News Releases

OTTAWA – Un rapport sur les sables bitumineux de l’Athabasca publié par le Centre canadien de politiques alternatives, le Parkland Institute et le Polaris Institute met en garde contre l’énorme...
March 7, 2006 | National Office
OTTAWA—A report on the Athabasca tar sands released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Parkland Institute, and Polaris Institute warns of the potential enormous economic, social,...
March 7, 2006 | National Office
(Vancouver) The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says the provincial government is once again low-balling revenues, understating 2006/07’s projected surplus by about $1.5 billion. “We need to...
February 21, 2006 | BC Office
(Vancouver) The provincial government has underestimated its revenues by $7.9 billion over the past four years and continues to low-ball projections. The government’s current “three-year fiscal plan...
February 16, 2006 | BC Office
TORONTO—Ontario’s finances are in substantially better shape than the McGuinty government’s constant cries of poverty would suggest, says a new study from the Ontario Alternative Budget project of...
February 2, 2006 | Ontario Office
(Vancouver) The province must invest in education programs for low-income adults with upgrading needs if it wants achieve its goal of making BC the best-educated and most literate jurisdiction in...
February 1, 2006 | BC Office
OTTAWA—Today the Alternative Federal Budget released a detailed report card on the achievements of the 2004-05 Minority Parliament and awarded the Martin Minority an overall C grade for “some...
January 5, 2006 | National Office
OTTAWA—A study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives shows that there are public sector solutions to Canada’s wait list problems. While often touted, private for-profit...
December 15, 2005 | National Office
HALIFAX: Single parents face a monthly shortfall of between $180 and $415 while attending university according to study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.  The study, “...
December 8, 2005 | Nova Scotia Office
(Vancouver) A study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says there is no shortage of solutions available to the provincial government to secure the future of BC's forestry-...
December 7, 2005 | BC Office
HALIFAX: Child poverty in Nova Scotia has increased for the fourth year running and now stands at 20.7 percent, according to a report released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives....
November 24, 2005 | Nova Scotia Office
(Vancouver) Numbers obtained from the BC Ministry of Labour show that sweeping changes to the employment standards system have dramatically undermined the province’s ability to enforce minimum...
November 23, 2005 | BC Office
The Saskatchewan government appointed a commission to review business taxes in Saskatchewan earlier in the year.  This Business Tax Commission will release its report on Thursday, Nov. 24th.“We are...
November 17, 2005 | Saskatchewan Office
OTTAWA—Monday’s Economic and Fiscal Update is animated more by politics than economics. In the present political circumstances the temptation for the Liberals to massage their financial disclosures...
November 11, 2005 | National Office
(Vancouver) As the BC government enters into collective bargaining with over 80% of the province’s public sector workers, it will have to consider that wages in the broader labour market are on the...
November 9, 2005 | BC Office