BC Office Updates

Canada faces some very difficult choices in maintaining energy security while meeting emissions reduction targets.  A new study by veteran earth scientist David Hughes—published through the Corporate...
May 1, 2018 | National Office, BC Office
The cost of raising a family in British Columbia increased slightly from 2017 to 2018. A $20.91 hourly wage is needed to cover the costs of raising a family in Metro Vancouver, up from $20.61 per...
April 25, 2018 | BC Office
As Metro Vancouver’s population has grown, so have its traffic congestion problems. Whether it’s a long wait to cross a bridge or get on a bus, everyone can relate to the additional time and stress...
April 12, 2018 | BC Office
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

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