News Releases

TORONTO—The highest paid 100 CEOs on Canada’s TSX Index had reason to cheer the New Year: By noon January 3, they had already pocketed $44,366 – what it takes the average wage earner an entire year...
January 3, 2012 | National Office
OTTAWA—The newly proposed Pooled Registered Pension Plan (PRPP) program will do nothing to solve Canada’s pension crisis, says a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (...
December 7, 2011 | National Office
(Halifax/Charlottetown)—According to economist, Angella MacEwen, the co-author of a new report released today, "Prince Edward Island cannot afford to allow people to live in poverty any longer. While...
December 7, 2011 | Nova Scotia Office
OTTAWA—To get serious about climate change, Canada needs to not only cut its consumption of fossil fuels, but also stop peddling fossil fuels in export markets, says a study released today by the...
November 29, 2011 | National Office
HALIFAX, NS – Twenty-two years ago (in 1989), the government of Canada promised to end child poverty by the year 2000. However, as Lesley Frank, author of a report released today by the Canadian...
November 23, 2011 | Nova Scotia Office
OTTAWA—The richest 20% of Canadian income earners are responsible for almost double (1.8 times) the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of those in the lowest income group, says a new study released today...
November 15, 2011 | National Office
(Vancouver) A new study concludes that BC’s ballooning shale gas industry is the natural gas equivalent of Alberta’s tar sands, placing the province’s water and hydro resource at risk as well as...
November 9, 2011 | BC Office
OTTAWA—Canada needs a comprehensive national energy policy, says a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). The study, by John Calvert and Marjorie Griffin Cohen,...
October 25, 2011 | National Office
OTTAWA—Despite their moderate size – taken together, Canada and Mexico would only be the fifth largest of the world's economies – they are the major foreign source of the United States' wealth and...
October 20, 2011 | National Office
(Vancouver) A new study calls for a more fair and effective approach to residential energy efficiency in BC as part of an aggressive climate action framework. The study recommends protecting low-...
September 28, 2011 | BC Office
(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 / Moncton) Une nouvelle étude publiée aujourd'hui, intitulée «Coût de la pauvreté au Nouveau-Brunswick», réalisée conjointement par l'économiste Angella MacEwen et Christine Saulnier, révèle...
September 27, 2011 |
TORONTO—A detailed statistical review of the 13 statistical graphs contained in the Conservative changebook platform document finds that not one of them conforms to the normal requirements of...
September 13, 2011 | Ontario Office
OTTAWA—Ontario’s system of financing higher education is becoming less equitable and more regressive for families, says a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)....
August 31, 2011 | Ontario Office
VANCOUVER – Despite having the richest forest resources in Canada, BC lags well behind other provinces in generating jobs making higher-value wood products, and is at increased risk of losing further...
August 11, 2011 | BC Office