News Releases

Winnipeg - Manitobans will lose public services they value if the government does not halt the erosion of its revenue base. The 2002-03 Alternative Provincial Budget, prepared by the Canadian Centre...
April 18, 2002 | Manitoba Office
HALIFAX -- According to a publication released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Nova Scotia (CCPA-NS) debate about budget options is being limited by myths about Nova Scotia's...
April 4, 2002 | Nova Scotia Office
Winnipeg - The expiry of the Winnipeg Development Agreement on March 31, 2001 threatens to kill Winnipeg's unique twenty-year history of tri-level funding for inner-city revitalization--and with it...
April 3, 2002 | Manitoba Office
OTTAWA--Senior government officials have just returned from a negotiating session in Geneva to expand the reach of the World Trade Organization's services agreement into areas usually considered the...
March 28, 2002 | National Office
(Vancouver) The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says a study it released today shows BC's Reference Drug Program has been effective at slowing down the growth of prescription drug...
March 27, 2002 | BC Office
OTTAWA--Differing provincial priorities reinforce imbalance in access to quality, publicly accountable higher education, according to an annual report released by the Canadian Centre for Policy...
March 25, 2002 | National Office
(Vancouver) British Columbians have strikingly different lifestyles and financial priorities because of their strikingly different assets and debts, according to new analysis released today by the...
March 22, 2002 | BC Office
(Vancouver) The BC Task Force on Pay Equity's report to the BC government, tabled in the legislature yesterday, repeats what researchers and women's groups have been saying for years: sex-based wage...
March 8, 2002 | BC Office
Winnipeg -- Manitoba's Workers Compensation Act leaves thousands of injured workers without adequate compensation, or with no compensation at all. And the rate-setting policy adopted by the Workers...
February 19, 2002 | Manitoba Office
(Vancouver) "The government says it is giving us tough medicine for the economy, but this budget plan is more like a poison pill," says the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. "This plan means...
February 19, 2002 | BC Office
(Vancouver) The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released a "Solutions Budget" today, which it says will restore economic and social security to British Columbians. "The government's...
February 14, 2002 | BC Office
Vancouver--Forty British Columbia economists and political economists from across the province today called on the BC government to rethink its planned spending cuts. In advance of the February 19...
February 7, 2002 | BC Office
(Vancouver) The BC government's announced plan to increase MSP premiums by 50% is a regressive tax increase, says the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. "Overall, this increase means that...
February 7, 2002 | BC Office
December 12, 2001 | Manitoba Office
Ottawa--Despite its billing as a personal security budget, Paul Martin's budget falls far short of meeting the security needs of people, according to Bruce Campbell, Executive Director of the...
December 10, 2001 | National Office