BC Office Updates

If BC is to meet its emissions targets and not perpetuate the climate crisis, it must phase out its fossil fuel industries by mid-century, says a new report, Winding Down BC’s Fossil Fuel Industries...
March 2, 2020 | BC Office
BC added a mere 105 units of publicly subsidized assisted living over nearly a decade (2010-17), despite a growing population of seniors. As a result, access to publicly subsidized assisted living...
February 4, 2020 | BC Office
After reviewing hundreds of documents, obtained through a Freedom of Information (FOI) request, which raise concerns that BC Hydro’s Peace Canyon Dam could fail in the aftermath of an earthquake...
January 9, 2020 | BC Office
To fully address Metro Vancouver’s housing crisis, an ambitious build-out program of 10,000 new units annually of non-market rental housing is needed and should include public housing and co-ops that...
December 5, 2019 | BC Office
How pension funds choose to invest has significant bearing on how we collectively address the climate emergency and the needed energy transition away from fossil fuels. This report asks if the Canada...
November 15, 2019 | BC Office
Big Oil’s Political Reach: Mapping fossil fuel lobbying from Harper to Trudeau finds that between 2011 and 2018 the fossil fuel industry was one of the most active industry groups lobbying Canada's...
November 1, 2019 | BC Office, Saskatchewan Office
The co-directors of the Corporate Mapping Project—CCPA-BC Director Shannon Daub and the University of Victoria’s William Carroll—are being celebrated in Victoria today as they accept a REACH Award...
October 9, 2019 | BC Office
Tickets are available for our 2019 Annual Gala Fundraiser, which will take place in Vancouver on November 21. This year’s featured speaker will be Nancy MacLean, an award-winning historian and author...
September 3, 2019 | BC Office
From an early stage, BC’s Oil and Gas Commission bore the hallmarks of a captured regulator. The very industry that the Commission was formed to regulate had a significant hand in its creation and,...
August 6, 2019 | BC Office
Earlier this week Kris Sims and Franco Terrazzano of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation wrote an opinion piece that was published in the Calgary Sun, Edmonton Sun, Winnipeg Sun, Ottawa Sun and Toronto...
July 26, 2019 | BC Office
What do Suncor, Encana, the Royal Bank of Canada, the Fraser Institute and 46 other companies and organizations have in common? They are among the entities that make up the most influential fossil...
July 3, 2019 | BC Office
The BC government has offered much more to the LNG industry than the previous government. Read the report by senior economist Marc Lee.  
May 7, 2019 | BC Office
The 2019 living wage for Metro Vancouver is $19.50/hour. This is the amount needed for a family of four with each of two parents working full-time at this hourly rate to pay for necessities, support...
April 30, 2019 | BC Office
Drivers in Metro Vancouver are reeling from record high gas prices, and many commentators are blaming taxes. But it’s not taxes causing pain at the pump — it’s industry gouging. Our latest research...
April 29, 2019 | BC Office
This week the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – BC Office is pleased to welcome Emira Mears to our staff team as our newly appointed Associate Director. Emira is an accomplished...
February 11, 2019 | BC Office

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