News Releases

OTTAWA—Each summer the Fraser Institute announces the arrival of “tax freedom day:” the day when Canadians allegedly stop “working for the government” and start “working for themselves.” A study by...
June 16, 2005 | National Office
A new study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says it is time there was a serious public debate in Saskatchewan about resource royalties.  The report shows that resource...
June 16, 2005 | Saskatchewan Office
OTTAWA—Tomorrow, May 27, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with a day-long conference and gala evening at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. The...
May 26, 2005 | National Office
HALIFAX: Nova Scotia has not had a real minimum wage increase in more than 20 years, according to a report release today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – Nova Scotia (CCPA-NS).  “Time...
May 25, 2005 | Nova Scotia Office
OTTAWA – The revised federal budget is affordable and should be passed in the House of Commons, Alternative Federal Budget (AFB) economists said in an assessment released today.   Saying that the...
May 10, 2005 | National Office
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