Nova Scotia Office News Releases

(Halifax/Moncton) A new study released today, entitled Cost of Poverty in New Brunswick, co-authored by economist Angella MacEwen and Christine Saulnier, reveals that: ➢ Poverty costs the New...
September 27, 2011 | Nova Scotia Office
Halifax – The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Nova Scotia (CCPA-NS) released a new report today which shows that Nova Scotia students and their families are paying almost three times as...
May 11, 2011 | Nova Scotia Office
Halifax – For 10 years, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives–Nova Scotia has published alternative budgets that challenge Nova Scotians to consider the best use of limited government resources...
March 29, 2011 | Nova Scotia Office
It is estimated that the total cost of poverty in Prince Edward Island is at minimum between $240 and $320 million per year, which corresponds to about $1,720 and $2,265 per person, per year. These...
January 26, 2011 | Nova Scotia Office
The government’s tax reform package is based on the belief that income tax cuts have the power to provide a strong stimulus to the provincial economy, and thus are considered self-financing. “Not...
January 18, 2011 | Nova Scotia Office
HALIFAX, NS – The proposed new convention centre has the potential to be a bottomless money pit, cautions a new report being released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives–Nova Scotia...
December 13, 2010 | Nova Scotia Office
HALIFAX, NS –Twenty-one years ago (in 1989), the government of Canada promised to end child poverty by the year 2000. In 2000, not only had they not kept the promise - the child poverty rate was even...
November 24, 2010 | Nova Scotia Office
HALIFAX- The total economic cost of poverty in Nova Scotia is at least $1.5 to $2.2 billion dollars per year, accounting for between 5% - 7% of Nova Scotia’s GDP in 2008.  The portion of the total...
October 16, 2010 | Nova Scotia Office
Halifax, Nova Scotia – It is time for Nova Scotia to focus on real energy affordability instead of the dubious and opportunistic politics of energy price increases.  In a new report by the Canadian...
October 12, 2010 | Nova Scotia Office
Halifax, NS – The 11th Nova Scotia Alternative Budget entitled “Finding a New Balance: Building Capacity for Nova Scotia’s Future” was released today by the Nova Scotia office of the Canadian Centre...
March 23, 2010 | Nova Scotia Office
HALIFAX, NS - Nova Scotia Child Poverty Report Cards have recorded changes in child poverty since 1999. Each annual card has tracked progress on the government of Canada’s 1989 promise to end child...
November 23, 2009 | Nova Scotia Office
HALIFAX - The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Nova Scotia released its ‘alternative budget’ today. The NS Alternative Budget Working Group, which is comprised of a coalition of academics and...
September 20, 2009 | Nova Scotia Office
Halifax, Nova Scotia – Today’s launch of the interim report of the government’s “independent” review of the province’s finances is an exercise in cynical political manipulation, says a new report...
August 17, 2009 | Nova Scotia Office
Halifax, N.S. – A new report released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives in Nova Scotia busts the myth that was created by the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) that...
June 4, 2009 | Nova Scotia Office
HALIFAX- The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Nova Scotia releases its ‘alternative budget’ today entitled Responding to the Crisis, Building for the Future. The provincial budget needs to...
May 3, 2009 | Nova Scotia Office