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.

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
In cahoots
Sep 30, 2003

Whatever happened to welfare?

Welfare was the hot-button issue in the 1995 Ontario election that ushered Mike Harris into power. Ditto in 1999. But now, with Ontario heading back to the polls on Thursday, the issue has faded rema
In cahoots
Sep 29, 2003

Cruise industry: no panacea

Canadian ports had better take a sober and realistic look at their expectations of the cruise industry. A new study finds that, in their rush to attract the big ships, Canadian ports have not paid en
In cahoots
Sep 27, 2003

Behind the issues: Ontario 2003

Ontario votes on October 2. Pre-election polls have the opposition Liberals leading the governing Conservatives — the NDP a distant but rallying third. For voters still weighing their options, t
In cahoots
Jul 25, 2003

N.S. tax cut: who benefits?

Malnourished programs and services didn't deter Nova Scotia's Tories from instituting a 10 per cent tax cut for 2004. The stated logic: it'll spur growth by putting dollars “back in workers' poc
In cahoots
Jul 23, 2003

Corporate agenda on campus

What was once just a delusion, John McMurtry believes, is now a dominant agenda: the subordination of higher research and education to transnational commerce. More and more evidence suggests that uni
In cahoots
Jul 17, 2003

Fishy business

Salmon farming has been dangled before coastal B.C. communities as a panacea for jobs and economic stability. But a new study shows that industrial salmon aquaculture will deliver no or few new jobs,


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