated NAFTA deal, according to a new report from the...
April 15, 2021 | National Office
VANCOUVER — If any group is faring well in the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s Canada’s billionaires whose wealth has increased by $78 billion since March 2020 while the lives of millions of Canadians have...
April 14, 2021 | BC Office
More than 200,000 people will be pushed below the poverty line due to taxes owed on the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) unless urgently needed changes are made, according to a new analysis...
April 8, 2021 | National Office
VANCOUVER — A union representing forest industry workers and environmental organizations are demanding that the provincial government halt any approvals of new wood pellet mills in BC pending an...
April 7, 2021 | BC Office

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