News Releases

(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
OTTAWA—As early as November 2015, the British Columbia Supreme Court will begin hearing a challenge to the provincial Medicare Protection Act (MPA) that, if successful, will impact all Canadians in...
April 27, 2015 | National Office, BC Office
TORONTO – The Ontario government tabled a budget today that seeks balance by 2017-18 but kicks the can down the road on needed investments in public services and a long overdue tax cut rethink, say...
April 23, 2015 | Ontario Office
OTTAWA—Today’s federal budget will do little to revitalize Canada’s sluggish job market and slow economic growth due to collapsing corporate investment in the tar sands, says the Canadian Centre for...
April 21, 2015 | National Office
OTTAWA—Tomorrow’s federal budget may deliver a surplus but it will fall short on delivering solutions to many of the problems Canadians are facing, says a report released today by the Canadian Centre...
April 20, 2015 | National Office
(Vancouver) In the wake of the BC government’s shockingly low 20-cent increase to the minimum wage, a new report suggests that such small changes fail to adequately reduce poverty and inequality, and...
April 14, 2015 | BC Office
TORONTO – Two working parents with two children need to each earn a minimum of $18.52 an hour just to make ends meet in Toronto, says a new study from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’...
April 10, 2015 | Ontario Office