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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.
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
Housing and Aboriginal migration to Winnipeg
December 15, 2014
Winnipeg can only succeed if the Aboriginal people of this city find success.
Keep Newfoundland and Labrador's economy strong
November 26, 2014
Here are some options for long term economic stability and fairness for Newfoundland and Labrador.
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.
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