BC Office Updates

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
Despite many recent announcements from the provincial government (over 100 housing-related news releases in the last year), BC continues to face a serious lack of affordable housing. We partnered...
September 13, 2010 | BC Office
How exciting to see the little gold ribbons on our YouTube homepage! The CCPA's YouTube channel is the most viewed non-profit channel in Canada, and the second most subscribed non-profit channel in...
August 30, 2010 | National Office, BC Office
Many of us at the CCPA have been troubled by Canada's reaction to the arrival of 492 Tamil asylum seekers on the MV Sun Sea. Seth Klein, Director of our BC Office, put words to this discomfort in an...
August 23, 2010 | National Office, BC Office
Applications are now being accepted for the fourth year of Next Up: A Leadership Program for Young People Committed to Social and Environmental Justice. This is an amazing, intensive and...
July 29, 2010 | BC Office
Check out the new paper by CCPA-BC research associate Shauna Butterwick: Meaningful Training Programs for BC Welfare Recipients. Shauna examined the experiences of welfare recipients participating in...
July 26, 2010 | BC Office
The CCPA-BC office released another Climate Justice Project brief today, this one finding that greenhouse gas emissions from exported coal and natural gas generate more than double the emissions from...
July 16, 2010 | BC Office
The BC government has announced that the provincial deficit is nearly $1.8 billion. "We told you so," says Marc Lee. Read BC's Super-Fudge-It Budget on Policy Note.
July 12, 2010 | BC Office
Marc Lee reminds us that July 1 marked more than the debut of the HST. "The carbon tax is now $20 per tonne of CO2, or about 4.6 cents on a litre of gasoline. And like any two-year old, this...
July 6, 2010 | BC Office
That the HST will take a bite out of family budgets is clear to everyone. The main question right now is just how big of a bite. Two studies released earlier this week asked this exact question but...
June 28, 2010 | BC Office