BC Office Updates

The BC and federal governments continue to push for LNG (liquefied natural gas) development and export, but a major new study from our BC office details the consequences of ramping up fracking and...
May 26, 2015 | BC Office
Each year we work with the Living Wage for Families Campaign and First Call to calculate the hourly wage that would allow a two-parent family with two children to cover basic expenses. This year it's...
April 29, 2015 | BC Office
A year ago we at the CCPA-BC wrote to our supporters with an urgent appeal for help. We faced a very large budget gap that threatened to seriously compromise our work. Your response was tremendous,...
April 27, 2015 | BC Office
In November 2014, CCPA-BC hosted a one-day conference called “A Good Jobs Economy in BC”, with support from the BC Federation of Labour, the Centre for Global Political Economy and the Progressive...
April 27, 2015 | BC Office
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