Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Harper Policies 'Impaired Canada's Post-Recession Recovery,' CCPA Says

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.19.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - To balance, or not to balance.The Harper government's stubborn push to eliminate the deficit in its election-year budget has opened a debate:...

This Little Thing Could Delay Your Retirement By Up To 11 Years

CBC | Posted 02.25.2015 | Canada Business

High mutual fund fees could cause Canadians to delay their retirement by as much as 11 years or else leave them with 40 per cent less money for thei...

Canada Is Trading Away Its Environmental Rights

David Suzuki | Posted 01.28.2015 | Canada Politics
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Canada's environment appears to be taking the brunt of NAFTA-enabled corporate attacks. And when NAFTA environmental-protection provisions do kick in, the government often rejects them. According to a study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, more than 70 per cent of NAFTA claims since 2005 have been against Canada, with nine active cases totalling $6 billion outstanding.

Middle Earners Will Get The Least From Tories' Family Tax Cuts

CP | By Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.28.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA -- Of all the families eligible for the Conservative government's controversial family tax-and-benefit measures this year, those earning betwee...

37,000 Government Jobs GONE

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.13.2014 | Canada Business

As Finance Minister Joe Oliver this week touts Canada’s imminent return to balanced budgets, and sells the government’s pre-election tax cuts, som...

The Most Expensive Place In Canada For Daycare

CP | Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.09.2015 | Canada Business

A city west of Toronto has been named the least affordable place in Canada for regulated daycare.The study, titled The Parent Trap and released by the...

Tim Hortons Could See Layoffs After Burger King Takeover: Analysis

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.30.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Widespread layoffs and strict cost cutting measures could befall Tim Hortons if Burger King's parent company takes over the chain, says a st...

Report: Women, Minorities Earn Far Less In Private Sector Than Public

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.29.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A new report says it pays to work in the public sector — especially if you're a minority.The study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Altern...

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Minimum Wage Hike Won't Kill Jobs, Might Create Them: Study | Sunny Freeman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Canada Business

Increasing the minimum wage does not drive up unemployment levels, according to a three-decade study published Tuesday. The Canadian Centre for Po...

Germany Scraps Tuition Fees. Should We Follow?

The Huffington Post Canada | Sunny Freeman | Posted 10.01.2014 | Canada Business

Attention Canadian students: How is your German? If you’re tired of fretting about how to pay tuition as rates rise to record levels, you may wan...

Students' Finances Take A Hit From Mandatory Unpaid Work

CBC | Posted 11.22.2014 | Canada Business

Some students who work long, unpaid college or university internships while paying high tuition fees say they feel exploited and that it’s time the...

CRA Targeted Left-Leaning Think Tank For Audit For Being 'Biased'

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.01.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A left-leaning think-tank was targeted by the Canada Revenue Agency for a political-activities audit last fall partly because the research an...

Look What's Happening To The Cost Of Education In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada Business

Tuition-paying parents will tell you things are tougher for students today than they were a generation ago, but here’s some solid proof. The numb...

Ontario's Job Market Squeezing Out The Middle: Report

The Huffintgon Post Canada | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Business

Ontario’s job market is shifting away from full-time, permanent work and towards part-time and temporary work, and middle-wage jobs are being squeez...

Look How Much Canadian Student Debt Has Grown

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.04.2014 | Canada Business

Student debt in Canada has soared in recent years, highlighting growing concerns that post-secondary education in becoming increasingly inaccessible. ...

Tories' Budget Could Worsen Economy, Think Tank Warns

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is predicting a "do-nothing" federal budget next week that the left-wing think-tank says could ac...

Tories' Tax Idea Mostly Helps The Rich: Study

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.30.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A new report maintains that some 86 per cent of Canadian families will find nothing to be gained from the Conservative government's long-prom...

Canada Among Worst Countries For Reducing Inequality

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

Canada is among the developed countries that do the least to reduce income inequality, according to an analysis from Mother Jones’ Kevin Drum. Dr...

B.C. Senior Care Ignored?

CP | Camille Bains, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's Health Ministry has ignored most of the recommendations in a report on seniors' care in the province, says a think tank...

Ontario's Youth Jobless Rates Like Europe, U.S. Rust Belt: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.27.2013 | Canada Business

Ontario youth looking for a job may have better luck in parts of the U.S. Rust Belt or the Eurozone, according to a new report from the Canadian Centr...

The Cost Has TRIPLED

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Canadian students hoping for some financial relief on the cost of their post-secondary education are in for a disappointment over the next f...

Violence Against Women Costs You This Much Money

r/ally | Posted 09.10.2013 | Canada Living

Intimate partner violence and sexual assault of women in Canada hurts the economy and no comprehensive national policy is currently in place to address the problem. These were the key findings of The Gap in the Gender Gap: Violence Against Women in Canada report released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, released on Thursday. The economic losses for these crimes come in the form of costs to the justice system, costs to the victim, and costs to third parties.

What's Driving Vancouver's Living Wage So High?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Metro Vancouver's living wage keeps on climbing as the cost of living becomes more and more unaffordable every year. The city's 2013 living wage ha...

Feds Chopping Way More Jobs Than Advertised: Think Tank

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.09.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A new analysis from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says the federal government has misrepresented cuts to the public service, an...

You've Got It All Wrong, Flaherty: CCPA

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.11.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's leading left-wing think-tank believes Canadians can have their cake and eat it too in the next federal budget — more spending to c...