National Office News Releases

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
OTTAWA — Selon l’Alternative budgétaire pour le gouvernement fédéral en 2005 (ABGF), on estime que le gouvernement fédéral aura un surplus de 45 milliards de dollars au cours des trois prochaines...
February 17, 2005 | National Office
OTTAWA — The federal government will have an estimated $45 billion in surplus over the next three years – money that could significantly reduce poverty and inequalities in Canada and lay to rest...
February 17, 2005 | National Office
OTTAWA—In the lead-up to the 2005 federal budget, debates about the potential uses for the fiscal dividend—debt repayment, tax cuts, or social reinvestment—have intensified. However, if the federal...
February 9, 2005 | National Office
With the January 1, 2005 deadline for concluding a Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) over, hemispheric negotiations are at an impasse.  But the U. S. administration continues to aggressively...
January 13, 2005 | National Office
OTTAWA--Despite recently well-publicized spending commitments, the federal government will post surpluses totaling $24.1 billion over the next three years, according to the Alternative Federal Budget...
November 10, 2004 | National Office
OTTAWA--Public, not-for-profit delivery of new and expanded health services, together with clear national goals, will minimize the risk of trade challenges undermining Canada's health care system,...
November 4, 2004 | National Office
OTTAWA - Canada's three northern territories are even more vulnerable than the provinces to the impacts of international trade treaties signed by the federal government, warns a new book released...
October 26, 2004 | National Office
OTTAWA--If health-care activists don't scrutinize where the recently announced over $41 billion in health-care spending is going, it could make the money squandered in the federal sponsorship scandal...
October 25, 2004 | National Office
OTTAWA--According to a report released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, the idea that farmers are suffering financially because they are inefficient or uncompetitive is false....
October 21, 2004 | National Office
OTTAWA--Drug regulation in Canada is carried out in a very secretive manner because of the cozy relationship between the brand-name pharmaceutical industry and the Therapeutic Products Directorate (...
October 6, 2004 | National Office
OTTAWA--"After the dot.com bubble burst, who trusts Bill Gates to point out the road ahead?" asks Vincent Mosco, holder of the Canadian Research Chair in Communication and Society at Queen's...
September 29, 2004 | National Office
OTTAWA--An effective "New Deal" for cities requires a coherent National Urban Strategy to reinforce and redirect current levels of federal involvement in community development and sustainability,...
September 10, 2004 | National Office
OTTAWA--Manitoba takes the lead and Nova Scotia remains in last place in Missing Pieces: An alternative guide to Canadian post-secondary education. In the fifth year of the Canadian Centre for Policy...
August 19, 2004 | National Office