News Releases

OTTAWA— Twenty years after Canada signed the Free Trade Agreement its biggest boosters have grown wealthier but promises ofbetter jobs and rising living standards fell short, says a study released by...
December 28, 2007 | National Office
OTTAWA—Canada should raise federal personal income tax rates on the rich to close the growing income gap and to bring them more in line with those in the U.S., says a study released today by the...
December 12, 2007 | National Office
(Vancouver) In spite of high education levels, many recent immigrants to BC find themselves stuck in low wage jobs, with few meaningful protections in the workplace, according to a new study released...
December 10, 2007 | BC Office
TORONTO – Au Canada, la plupart des femmes sont pénalisées par la couverture prévue par l’assurance-emploi (AE), révèle une étude du Centre canadien de politiques alternatives (CCPA). L’écart entre l...
November 22, 2007 | National Office
TORONTO – Most women are getting shut out of Employment Insurance (EI) coverage in Canada, says a study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). The gap between men's and women’s EI...
November 22, 2007 | National Office
HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia government's proposal to ban strikes in health care and community services would remove one of the key mechanisms workers have to warn of system failures, according to a...
November 22, 2007 | Nova Scotia Office
OTTAWA — To mark National Medicare Week, November 18-24, the Canadian Health Coalition and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives are launching a new book entitled Medicare: Facts, Myths,...
November 19, 2007 | National Office
MONTREAL — Innovations in health care in Quebec and across Canada prove wait lists can be shortened, productivity increased, costs controlled and health improved within Canada’s public health system...
November 15, 2007 | National Office, BC Office
Montréal – Médecins canadiens pour le régime public (MCRP) en collaboration avec le Centre canadien de politiques alternatives (CCPA) rendent publique aujourd’hui la version française de Why Wait ?...
November 15, 2007 | National Office, BC Office
TORONTO – More than a decade’s worth of tax cuts have disproportionately lined the pockets of Canada’s most affluent families, says a new tax study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (...
November 8, 2007 | National Office, BC Office
(Vancouver) Outsourced BC Hydro and Medical Services Plan workers believe an erosion of customer service is occurring, as they are pressured to increase call volumes, often at the expense of quality...
October 30, 2007 | BC Office
OTTAWA—The radical tax cut and debt repayment plan announced in today’s Economic Statement does nothing to address the serious problems facing the country, the Alternative Federal Budget coalition...
October 30, 2007 | National Office
OTTAWA—Canada is spending more public money on its military today than it has since the Second World War, says a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. According to the...
October 22, 2007 | National Office
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