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Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is an independent, non-partisan research institute concerned with issues of social and economic justice. Founded in 1980, the CCPA is one of Canada’s leading progressive voices in public policy debates.
An over-the-top exemption: it's time to fairly tax and regulate the new internet media services
June 23, 2016
Netflix and YouTube, with no physical presence in Canada, enjoy an artificial advantage over Canadian competitors because they do not collect and remit sales taxes and often do not pay income tax.
Deciding the future of the public private partnership schools in Nova Scotia
June 14, 2016
A new study from the CCPA deems the P3 schools program in Nova Scotia to be a failure of cost, risk management and evidence-based decision-making.
public private partnership
Can Canada expand oil and gas production, build pipelines and keep its climate change commitments?
June 3, 2016
This new study shows that Canada cannot meet its global climate commitments while at the same time ramping up oil and gas extraction and building new export pipelines.
emissions reduction targets
The impact of TPP tariff removal on Canadian trade
May 31, 2016
The CCPA finds that the TPP will be a real pain for improving our trade imbalance, employment, the manufacturing and high-tech sectors, and will keep the Canadian economy resource-based.
The 2016-2017 Newfoundland and Labrador budget's impacts on women
May 26, 2016
A new study released by the CCPA finds the Newfoundland and Labrador Liberal government's austerity measures will cut wages and services to women the most.
gender wage gap
Shameful neglect: Indigenous child poverty in Canada
May 19, 2016
A new report from the CCPA finds that 51% of Indigenous children live in poverty and astonishingly that rises to as high as 60% for children on reserves. Where is the state of emergency?
Ontario's social assistance poverty gap
May 11, 2016
The Ontario Liberals' poverty reduction strategy comes under fire from the CCPA in their latest report that shows the poverty gap has widened substantially since 1993.
Ontario poverty reduction strategy
Reducing surgical wait times: The case for public innovation and provincial leadership
April 26, 2016
B.C.'s surgical wait times are among the longest in the country. This new study provides an extensive review of research on the problems with private, for-profit surgical delivery.
Migrant workers and the Trans-Pacific Partnership
April 22, 2016
A new study from the CCPA finds that the TPP makes it easier for employers to hire migrant workers -- even in industries and regions where unemployment is high and domestic workers are available.
Trans Pacific Partnership
New EU proposal will perpetuate investors' attacks on health and environment
April 20, 2016
A new study looks at the latest attempts to reform CETA's Investment Court System and shows how the changes fail to deliver on their promise to prevent controversial trade lawsuits.
Investment Court System
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