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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.
May 27, 2015 |
As the BC and federal governments continue to push for LNG development and export, a major new study details the consequences of ramping up fracking.
May 6, 2015 |
The share of unionized workers in Canada has dropped by only two percent over the past generation, but union representation dramatically affects workers' ability to move up the middle class ladder.
April 29, 2015 |
The wage needed to cover the costs of raising a family in Metro Vancouver is $20.68 per hour. The hourly wage that two working parents with two young children must earn to meet their basic expenses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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