Citizen Action Monitor

New report outlines how Canada’s top CEOs raked in “boundless bonuses” in 2020

The report recommends five policy solutions to tackle extreme wealth inequality. — No 2810 by fw, January 10, 2022 — “Every year we [Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives] examine trends … Continue reading

January 10, 2022 · 1 Comment

With TPP, Canadians can expect higher health care risks and costs

Key findings from two new studies released by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. No 1586 Posted by fw, February 4, 2016 “The TPP would require Canada to extend patent terms … Continue reading

February 4, 2016

Public review of TPP is badly needed, but will a meaningful process be forthcoming from Team Trudeau?

PM has so far been anything but clear about what a public review might look like. No 1561 Posted by fw, January 10, 2016 “In truth, the TPP cannot be … Continue reading

January 10, 2016

TPP is “the worst trade agreement for access to medicines in developing countries”

TPP’s generous intellectual property protections could still complicate efforts to control drug costs in Canada. No 1519 Posted by fw, November 19, 2015 “While not as bad as feared, this … Continue reading

November 19, 2015

Battered by increasingly aggressive NAFTA lawsuits, will Canada fare any better under TPP?

Under NAFTA, Canada has been hit by 70 percent of all NAFTA investor lawsuits. Yikes! No 1506 Posted by fw, November 10, 2015 “When the North American Free Trade Agreement … Continue reading

November 10, 2015

Harper’s slash and burn budget exposed in eye-popping raw numbers — And we do mean “raw” as in “cruel and unfair”

$13 billion in lost revenue thanks to Harper’s generous corporate tax cuts No 453 Posted by fw, April 8, 2012 Thanks to the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives‘ Trish Hennessy … Continue reading

April 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Stephen “Ethical Oil” Harper’s Budget Screws Mother Earth

Budget screws the planet for short-term gains No 449 Posted by fw, April 1, 2012 “This is known in the budget as “responsible resource development.” This perverse label includes putting … Continue reading

April 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Extreme wealth inequality in America exposed in 2 min. 17 sec.

No 395 Posted by fw, January 27, 2012 Did you know that U.S. corporations paid 47.4 percent of profits in taxes in 1961 and just 11.1 percent of profits in … Continue reading

January 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ontario Tory leader Tim Hudak silent on $10 billion gap in platform budget. What more would he hide from us if elected?

No 289 Posted by fw, September 29, 2011 What would Canadians do without the Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) to help keep us responsibly informed? Although a Windsor Star … Continue reading

September 29, 2011 · Leave a comment

CCPA: A research body the “less educated, less sophisticated” are likely to use

No 163 Posted by fw, April 27, 2011 The previous post, Is Election 2011 outcome really in the hands of ‘the less educated and less sophisticated parts of society”? cited Professor Peter … Continue reading

April 27, 2011 · Leave a comment