Updates from the CCPA

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
On January 28, 2010 CCPA-Manitoba members came together for the Annual General meeting.  Fletcher Baragar, our chair, presented a "sneak preview" of the upcoming report "State of the Manitoba...
February 4, 2010 | Manitoba Office
In the Winter 2010 issue of Our Schools/Our Selves editors Larry Kuehn and Erika Shaker delve into the struggle between the demands for standardization and the reality of diversity in education....
February 1, 2010 | National Office
Today on Policy Note, Blair Redlin discusses the BC government's plans to give corporations the right to vote in municipal elections:  "It seems corporations in B.C. feel they have inadequate...
February 1, 2010 | BC Office
The Ottawa Out Front Speaker Series asks the question, “Will Canada be a UN Peacekeeper again?" We hope you can join us for a luncheon event featuring Professor Walter Dorn of the Canadian Forces...
February 1, 2010 | National Office, Ontario Office
On January 25th, 2010, the CCPA's Armine Yalnizyan appeared on Television Ontario's 'The Agenda' to discuss 'Job creation in a recession', part one of the show's look at the state of employment today...
January 28, 2010 | National Office
We hope you can join us on February 25th in Toronto for the inaugural David Lewis Lecture. We’re excited that acclaimed author Naomi Klein will be the speaker. She will speak on the timely issue of...
January 27, 2010 | National Office, Ontario Office
Today on Policy Note, Marc Lee praises Canadians' generosity towards Haiti, and puts out a call for governments to commit to relieving our homegrown and avoidable disasters: poverty and inequality....
January 22, 2010 | BC Office
A new CCPA report finds Canada's Employment Insurance system is failing the recession "stress test" and many unemployed workers are falling through the cracks.  Is EI Working for Canada's Unemployed...
January 22, 2010 | National Office