The Conservative government's record comes under fire in new e-book



    OTTAWA, Sept. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Today the Canadian Centre for Policy
Alternatives (CCPA) released The Harper Record, the most comprehensive
analysis of the Conservative minority government's record to date.
    "Scheduled for broad release in early October, we are releasing the
electronic version of this book today, to help Canadians make informed choices
about the future of their country," says CCPA Executive Director Bruce
Campbell.
    Edited by Canadian Labour Congress Researcher Teresa Healy, Ph.D., with
contributions from 47 policy analysts and economists, The Harper Record
documents in exhaustive detail the Conservative government's performance over
the last two-and-a-half years.
    "Contrary to the general perception that this has been a moderate
government, this book reveals that it, in fact, has taken significant steps to
transform Canada in a very short time. Harper's very conservative vision has
been advanced across a broad range of policies. It is a deeply troubling
prelude of things to come," says Healy.
    Similar to previous CCPA evaluations of previous governments, this
publication evaluates the Harper track record through a progressive lens.
    The analysts find the Harper record falls woefully short when measured
against the great challenges of our time: climate change, inequality and
poverty, peace and stability, educating our children, protecting our health,
and managing the economy.
    The Harper Record is available for free download from the CCPA website:
http://www.policyalternatives.ca




For further information:

For further information: Kerri-Anne Finn, CCPA Communications Officer,
(613) 563-1341 x306

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