News Releases

(Vancouver) BC’s 6-year tuition freeze is not to blame for cost pressures in the post-secondary education system. During the freeze, which was in place from 1996/97 to 2001/02, real-per student...
November 18, 2004 | BC Office
A new report published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) shows students in Saskatchewan pay higher tuition and fees and graduate with greater debt loads than students in...
November 16, 2004 | Saskatchewan Office
OTTAWA--Despite recently well-publicized spending commitments, the federal government will post surpluses totaling $24.1 billion over the next three years, according to the Alternative Federal Budget...
November 10, 2004 | National Office
OTTAWA--Public, not-for-profit delivery of new and expanded health services, together with clear national goals, will minimize the risk of trade challenges undermining Canada's health care system,...
November 4, 2004 | National Office
OTTAWA - Canada's three northern territories are even more vulnerable than the provinces to the impacts of international trade treaties signed by the federal government, warns a new book released...
October 26, 2004 | National Office
OTTAWA--If health-care activists don't scrutinize where the recently announced over $41 billion in health-care spending is going, it could make the money squandered in the federal sponsorship scandal...
October 25, 2004 | National Office
OTTAWA--According to a report released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, the idea that farmers are suffering financially because they are inefficient or uncompetitive is false....
October 21, 2004 | National Office
TORONTO--While the commitments to education announced by the McGuinty government represent a real improvement over previous years of cuts, a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy...
October 20, 2004 | Ontario Office
OTTAWA--Drug regulation in Canada is carried out in a very secretive manner because of the cozy relationship between the brand-name pharmaceutical industry and the Therapeutic Products Directorate (...
October 6, 2004 | National Office
OTTAWA--"After the dot.com bubble burst, who trusts Bill Gates to point out the road ahead?" asks Vincent Mosco, holder of the Canadian Research Chair in Communication and Society at Queen's...
September 29, 2004 | National Office
(Vancouver) As a result of legal aid cuts women are losing custody of their children, giving up valid legal rights to support, and being subjected to litigation harassment, according to a new report...
September 25, 2004 | BC Office
OTTAWA--An effective "New Deal" for cities requires a coherent National Urban Strategy to reinforce and redirect current levels of federal involvement in community development and sustainability,...
September 10, 2004 | National Office
(Vancouver) The provincial government is playing a shell game with social housing in BC, diverting $89 million in federal funds earmarked for new social housing into assisted living spaces in the...
August 25, 2004 | BC Office
OTTAWA--Manitoba takes the lead and Nova Scotia remains in last place in Missing Pieces: An alternative guide to Canadian post-secondary education. In the fifth year of the Canadian Centre for Policy...
August 19, 2004 | National Office
VANCOUVER - British Columbia is headed for an energy crunch if it doesn't make sweeping changes to the sector with a new focus on energy security, renewable energy and conservation, says a new report...
August 16, 2004 | BC Office