Alternative Federal Budget Updates

According to a new study by CCPA economists Marc Lee and Iglika Ivanova, Canada’s tax system is in dire need of reform. Fairness by Design: A Framework for Tax Reform in Canada finds that ad-hoc tax...
February 13, 2013 | National Office
Federal budgets have always been very removed from everyday life. But it doesn't have to be that way. They can be participatory and ask regular Canadians howthey want their tax dollars spent, instead...
February 12, 2013 | National Office
Today CCPA released a paper on sector development policy by Jim Stanford. The general goal of sector development policy is to attain a more desirable sectoral mix in the economy, winning a greater...
April 4, 2012 | National Office
The federal budget will leave Canadians peniless in more ways than one. Read CCPA's news release in reaction to the budget here. The following CCPA staff and research associates have posted their...
March 29, 2012 | National Office
Saskatchewan Director Simon Enoch discusses the upcoming federal budget and the CCPA's Alternative Budget with Prairie Dog's Gregory Beatty. Read more here. 
March 22, 2012 | Saskatchewan Office
Today, CCPA releases the Alternative Federal Budget 2012: A Budget for the Rest of Us. This year's AFB presents a public investment plan that promotes a better quality of life for all Canadians, not...
March 15, 2012 | National Office
As part of the consultations undertaken in preparation of our forthcoming Alternative Federal Budget, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives hosted an economist roundtable, The Global Economic...
February 8, 2012 | National Office
Old Age Security (OAS) is the basic building block of Canada’s retirement income system. Canadians build on that foundation, saving for their retirement with benefits from the Canada or Quebec...
February 8, 2012 | National Office
We've all heard political leaders boast that the Canadian economy has fully recovered from the recession and that the recession was not as severe in Canada as in other countries. It turns out that...
January 26, 2012 | National Office
The Toronto Star today published an interesting story on the ongoing austerity measures happening in Europe. Canada has yet to fully experience our own austerity measures although big cutbacks are...
November 9, 2011 | National Office
Every year the federal finance committee invites different groups to submit their budget ideas. The theory goes that good ideas can then be incorporated into the federal budget. This year the list of...
October 27, 2011 | National Office
Yesterday on our blog, Behind the Numbers, Alternative Federal Budget Coordinator David Macdonald drew back the curtain on Federal Budget 2011, exposing the plan to cut the deficit through an...
June 6, 2011 | National Office
Despite the government’s stay-the-course rhetoric, the upcoming federal budget will lay the foundation for one of the most aggressive assaults on public service delivery in Canadian history. David...
June 1, 2011 | National Office
Why analyze a budget that was a live option for all of 45 minutes? Budgets reveal government priorities — and this budget could have ramifications for Canadians for many years to come. Click here to...
March 24, 2011 | National Office
Budgets are about choices, they reflect a government's values and priorities. With a $250 billion federal budget, the Harper Government could choose to invest in programs like universal child care...
March 23, 2011 | National Office