News Releases

OTTAWA—Despite doomsday predictions that the pandemic would hit Canada’s already financially strapped provinces with an even greater blow, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) is...
November 2, 2022 | National Office
VANCOUVER - The living wage has gone up to $24.08 an hour in Metro Vancouver for 2022—the highest increase since the living wage was first calculated in 2008 and significantly higher than the rate of...
November 17, 2022 | BC Office
OTTAWA—Canada’s efforts to combat climate change are coming up short because the country lacks a clear industrial policy, according to a new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (...
October 25, 2022 | National Office
VANCOUVER — As municipal and provincial leaders gather for the Union of BC Municipalities convention this week, housing affordability is a key issue on the agenda. Increasing the overall supply of...
September 14, 2022 | BC Office
  Halifax/Kjipuktuk—The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Nova Scotia released its annual living wage update. The new wages are: $22.40 for the Annapolis Valley, $20.00 for Cape Breton, $23.50...
September 7, 2022 | Nova Scotia Office
(Vancouver) Health authority contracts with for-profit surgical and diagnostic imaging clinics topped $393 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21 – with total annual payments increasing by 57 per cent...
August 24, 2022 | BC Office
 August 18, 2022   For Immediate Release (Winnipeg): The Manitoba government’s minimum wage announcement today will not cover the massive cost of living increases low-income workers face in 2022.  ...
August 18, 2022 | Manitoba Office
OTTAWA—The Bank of Canada has never been successful engineering a “soft landing” from high inflation by rapidly hiking interest rates, according to a new historical analysis released today by the...
July 5, 2022 | National Office
OTTAWA—Inflation is holding back a worker-led pandemic economic recovery, but corporate profits have captured more in this recovery than after any previous recession, according to new analysis by...
June 16, 2022 | National Office
Halifax, NS – Today, in advance of a presentation to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Nova Scotia released the written submission titled, The...
June 8, 2022 | Nova Scotia Office
VANCOUVER — Several engineers and geoscientists say some of the worst flooding and landslides in BC last November were in valleys with land disturbances related to aging logging roads, logging cut-...
June 1, 2022 | BC Office
OTTAWA—Women’s wages are not keeping pace with surging inflation overall, according to one key finding from a new report released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).  In...
May 31, 2022 | National Office
REGINA - The Saskatchewan Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives calculates that a family of four would require a living wage of $16.23 per hour for Regina and $16.89 per hour for...
May 27, 2022 | Saskatchewan Office
OTTAWA—Canadian mining companies continue to target environmental policy and resource management decisions in developing nations through increasingly costly investor-state lawsuits that threaten...
May 19, 2022 | National Office
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

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