National Office News Releases

OTTAWA––Canada has earmarked $374 billion between federal and provincial governments in direct COVID-19 emergency spending, but almost every province is sitting on unspent funds, according to a new...
January 26, 2021 | National Office
OTTAWA – Selon une nouvelle étude du Centre canadien de politiques alternatives (CCPA), bien que le Canada ait affecté 374 milliards de dollars entre les gouvernements fédéral et provinciaux aux...
January 26, 2021 | National Office
OTTAWA––Heading into the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s 100 highest paid CEOs made 202 times more than the average worker made in 2019, according to a new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy...
January 4, 2021 | National Office
Following 50th anniversary of the Release of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women report, support for women in the economy is greatly needed.  December 8, 2020 OTTAWA, ON —  With the Throne...
December 8, 2020 | National Office
TORONTO, VANCOUVER—Two veteran seniors care researchers have detailed federally mandated standards to reform long-term care amid a second wave of COVID-19 in a new discussion paper by the Canadian...
November 23, 2020 | National Office
(VANCOUVER) While millions of Canadians lost their jobs because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the country’s top 20 billionaires have amassed an average of nearly $2 billion each in wealth during six of...
September 17, 2020 | National Office, BC Office
OTTAWA—The federal government’s role as backstop during the COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t end with the first wave of reopening—Canada needs to step up with more investments to ensure a just, equitable...
July 21, 2020 | National Office
VANCOUVER – Governments, employers and unions must all work urgently to address several critical weaknesses in Canada’s employment laws and policies to ensure the re-opening of the economy in the...
June 3, 2020 | National Office
OTTAWA – As provinces begin re-opening, following a COVID-19 enforced shutdown that protected millions of workers from high-risk workplaces, many workers will be pressured to go back to jobs that...
May 15, 2020 | National Office
TORONTO – The Bank of Canada (BoC) must “keep innovating” to help governments support jobs, protect public services, and address critical spending challenges through the COVID-19 era and beyond, says...
May 1, 2020 | National Office
TORONTO –– The COVID-19 crisis offers an opportunity to create a new, better normal at Canadian long-term residential care facilities, according to a new background report released today by the...
April 24, 2020 | National Office
OTTAWA— Canada’s payday loan companies will see windfall profits at the expense of low- and moderate-income people if governments don’t take immediate steps to tighten regulations on the industry, a...
April 14, 2020 | National Office, Ontario Office
OTTAWA – As new federal policies are created and adapted to attempt to counter the worst-case economic impacts of COVID-19, new analysis today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)...
April 2, 2020 | National Office
OTTAWA—New analysis by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) estimates that the unemployment rate has likely already doubled or more due to COVID-19, with 2 million workers who have been...
March 26, 2020 | National Office
TORONTO – Close to half of working renters in Canada don’t have enough savings to pay their bills for more than a month if they lose their jobs, a new analysis by the Canadian Centre for Policy...
March 23, 2020 | National Office, Ontario Office