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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.
B.C.'s food system relies on vulnerable migrant workers
November 18, 2015
A new study finds that citizenship status plays a key role in farmworker safety, and recommends significant changes to immigration policies to protect this vulnerable workforce.
BC food system
Real estate downturn could be devastating for young homeowners
November 12, 2015
Young homeowners would be hardest hit by a correction in Canada's housing market, says a study released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
Room to hike federal taxes on the 1%
October 30, 2015
The new federal government has plenty of room to raise the taxes of Canada's one percenters.
tax the rich
Ontario's minimum wage hike: The job is half finished
October 5, 2015
October 1 marks the first year in which the Ontario government adjusts its provincial minimum wage to inflation, but the job is only half finished.
Federal cuts undermining workplace health and safety
September 30, 2015
Federal underfunding and understaffing of safety inspectors are putting employees in federally regulated workplaces sector in harm's way.
workplace health and safety
New report examines Canada's operational framework for handling Afghan detainees
September 23, 2015
A new report calls on government to launch a public inquiry into actions of Canadian officials relating to Afghan detainees.
Provincial tuition fee policies more about managing public opinion than accessibility
September 9, 2015
On average, tuition and compulsory fees for Canadian undergraduate students have tripled between 1993-94 and 2015-16 and will continue to rise over the next four years.
Cast your vote: Think tank unveils platform to end income inequality
September 1, 2015
Seizing on the first federal election in recent history where income inequality is a hot button issue, CCPA has launched a platform to reduce the gap.
Federal Election 2015
Corporations abuse investment treaties, bully governments into environmental backtrack
August 5, 2015
Canadian investors have exploited a controversial mechanism in international investment treaties to challenge public interest regulations in 24 different countries.
international investment treaties
Government claims of LNG jobs grossly overstated, not supported by companies' own numbers
July 29, 2015
A new report offers a reality check on government claims about massive job creation to come from a B.C.-based LNG industry.
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