News Releases

OTTAWA—Child care fees Canada-wide are on track to drop quickly for the rest of 2022, but differences in how provinces and territories plan to meet the federal government’s fee reduction targets mean...
May 10, 2022 | National Office
TORONTO—Ministry of Education funding for Ontario’s 72 school boards fell by an average of $800 per student from 2017-18 to 2021-22, new analysis from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (...
April 28, 2022 | Ontario Office
VANCOUVER — The BC government must immediately disclose how many logs from publicly owned forests are turned directly into wood pellets at mills owned by the  Drax Group, BC’s biggest wood pellet...
April 14, 2022 | BC Office
OTTAWA—Nearly two-thirds of Canadian workers’ wages are falling behind rising inflation, leaving them increasingly in a pressure cooker situation, according to a new report from the Canadian Centre...
April 13, 2022 | National Office
OTTAWA —Today’s federal commitment to create a national dental care program will help millions of Canadians, but many key areas like long-term care and pharmacare are missing in action, says Canadian...
April 7, 2022 | National Office
Halifax, NS – Today, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Nova Scotia released the report,Homelessness during a pandemic: Learning lessons for disaster preparedness in Nova Scotia. Study lead...
April 5, 2022 | Nova Scotia Office
 TORONTO—Ontario’s move in 2018 to raise the minimum wage reduced the racialized wage gap, particularly for women, amid rising employment, according to a new study from the Canadian Centre for Policy...
April 5, 2022 | Ontario Office
TORONTO— La décision de l'Ontario en 2018 d'augmenter le salaire minimum a permis de réduire l'écart salarial racialisé, en particulier pour les femmes, parallèlement à une croissance de l'emploi,...
April 5, 2022 | Ontario Office
Halifax, NS – The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-NS is concerned that even more people will be left behind because of holes in our safety net that the Nova Scotia budget 2022-23 does not fix...
March 29, 2022 | Nova Scotia Office
This week, Canada and Indonesia, the largest palm oil producer and exporter in the world, are completing the first round of negotiations on a proposed Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (...
March 17, 2022 | National Office
OTTAWA—Provincial deficits are on track to disappear much faster than initially predicted despite unprecedented spending to fight COVID-19, according to a new report from the Canadian Centre for...
March 10, 2022 | National Office
VANCOUVER—The BC government made some needed investments in its 2021 budget for COVID-19 recovery, but there is scarce new funding for major priorities like child care, housing and climate action...
February 22, 2022 | BC Office
VANCOUVER — The company operating the world’s largest wood-fired thermal electricity plant has too much control of British Columbia’s wood pellet industry and must be ordered to divest of some of its...
February 16, 2022 | BC Office
VANCOUVER — Metro Vancouver needs more housing—specifically “missing middle” housing between the extremes of detached homes and large condo towers—to address twin crises of housing affordability and...
February 10, 2022 | BC Office
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Manitoba office is pleased to announce the appointment of Niall Harney as the Errol Black Chair of Labour Issues. Niall brings a strong blend of...
February 7, 2022 | Manitoba Office

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