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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.
Budget balanced at expense of veterans, unemployed and safety: study
November 12, 2014
While Finance Minister Joe Oliver is expected to announce a balanced budget today, a report by the CCPA examines the toll federal austerity measures have had on public services.
Tim Hortons takeover is a bad deal for Canadians: study
November 3, 2014
Burger King's proposed takeover of Tim Hortons is likely to have overwhelmingly negative consequences for Canadians.
Setting the record straight on the economics of banning fracking
October 29, 2014
Does the report on fracking in Halifax conflate economic impact with economic benefit?
Nova Scotia politics
Minimum wage has no consistent effect on employment levels
October 23, 2014
There is no consistent connection between higher minimum wages and employment levels in Canada, says a study by CCPA.
Climate damages litigation could cost Canadian oil and gas companies billions
October 9, 2014
Canadian oil and gas companies could be liable for billions of dollars of damages for their contribution to climate change, according a study by the CCPA.
Making sense of the CETA
September 26, 2014
The first assessment of complete Canada–EU trade deal questions benefits and highlights imbalances in negotiated outcome.
Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
Study: Provinces pursuing two-tier tuition fee policies
September 10, 2014
The study looks at trends in tuition and compulsory fees in Canada since 1993, projects fees for each province for the next four years, and ranks the provinces on affordability.
post secondary education
two-tier tuition fees
BC government urged to lower expectations for LNG-based 'Prosperity Fund'
May 7, 2014
The report 'Path to Prosperity?' looks at forecasts for Asian energy markets, time and cost associated with developing and the plan to earn royalties and finds all is not right.
The best and worst place to be a woman in Canada
April 28, 2014
A new report provides an index of gender equality in Canada's 20 largest metropolitan areas.
Alternative Federal Budget 2014, striking a better balance
February 7, 2014
It delivers a plan that would lift 855,000 Canadians out of poverty, reduce income inequality, boost the economy, and lower unemployment to 5.4 per cent.
Alternative Federal Budget
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