News Releases

(Ottawa) Would cutting taxes even further boost Canada's economic performance? Would introducing a new social program like early childhood education and care hurt Canada's productivity? A new report...
July 22, 2004 | National Office, BC Office
OTTAWA--A study released today concludes that the New Brunswick government should have proceeded with public auto insurance, despite threats from the foreign insurance industry to sue under...
June 30, 2004 | National Office
OTTAWA--Can the three major national parties pay for what they say? That's the question posed by a new study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Can they pay for what they...
June 11, 2004 | National Office
The agreement between the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation (NCN) and Manitoba Hydro over the development of a 200-megawatt dam and transmission line in Northern Manitoba is of uncertain financial value...
May 26, 2004 | National Office
TORONTO--The first budget of the government elected to repair damage created by eight years of Harris/Eves cuts falls far short of what is needed to adequately respond to Ontario's public service...
May 19, 2004 | Ontario Office
TORONTO--The McGuinty Liberals campaigned on promises to reinvest in public services, balance the budget, and to not raise taxes. With the Liberals' first provincial budget set to be released on...
May 14, 2004 | Ontario Office
TORONTO--The 2004-05 Ontario Alternative Budget advocates new investments of $14.7 billion over four years to address the serious decline in the state of Ontario's public services. "The public...
May 10, 2004 | Ontario Office
(Vancouver) A report released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says that despite sweeping policy changes by the current government, external factors like low interest rates and US...
May 6, 2004 | BC Office
Ottawa--Canadians remember Paul Martin as the man who slew the deficit dragon "come hell or high water. " He fulfilled that promise by making the largest non-military public program cuts in Canadian...
April 26, 2004 | National Office
OTTAWA - Canada is hoarding unprecedented economic wealth while human insecurity - at home and abroad - deepens, says a new international report. Squandering Canada's Surplus, a report to Social...
April 26, 2004 | National Office
(Vancouver) Privatization has eliminated 30 years of pay equity gains and has put BC at the bottom of the barrel nationally when it comes to wages and benefits for women working in health support...
April 21, 2004 | BC Office
OTTAWA--Among the proposals for closer economic ties between Canada and the United States is a call for a Customs Union, which would entail a common external tariff, a common trade policy, and the...
April 15, 2004 | National Office, BC Office
OTTAWA-The 2004 Federal Budget fails to address the flaws in Canada's equalization program, which needs to be reformed if it is to meet its constitutionally required objectives, according to a study...
March 30, 2004 | National Office, Nova Scotia Office
OTTAWA--The Martin government is hiding behind the sponsorship scandal as a pretext for inaction in Budget 2004, charges the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The Prime Minister says it's...
March 23, 2004 | National Office
OTTAWA--The 10th annual Alternative Federal Budget cuts to the heart of federal funding scandals - not with more tax cuts and spending restraints but with hard measures of accountability to clean up...
March 16, 2004 | National Office