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.
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.
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.
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