News Releases

OTTAWA—Climate change policy in Canada remains underdeveloped and plagued by a wide “ambition gap” between government promises and policy action, according to a new report by the Canadian Centre for...
May 24, 2017 | National Office
OTTAWA—Following a panel’s recommendation to allow charities more freedom to speak out, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) welcomes the federal government’s decision to suspend the...
May 5, 2017 | National Office
Halifax—With the looming federal government deadline for provinces to institute their own carbon pricing scheme or have it imposed, the next Nova Scotia government will have a small window to move...
May 4, 2017 | Nova Scotia Office
VANCOUVER – A subsidiary of Malaysian state-owned Petronas, the company behind a massive Liquefied Natural Gas plant proposal near Prince Rupert, has built at least 16 large unauthorized dams in...
May 3, 2017 | BC Office
(Vancouver) The wage needed to cover the costs of raising a family in Metro Vancouver is virtually unchanged in the past year, however, child care and housing costs are major challenges for many...
April 26, 2017 | BC Office
Halifax—The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Nova Scotia released its annual Nova Scotia Alternative Budget today, a week in advance of the current government’s tabling what is likely to be...
April 20, 2017 | Nova Scotia Office
TORONTO – They are young and highly educated, but many “sharing economy” workers in the GTA are selling their services under precarious working conditions, according to a new survey released by the...
April 7, 2017 | Ontario Office
(Vancouver) Poverty and economic insecurity among BC seniors is growing, according to a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. After rapid declines over the 1970s, 80s...
April 5, 2017 | BC Office
Despite the BC government’s recent $500 million injection of funding into the home and community care system, much remains to be done to provide adequate care for seniors and improve health care wait...
March 27, 2017 | BC Office
OTTAWA—The federal government missed a key opportunity to walk the walk and tackle income inequality in today’s federal budget, says Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ Senior Economist David...
March 22, 2017 | National Office
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...
March 20, 2017 | National Office
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. ...
March 9, 2017 |
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...
March 9, 2017 | National Office
(Vancouver) A new study finds the policy alignment between BC’s provincial government and the fossil fuel industry may be explained, at least in part, by extensive donations to political parties...
March 8, 2017 | BC Office
TORONTO – Ontario’s flat-rate eight per cent rebate on residential hydro bills delivers bigger savings to the rich while the smallest savings go to the poorest households, says a new report by the...
March 2, 2017 | Ontario Office

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