BC Office Updates

As Canada's premiers gather in Victoria today and tomorrow to discuss the future of health care, a new study from the CCPA-BC calls for a system-wide, integrated approach to health care reform. The...
January 15, 2012 | BC Office
Today we released a report on "fracking" In northeastern BC: a controversial process that gas companies are using to extract natural gas from deeply buried shale formations. The provincial...
November 9, 2011 | BC Office
A great many individuals and organizations help make the CCPA-BC tick. But we are especially grateful for the support of one of our key partners, the Columbia Institute. In addition to working...
November 3, 2011 | BC Office
A new study from the BC Office calls for a more fair and effective approach to residential energy efficiency in BC as part of an aggressive climate action framework. We recommend protecting low-...
September 27, 2011 | BC Office
Iglika Ivanova did the math: it costs less to reduce poverty than to allow it to continue and pay for the consequences: poor health, lower literacy, poor school performance for children, more crime...
July 13, 2011 | BC Office
A screening kit for The Remaining Light is now available. The kit includes background information about community-based seniors care, and a facilitator's discussion guide. You can download it here,...
June 30, 2011 | BC Office
CTV-BC's Jon Woodward put together this story on our latest report, BC's Regressive Tax Shift. Check it out on the CTV site: http://bit.ly/j7fv2b
June 29, 2011 | BC Office
Today the CCPA-BC released a new report that reveals how ten years of tax cuts and changes have created an unfair system in which the wealthy pay lower taxes and the public treasury is starved for...
June 27, 2011 | BC Office
Statistics Canada released a report today on incomes across Canada in 2009. As First Call BC points out in their news release, key points for BC include: BC's child poverty rate rose to 12...
June 15, 2011 | BC Office
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