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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.
Study of income inequality in Canada, what can be done
May 10, 2013
On April 30, 2013, CCPA Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan testified to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance as part of the committee’s study of income inequality.
Without change in public policy, Canada's gender gap will persist
April 24, 2013
The women of the class of 2013 can look forward to lower rates of promotion at work, less stable work, and diminished retirement security.
She fixes so many problems: The impacts of the Neighbourhood Immigrant Settlement Worker
April 12, 2013
The Neighbourhood Immigrant Settlement Worker (NISW) is one of the programs established by the Province of Manitoba to help newcomers adjust to life in Canada.
Neighbourhood Immigration Settlement Worker
BC's public sector: Decades of cuts have done their damage
April 10, 2013
A report released today by our BC office shows how an understaffed public sector (the smallest in Canada) has left British Columbians vulnerable.
New information on federal job and service cuts
April 8, 2013
After four austerity budgets and lots of hide and seek, there are finally some answers about what services federal departments are going to cut.
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Beyond the three R's: BC needs to plan for zero waste
March 29, 2013
Our newest study, co-published with the Wilderness Committee, shows how "zero waste" policies would protect BC's environment and climate and create jobs.
Cutting infrastructure spending the wrong choice for Canada
March 22, 2013
Despite government claims to the contrary, today's federal budget actually reduces infrastructure spending, says the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
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More harm than good: austerity's impact in Ontario
March 18, 2013
A new report from CCPA-Ontario shows that Ontario hasn't returned to pre-recession economic health, finds that austerity measures are compounding the problem by effectively slowing economic growth.
Canada heading for 'bitumen cliff'
February 22, 2013
A new study published by the CCPA and the Polaris Institute shows how the failure to carefully regulate the bitumen industry is putting Canada on a dangerous economic and environmental trajectory.
Canada missing $145 billion in infrastructure due to underfunding
January 25, 2013
Underinvestment in infrastructure is not a crisis but a chronic problem in Canada, says a new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
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