BC Office News Releases

(Vancouver) A six-year initiative to study the impacts of precarious work on the lives of British Columbians kicks off today, with the announcement of a $2.5 million Partnership Grant awarded by the ...
June 21, 2021 | BC Office
VANCOUVER - Increasingly, government and industry talk about “net zero” when it comes to emissions reduction targets. But what does this really mean?  Reducing emissions to zero is a clear concept,...
June 17, 2021 | BC Office
VANCOUVER - A stark change in direction is needed if Canada is to meet its emissions-reduction targets, says a new report by veteran earth scientist David Hughes.  Going into the G7 Summit later this...
June 1, 2021 | BC Office
VANCOUVER – Un changement de cap majeur s’impose si le Canada veut atteindre ses objectifs en matière de réduction des émissions de gaz à effet de serre, selon un nouveau rapport du géologue d’...
May 31, 2021 | BC Office
VANCOUVER – Thousands of non-domestic groundwater users across BC risk losing their historic water rights if they fail to apply for licences before a fast-approaching deadline, warn two former senior...
May 20, 2021 | BC Office
VANCOUVER - Despite Canada’s climate change commitments, the country’s “big six” banks continue to finance and support expansion of fossil fuel industries, says a new Corporate Mapping Project report...
April 29, 2021 | BC Office
VANCOUVER —  The BC government made some needed investments in its 2021 budget for COVID-19 recovery, but there is scarce new funding for major priorities like child care, housing and climate action...
April 20, 2021 | BC Office
VANCOUVER — If any group is faring well in the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s Canada’s billionaires whose wealth has increased by $78 billion since March 2020 while the lives of millions of Canadians have...
April 14, 2021 | BC Office
VANCOUVER — A union representing forest industry workers and environmental organizations are demanding that the provincial government halt any approvals of new wood pellet mills in BC pending an...
April 7, 2021 | BC Office
VANCOUVER — Like in many Canadian cities, full-time licensed child care in BC is struggling under the financial burden of COVID-19—registering a dramatic drop in enrolment while revenue-generating...
March 18, 2021 | BC Office
VANCOUVER -  A non-profit model for building rental housing in Metro Vancouver could deliver substantially lower monthly rents, shows new research released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy...
March 16, 2021 | BC Office
VANCOUVER — A one per cent tax on wealth over $20 million would generate nearly twice as much revenue as previously calculated by the Parliamentary Budget Officer, money that could lift thousands of...
March 11, 2021 | BC Office
 VANCOUVER — The 150th anniversary of British Columbia joining Canada arrives at a time when people and institutions are being asked to reckon with the foundational impacts of racism in our society....
February 25, 2021 | BC Office
VANCOUVER — Vast swaths of forest in British Columbia’s Fort Nelson region are in danger of being gobbled up to make low-value, climate-unfriendly wood pellets with the provincial government...
February 17, 2021 | BC Office
VANCOUVER—Major companies including mining juggernaut Teck Resources, the world’s largest aluminum maker Rio Tinto Alcan and natural gas processor WestCoast Energy Inc. pay shockingly little for...
February 3, 2021 | BC Office

Pages