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During the 2015 federal election, the Liberals promised to establish a federal infrastructure bank to provide low-cost financing to municipalities. However, in the Fall Economic Statement, they proposed that it rely largely on private institutional finance. The federal budget, to be released on March 22, is expected to provide more details of the government's plans in this area.
OTTAWA—Private financing of the proposed Canada Infrastructure Bank could double the cost of infrastructure projects, says a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). The Trudeau government promised to establish a federal infrastructure bank to provide low-cost financing to municipalities, but the Fall Economic Statement proposed that it rely largely on private institutional finance. The federal budget, to be released on March 22, is expected to provide more details of the government's plans in this area.
More and more Canadians are feeling the impact of inequality in their daily lives. That's why we're urging the federal government to table a budget that makes good on its promises to reduce income inequality and drive inclusive growth. The Alternative Federal Budget 2017: High Stakes, Clear Choices proves there is a clear path to a more equal and sustainable future.
OTTAWA—The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) is urging the federal government to table a budget that makes good on its promises to reduce income inequality and drive inclusive growth. 
De plus en plus de Canadiens et Canadiennes subissent les effets des inégalités au quotidien. C’est pourquoi nous exhortons le gouvernement fédéral à déposer un budget qui respecte ses promesses de réduire les inégalités des revenus et stimule la croissance inclusive. Le Budget fédéral alternatif 2017 : Les enjeux sont élevés, les choix sont clairs offre une voie claire à suivre pour un avenir plus équitable et durable.
OTTAWA – Le Centre canadien de politiques alternatives (CCPA) exhorte le gouvernement fédéral à déposer un budget qui respecte ses promesses de réduire les inégalités des revenus et stimule la croissance inclusive.
Talk is cheap. It’s time for the Liberal government to make good on its promises to reduce income inequality and drive inclusive growth. Canadians deserve a federal budget that takes decisive action on what matters most: creating jobs, reducing income inequality and poverty, closing unfair tax loopholes, and getting the economy moving. It's absolutely possible. The Alternative Federal Budget 2017 provides a clear path to a more equal and sustainable future.
OTTAWA—The 2016 Alternative Federal Budget (AFB), released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), projects a federal deficit of $29.2 billion for 2016-17 when Liberal platform measures are taken into account. It also delivers a blueprint showing how the government could take on a $37.9 billion deficit and still maintain Canada’s debt-to-GDP ratio.
The Alternative Federal Budget 2016: Time To Move On proves that we can fight climate change and create jobs at the same time, that we can reduce poverty and grow the economy responsibly, and that there is more than enough fiscal room to ensure that everyone can have a better future.

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