Welcome to the CCPA federal election blog

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) is an independent, non-partisan research institute concerned with issues of social, economic and environmental justice. Founded in 1980, the CCPA is one of Canada’s leading progressive voices in public policy debates.

Making It Count is the CCPA’s 2011 federal election blog, designed to bring you expert analysis and commentary on the issues that will—or should—define the federal election. Staff and research associates from the CCPA will weigh in on everything from the economy and federal finances to the social and environmental challenges facing our country.

The views expressed on this blog are those of the individual contributors, and do not necessarily represent the views of the CCPA.


  1. Great information, thank you. You have not included crime reduction/prevention in your category section. This is a critical cross cutting issue which needs to be addressed and all parties need to articulate their policies around it. We can reduce crime and victimization by supporting targeted initiatives from a social justice perspective. Lots of research to support this approach. You could contact me but also Irvin Waller see University of Ottawa, Institute for the Prevention of crime. Thanks, Patti

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