BC Office Updates

Forests are one of the iconic symbols of British Columbia, and successive governments and companies operating here have largely focussed on the cheap, commodity lumber business that benefits industry...
January 16, 2018 | BC Office
In our submission to the BC Fair Wages Commission, the CCPA-BC highlighted the urgency for British Columbia to adopt a $15 minimum wage by March 2019. Read the submission. BC’s current minimum wage...
November 22, 2017 | BC Office
Today the CCPA's BC Office joined with 16 other community, First Nation and environmental organizations to call for a full public inquiry into fracking in Britsh Columbia. The call on the new BC...
November 5, 2017 | BC Office
Today CCPC-BC senior economist Marc Lee submitted an analysis to the BC Utilities Commission in response to their consultation on the economics of the Site C dam. You can read it here. In short, the...
August 31, 2017 | BC Office
We are incredibly honoured to announce that Senator Murray Sinclair will address our 2017 Annual Gala as keynote speaker, on Thursday, October 19 in Vancouver. Tickets are now on sale. Will you join...
August 14, 2017 | BC Office
Five weeks ago the CCPA-BC began a letter to our supporters with this statement: “What an interesting and exciting moment in BC politics! For a bunch of policy nerds like us at the CCPA, it doesn’t...
July 4, 2017 | BC Office
Our latest report looks at the growing concerns that First Nations in British Columbia have with the fossil fuel industry’s increasing need for large volumes of water for natural gas fracking...
June 21, 2017 | BC Office
The role of government in Alberta, both involvement and funding, has been critical in ensuring that more than narrow corporate interests were served in the development of the province’s bitumen...
June 8, 2017 | BC Office, Saskatchewan Office
The federal and Alberta governments and the oil industry argue that pipelines to tidewater will unlock new markets where Canadian oil can command a better price than in the US, where the majority of...
May 30, 2017 | BC Office
A subsidiary of Malaysian state-owned Petronas, the company behind a massive Liquefied Natural Gas plant proposal near Prince Rupert, has built at least 16 large unauthorized dams in northeast BC to...
May 2, 2017 | 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 25, 2017 | BC Office
Poverty and economic insecurity among BC seniors is growing. Contrary to stories that pit generations against one another—with seniors described as a homogenous group of well-off retirees—our latest...
April 5, 2017 | BC Office
BC’s home and community care system for seniors is in crisis. For the past 16 years, underfunding, privatization and fragmentation of the system have left many seniors, their families and communities...
March 24, 2017 | BC Office
2017 marks the CCPA-BC’s 20th anniversary, and I can’t remember a busier time in our organization’s history. We’re doing the math, checking the facts, conducting long-term investigative research, and...
March 13, 2017 | BC Office
The role of big money and corporate lobbying in BC politics has become a major issue as we head into the May provincial election. In the latest study from the CCPA-BC and Corporate Mapping Project,...
March 7, 2017 | BC Office

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