BC Office Updates

In the lead up to the provincial referendum, our Spring/Summer issue of BC Commentary takes a closer look at the HST. Check it out here. And for commentary after Christy Clark's May 25 HST...
June 8, 2011 | BC Office
Great news! Vancity Credit Union has announced that it is now officially a living wage employer, committed to paying its employees a living wage, as calculated by the CCPA. In Vancouver in 2011,...
June 1, 2011 | BC Office
Today we co-published a study with the Wilderness Committee that sets out key strategies for urban, suburban and rural areas that will improve transportation and quality of life at the same time....
April 18, 2011 | BC Office
CCPA-BC has just published Working for a Living Wage 2011, which shows that the living wage for Vancouver in 2011 is $18.81 an hour, up from $18.17 last year, and far higher than the $10.25 minimum...
March 21, 2011 | BC Office
The Vancouver Sun today published Ben Parfitt's op ed on the dangers of "fracking" in Northern BC. (Fracking is hydraulic fracturing: a method of extracting gas by injecting fluid and sand into...
March 9, 2011 | BC Office
Today the CCPA-BC published a new study on carbon pricing, and we created a "zooming presentation" to go with it, using a web-based software called Prezi. Watch the presentation below and share the...
February 23, 2011 | BC Office
Announcing the release of our first documentary film! The Remaining Light journeys through an often invisible part of Canada's health care system -- the community-based services that provide care...
February 8, 2011 | BC Office
We're very pleased to announce that Amy Goodman will be the featured speaker at our 2011 Gala Fundraiser on Friday, April 29. You can buy your tickets online now: buy individual tickets ($75 each)...
January 25, 2011 | BC Office
On our Policy Note blog, Seth Klein suggests a new approach for BC leadership hopefuls: "As a number of fundamental crises become more apparent (ecological and economic, not to mention the...
January 14, 2011 | BC Office
Our province's Forest Service has been seriously damaged by reckless cuts and changes. In a study released today, resource analyst Ben Parfitt analyses government data to determine the extent of the...
December 7, 2010 | BC Office
CCPA-BC Resource Policy Analyst Ben Parfitt has been researching issues related to water and natural gas for years, and he's a dynamic and passionate speaker on the topic. He recently appeared on...
December 6, 2010 | BC Office
Our new study on legal aid in BC explores the impact of cuts to the system and proposes a new rights-based approach that would cut both economic and social costs. Listen to interviews with the...
November 9, 2010 | BC Office
Check out our latest Climate Justice Project discussion paper in which authors Marc Lee, Herb Barbolet, Tegan Adams and Matt Thomson recommend the BC government take a serious look at our food system...
November 2, 2010 | BC Office
Speech rights are one of our most precious freedoms, and never are they more vital than during an election. Yet in the lead-up to the 2009 provincial election in British Columbia, a significant...
October 5, 2010 | BC Office
Today the CCPA released a new report by Marc Lee and Ken Carlaw that looks at industrial and employment strategies the BC government can use to transition to a sustainable economy and create a new...
September 30, 2010 | BC Office