National Office News Releases

OTTAWA—Despite recent reports to the contrary, Canada’s high-income earners do not pay a disproportionately large share of personal income tax. A new analysis by Prof. Neil Brooks of Osgoode Hall Law...
October 13, 2005 | National Office
OTTAWA—The recent spike in gas prices constitutes nothing short of price-gouging on the part of the oil industry. According to an analysis by economist Hugh Mackenzie released today by the Canadian...
September 28, 2005 | National Office
After years of large surpluses, today’s announcement of a $1.6 billion federal budget surplus in 2004/05 may seem surprisingly low. Does that mean the cupboard is now bare in Ottawa? Hardly....
September 21, 2005 | National Office
OTTAWA — The federal government's current budgetary process is leaving women behind. A new report by Isabella Bakker, released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) and the...
September 19, 2005 | National Office
OTTAWA -- After 15 years of repeated promises to reduce poverty at the national and international level, Canada is stalled on its mission – thanks to growing regionalism, says a new report. Divided...
September 15, 2005 | National Office
OTTAWA—The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, one of the independent forecasters commissioned by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance, announced today that is once again...
August 22, 2005 | National Office
(Ottawa) – Because the public health goal of reducing tobacco use directly conflicts with the tobacco industry’s profit motive, the way to overcome the health, social and economic problems caused by...
June 20, 2005 | National Office
OTTAWA—Each summer the Fraser Institute announces the arrival of “tax freedom day:” the day when Canadians allegedly stop “working for the government” and start “working for themselves.” A study by...
June 16, 2005 | National Office
OTTAWA—Tomorrow, May 27, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with a day-long conference and gala evening at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. The...
May 26, 2005 | National Office
OTTAWA – The revised federal budget is affordable and should be passed in the House of Commons, Alternative Federal Budget (AFB) economists said in an assessment released today.   Saying that the...
May 10, 2005 | National Office
OTTAWA—Despite outraged business and media reaction to the NDP’s demand for rescinding a new round of corporate tax cuts in return for supporting the Liberal government’s 2005 Budget, a strong case...
April 29, 2005 | National Office
OTTAWA—It’s time to play hardball with the US Administration on the long-running softwood lumber dispute, says a report released today by the CCPA. The report, entitled Time to Draw a Line in the...
March 31, 2005 | National Office
OTTAWA—The federal government’s soon-to-be-released foreign policy review will say little, if anything, about one of its most important priorities—aligning its policies and regulations with those of...
February 28, 2005 | National Office
OTTAWA—If Health Canada’s proposed “modernization” of the Food & Drugs Act is adopted, the Department’s already inadequate protection of Canadians’ health and safety will be even more severely...
February 25, 2005 | National Office
OTTAWA—After years of inaccurate budget forecasting, Finance Minister Ralph Goodale has finally acknowledged that there will be a large federal surplus in the current fiscal year. However, he warns...
February 22, 2005 | National Office