Nova Scotia Office News Releases

HALIFAX— Child and family poverty in Nova Scotia has increased. The most recent data reveal that 37,650 children, more than 1 in 5, were living in poverty in 2013. According to the 2015 Report Card...
November 24, 2015 | Nova Scotia Office
HALIFAX, NS—In order to earn a living wage, a person working a full time, full year job in Halifax would need to be paid $20.10 an hour, according to a new report released today by the Canadian...
June 1, 2015 | Nova Scotia Office
HALIFAX – Nova Sco­tia's market-based, patchwork approach to Early Learning and Child Care is not working for families is the central message in the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Nova...
May 14, 2015 | Nova Scotia Office
Halifax—Nova Scotia suffers from tunnel vision on the economic problems and solutions facing the province. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Nova Scotia just released a publication, A New...
April 28, 2015 | Nova Scotia Office
HALIFAX— If Nova Scotia hopes to move forward, the current tax system must change. Cuts to corporate taxes and income taxes for the highest earners and increasing reliance on consumption taxes will...
April 8, 2015 | Nova Scotia Office
HALIFAX—The Nova Scotia government is set to release the provincial budget on April 9. To help Nova Scotians understand the government’s budgetary decisions, the Canadian Centre for Policy...
April 1, 2015 | Nova Scotia Office
A new report released today by the CCPA-NS in partnership with the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL), highlights the complexity of youth employment, attraction and retention in...
January 7, 2015 | National Office, Nova Scotia Office
Halifax—This 25th anniversary of the House of Commons pledge to end child poverty is a shameful one in Nova Scotia, and indeed Canada. Not only have we broken the promise to end child poverty for the...
November 24, 2014 | Nova Scotia Office
 HALIFAX – A member of the Nova Scotia Hydraulic Facturing (Fracking) Review Panel clarifies the economics of adopting a serious ban on exploration and exploitation of shale gas reserves in a new...
October 27, 2014 | Nova Scotia Office
Halifax- Over the past 20 years, the number of immigrants to Nova Scotia has increased, but the share of immigrants coming to the province has not, and retention rates remain among the worst in the...
May 20, 2014 | Nova Scotia Office
Halifax—Another new government and another opportunity to consider what the next four years and beyond will bring for Nova Scotians. It is critical for Nova Scotians to hold our governments...
March 19, 2014 | Nova Scotia Office
Halifax—When the Nova Scotia legislature reconvenes on Friday the government will introduce legislation to deal with the home support workers’ strike that is set to begin on Friday. While we don’t...
February 27, 2014 | Nova Scotia Office
Halifax—In 2011, there were still 29,000 children living in poverty in Nova Scotia, twenty-two years after the House of Commons pledged to eliminate poverty for children in Canada by the year 2000....
November 26, 2013 | Nova Scotia Office
Halifax, NS – The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – Nova Scotia is pleased to release our latest report Working Together For Fairness.  The report critically analyzes the current government’s...
August 28, 2013 | Nova Scotia Office
Halifax—On August 8th, 2011, the Nova Scotia government made several changes that affect access to special needs allowances under the income assistance system. Last summer, the CCPA-NS began an...
July 17, 2013 | Nova Scotia Office