News Releases

OTTAWA—A new study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) updates the most and least expensive cities for child care in Canada. The study, the third in a series...
December 12, 2016 | National Office
OTTAWA — Le Centre canadien de politiques alternatives (CCPA) a dévoilé aujourd’hui une nouvelle étude qui révèle les villes où les garderies sont les plus abordables et les moins abordables au...
December 12, 2016 | National Office
OTTAWA—Au Canada, les dépenses fiscales liées à l’impôt sur le revenu des particuliers profitent de façon disproportionnée aux riches et coûtent au Trésor fédéral presque autant que l’impôt sur le...
December 5, 2016 | National Office
TORONTO – A survey of low-income ACORN Canada members who turn to predatory lending services, such as payday lenders and other high interest alternative financial services, shows the majority do so...
December 5, 2016 | Ontario Office
OTTAWA—Canada’s personal income tax expenditures disproportionately benefit the rich and cost the federal treasury nearly as much as it collects in personal income tax, says a study released by the...
December 5, 2016 | National Office
Vancouver – Today’s federal government decision to approve the Kinder Morgan TransMountain pipeline expansion while not unexpected is extremely short-sighted, says the Canadian Centre for Policy...
November 29, 2016 | National Office, BC Office
HALIFAX—While there was a slight decrease in child poverty nationally between 2013 and 2014, the child poverty rate in Nova Scotia remains stubbornly high, says the 2016 Nova Scotia Child and Family...
November 24, 2016 | Nova Scotia Office
TORONTO – A proposal to partially sell off a long held public asset, Toronto Hydro, could turn the private sector’s gain into Toronto consumers’ pain, says a new report by the Canadian Centre for...
November 18, 2016 | Ontario Office
OTTAWA—A new study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) updates the list of the best and worst cities to be a woman in Canada. Victoria comes out on top for the second...
October 13, 2016 | National Office
HALIFAX – The provincial government’s austerity program is misguided and is making the real challenges facing Nova Scotia worse, says a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy...
October 12, 2016 | Nova Scotia Office
OTTAWA—As Canadian governments, including the province of Ontario, move forward with basic income pilot projects, a Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) study reveals a federally run...
October 5, 2016 | National Office
Ottawa and Berlin—A new transatlantic study finds that the proposed Canada–European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), far from being a “progressive” deal, will elevate the...
September 22, 2016 |
TORONTO – It’s supposed to be a “home sharing” platform, but a small percentage of hosts account for just under half of all Toronto Airbnb revenue, according to estimates in a new report by the...
September 22, 2016 | Ontario Office
(Vancouver) Contrary to provincial government claims that education funding is at “record levels”, new analysis released today finds that education funding has dropped by 25% since 2001 as a share of...
August 24, 2016 | BC Office
VANCOUVER – Natural gas company fracking operations should be banned near all hydro dams out of concerns that earthquakes triggered by such operations could endanger human life. The call comes in the...
August 16, 2016 | BC Office