BC Office Updates

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
Next Up taking applications for 2012/13 programs in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Saskatoon Next Up -- A leadership program for young people committed to social and environmental justice Next Up...
August 8, 2012 | BC Office, Saskatchewan Office
Our latest study shows that BC seniors' access to home and community care continues to decline. Home and community care includes services like home nursing, residential care and home support that...
July 10, 2012 | BC Office
The latest study from our Climate Justice Project is both cautionary and hopeful. The study warns that mining, oil and gas corporations are putting increasingly large demands on BC’s hydroelectricity...
June 20, 2012 | BC Office
CCPA-BC Director Seth Klein was recently invited to give a speech in Berlin at the annual meeting of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (an international gathering of leading economists). His...
May 3, 2012 | BC Office
For families with young children, the costs of basic necessities like food, rent and child care quickly add up. Even with full-time work year round, both parents in a family of four must earn at...
April 26, 2012 | BC Office
Supporters of Enbridge's proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline claim that the project will create many thousands of jobs for Canadians, and have attempted to polarize public discussion into a "jobs vs...
March 20, 2012 | BC Office
Last August, a pipeline broke near Fort St John, spilling toxic liquid that killed at least one cow and sickened other cattle. The Oil and Gas Commission has refused to release much information about...
March 7, 2012 | BC Office
The BC budget was released today, and Iglika Ivanova posted her analysis on Policy Note as soon as she got out of the budget lockup. The government claims it had no choice but to present an austerity...
February 21, 2012 | BC Office
The much-anticipated final report by BC Ombudsperson Kim Carter on her investigation into the crisis in seniors care was released last week. With 176 recommendations, "The Best of Care: Getting It...
February 19, 2012 | BC Office
Our new study released today shows that BC university graduates fully repay the cost of their tuition through taxes after graduation. University graduates in most cases earn more than those without...
January 24, 2012 | BC Office