News Releases

OTTAWA—The government’s plan to extend the Canadian Forces mission in Afghanistan deserves a public debate, argues a new report published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Rideau...
April 11, 2011 | National Office
OTTAWA—After a decade of corporate tax cuts, the benefits to Canada’s largest corporations are clear but the job creation payoff for Canadians hasn’t materialized, says a study released today by the...
April 6, 2011 | National Office
Halifax – For 10 years, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives–Nova Scotia has published alternative budgets that challenge Nova Scotians to consider the best use of limited government resources...
March 29, 2011 | Nova Scotia Office
OTTAWA—Today’s federal budget looks more like an attempt to stay in power than a fiscal remedy for the real problems facing Canadians, says the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), an...
March 22, 2011 | National Office
TORONTO – Despite an increasingly diverse population, a new report on Canada’s racialized income gap shows a colour code is still at work in Canada’s labour market. Canada’s Colour Coded Labour...
March 21, 2011 | National Office
OTTAWA – Le Centre canadien de politiques alternatives exhorte Ottawa à répondre aux préoccupations financières réelles des Canadiens au lieu de les laisser tomber dans la tempête politique qui se...
March 15, 2011 | National Office
OTTAWA—The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) urges Ottawa to address Canadians’ real financial worries rather than sideline them in the political bluster brewing over a federal budget...
March 15, 2011 | National Office
OTTAWA—Twelve years of budget increases have left Canadian military spending higher than at any time since the end of the Second World War, says a study released today by the Canadian Centre for...
March 9, 2011 | National Office
OTTAWA—If the federal government wants to get serious about spending controls, it needs to look critically at its ballooning outsourcing costs, says a new study released today by the Canadian Centre...
March 3, 2011 | National Office
OTTAWA – Si le gouvernement fédéral veut être pris au sérieux lorsqu’il parle de contrôler les dépenses, il doit examiner d’un œil critique l’explosion des coûts d’impartition, affirme-t-on dans une...
March 3, 2011 | National Office
(Vancouver) A new study from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Sierra Club BC calls on the provincial government to scale up BC's carbon tax, and makes a number of recommendations to...
February 23, 2011 | BC Office
Regina — The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Saskatchewan Office today released Exploiting Saskatchewan’s Potash: Who Benefits? by John W. Warnock. The new report considers the history of...
January 27, 2011 | Saskatchewan Office
It is estimated that the total cost of poverty in Prince Edward Island is at minimum between $240 and $320 million per year, which corresponds to about $1,720 and $2,265 per person, per year. These...
January 26, 2011 | Nova Scotia Office
OTTAWA—As Health Canada begins its final consultations on proposals to “modernize” standards on prescription drugs, a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) finds...
January 19, 2011 | National Office
The government’s tax reform package is based on the belief that income tax cuts have the power to provide a strong stimulus to the provincial economy, and thus are considered self-financing. “Not...
January 18, 2011 | Nova Scotia Office