National Office News Releases

Should health care professionals and support staff have the right to strike? Why have more than 200,000 of them walked off the job for varying periods since 1999--whether they had the legal right to...
December 10, 2002 | National Office, Nova Scotia Office
OTTAWA--The Romanow report is a clear rejection of the status quo and a pragmatic step in the right direction to secure the future of public health care, according to CCPA economist Armine Yalnizyan...
November 28, 2002 | National Office
OTTAWA--Spurred by a plummeting Canadian dollar which has been subjected to strong speculative pressures during the last decade, support has built up for greater monetary integration and even for an...
November 21, 2002 | National Office
(OTTAWA) International trade agreements and other market-driven reforms in recent years have stripped nation-states of many tools to implement the activist industrial policies needed to promote...
November 15, 2002 | National Office, BC Office
(OTTAWA) The term "structural adjustment" is most commonly used to describe the onerous "free market" programs imposed on highly-indebted developing nations by the World Bank and International...
November 14, 2002 | National Office
(OTTAWA) Social policy in Canada should go further to address the needs of Canada's poorest, according to a new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, titled Snakes and Ladders: A...
October 31, 2002 | National Office, BC Office
OTTAWA: The Alternative Federal Budget (AFB) project, coordinated by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, released its Economic and Fiscal Update today. The report, contrary to Minister...
October 29, 2002 | National Office
OTTAWA--Contrary to misleading government assurances, Canada's health care system is not fully protected from international trade agreements, namely, NAFTA and the WTO. But, if Canadian governments...
October 21, 2002 | National Office
Malgré les assurances trompeuses des gouvernements, le système de santé du Canada n’est pas pleinement protégé contre les accords commerciaux internationaux, et notamment l’ALENA et l’OMC. Cependant...
October 21, 2002 | National Office
Canada's sovereignty has been undermined by the international agreements the federal government has entered into with the World Trade Organization (WTO), and with the United States and Mexico in the...
October 9, 2002 | National Office
"Attacks on Medicare are also attacks on the underlying core values of Canadians--values such as fairness, compassion, equality of opportunity, and social solidarity--and so a defence of Medicare is...
September 19, 2002 | National Office
OTTAWA--The Canadian economy has clearly been more robust than the U.S. economy this year, but is now losing momentum, so it's important that the Bank of Canada reconsider its intention to raise...
September 6, 2002 | National Office
(Vancouver) Dale Marshall, resource and environmental policy analyst with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says there's no reason to stall on Kyoto ratification. "Ralph Klein and other...
September 5, 2002 | National Office, BC Office
(OTTAWA) The desperate need for electricity in the U.S. is a powerful force behind the privatization of electricity in Canada, according to a new study released today. Written by economist Marjorie...
July 5, 2002 | National Office, BC Office
When G8 leaders meet next week in Kananaskis, the plight of Africa will be at the top of their agenda. They are expected to unveil an action plan in response to the New Partnership for Africa's...
June 20, 2002 | National Office, BC Office