News Releases

HALIFAX - According to a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives the Hamm government's 10% income tax cut will increase the economic inequality between Halifax and the...
July 31, 2003 | Nova Scotia Office
HALIFAX - According to a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives the Nova Scotia provincial income tax cut for 2004 will provide minimal, if any, benefit to middle and low...
July 25, 2003 | Nova Scotia Office
Vancouver--A new economic study shows that industrial salmon aquaculture will deliver no or few new jobs in BC, even if the industry doubles in size. What's more, the industry produces relatively few...
July 17, 2003 | BC Office
(Vancouver) The announcement earlier this week by the Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC) that it intends to increase optional insurance premiums for young and old drivers, and for those living in...
July 4, 2003 | BC Office
OTTAWA--The "Big Idea"--a bargain that would see Canada giving the U.S. a strong North American security perimeter and greater access to our energy resources in return for supposedly secure access to...
June 26, 2003 | National Office
Adult Learning Centres, which began to emerge in an unplanned way seven years ago, have become a powerful and effective new approach to education in Manitoba, particularly as regards Aboriginal...
June 25, 2003 | Manitoba Office
OTTAWA--A new study jointly released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) and the Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD) has concluded that government support for non-profit...
June 16, 2003 | National Office
(Vancouver) BC's provincial government received a warning today from researchers who say its package of new welfare rules is radical and unprecedented, and will cause unacceptable hardship and...
June 9, 2003 | BC Office
OTTAWA--The issue of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) for pharmaceuticals has returned to the agenda partly as a result of the Romanow Report but also because drug companies are pushing for...
June 9, 2003 | National Office
EDMONTON--Ten years after the government of Alberta privatized the province's liquor retailing industry, the decision has proved to be a serious policy mistake. That's the conclusion of a study...
June 4, 2003 | National Office, BC Office
TORONTO--Eight years after the Harris-Eves government cuts to Ontario's welfare system, Ontario's poorest are finding it nearly impossible to meet basic needs such as food and secure shelter,...
May 28, 2003 | Ontario Office
Winnipeg - The state of Manitoba's public services has improved slightly since they were gutted in the mid-1990s. But the recovery has been uneven, and it is threatened by the prospect of additional...
May 28, 2003 | Manitoba Office
TORONTO--The December 2002 release of the Rozanski Report seemed to promise significant change in the Province's approach to funding elementary and secondary education in Ontario. But after an...
May 22, 2003 | Ontario Office
(Vancouver) The author of a CCPA report released today on the proposed P3 (public-private partnership) for the RAV (Richmond-Airport/Vancouver rapid transit line) is calling for the development of an...
May 21, 2003 | BC Office
OTTAWA--This is the message of a paper released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The paper, From Deep Integration to Reclaiming Sovereignty: Managing Canada-U.S. Economic...
May 14, 2003 | National Office