Today the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) released the 2008 Alternative Federal Budget (AFB).
The AFB is coordinated by the CCPA and is the result of collaborative deliberations by representatives of a wide spectrum of civil society organizations. Among the innovations in this year’s AFB:
- a gender budget analysis;
- a poverty reduction plan;
- a national infrastructure plan;
- a sectoral development strategy to address the manufacturing crisis; and
- a greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan.
All Alternative Budget materials are available on the CCPA web site in both English and French: http://www.policyalternatives.ca
The CCPA is one of my favorite national research organizations. Their work is well researched, independant and provides another perspective beyond the mainstream hype on national issues. It is as important as the work that come out of the Pembina Institute or the Suzuki Foundation, except it’s focus is social and political, something we sorely miss in Canada.
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.
By combining solid research with extensive outreach, we work to enrich democratic dialogue and ensure Canadians know there are workable solutions to the issues we face. The CCPA offers analysis and policy ideas to the media, general public, social justice and labour organizations, academia and government.