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
May 19, 2004

Ontario budget underwhelms

Tuesday was supposed to be a turning point — the first budget of the government elected to repair eight years of Ontario Tory cuts. But the Liberals' effort, critics say, falls far short of what
In cahoots
May 11, 2004

Ontario: uncut!

The “Common Sense Revolution” eviscerated Ontario's public service infrastructure. Exit the Tories, enter the Liberals — but can they undo the damage? Only by first rebuilding the prov
In cahoots
May 6, 2004

BC: deep pain, creeping gain

After weathering three years of punishing program cuts, British Columbians are hearing some tantalizing news. Economist Marc Lee confirms that the provincial economy has recovered from its 2001 reces
In cahoots
Apr 26, 2004

Squandering Canada's surplus

Canada is hoarding unprecedented economic wealth while human insecurity deepens — at home and abroad. That charge comes in a new report from economist Armine Yalnizyan, who berates Ottawa's &#14
In cahoots
Apr 15, 2004

Customs union: lots to lose

Canada might see some fragmented benefits from a “customs union” with the U.S. But the economic and political costs would be leagues deeper, cautions economist Marc Lee. The controversial p


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