BC Office Updates

Not only have Canada’s “big five” banks continued to finance the fossil fuel sector since Canada committed to the Paris Agreement on climate change, their support of the industry has continued to...
April 28, 2021 | BC Office
There's the super rich and there's the rest of us. The wealth of Canada’s billionaires has increased by $78 billion since March 2020 while 5.5 million Canadian workers lost their jobs or had more...
April 13, 2021 | BC Office
Whole trees, not just wood waste, are being used to make wood pellets in BC mills, new research by the CCPA, BC Office shows. Large volumes of trees have been logged by the industry since 2010 and...
April 6, 2021 | BC Office
A non-profit model for building rental housing in Metro Vancouver could deliver substantially lower monthly rents than current for-profit models do, this new research shows.
March 15, 2021 | BC Office
A one per cent tax on wealth over $20 million would generate nearly twice as much revenue as previously calculated by the Parliamentary Budget Office, money that could lift hundreds of thousands of...
March 10, 2021 | BC Office
A long history of racist policies have impacted Indigenous, Black and racialized communities since BC joined Canada 150 years ago. This new publication ties the histories of racism and resistance to...
February 25, 2021 | BC Office
New research from the Corporate Mapping Project looks at the promised economic and financial benefits of coal mining projects in northeastern British Columbia and concludes that the jobs, tax...
December 3, 2020 | BC Office
The assumptions underlying the federal government’s $12.6 billion commitment to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project (TMX) no longer stand up in 2020, according to this new report from...
October 22, 2020 | BC Office
While millions of Canadians continue to struggle due to the impacts of  COVID-19, the 20 wealthiest Canadians collectively got $37 billion richer since the pandemic began, new CCPA research shows....
September 16, 2020 | BC Office
The Site C dam is BC’s most expensive publicly funded infrastructure project but 30 years before starting to build it, BC Hydro knew there were big problems with its chosen location. Resource policy...
September 10, 2020 | BC Office
The BC government should immediately appoint an independent panel of geologists and engineers to assess the ongoing geotechnical problems at Site C and whether the unstable ground at the dam...
August 11, 2020 | BC Office
BC has long been in a housing crisis, and the pandemic economy we are currently living in has further put the squeeze on renters in particular. To shed light on the housing situation during this...
July 27, 2020 | BC Office
A strong majority of British Columbians across the political spectrum—and throughout the province—support the provincial government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and believe further government...
July 20, 2020 | BC Office
The industry and government narrative that BC LNG will contribute to a global emissions reduction by displacing coal-fired electricity in Asia is not accurate, and in fact the reverse is actually...
July 8, 2020 | BC Office
While COVID-19 has focused attention on problems in long-term care, a new study from the BC Office raises concerns about assisted living and concludes it’s time for BC’s Seniors Advocate to review...
June 16, 2020 | BC Office

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