Updates from the CCPA

Moving Medicare Forward presents the argument for an expanded, truly equitable public health system in Canada. Featuring Saskatchewan's own Roy Romanow, Rosalee Longmoore and Steven Lewis, along with...
April 7, 2011 | Saskatchewan Office
The CCPA's law-student intern, Maria Gergin, has compiled a comprehensive account of the Harper government's crackdown on oppossing views. Her article, Silencing Dissent: The Conservative...
April 7, 2011 | National Office
A new CCPA study tracked 198 companies on the S&P/TSX composite from 2000 through 2009 and found those companies—Canada's largest corporations—are making 50% more profit and paying 20% less tax...
April 6, 2011 | National Office
The renegotiations of the federal-provincial-territorial health accord are on the horizon, and everyone is looking for a way to save money and improve health.  Sound impossible?  Why don’t we put our...
April 1, 2011 | National Office
Earlier this week, the Conservatives announced their first election plank of the campaign: the “Family Tax Cut,” or income splitting for couples with children, selling the plan as a helping hand for...
April 1, 2011 | National Office
The CCPA has launched a federal election blog to bring you expert analysis on the issues that will—or should—define the election. Making It Count features timely commentary from CCPA staff and...
March 28, 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
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
That's the question journalist and author Linda McQuaig addresses in her column about greed, the assault on middle class dreams, and the "looming conflict" between Canada's elite and the "aspirations...
March 22, 2011 |
CCPA-BC has just published Working for a Living Wage 2011, which shows that the living wage for Vancouver in 2011 is $18.81 an hour, up from $18.17 last year, and far higher than the $10.25 minimum...
March 21, 2011 | BC 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
Despite an increasingly diverse population, a new report co-produced by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Wellesley Institute on Canada’s racialized income gap shows a colour code...
March 20, 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