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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.
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.
Study reveals best and worst cities to be a woman in Canada
July 17, 2015
A new study reveals the best and worst cities to be a woman in Canada.
best city in Canada
Special education policies across Canada need update, renewal
July 8, 2015
The majority of special education policies in place across Canada are more than 10 years old and out of step with current practices around inclusive education.
New study identifies more than $10 billion in savings on military equipment
July 1, 2015
The study, by University of British Columbia Professor Michael Byers, identifies more than $10 billion in potential savings in spending on military equipment.
Low-wage work skyrocketing
June 16, 2015
The low-wage workforce in Ontario grew by 94 per cent over the past 17 years, vastly outstripping the growth in total employment which grew by 30 per cent.
TFSA analysis in Budget 2015 does a number on Canadians
June 3, 2015
The federal budget's claims regarding who would benefit from doubling the Tax Free Savings Account annual contribution ceiling exclude key contextual data thereby leading to erroneous conclusions.
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tax-free savings account
B.C. government plans for LNG exports jeopardize energy security
May 27, 2015
As the B.C. and federal governments continue to push for LNG development and export, a major new study details the consequences of ramping up fracking.
Unionization key to Canadian middle class economics
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.
Canadian labour movement
middle class economics
Living wage rises again in 2015; federal policies leave families struggling to cover basics
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.
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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.
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