Media advisory - News conference: Alternative Federal Budget 2008 - Think tank unveils a budget Canadians can count on

    OTTAWA, Feb. 21 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Centre for Policy
Alternatives (CCPA) will release the 2008 Alternative Federal Budget (AFB) on
Monday, February 25 at 10:00 AM in the Charles Lynch Press Room (130-S Centre
Block, Parliament Hill).
    This year's Alternative Federal Budget delivers a socially and fiscally
balanced budget that Canadians can count on - in good times and bad.
    Coordinated by the CCPA since 1995, the Alternative Budget is the product
of collaborative deliberations by representatives of a wide spectrum of civil
society organizations. It is widely respected for its sophisticated
macroeconomic analysis and credible fiscal plan.
    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.

    WHEN: Monday, February 25, 10:00 AM
    WHERE: Charles Lynch Press Room, 130-S Centre Block, Parliament Hill

For further information:

For further information: Kerri-Anne Finn, CCPA Communications Officer,
(613) 563-1341 x306, (613) 266-9491

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