News Releases

(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
Regina — The Saskatchewan office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is releasing University of Regina business administration professor S. Muthu’s study, Restoring the Bargain: Contesting...
April 21, 2010 | Saskatchewan Office
OTTAWA—The proposed Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) poses a serious threat to Canada’s procurement policies and a broad range of public services, says a new report from...
April 19, 2010 | National Office
OTTAWA—Expanding the Canada Pension Plan would be the most effective way to ensure all Canadian have adequate retirement incomes, says a new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (...
April 14, 2010 | National Office
OTTAWA—In a report released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), two prominent economists warn of the ongoing the inherent instability of financial markets. The report, by...
April 12, 2010 | National Office
OTTAWA – L’inégalité de revenu entre les Autochtones et le reste des Canadiens perdure, affirme le Centre canadien de politiques alternatives (CCPA) dans une nouvelle étude qui marque une étape. Les...
April 8, 2010 | National Office
OTTAWA – Income inequality between Aboriginal peoples and the rest of Canadians is stubbornly high, says a groundbreaking new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). For every...
April 8, 2010 | National Office
Halifax, NS – The 11th Nova Scotia Alternative Budget entitled “Finding a New Balance: Building Capacity for Nova Scotia’s Future” was released today by the Nova Scotia office of the Canadian Centre...
March 23, 2010 | Nova Scotia Office
TORONTO – The global recession hit Ontario harder than most provinces, making the need for job creation – not deficit reduction -- a top priority in this week’s provincial budget, says a new report...
March 22, 2010 | Ontario Office
OTTAWA – It’s time to remove the rose-coloured glasses around the reliability of “consensus” forecasts used in the federal budget, says a new report released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy...
March 15, 2010 | National Office
OTTAWA – The Harper government’s budget fails to measure up to its own job creation promises, says the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), a progressive think tank. Instead of fixing the...
March 4, 2010 | National Office
OTTAWA – Canada faces its worst job crisis in a generation and the federal government needs to step forward with a solution in this week’s budget, says the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (...
March 1, 2010 | National Office