News Releases

TORONTO – Canada’s best-paid 100 CEOs breezed through the worst of the recession with earnings 155 times higher than the average Canadian income earner, says a new study by the Canadian Centre for...
January 3, 2011 | National Office
OTTAWA—In a report released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), two prominent economists propose changes to U.S. and Canadian mortgage finance polices to prevent a future...
December 16, 2010 | National Office
HALIFAX, NS – The proposed new convention centre has the potential to be a bottomless money pit, cautions a new report being released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives–Nova Scotia...
December 13, 2010 | Nova Scotia Office
(VANCOUVER) A decade of layoffs and budget cuts, combined with the recent radical cabinet reorganization, have so thoroughly gutted BC’s Forest Service that the door is wide open to abuses of the...
December 8, 2010 | BC Office
TORONTO – Canada’s richest 1% are taking more of the gains from economic growth than ever before in recorded history, says a report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). The Rise of...
December 1, 2010 | National Office
Regina — In the next ten years, industry will consume close to two-thirds of Saskatchewan’s electrical generation, with mining, steel, chemicals, oil refining and upgrading poised to consume 46.8% of...
November 30, 2010 | Saskatchewan Office
HALIFAX, NS –Twenty-one years ago (in 1989), the government of Canada promised to end child poverty by the year 2000. In 2000, not only had they not kept the promise - the child poverty rate was even...
November 24, 2010 | Nova Scotia Office
OTTAWA - The Harper governmentís tough on crime agenda will likely increase the incidence of crime and the deficit, says a new report released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (...
November 17, 2010 | National Office
(Vancouver) It’s time for a complete overhaul of BC’s legal aid system, according to a new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and West Coast LEAF (Women’s Legal Education and...
November 9, 2010 | BC Office
OTTAWA—All levels of government in Canada are increasingly being targeted by investors for alleged breaches of Chapter 11, NAFTA’s investment chapter, says an analysis released today by the Canadian...
November 4, 2010 | National Office
(Vancouver) A new report is calling on the BC government to take action to make BC’s food system work better for farmers, eliminate hunger, shift away from imported products, and reduce greenhouse...
November 2, 2010 | BC Office
OTTAWA—A Canada-EU free trade deal would create a huge trade deficit for Canada, resulting in the loss of up to 150,000 Canadian jobs, says a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy...
October 27, 2010 | National Office
OTTAWA—Given the fragile economic recovery and the weak job market, now is not the time for a sharp turn to spending cuts, says a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (...
October 18, 2010 | National Office
“Poverty still exists in Saskatchewan and remains a serious problem that affects us all.”  This is the message of Let’s Do Something About Poverty, a discussion document authored by Poverty Free...
October 18, 2010 | Saskatchewan Office
HALIFAX- The total economic cost of poverty in Nova Scotia is at least $1.5 to $2.2 billion dollars per year, accounting for between 5% - 7% of Nova Scotia’s GDP in 2008.  The portion of the total...
October 16, 2010 | Nova Scotia Office