News Releases

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
OTTAWA—Contrary to assurances from Prime Minister Harper, an SPP regulatory agreement signed at Montebello sets Canada on course toward a single North American regime for regulating industrial...
September 24, 2007 | National Office
OTTAWA—Restrictions on peaceful panhandling—such as City of Winnipeg Bylaw No. 128/2005—constitute an illegitimate use of state power, says a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy...
September 20, 2007 | National Office
OTTAWA—There is little to suggest that health care costs will spiral out of control as Canada’s population ages, says a new study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The...
September 13, 2007 | National Office, BC Office
(Vancouver) Footage of Naomi Klein speaking about her new book, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, is now available online at www.youtube.com/policyalternatives or www....
September 5, 2007 | National Office, BC Office
(Vancouver) Legislation that allows employers to “opt out” of minimum legal employment standards has resulted in substandard and unfair working conditions and may be unconstitutional, according to a...
July 10, 2007 | BC Office