Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

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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.
September 1, 2015 |
Seizing on the first federal election in recent history where income inequality is a hot button issue, CCPA has launched a platform to reduce the gap.
August 5, 2015 |
Canadian investors have exploited a controversial mechanism in international investment treaties to challenge public interest regulations in 24 different countries.
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.
July 17, 2015 |
A new study reveals the best and worst cities to be a woman in Canada.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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