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August 9, 2019

Ottawa (09 Aug. 2019) ―  A recent Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) blog post explains why P3 privatization schemes are still being approved. Using a graph from a report by the United Kingdom National Audit Office (NAO) on P3 privatization schemes, the post shows why politicians who only think in the short-term, like P3s.

August 7, 2019

Out of the 795 rental markets analyzed, full-time minimum-wage workers can only afford to live in 24 neighbourhoods.

April 11, 2019

These alternatives would bring down the deficit and leave most Ontarians better off than the cuts the Ford government is proposing.

October 26, 2018

"This trade deal will rig the Canadian economy in favour of powerful corporations. It is an outright betrayal of workers. It will do nothing to stop climate change, and it will certainly exacerbate income and wealth inequality.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

March 15, 2017

Think tank unveils plan to cut poverty, create jobs, and close tax loopholes.

January 4, 2017

The average CEO made $49,510 by 11:47 a.m. on January 3, 2017. Salary for CEOs increased 178 per cent between 1998 and 2015.

August 5, 2016

"The TPP copyright provisions, if ratified, could potentially “lead to millions of dollars in roy­alty payments being transferred out of Canada, the increased criminaliz­ation of copyright law, and a loss of policy flexibility for future Canadian copyright reforms." — Michael Giest, Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law, University of Ottawa

July 6, 2016

Among Canadian cities, Metro Vancouver has the second-highest rate of working poverty after Greater Toronto. The hardship is even more severe in these two regions than the statistics show, since the measure of poverty used in the study does not account for differences in housing costs across the country.

March 14, 2016

The 2016 Alternative Federal Budget (AFB) projects a federal deficit of $29.2 billion for 2016-17 when Liberal platform measures are taken into account. It also delivers a blueprint showing how the government could take on a $37.9 billion deficit and still maintain Canada’s debt-to-GDP ratio. 

December 11, 2015

The report highlights that high fees are not the only issue. Even if Canadians can afford child care, there are long waiting lists due to the lack of available regulated spaces.