News Releases

TORONTO—“It’s not often that a government facing fiscal problems leads into its budget by declaring proudly that it intends to ignore the fundamental cause of those problems, but that’s exactly what...
May 6, 2005 | Ontario Office
(Vancouver) Provincial taxation and spending policies have worsened the gap between BC’s two economies — the diversified Lower Mainland and Victoria areas, and the more resource-dependent ‘hinterland...
May 4, 2005 | BC Office
OTTAWA—Despite outraged business and media reaction to the NDP’s demand for rescinding a new round of corporate tax cuts in return for supporting the Liberal government’s 2005 Budget, a strong case...
April 29, 2005 | National Office
(Vancouver) On the first anniversary of BC’s health care strike, two new studies show that wage cuts and contracting out in BC’s health support services are having negative impacts on workers,...
April 26, 2005 | BC Office
(Vancouver) The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has updated its analysis of who got how much from BC’s income tax cuts, and how tax increases and new costs for services are impacting...
April 21, 2005 | BC Office
TORONTO—Ontario’s fiscal capacity is currently unable to support the investments that are required to meet the needs of Ontarians, according to the 2005 Ontario Alternative Budget (OAB). Ontario...
April 11, 2005 | Ontario Office
(Vancouver) The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is calling on the provincial government to provide a detailed accounting of continuing care services in BC that includes a breakdown of current...
April 6, 2005 | BC Office
(Vancouver) Access to long-term care and home health services for BC seniors has decreased significantly over the past three years, in spite of rising pressures from an aging population and cuts to...
April 4, 2005 | BC Office
OTTAWA—It’s time to play hardball with the US Administration on the long-running softwood lumber dispute, says a report released today by the CCPA. The report, entitled Time to Draw a Line in the...
March 31, 2005 | National Office
In October 2003,  Dr. Jerry Buckland from Menno Simons College and a group of researchers examined the critical issue of fringe banking in North End Winnipeg. The original 229 page report was titled...
March 30, 2005 | Manitoba Office
OTTAWA—The federal government’s soon-to-be-released foreign policy review will say little, if anything, about one of its most important priorities—aligning its policies and regulations with those of...
February 28, 2005 | National Office
OTTAWA—If Health Canada’s proposed “modernization” of the Food & Drugs Act is adopted, the Department’s already inadequate protection of Canadians’ health and safety will be even more severely...
February 25, 2005 | National Office
OTTAWA—After years of inaccurate budget forecasting, Finance Minister Ralph Goodale has finally acknowledged that there will be a large federal surplus in the current fiscal year. However, he warns...
February 22, 2005 | National Office
OTTAWA — The federal government will have an estimated $45 billion in surplus over the next three years – money that could significantly reduce poverty and inequalities in Canada and lay to rest...
February 17, 2005 | National Office
OTTAWA — Selon l’Alternative budgétaire pour le gouvernement fédéral en 2005 (ABGF), on estime que le gouvernement fédéral aura un surplus de 45 milliards de dollars au cours des trois prochaines...
February 17, 2005 | National Office