On behalf of everyone at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, I wish you all a joyful holiday season with your family and friends.
I also want to express my deep gratitude to all of you who have helped make our work possible!
As we enter 2015, a federal election year, your support is more crucial than ever.
I'm writing today to ask you to support the CCPA in the coming year by making a fully tax-deductable year-end donation.
This year the CCPA, like other prominent critics of this government’s policies, has been targeted for a political activities audit. These audits are designed to distract and intimidate us. I can assure you we will not be bullied.
Holding governments to account—regardless of their political stripe—is what we do, and I’m proud of our record. In the face of these attacks, the CCPA’s voice is more important than ever. This year alone, our research has:
- exposed the Conservatives’ hugely unequal income splitting tax proposal and forced the government to scale it back;
- revealed the most and least affordable cities for child care in Canada, reinforcing the need for a national child care program;
- showed that federal cuts to eliminate the deficit have damaged public services, especially for vulnerable groups like veterans and the unemployed.
We are now hard at work on our 20th annual Alternative Federal Budget, CCPA’s flagship project, which former Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page praised as a vital instrument for holding government to account.
But there is so much more to be done. With your support, we can fight attempts to silence the voices of progressive Canadians, and continue to produce the hard-hitting policy research and analysis that has made this government sit-up and take notice.
Transformative change takes perseverance and conviction—and we are in it for the long haul. But we can’t do it without your help.
That’s why I’m asking you to make a donation of $25, $50, $100, or even $500. You will receive a tax receipt for 100% of your gift.
Our success is due to the contributions of people like you. Together, we can rise to the challenges we face and ensure that Canadians who care about social, economic and environmental justice continue to have a strong voice.
Best wishes to you and your loved ones in the year ahead,
Bruce Campbell, Executive Director
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives