Updates from the CCPA

For 30 years, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has been advancing alternatives to a neoliberal agenda that has resulted in growing income inequality, a middle class under siege and...
November 25, 2010 | National Office
On October 15th and 16th, prairie naturalist and award-winning author Trevor Herriot spoke on behalf of the Saskatchewan office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Trevor's...
November 23, 2010 | Saskatchewan Office
A new CCPA report analyses the financial and human costs of the Harper government's tough on crime agenda and concludes it is wrong-headed, expensive, and counter-productive. In fact, it will likely...
November 16, 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
As CCPA Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan writes in today's Globe and Mail, the UK government is trying to cram through the biggest public spending cuts in its history. We’ve seen the movie and it...
November 12, 2010 | National Office
Our new study on legal aid in BC explores the impact of cuts to the system and proposes a new rights-based approach that would cut both economic and social costs. Listen to interviews with the...
November 9, 2010 | BC Office
Today (at 12 p.m. ET) the globeandmail.com will host CCPA Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan (pictured below) and private clinic surgeon Dr. Brian Day for a live discussion on the question: Should...
November 7, 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
Now that Investment Canada has rejected BHP Billiton's hostile takeover bid and the sky has not fallen, perhaps we can finally dispense with the tired argument that restrictions on foreign investment...
November 5, 2010 | Saskatchewan Office
Ed Broadbent, one of Canada’s most respected progressive sages, sat down with the CCPA’s Trish Hennessy to talk about the Canada he grew up in and how it’s changed over his lifetime. During this...
November 4, 2010 | National Office
All levels of government, particularly in Canada, are being targeted by investors for alleged breaches of Chapter 11, NAFTA’s investment chapter, says a new report by CCPA trade analyst Scott...
November 4, 2010 | National Office
Check out our latest Climate Justice Project discussion paper in which authors Marc Lee, Herb Barbolet, Tegan Adams and Matt Thomson recommend the BC government take a serious look at our food system...
November 2, 2010 | BC Office
================================== Please join us on November 18th for the Regina leg of Abousfian Abdelrazik's Western Canada speaking tour. Abousfian Abdelrazik was arrested while on a visit to...
October 31, 2010 | Saskatchewan 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
Canada already has a large bilateral trade deficit with the EU—$15 billion in goods and close to $4 billion in services, and loses some 70,000 jobs as a result. A new CCPA study by Jim Stanford...
October 26, 2010 | National Office