Updates from the CCPA

Here at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, we’re voracious readers.  Our latest favourite is Frank Koller's Spark (2010), from Public Affairs Books. CCPA Research Associate Jim Stanford’s...
October 1, 2010 | National Office
Today the CCPA released a new report by Marc Lee and Ken Carlaw that looks at industrial and employment strategies the BC government can use to transition to a sustainable economy and create a new...
September 30, 2010 | BC Office
A new commentary by Erika Shaker asks whether an Ipsos Reid poll indicating overwhelming public support for corporate sponsorship of public school libraries has anything to do with the sponsor of the...
September 30, 2010 | National Office
Our 3rd Annual Fundraiser held at the Italian Centre last Thursday night (Sept 23) with Judy Rebick was a wonderful sold-out event. We want to thank everyone who bought tickets and our table sponsors...
September 29, 2010 | Nova Scotia Office
On June 30th, the CCPA's Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan was among the initial voices leading the criticism over the government decision to eliminate the census long-form questionnaire. Since then...
September 28, 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
Here at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, we’re voracious readers. Find out what we’re reading. The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do BetterRichard Wilkinson and Kate...
September 23, 2010 | National Office
On Wednesday, September 29th at 9:00 am the CCPA–MB is releasing its latest report at the Freight House (Door5), 200 Isabel Street. The launch is part of a one-day conference entitled “Building...
September 23, 2010 | Manitoba 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 |
The main argument that is typically made against the establishment of universal Pharmacare is economic in nature. However, a new CCPA report shows that the economic argument in favour of such a...
September 13, 2010 | National Office
The recession may be officially over, but six in 10 Canadians say they would be in financial trouble if their paycheque was delayed by just a week, according to a new national survey. The survey...
September 13, 2010 | National Office
Despite many recent announcements from the provincial government (over 100 housing-related news releases in the last year), BC continues to face a serious lack of affordable housing. We partnered...
September 13, 2010 | BC Office
CCPA-Manitoba is releasing the 2010 Alternative Municipal Budget on Thursday September 9th at 10:30 a.m. at the Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre, 430 Langside Street. This is a timely event as...
September 8, 2010 | Manitoba Office
    A Public Forum with Dr. Michael Rachlis   Health policy analyst, University of Toronto Associate professor and author of Prescription for Excellence: How Innovation is Saving Canada's Health...
September 3, 2010 | Saskatchewan Office