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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.
Federal budget priorities out of balance with economic, social realities
April 20, 2015
Tomorrow's federal budget may deliver a surplus but it will fall short on delivering solutions to many of the problems Canadians are facing.
It takes $18.52 an hour to make ends meet in Toronto
April 13, 2015
Two working parents with two children need to each earn a minimum of $18.52 an hour just to make ends meet in Toronto, says a new study.
Vancouver parents with young kids want less driving, more transit, cycling and walking
April 6, 2015
A new study offers insights into how parents of young children travel from place to place within Vancouver, and how they'd like to see their experience improve.
Vancouver transit referendum
Think-tank projects federal deficit in 2015-16
March 20, 2015
The 2015 Alternative Federal Budget demonstrates that the federal government's continued obsession with austerity and balancing the budget comes at a cost.
2015 Alternative Federal Budget
B.C. Budget 2015 fails to make real investments in British Columbians
February 23, 2015
Budget 2015 demonstrates a short-sighted focus on recording a surplus instead of a long-term vision that would address serious social and environmental deficits.
Modern free trade era produced slower growth and greater income inequality
February 9, 2015
The defining features of the Canadian economy during the NAFTA era have been slower GDP growth, a surge in corporate concentration and heightened income inequality.
Climate change means new deal needed for resource workers
January 28, 2015
What does the transition away from fossil fuels mean for workers -- and their families and communities -- who rely on the coal, oil and natural gas industries?
Canadian labour movement
NAFTA investor-state claims against Canada are 'out of control'
January 16, 2015
Over the last two decades, Canada has been sued more times than either Mexico or the U.S. under NAFTA's controversial investor-state dispute settlement mechanism.
Canadian foreign policy
Creating pathways to keep young workers in Newfoundland and Labrador
January 12, 2015
A new report highlights the complexity of youth employment, attraction and retention in Newfoundland and Labrador.
newfoundland and labrador
CEO pay in Canada soars to glory days of pre-recession heights
January 5, 2015
Before lunch today, Canada's highest paid CEOs will pocket what most Canadians work all year to earn.
CEO compensation Canada
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