Alternative Federal Budget Updates

The CCPA’s leading economists find this year’s federal budget obscures the true cost of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s plan to balance the books while favouring Harper’s pet projects over Canadians...
March 22, 2011 | National Office
From corporate tax cuts to seniors benefits, everyone on Parliament Hill seems to think they know what should be in the budget. But can you do better? What if you were finance minister for a day,...
March 21, 2011 | National Office
The CCPA released its Alternative Federal Budget Tuesday, promoting a federal budget that connects with Canadians' real financial worries. Watch Alternative Federal Budget Coordinator David...
March 16, 2011 | National Office
The CCPA released the Alternative Federal Budget for 2011 today. This year's AFB presents a comprehensive recovery plan designed to: get Canadians working in good jobs again; reduce record-high...
March 15, 2011 | National Office
CCPA Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan gives us five strong reasons to say no to more corporate tax cuts in this short video.
February 28, 2011 | National Office
PricewaterhouseCoopers and the World Bank published their "Paying Taxes 2011" study.  Among other things it examines the total tax rate paid by a hypothetical flower pot corporation in 183 countries...
January 10, 2011 | National Office
It appears as though this year's federal budget will be particularly important in the parliamentary calendar as it may be what brings down the government.  Ignatieff appears to be planning to vote...
December 17, 2010 | National Office
The most recent Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) publication surveyed those implementing infrastructure projects to see what effect those projects had on unemployment (among other things).  The...
December 7, 2010 | National Office
The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) has continued to release analysis on spending from the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund adding much needed transparency despite the general lack from the federal...
December 3, 2010 | National Office
Although at the periphery of federal budget debates, transfers the provinces were put in focus again this week.  The Chretien government with Paul Martin as finance minister put Canada through the...
November 12, 2010 | National Office
The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) yesterday released its assessment of the federal government's October economic update.  In its October update, the government projected that the federal deficit...
November 5, 2010 | National Office
Every year as part of the federal government's budget process, the budget committee asks for "pre-budget submissions."  Essentially these documents are ideas that any person or group can put forward...
October 27, 2010 | National Office
When you think about taxes, do you think about the $10,000 having a baby could cost if you lived in the U.S. and didn't have health insurance? Do you think about an education system that allows even...
October 26, 2010 | National Office
Two new online calculators highlight the fact that government spending changes have a real effect on the economy. The calculators demonstrate the change in employment and economic activity based on...
October 20, 2010 | National Office
A new CCPA study examines Canada's debt and deficit and finds that debt in Canada—even after two years of stimulus—is still at very low levels compared to other countries, and compared to the mid-...
October 18, 2010 | National Office