BC Office Updates

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
On Policy Note, Keith Reynolds argues against the anti-tax logic of the Taxpayers' Federation. If municipalities go further down the road of tax cuts, we could end up like California: in deep...
June 22, 2010 | BC Office
In today's Vancouver Sun, Marvin Shaffer argues that the Clean Energy Act is far worse legislation than the HST — in fact, he says, this is the legislation that British Columbians should be fighting...
June 14, 2010 | BC Office
Over on Policy Note, Keith Reynolds has outlined some of the problems with the recent report on the Vancouver School Board prepared by the Comptroller-General. Like, for example, the fact that the...
June 9, 2010 | BC Office
On Policy Note, Iglika Ivanova is "thinking about recessions as times of more fundamental, structural change in the economy and the job market and not just periods of temporary slow-down after...
May 20, 2010 | BC Office
The BC Office has released a 2010 update to the living wage calculation for Metro Vancouver. Read about it here: www.policyalternatives.ca/livingwage2010
May 4, 2010 | BC Office
On the eve of the National Day of Mourning for workers killed on the job, the CCPA is releasing two studies highlighting the need for improved health and safety enforcement and regulation. ...
April 27, 2010 | National Office, BC Office