BC Office Updates

Economist David A Green has thoroughly reviewed the academic literature and found no evidence that a $15 minimum wage would cause harm — on the contrary, it would benefit families and reduce poverty...
April 14, 2015 | BC Office
Our new study looks at the transportation choices of Vancouver parents of young kids. Author Arlene McLaren was surprised to find that despite the challenges — tired kids, bulky strollers, busy...
April 2, 2015 | BC Office
To find out why Seth Klein, Marc Lee and Iglika Ivanova are voting yes in the upcoming referendum, read our short primer. Seth will be discussing the referendum on CBC's Early Edition at 6:40 AM and...
March 3, 2015 | BC Office
"Just transition" is an approach to economic and environmental policy-making that says workers in affected industries should not pay the price for doing the right thing for the environment, and...
January 28, 2015 | BC Office
British Columbia is the only province in Canada that does not have a human rights commission. That makes us the weakest province when it comes to fostering human rights awareness and preventing...
December 9, 2014 | BC Office
The CCPA–BC is now accepting nominations for our annual Power of Youth Leadership Awards, which recognize and celebrate young progressive leaders in BC. Are you, or do you know, a young leader...
November 5, 2014 | BC Office
A new study from the CCPA's BC Office examines often-ignored questions of climate justice: given Canada’s historical and ongoing contribution to global warming, what is our collective obligation to...
November 5, 2014 | BC Office
Applications are now being accepted for Next Up: a leadership program for young people committed to social and environmental justice. This is an amazing, intensive and transformative program the CCPA...
August 11, 2014 | National Office, BC Office
The BC Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has just released Precarious: Temporary Agency Work in British Columbia. Read the full report at https://www.policyalternatives.ca/...
July 3, 2014 | BC Office
Path to Prosperity? examines the assumptions behind the BC government’s projection of a $100 billion "Prosperity Fund" from LNG exports, and finds that the returns promised to the public are not...
April 29, 2014 | BC Office
The living wage for Metro Vancouver for 2014 is $20.10. Find out more about the living wage, along with tools for calculating the living wage for your own community: Working for a Living Wage 2014
April 29, 2014 | BC Office
The latest report from our BC Office assesses the impact of the BC Jobs Plan two years in. The government's six-month progress reports have declared it a success, but the numbers tell a different...
January 9, 2014 | BC Office
In an opinion piece in the Province today, resource policy analyst Ben Parfitt supports the open letter from eight BC organizations calling for the BC government to deliver on its promise to consult...
December 19, 2013 | BC Office
New today from our BC office: a policy brief that analyzes how the government has responded to recommendations on seniors care from the Ombudsperson. Of the 140 recommendations directed at the...
November 14, 2013 | BC Office
World-renowned author and environmentalist Lester R Brown will speak in Vancouver at a fundraiser for our BC Office's Climate Justice Project. More information and secure online ticket sales:...
September 25, 2013 | BC Office