News Releases

(Vancouver) A $10 a day child care program in BC would largely pay for itself through the considerable boost to provincial and federal government revenues from more women participating in the...
July 9, 2015 | BC Office
OTTAWA—The majority of special education policies in place across Canada are more than 10 years old and out of step with current practices around inclusive education, says a report released today by...
July 8, 2015 | National Office
OTTAWA— A new report, entitled Smart Defence: A plan for rebuilding Canada’s military, has just been released by the Rideau Institute and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). The study...
June 29, 2015 | National Office
OTTAWA—The wealth advantage for Canada’s affluent starts at a young age, says a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). The study, by CCPA Senior Economist David...
June 25, 2015 | National Office
TORONTO –The low-wage workforce in Ontario grew by 94 per cent over the past 17 years, vastly outstripping the growth in total employment which grew by 30 per cent, says a new study from the Canadian...
June 15, 2015 | Ontario Office
Regina — A new report from the Saskatchewan Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives raises serious concerns about accountability and oversight in the Ministry of Highways and...
June 10, 2015 | Saskatchewan Office
(Vancouver) A report released today takes an in-depth look at a sample of WCB (or Worksafe BC) claimants with chronic pain and raises the alarm about serious flaws in how WCB deals with injured...
June 8, 2015 | BC Office
OTTAWA—The federal budget’s claims regarding who would benefit from doubling the Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA) annual contribution ceiling exclude key contextual data thereby leading to erroneous...
June 1, 2015 | National Office
HALIFAX, NS—In order to earn a living wage, a person working a full time, full year job in Halifax would need to be paid $20.10 an hour, according to a new report released today by the Canadian...
June 1, 2015 | Nova Scotia Office
(Vancouver) As the BC and federal governments continue to push for LNG (liquefied natural gas) development and export, a major new study details the consequences of ramping up fracking and LNG...
May 26, 2015 | BC Office
HALIFAX – Nova Sco­tia's market-based, patchwork approach to Early Learning and Child Care is not working for families is the central message in the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Nova...
May 14, 2015 | Nova Scotia Office
OTTAWA—The share of unionized workers in Canada has dropped by only two percent over the past generation, but union representation dramatically affects workers’ ability to move up the middle class...
May 1, 2015 | National Office
(Vancouver) A report released today finds that the wage needed to cover the costs of raising a family in Metro Vancouver is $20.68 per hour. This is the 2015 Metro Vancouver living wage rate, the...
April 29, 2015 | BC Office
Halifax—Nova Scotia suffers from tunnel vision on the economic problems and solutions facing the province. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Nova Scotia just released a publication, A New...
April 28, 2015 | Nova Scotia Office
OTTAWA – Dès novembre 2015, la Cour suprême de la Colombie-Britannique commencera à entendre une contestation de la Medicare Protection Act (MPA) de la province qui, si elle est couronnée de succès,...
April 27, 2015 | National Office, BC Office