BC Office Updates

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
Our latest forestry research shows that between 2013 and 2016, more raw logs were shipped from BC than during any other four-year period in the province’s history. If these logs had been processed in...
February 27, 2017 | BC Office
The BC government delivers its budget next week, and has indicated that more tax cuts will be coming. But what does that mean in terms of tax fairness? Or for what we, as a society, are able to...
February 16, 2017 | BC Office
Our latest study shows a dramatic rise in Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel extraction. In 2015 (the most recent year there was data available) Canada’s extraction activities yielded...
January 25, 2017 | National Office, BC Office
BC is Canada’s only province without a poverty reduction plan. Long Overdue: Why BC needs a poverty reduction plan examines the most recent statistics on poverty and its associated hardships in BC,...
January 12, 2017 | BC Office
We’ve decided to change things up a bit. In 2017 our annual fundraising gala will take place in the fall rather than its usual time in the spring. Stay tuned for details or bookmark:...
December 13, 2016 | BC Office