BC Office Updates

Are you concerned about climate change? Researchers with Simon Fraser University and the CCPA are looking for people to participate in a study called “Alternative Media and Climate Change.”...
September 12, 2013 | BC Office
September 16-22 is Reconciliation Week in Vancouver, wrapping up with the Walk for Reconciliation on Sunday the 22nd. BC Director Seth Klein and other CCPA staff will be joining the walk, and we'd...
September 5, 2013 | BC Office
Applications are now being accepted for Next Up: a leadership program for young people committed to social and environmental justice. This is an amazing, intensive and transformative program the CCPA...
August 6, 2013 | National Office, BC Office
Recently we asked you for some feedback. We posted a survey with one question (well, actually multiple questions disguised as one): Please share your thoughts about where the CCPA should go from here...
July 3, 2013 | BC Office
The largest industrial water users in BC pay little to nothing for the water they use, and in most cases are not even required to track or report what they use. The provincial government recognized...
June 11, 2013 | BC Office
Our seniors care researcher Janine Farrell has created a series of fact sheets on issues for seniors in BC, distilling CCPA-BC research in this area into key points and suggested questions for...
April 18, 2013 | BC Office
In BC, 20 years of cuts to the public sector have had serious consequences. A report released today by our BC office shows how an understaffed public sector (the smallest in Canada) has left British...
April 9, 2013 | BC Office
Our newest study, co-published with the Wilderness Committee, shows how "zero waste" policies would protect BC's environment and climate and create jobs. Read the report and download the infographic...
March 28, 2013 | BC Office
Between two-thirds and four-fifths of known fossil fuel reserves have been deemed to be "unburnable carbon" that cannot safely be combusted without leading to catastrophic climate change.  A new...
March 26, 2013 | National Office, BC Office
Leading environmental organizations, unions and other organizations, including the CCPA, released an open letter today, calling on all BC political parties to recommit to 2007 legislation on...
February 6, 2013 | BC Office
BC has the lowest taxes in Canada, and it's not a good thing. We don't have the money we need for important public services, and at the same time, we haven't seen any economic benefit from a decade...
January 29, 2013 | BC Office
We're pleased to announce that author and filmmaker Joel Bakan will be the featured speaker at our Annual Gala. Joel is the author of the widely-acclaimed book The Corporation: The Pathological...
January 10, 2013 | BC Office
Popular wisdom seems to be that you can't talk about raising taxes: people just won't stand for it. But today we released poll results that suggest something a little different. The majority of...
November 29, 2012 | BC Office
It's easy to think of BC's water and hydro resources as limitless, especially in the rainy Lower Mainland. But our latest study examines the serious challenges facing these resources, particularly...
November 15, 2012 | BC Office
In 2007 the BC government legislated targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), but just five years later, the province’s 2012 Natural Gas Strategy risks breaking that legislation. Our...
October 10, 2012 | BC Office