News Releases

OTTAWA—Monetary policy with zero or close-to-zero interest rates are not enough to pull the national and global economies out of the current recession, says a report released today by the Canadian...
February 26, 2009 | National Office
OTTAWA—The Harper government is relying too heavily on U.S. fiscal stimulus measures to pull Canada out of recession, says a Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) report released today in...
February 17, 2009 | National Office
TORONTO – Without government action, the lack of adequate income security programs could plunge Ontarians suffering the worst of the current recession into dire straits, says a report by the Canadian...
February 12, 2009 | Ontario Office
(Vancouver) Next week’s provincial budget should assume BC will be in a recession in 2009 and perhaps longer – and include an aggressive stimulus plan capable of reducing the length and severity of...
February 11, 2009 | BC Office
OTTAWA—Canada’s federal and provincial governments should end their subsidies to the biofuel industry, says a new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). The report, by Edward R...
February 5, 2009 | National Office, Saskatchewan Office
On February 5, the CCPA's BC Office joined with 200 other organizations from across the province as signatories to an open letter calling for a legislated poverty reduction plan. Together these...
February 5, 2009 | BC Office
OTTAWA -- Today’s federal budget leaves hundreds of thousands of vulnerable Canadians hanging on a very short rope and won’t provide the immediate stimulus our economy needs, says the Canadian Centre...
January 27, 2009 | National Office
OTTAWA – Le budget fédéral du 27 janvier sera l’un des plus importants de toute l’histoire du Canada et devrait respecter cinq critères essentiels, a indiqué le Centre canadien de politiques...
January 23, 2009 | National Office
OTTAWA— The January 27 federal budget will be one of the most important in Canada’s history and should meet five key tests, says the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). “What’s in this...
January 23, 2009 | National Office
VANCOUVER - On the 28th anniversary of the deaths of four construction workers on the Bentall Tower IV, the BC Building Trades Council and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released a new...
January 7, 2009 | BC Office
OTTAWA—Today the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) released the Alternative Federal Budget (AFB) fiscal stimulus plan, a one-year package that would create 407,000 jobs, boost the...
January 6, 2009 | National Office
OTTAWA—Le Centre canadien de politiques alternatives (CCPA) a publié aujourd’hui le Programme de stimulation fiscale de l’Alternative budgétaire pour le gouvernement fédéral, un programme d’un an qui...
January 6, 2009 | National Office
TORONTO – Canada may be in for a rocky economic ride, but the nation’s best paid 100 CEOs are still basking in the glow of the banner year of 2007: they got a record 22% average pay hike in 2007....
January 2, 2009 | National Office
Publicly funded health care continues to be affordable in Canada according to a recent Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ analysis, Financing the Health Care System: Is Long-term Sustainability...
December 15, 2008 | Saskatchewan Office
(VANCOUVER) As the provincial election draws closer, a new report calls on BC’s political parties to commit to legislated targets and timelines to dramatically reduce poverty and homelessness....
December 11, 2008 | BC Office