News Releases

TORONTO — The government of Ontario should double its funding to public universities in the province, a new report from the Ontario office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says. Click...
November 30, 2023 | Ontario Office
VANCOUVER — As the cost of essentials continues to balloon, particularly for housing and food, Metro Vancouver's living wage has climbed to $25.68 per hour for 2023, marking an increase of 6.6 per...
November 8, 2023 | BC Office
Click here to view the full report TORONTO — The Ontario government’s plan to expand the use of for-profit corporations to provide surgeries and diagnostic procedures won’t reduce wait times and is...
November 2, 2023 | Ontario Office
Click here to read the letter. Ottawa and London—Canada faces “huge financial risk” of lawsuits from British fossil fuel companies if the United Kingdom joins the Comprehensive and Progressive...
October 24, 2023 | National Office
VANCOUVER - The BC government failed to act decisively when told that dikes in one of the cities hit hardest by the November 2021 floods were at risk of failing due to years of neglect, new research...
September 13, 2023 | BC Office
Halifax/Kjipuktuk—The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Nova Scotia has released its annual living wage update for Nova Scotia. The new wages for two adults working full-time (35 hours a week)...
September 6, 2023 | Nova Scotia Office
VANCOUVER - The explosion of housing prices has become a massive source of inequality in BC, which can be addressed with progressive property tax reform, new research from the Canadian Centre for...
August 30, 2023 | BC Office
VANCOUVER — Amid the rapid surge of BC's gig or "platform-based" economy, 61 leading experts in labour law, policy and economics are urgently calling on the provincial government to enforce stronger...
June 20, 2023 | BC Office
 OTTAWA—A national survey of Canadian workers who received the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) during the pandemic lockdown say the income support not only gave them peace of mind, it helped...
June 13, 2023 | National Office
[HALIFAX/ Kjipuktuk, 6 juin 2023]:  Bien que l'Est du Canada soit fortement investi dans la production pétrolière et gazière, cette région est souvent omise des discussions sur la politique...
June 5, 2023 | Nova Scotia Office
[HALIFAX/ Kjipuktuk, June 6, 2023] - Despite Eastern Canada being highly invested in oil and gas production, the region is often left out of energy policy discussions typically focused on Western...
June 5, 2023 | Nova Scotia Office
  OTTAWA—With 48 per cent of younger children living in postal codes that have a shortage of licensed child care spaces, the next phase of Canada’s $10-a-day child care plan must significantly ramp...
May 16, 2023 | National Office
VANCOUVER —A federal wealth tax could provide ongoing revenue for much-needed investments in public programs and help rein in extreme economic inequality, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives...
May 9, 2023 | BC Office
For Immediate Release (Winnipeg, Treaty One): A new report published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is being launched at a press conference:   Tired of Waiting: Rectifying Manitoba’s...
April 26, 2023 | Manitoba Office
VANCOUVER - A study released today by the Understanding Precarity in BC partnership reveals a polarized labour market in which precarious work is far more pervasive than many assume and includes much...
April 13, 2023 |