BC Office Updates

Did you know BC is losing jobs in every region outside the Lower Mainland and Greater Victoria? Yet our provincial government never misses an opportunity to boast about BC’s strong economy – and the...
November 21, 2016 | BC Office
At a public hearing on September 22nd, CCPA-BC researchers Alex Hemingway and Iglika Ivanova presented recommendations for BC’s 2017 Budget. They highlighted seven priority areas: child care, poverty...
October 18, 2016 | BC Office
We are pleased to introduce our new BC Director of Communication, Jean Kavanagh. Jean is an award-winning journalist, editor and communications professional, specializing in media relations and...
September 27, 2016 | BC Office
Despite provincial government claims that education funding is “at record levels” funding has actually shrunk substantially as a share of BC’s overall economic pie, and fallen almost $1,000 per...
August 18, 2016 | BC Office
FOI-released documents show that, for years, BC Hydro officials have quietly feared that earthquakes triggered by natural gas industry fracking operations could damage their Peace River dams.  Should...
August 11, 2016 | BC Office
We are very pleased to announce Shannon Daub’s promotion to the newly-created position of Associate Director of the CCPA-BC Office. In many respects, this change formalizes what her role has been for...
July 8, 2016 | BC Office
We are often told that the solution to poverty is for the poor to “get a job” or for various sectors to create more jobs. But our latest study finds that a job is not a guaranteed path out of poverty...
June 28, 2016 | BC Office
Metro Vancouver’s growing housing affordability crisis is widening the gap between the rich and poor, and requires a multi-pronged response that would restrict absentee ownership, increase affordable...
May 18, 2016 | BC Office
BC has some of the longest waits in Canada for key surgical procedures. The latest study from our BC office sets out detailed recommendations for reducing these waits. The authors also raise concerns...
April 26, 2016 | BC Office
Seth Klein has written a summary highlighting key policy ideas presented at the Good Jobs Conference, with more than 50 policy proposals for the creation of good jobs in BC — plenty for any...
March 1, 2016 | BC Office
How can residential care be provided in ways that respect the needs of seniors, families, workers and managers? Join us at this free public forum to hear about ideas and concrete examples of...
January 29, 2016 | BC Office
The latest from our BC office is based on interviews with 200 farmworkers, as well as representatives from industry, advocates and civil servants. The authors find that most workers are subject to...
November 18, 2015 | BC Office
The BC and Saskatchewan offices of the CCPA are partners in a major new SSHRC-funded project to map the influence of fossil fuel companies in Western Canada. Mapping the Power of the Carbon-...
November 12, 2015 | BC Office
BC premier Christy Clark recently stated that the Pacific NorthWest LNG project headed by Petronas would create 4,500 jobs, and that the LNG industry as a whole would create 100,000 jobs. LNG and...
July 27, 2015 | BC Office
Our newest study shows that BC can afford a $10 a day child care program — in fact, it will largely pay for itself, through parent fees and increased tax revenues from more women returning to work....
July 9, 2015 | BC Office