News Releases

(Vancouver) The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says that if the provincial government cuts Pharmacare, it will be a costly mistake for British Columbians. "The ideas being floated by the BC...
September 6, 2001 | BC Office
(Vancouver) BC's Fiscal Review Panel presented its report today. Upon reviewing the report, the CCPA is concerned that it will be inappropriately used by the government to justify spending cuts and...
July 23, 2001 | BC Office
(Vancouver) The BC Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released a new report today that sets out a bold collection of policy ideas for promoting new investment in BC's resource...
July 20, 2001 | BC Office
OTTAWA--The draft text of the Free trade of the Americas Agreement document (FTAA) has just been released. Researchers from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives were part of the team analyzing...
July 3, 2001 | National Office
Most of what is known about gang activity and involvement centres around men. With the exception of some media reports, female gang members have remained mostly invisible in research about gangs, and...
June 27, 2001 | Manitoba Office
"The Ontario Government's plan to spend $300 million on a tax credit for private schooling is just a fraction of the total of $2.3 billion cut from public education since Mike Harris was elected,"...
June 14, 2001 | Ontario Office
OTTAWA--There is almost no chance that NAFTA Trade Ministers, meeting next month, will make any meaningful changes to limit corporations' rights to use NAFTA to challenge laws that protect public...
June 11, 2001 | National Office
(Vancouver) A new report released today by the BC Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives finds that BC has the advantage over Washington State. The report, "In Search of the Good Life...
June 8, 2001 | BC Office
(Vancouver) The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says the tax cuts announced today by BC's new government are a shocking surprise. "During the election campaign, British Columbians were led...
June 6, 2001 | BC Office
OTTAWA--The government should draw upon the fiscal dividend to ease the impact of the current economic slowdown and to reinvest in programs that bore the brunt of spending cuts in the 1990s,...
May 17, 2001 | National Office
"The Mike Harris Government has its budget priorities all wrong", the Ontario Alternative Budget says. "Instead of pouring more and more money into pointless tax cuts, attacking public education and...
May 10, 2001 | Ontario Office
In its annual pre-budget analysis, the Ontario Alternative Budget Working Group has a simple message for the Harris Government: "Park the ideology and call off the dogs. Put the corporate tax cuts on...
May 7, 2001 | Ontario Office
TORONTO--Six years of Harris government housing policy, including massive social housing cuts and growing handouts to private developers, has been a dismal failure, according to a technical report...
May 2, 2001 | Ontario Office
(Vancouver) A new study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says that the current debate about addiction is incomplete. Public debate about addiction prevention, treatment,...
April 30, 2001 | National Office, BC Office
OTTAWA--Canadian farmers are struggling with near-record low prices and many face bankruptcy unless the current crisis is adequately addressed by the federal and provincial governments. But...
April 25, 2001 | National Office