Updates from the CCPA

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
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
New York Times writer Robert Frank says it's time to tackle the problems of income inequality in this article.
October 19, 2010 |
The Saskatchewan office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is a proud partner of Poverty Free Saskatchewan (PFS), a coalition of groups attempting to develop a comprehensive anti-poverty...
October 18, 2010 | Saskatchewan Office
Bruce Livesey writes a blog in the Progressive Economics Forum showing the link between worsening income inequality and the threat of a Great Recession that could 'go on indefinitely'. Read the blog...
October 18, 2010 |
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
Canada may have fared better than the U.S. during this past recession, but a full economic recovery should mean a jobs recovery. CCPA Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan explains why Canada's falling...
October 18, 2010 | National Office
Today the OECD released a report on environmental taxes and found Canada ranks 29th out of 33 OECD member countries when it comes to taxing polluters. Canada's tax on environmental ills amounts to...
October 14, 2010 | National Office