News Releases

OTTAWA—A new study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives finds that, contrary to popular belief, it does not make economic sense for the Canadian government to pay down the...
November 9, 2005 | National Office
OTTAWA—The federal government will jeopardize Canadian culture by allowing foreign ownership of our telecommunications industry, says a new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives....
October 31, 2005 | National Office
OTTAWA—In its presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance today the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives announced that Canadians can continue to expect large federal...
October 24, 2005 | National Office
Monday, October 17th has been declared International Day for the Eradication of Poverty by the United Nations. However, anti-poverty groups and researchers at the University of Regina say...
October 14, 2005 | Saskatchewan Office
OTTAWA—Despite recent reports to the contrary, Canada’s high-income earners do not pay a disproportionately large share of personal income tax. A new analysis by Prof. Neil Brooks of Osgoode Hall Law...
October 13, 2005 | National Office
OTTAWA—The recent spike in gas prices constitutes nothing short of price-gouging on the part of the oil industry. According to an analysis by economist Hugh Mackenzie released today by the Canadian...
September 28, 2005 | National Office
After years of large surpluses, today’s announcement of a $1.6 billion federal budget surplus in 2004/05 may seem surprisingly low. Does that mean the cupboard is now bare in Ottawa? Hardly....
September 21, 2005 | National Office
(Vancouver) A new study that surveyed public school students raises concerns that BC’s employment regulations are leaving children and youth without adequate protections in the workplace. “For many...
September 20, 2005 | BC Office
OTTAWA — The federal government's current budgetary process is leaving women behind. A new report by Isabella Bakker, released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) and the...
September 19, 2005 | National Office
OTTAWA -- After 15 years of repeated promises to reduce poverty at the national and international level, Canada is stalled on its mission – thanks to growing regionalism, says a new report. Divided...
September 15, 2005 | National Office
(Vancouver) Recent developments in cruise ship tourism suggest that BC needs a coordinated strategy for developing the industry. Such an approach would ensure ports aren’t played off against each...
August 25, 2005 | BC Office
OTTAWA—The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, one of the independent forecasters commissioned by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance, announced today that is once again...
August 22, 2005 | National Office
(Vancouver) The BC government should spend a minimum of $118 million more per year for the next five years on research, reforestation and restoration efforts in pine beetle-attacked forests,...
July 27, 2005 | BC Office
(HALIFAX) Nova Scotia needs to revise its energy strategy, according to a report released today the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA-NS).  "Securing our energy future: A review of Nova...
July 26, 2005 | Nova Scotia Office
(Ottawa) – Because the public health goal of reducing tobacco use directly conflicts with the tobacco industry’s profit motive, the way to overcome the health, social and economic problems caused by...
June 20, 2005 | National Office