News Releases

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s proposed legislation to end the right to strike in health care and community services will not likely reduce strike activity in these sectors. Moreover, the move may have...
October 18, 2007 | Nova Scotia Office
(Vancouver) Efforts to cut BC's greenhouse gas emissions will fail unless the province ends subsidies to oil and gas companies, raises the royalties those companies pay and imposes tough regulations...
September 25, 2007 | BC Office
OTTAWA—Contrary to assurances from Prime Minister Harper, an SPP regulatory agreement signed at Montebello sets Canada on course toward a single North American regime for regulating industrial...
September 24, 2007 | National Office
OTTAWA—Restrictions on peaceful panhandling—such as City of Winnipeg Bylaw No. 128/2005—constitute an illegitimate use of state power, says a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy...
September 20, 2007 | National Office
OTTAWA—There is little to suggest that health care costs will spiral out of control as Canada’s population ages, says a new study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The...
September 13, 2007 | National Office, BC Office
(Vancouver) Footage of Naomi Klein speaking about her new book, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, is now available online at www.youtube.com/policyalternatives or www....
September 5, 2007 | National Office, BC Office
(Vancouver) Legislation that allows employers to “opt out” of minimum legal employment standards has resulted in substandard and unfair working conditions and may be unconstitutional, according to a...
July 10, 2007 | BC Office
OTTAWA – Canadians are working harder and smarter, contributing to a growing economy, but their paycheques have been stagnant for the past 30 years, says a new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy...
June 28, 2007 | National Office
(Vancouver) Numerous opportunities to generate jobs from coastal forests are routinely squandered and in the absence of much-needed reforms the situation will only worsen, says a new study released...
June 28, 2007 | BC Office
Jointly issued by: BC Federation of Labour; BC Government and Service Employees’ Union; Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives BC Office; Communications Energy & Paperworkers Union of Canada...
June 21, 2007 | BC Office
(Ottawa) Federal spending on multi-billion dollar military contracts has been mired in complaints of improper conduct as the government embarks on its $17 billion build-up of aircraft, helicopters,...
June 11, 2007 | National Office
HALIFAX: Nova Scotians need secure sources of energy if they are to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century, according to a report released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy...
June 7, 2007 | Nova Scotia Office
OTTAWA—Canadians have been paying too much for gas for nearly two years, says an analysis released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The analysis, by economist and CCPA research...
May 10, 2007 | National Office
(Ottawa) Surgical waitlists can be dramatically cut if governments develop a strategy to scale up innovations already underway in the public health care system, says a new study released today. Why...
May 8, 2007 | National Office
(Vancouver) Surgical waitlists can be dramatically cut if the BC government takes leadership by scaling up innovative projects already underway in the public system, a new study says. Why Wait?...
May 8, 2007 | BC Office