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Former Senate page, Brigette DePape encourages us to think outside the box this holiday season. Brigette suggests giving a gift that allows young people to take action and imagine a better Canada — a CCPA membership. The CCPA works diligently to produce thorough research, progressive policy alternatives, and to support innovative young leaders like Brigette. This holiday season, give a CCPA gift membership, and help us make a difference in the lives of young people in Canada.
Claudia Li, founder of Shark Truth, talks about the support and encouragement she received from CCPA. The CCPA works diligently to produce thorough research, progressive policy alternatives, and to support innovative young leaders like Claudia. This holiday season, give a CCPA gift membership — and help us make a difference in the lives of young people in Canada.
On November 3rd, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives proudly hosted the 2011 David Lewis Lecture in Toronto. This year’s sold-out lecture featured an intimate conversation between two of Canada’s leading thinkers and recipients of the Order of Canada - Stephen Lewis and Michele Landsberg. Watch the full 2011 David Lewis Lecture here:
In northeastern BC, gas companies are racing to extract natural gas from deeply buried shale formations, using a process called "fracking." Check out this short video to find out more about fracking, and why it's the natural gas equivalent to Alberta's tar sands. And for more information, read the study: Fracking Up Our Water, Hydro Power and Climate: BC's Reckless Pursuit of Shale Gas. 
A slide show about the debate surrounding the Manitoba Hydro Bipole III project. Narrated by Lynne Fernandez of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Manitoba. Manitoba Hydro Bipole III Debate
Community Led Organizations United Together (CLOUT) is a coalition of nine community-based organizations providing direct service to inner-city children and families. They include: Andrew Street Family Centre, Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, Community Education Development Association (CEDA), Native Women's Transition Centre, North End Women's Centre, Ndinawemaaganag Endaawad (Ndiniwe) Rossbook House, Wolseley Family Place and Wahbung Abinoonjiiag.
The income gap between the rich and the rest of us has worsened over the past generation. In 2009, during the dark days of Canada's recession, the richest 20% of Canadians took home a whopping 44.2% of total after-tax income -- in stark contrast to the poorest 20% whose after-tax income share was only 4.9%.
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