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News Releases

Halifax—The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Nova Scotia released its annual Nova Scotia Alternative Budget today, a week in advance of the current government’s tabling what is likely to be...
April 20, 2017 | Nova Scotia Office
TORONTO – They are young and highly educated, but many “sharing economy” workers in the GTA are selling their services under precarious working conditions, according to a new survey released by the...
April 7, 2017 | Ontario Office
(Vancouver) Poverty and economic insecurity among BC seniors is growing, according to a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. After rapid declines over the 1970s, 80s...
April 5, 2017 | BC Office
Despite the BC government’s recent $500 million injection of funding into the home and community care system, much remains to be done to provide adequate care for seniors and improve health care wait...
March 27, 2017 | BC Office
OTTAWA—The federal government missed a key opportunity to walk the walk and tackle income inequality in today’s federal budget, says Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ Senior Economist David...
March 22, 2017 | National Office
OTTAWA—Private financing of the proposed Canada Infrastructure Bank could double the cost of infrastructure projects, says a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA...
March 20, 2017 | National Office
OTTAWA—The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) is urging the federal government to table a budget that makes good on its promises to reduce income inequality and drive inclusive growth. ...
March 9, 2017 |
OTTAWA – Le Centre canadien de politiques alternatives (CCPA) exhorte le gouvernement fédéral à déposer un budget qui respecte ses promesses de réduire les inégalités des revenus et stimule la...
March 9, 2017 | National Office
(Vancouver) A new study finds the policy alignment between BC’s provincial government and the fossil fuel industry may be explained, at least in part, by extensive donations to political parties...
March 8, 2017 | BC Office
TORONTO – Ontario’s flat-rate eight per cent rebate on residential hydro bills delivers bigger savings to the rich while the smallest savings go to the poorest households, says a new report by the...
March 2, 2017 | Ontario Office
(Vancouver) Between 2013 and 2016, more raw logs were shipped from BC than during any other four-year period in the province’s history, prompting two forest industry unions and three leading...
February 27, 2017 | BC Office
(VICTORIA) Budget 2017 is a missed opportunity to address vital issues facing BC families like persistent poverty, unaffordable child care and the crises in seniors’ care, says the Canadian Centre...
February 21, 2017 | BC Office
OTTAWA—The amount of fossil fuel removed from Canadian soil that ends up in the atmosphere as harmful carbon dioxide has risen dramatically, almost exclusively because of our country’s growing fossil...
January 25, 2017 | National Office, BC Office
(Vancouver) BC’s poverty rate is virtually unchanged from where it was a decade ago yet the province remains the only one in Canada without a poverty reduction plan. And it’s not because BC doesn’t...
January 12, 2017 | BC Office
TORONTO – Canada’s 100 highest paid CEOs have set a new record: their total compensation in 2015 hit a new high at $9.5 million, on average, according to a new Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives...
January 3, 2017 | National Office