News Releases

OTTAWA—The recent spike in gas prices constitutes nothing short of price-gouging on the part of the oil industry. According to an analysis by economist Hugh Mackenzie released today by the Canadian...
September 28, 2005 | National Office
After years of large surpluses, today’s announcement of a $1.6 billion federal budget surplus in 2004/05 may seem surprisingly low. Does that mean the cupboard is now bare in Ottawa? Hardly....
September 21, 2005 | National Office
(Vancouver) A new study that surveyed public school students raises concerns that BC’s employment regulations are leaving children and youth without adequate protections in the workplace. “For many...
September 20, 2005 | BC Office
OTTAWA — The federal government's current budgetary process is leaving women behind. A new report by Isabella Bakker, released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) and the...
September 19, 2005 | National Office
OTTAWA -- After 15 years of repeated promises to reduce poverty at the national and international level, Canada is stalled on its mission – thanks to growing regionalism, says a new report. Divided...
September 15, 2005 | National Office
(Vancouver) Recent developments in cruise ship tourism suggest that BC needs a coordinated strategy for developing the industry. Such an approach would ensure ports aren’t played off against each...
August 25, 2005 | BC Office
OTTAWA—The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, one of the independent forecasters commissioned by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance, announced today that is once again...
August 22, 2005 | National Office
(Vancouver) The BC government should spend a minimum of $118 million more per year for the next five years on research, reforestation and restoration efforts in pine beetle-attacked forests,...
July 27, 2005 | BC Office
(HALIFAX) Nova Scotia needs to revise its energy strategy, according to a report released today the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA-NS).  "Securing our energy future: A review of Nova...
July 26, 2005 | Nova Scotia Office
(Ottawa) – Because the public health goal of reducing tobacco use directly conflicts with the tobacco industry’s profit motive, the way to overcome the health, social and economic problems caused by...
June 20, 2005 | National Office
OTTAWA—Each summer the Fraser Institute announces the arrival of “tax freedom day:” the day when Canadians allegedly stop “working for the government” and start “working for themselves.” A study by...
June 16, 2005 | National Office
A new study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says it is time there was a serious public debate in Saskatchewan about resource royalties.  The report shows that resource...
June 16, 2005 | Saskatchewan Office
OTTAWA—Tomorrow, May 27, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with a day-long conference and gala evening at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. The...
May 26, 2005 | National Office
HALIFAX: Nova Scotia has not had a real minimum wage increase in more than 20 years, according to a report release today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – Nova Scotia (CCPA-NS).  “Time...
May 25, 2005 | Nova Scotia Office
OTTAWA – The revised federal budget is affordable and should be passed in the House of Commons, Alternative Federal Budget (AFB) economists said in an assessment released today.   Saying that the...
May 10, 2005 | National Office