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For the first time ever, Canada’s private sector is racking up debt faster than any other of the world’s 22 advanced economies, putting the country at risk of serious economic consequences, according...
June 22, 2017 | National Office
A new report analyzing the oil sands policies of previous Alberta governments reveals the critical role of government involvement and funding in ensuring more than narrow corporate interests were...
June 8, 2017 | BC Office
(Vancouver) As Kinder Morgan Canada turned to the stock market to finance its Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion (TMEP), a new report by veteran earth scientist David Hughes finds that Alberta oil...
May 31, 2017 | BC Office
MEXICO CITY—On the heels of Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland’s visit to Mexico City to discuss NAFTA renegotiations with politicians and business leaders, civil society groups are holding...
May 26, 2017 | National Office
OTTAWA – Preferential tax treatments such as tax exemptions, credits, and loopholes have become a cash cow for Canada’s richest 10 per cent, says a new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy...
May 25, 2017 | National Office
OTTAWA – Selon un nouveau rapport du Centre canadien de politiques alternatives (CCPA), les traitements fiscaux préférentiels tels les exemptions, les crédits et les échappatoires sont devenus de...
May 25, 2017 | National Office
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

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