News Releases

OTTAWA—A universal public pharmacare plan could generate savings of up to $10.7 billion on prescription drugs, says a new study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)...
September 13, 2010 | National Office
(Vancouver) A new report shows that despite some positive recent developments on rental assistance and homelessness, BC’s progress in building new social housing units has been minimal. Unpacking the...
September 13, 2010 | BC Office
OTTAWA – Un régime public universel d’assurance-maladie pour tous les Canadiens pourrait réduire de jusqu’à 10,7 milliards de dollars les dépenses en médicaments d’ordonnance, affirme une étude...
September 13, 2010 | National Office
OTTAWA – For the first time in 30 years, a synchronized housing bubble has spread to six red-hot real estate markets in Canada, says a report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)....
August 31, 2010 | National Office
Regina — The Saskatchewan office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has released a new study on the economic costs of pursuing nuclear power in Saskatchewan. "In the Red: The Green Behind...
July 26, 2010 | Saskatchewan Office
(Vancouver) BC must stop exporting fossil fuels if the province is serious about dramatically cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to a new Climate Justice Project brief from the...
July 16, 2010 | BC Office
TORONTO – Ontarians from racialized backgrounds are far more likely to live in poverty, face barriers to finding a job, and receive less pay for work, says a study of Census data by the Canadian...
June 2, 2010 | Ontario Office
MONTREAL – A groundbreaking new report shows the earnings gap between the rich and the rest of Quebeckers is at a 30-year high and poised to worsen due to recession. The report, co-published by...
May 19, 2010 | National Office
MONTRÉAL, 19 mai – L’écart actuel entre les revenus des riches et les revenus des autres Québécois.e.s est le plus grand jamais observé depuis 30 ans et pourrait bien croître à cause de la récession...
May 19, 2010 | National Office
Regina —The Saskatchewan office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ series "Transforming Saskatchewan's Electricity Future" was launched with the publication of "Sustainability is...
May 11, 2010 | Saskatchewan Office
OTTAWA—The new federal Code of Conduct for the Credit and Debit Card Industry in Canada doesn’t do enough to protect consumers or address the stability of the payments system, says a new report by...
May 7, 2010 | National Office
(Vancouver) $18.17 is the 2010 family living wage, according to a report released today that calculates an hourly wage based on the real costs of raising a family in Vancouver. Working for a Living...
May 4, 2010 | BC Office
OTTAWA – La veille du Jour de deuil national à la mémoire des travailleurs morts au travail, le Centre canadien de politiques alternatives (CCPA) dévoile deux études qui soulignent la nécessité d’...
April 27, 2010 | National Office, BC Office
OTTAWA—On the eve of the National Day of Mourning for workers killed on the job, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) is releasing two studies highlighting the need for improved health...
April 27, 2010 | National Office
(Vancouver) The richest 20% of BC income earners are responsible for almost double the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of those in the lowest income group, according to a new Climate Justice Project...
April 22, 2010 | BC Office