Alternative Federal Budget Updates

Two new online calculators highlight the fact that government spending changes have a real effect on the economy. The calculators demonstrate the change in employment and economic activity based on...
October 20, 2010 | National Office
A new CCPA study examines Canada's debt and deficit and finds that debt in Canada—even after two years of stimulus—is still at very low levels compared to other countries, and compared to the mid-...
October 18, 2010 | National Office
Today the OECD released a report on environmental taxes and found Canada ranks 29th out of 33 OECD member countries when it comes to taxing polluters. Canada's tax on environmental ills amounts to...
October 14, 2010 | National Office
Yesterday's economic update showcases how fragile Canada's economic recovery is and serves as the case against implementing austerity measures anytime soon. Read AFB Coordinator David Macdonald's...
October 13, 2010 | National Office
Although released in August, this Parliamentary Budget Office analysis examines the likelihood of government estimates of both GDP growth and deficit projections by using a "fan chart".  Instead of a...
October 7, 2010 | National Office
The federal government seems hell-bent on stopping stimulus spending on April 1st 2011 even if it means saddling municipalities with unpaid bills and hobbling the already weak recovery.  The Irish...
September 27, 2010 | National Office
The AFB has long argued that budgets are always about choices.  Canada is a rich country and governments can and should spend our money on priorities that are important to us.  Today, it was revealed...
September 21, 2010 |
The AFB 2011 process has begun anew with many new ideas for the 15th anniversary.  Stay tuned with an RSS feed for AFB related developments.
September 17, 2010 |
Commentary on the federal budget and Speech from the Throne by CCPA staff and research associates are available on the CCPA website. The Speech from the Throne signaled the Harper government's intent...
March 12, 2010 | National Office
The CCPA released the Alternative Federal Budget for 2010 today. In addition to the budget document, the alternative budget put forward a six point jobs plan to confront the jobs crisis and get...
March 1, 2010 | National Office
A new CCPA report finds Canada's Employment Insurance system is failing the recession "stress test" and many unemployed workers are falling through the cracks.  Is EI Working for Canada's Unemployed...
January 22, 2010 | National Office
This year's Alternative Federal Budget Roundtable, entitled Recession, Recovery and Transformation: Meeting the policy challenges of our time, was held in Ottawa on November 18. CPAC was there to...
January 15, 2010 | National Office
The Honourable Ed Broadbent was the lunchtime speaker at a recent CCPA Alternative Federal Budget Roundtable in Ottawa. You can read the text of his speech here. You can watch his inspirational...
December 3, 2009 | National Office
A new Alternative Federal Budget Technical Paper by Jim Stanford and David Macdonald examines key economic indicators and finds Canada's economy is still a long way from recovery. The paper looks at...
October 29, 2009 | National Office