Updates from the CCPA

March 24, 2010 Saskatchewan Budget 2010: Quality of our public services sure to suffer Regina — Brad Wall stated that this year’s budget would lead Saskatchewan down “a different path.”...
March 24, 2010 | Saskatchewan Office
The CCPA Ontario office released its prescription for this year's provincial budget, calling on the Ontario government to make job creation -- not deficit reduction -- a top priority. It shows how...
March 21, 2010 | Ontario Office
Bill Rees, the father of the ecological footprint, likes to say that fossil fuels are a powerful hallucinogenic drug. We are all addicted to cheap and abundant fossil fuels, and so have reshaped our...
March 16, 2010 | BC Office
Commentary on the federal budget and Speech from the Throne by CCPA staff and research associates are available on the CCPA website. The Speech from the Throne signaled the Harper government's intent...
March 12, 2010 | National Office
In partnership with RealRenewal, CCPA Saskatchewan is proud to present an education workshop for people who want a voice in the system. Featuring Jacqui Strachan, Parent Involvement Coordinator,...
March 5, 2010 | Saskatchewan Office
Iglika Ivanova and Marc Lee spent the day in Victoria at the budget lock-up, and have just posted their initial analysis of today's budget on Policy Note. They write,   For a document titled Building...
March 2, 2010 | BC Office
The following editorial appeared in the March 2nd edition of the Regina Leader-Post. Barbara Yaffe's Feb. 20 column, "Public sector should share our pain," is a perfect example of the current...
March 2, 2010 | Saskatchewan Office
In today's Vancouver Sun, CCPA economist Iglika Ivanova writes, This week, British Columbians will say goodbye to our party guests and turn back to everyday business. On Tuesday the government will...
March 1, 2010 | BC Office
The CCPA released the Alternative Federal Budget for 2010 today. In addition to the budget document, the alternative budget put forward a six point jobs plan to confront the jobs crisis and get...
March 1, 2010 | National Office
In anticipation of Tuesday’s provincial budget, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives warns that further cuts to public spending will impede the economic recovery, which is already expected...
February 25, 2010 | BC Office
The February 2010 issue of The CCPA Monitor, a monthly research magazine free for the Centre's members, has been released. This month's preview articles, available below, reflect some of the major...
February 23, 2010 | National Office
If you read the papers in this province, you’d think BC had long forgotten about the recession. Every bit of economic good news is trumpeted enthusiastically, from small increases in employment to...
February 22, 2010 | BC Office
“We’ve invited the world, they’re coming, and the place is a mess.” That was the tag line the CCPA gave to our BC Solutions Budget back in 2004. At the time, we argued as strongly as we could that if...
February 16, 2010 | BC Office
Today’s Throne speech marks a return to the optimistic tone that is typical of the start of each Parliament Session. Sure, there are the obligatory references to financial discipline and balancing...
February 10, 2010 | BC Office
A new analysis by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives finds the early praise given to the tentative Buy American deal is undeserved. The deal gives Canada fleeting access to stimulus projects...
February 8, 2010 | National Office