News Releases

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
(Vancouver) The provincial government’s pre-election budget, tabled today, fails to address BC’s social deficits, according to the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. “The government claims that...
February 15, 2005 | BC Office
OTTAWA—In the lead-up to the 2005 federal budget, debates about the potential uses for the fiscal dividend—debt repayment, tax cuts, or social reinvestment—have intensified. However, if the federal...
February 9, 2005 | National Office
(Vancouver) The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says the priority for this year’s provincial budget should be reinvestment in people and communities. “The government is set to finish the year...
February 7, 2005 | BC Office
Winnipeg— The Manitoba economy performed relatively well in 2004. But there are signs that 2005 will be a lacklustre year. A just released report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, The...
January 13, 2005 | Manitoba Office
With the January 1, 2005 deadline for concluding a Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) over, hemispheric negotiations are at an impasse.  But the U. S. administration continues to aggressively...
January 13, 2005 | National Office
TORONTO—Ontario Finance Minister Greg Sorbara has a lot more flexibility in his upcoming budget than he’s letting on. That’s the conclusion of a new study released by the Ontario Alternative Budget...
January 12, 2005 | Ontario Office
(Vancouver) BC's rich got richer and our poor got poorer, according to a new report on inequality. And that is before the sweeping policy changes undertaken by the current provincial government.New...
December 22, 2004 | BC Office
Winnipeg -- Manitoba is facing a looming social deficit and public services are being seriously degraded. These are the central conclusions of The State of Public Services in Manitoba 2004 report,...
December 14, 2004 | Manitoba Office
(Vancouver) The combination of cuts to public services and weakened employment standards in BC has hit women especially hard, according to a new study that examines the impact of recent government...
December 9, 2004 | BC Office
HALIFAX:  A report released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives assesses progress on several measures of child poverty and finds that Nova Scotia performed fared most poorly among...
November 24, 2004 | Nova Scotia Office
(Vancouver) BC’s 6-year tuition freeze is not to blame for cost pressures in the post-secondary education system. During the freeze, which was in place from 1996/97 to 2001/02, real-per student...
November 18, 2004 | BC Office