National Office News Releases

OTTAWA--The issue of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) for pharmaceuticals has returned to the agenda partly as a result of the Romanow Report but also because drug companies are pushing for...
June 9, 2003 | National Office
EDMONTON--Ten years after the government of Alberta privatized the province's liquor retailing industry, the decision has proved to be a serious policy mistake. That's the conclusion of a study...
June 4, 2003 | National Office, BC Office
OTTAWA--This is the message of a paper released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The paper, From Deep Integration to Reclaiming Sovereignty: Managing Canada-U.S. Economic...
May 14, 2003 | National Office
OTTAWA--Nova Scotia's record in post-secondary education has dropped that province to last place in Missing Pieces: An alternative guide to Canadian post-secondary education. In the fourth year of...
May 1, 2003 | National Office
(Vancouver) The information Canadians get on new prescription drugs from a major and trusted source of information—daily newspapers—is incomplete and may promote unrealistic expectations about the...
April 28, 2003 | National Office, BC Office
La majorité des Canadiennes et des Canadiens qui veulent que le gouvernement fédéral renonce à sa vision étroite de coupures d’impôt et de réduction de la dette trouveront le réinvestissement social...
February 17, 2003 | National Office
OTTAWA--The majority of Canadians who want the federal government to abandon its narrow focus on tax cuts and debt reduction will find the social reinvestment they're looking for in Alternative...
February 17, 2003 | National Office
OTTAWA--Prime Minister Jean Chretien, during both the 1997 and 2000 federal election campaigns, promised that future "fiscal dividends" (the underlying budget surpluses resulting from economic growth...
February 12, 2003 | National Office
The federal government's projected budget surplus of $8 billion for the current fiscal year should be rolled into an innovative Kyoto Investment and Transition Fund instead of being used to reduce...
January 27, 2003 | National Office, BC Office
OTTAWA--The Canadian government must take decisive action now to halt the commercialization of health care, says the 2003 report of Social Watch Canada to be presented this week at the annual World...
January 24, 2003 | National Office
Si le gouvernement fédéral ne recommence pas à participer au système de santé public en y injectant des fonds supplémentaires et en employant son pouvoir juridique et moral pour prévenir la...
January 23, 2003 | National Office
OTTAWA‹If the federal government fails to get back in the health care game with increased funding, and by using its legal and moral authority to prevent the growth of the private system, it will be...
January 23, 2003 | National Office
(OTTAWA) Of the three competing visions for health care that are on the table -- proposed by Senator Michael Kirby, Roy Romanow, and the provinces -- only one will end up defining the direction of...
January 22, 2003 | National Office
Death through attrition and a barrage of anti-union legislation is the future for the Canadian labour movement unless it aggressively organizes thousands of new members every year. That's the...
December 19, 2002 | National Office
OTTAWA--Canadians may view their country as a land of opportunity, but it is also a land of deep and abiding inequality in its distribution of personal wealth. This is the key conclusion of Rags and...
December 12, 2002 | National Office, BC Office