BC Office Updates

The CCPA-BC office released a Climate Justice Project brief today by Marc Lee. He has found that the richest of BC income earners are responsible for almost double the carbon footprint of the lowest-...
April 22, 2010 | BC Office
The bloggers have been busy on Policy Note: Marvin Shaffer gets behind the Site C spin to ask why we need more electricity in the first place; Iglika Ivanova offers some insights into income tax and...
April 21, 2010 | BC Office
Seth will be on the Bill Good Show tomorrow, April 13, from 11:05 to 11:30 AM. He’ll be talking about his recent blog post, which was picked up by the Vancouver Sun and is getting a lot of...
April 12, 2010 | BC Office
On Policy Note this week, Iglika Ivanova reveals the gaping holes in the BC government's claim that tax cuts somehow compensate for this province's shamefully low minimum wage – now the lowest in the...
April 7, 2010 | BC Office
This week Iglika Ivanova published two posts on Policy Note that clearly explain the benefits of stimulus spending. She doesn't buy the federal government's claim that they can take full credit for...
March 25, 2010 | BC Office
Bill Rees, the father of the ecological footprint, likes to say that fossil fuels are a powerful hallucinogenic drug. We are all addicted to cheap and abundant fossil fuels, and so have reshaped our...
March 16, 2010 | BC Office
Iglika Ivanova and Marc Lee spent the day in Victoria at the budget lock-up, and have just posted their initial analysis of today's budget on Policy Note. They write,   For a document titled Building...
March 2, 2010 | BC Office
In today's Vancouver Sun, CCPA economist Iglika Ivanova writes, This week, British Columbians will say goodbye to our party guests and turn back to everyday business. On Tuesday the government will...
March 1, 2010 | BC Office
In anticipation of Tuesday’s provincial budget, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives warns that further cuts to public spending will impede the economic recovery, which is already expected...
February 25, 2010 | BC Office
If you read the papers in this province, you’d think BC had long forgotten about the recession. Every bit of economic good news is trumpeted enthusiastically, from small increases in employment to...
February 22, 2010 | BC Office
“We’ve invited the world, they’re coming, and the place is a mess.” That was the tag line the CCPA gave to our BC Solutions Budget back in 2004. At the time, we argued as strongly as we could that if...
February 16, 2010 | BC Office
Today’s Throne speech marks a return to the optimistic tone that is typical of the start of each Parliament Session. Sure, there are the obligatory references to financial discipline and balancing...
February 10, 2010 | BC Office
Today on Policy Note, Blair Redlin discusses the BC government's plans to give corporations the right to vote in municipal elections:  "It seems corporations in B.C. feel they have inadequate...
February 1, 2010 | BC Office
Today on Policy Note, Marc Lee praises Canadians' generosity towards Haiti, and puts out a call for governments to commit to relieving our homegrown and avoidable disasters: poverty and inequality....
January 22, 2010 | BC Office
Amidst all the hype about the 2010 Olympics, Iglika Ivanova and Marjorie Griffin Cohen remind us that BC is nowhere close to a gold medal on the issues that really matter.
January 20, 2010 | BC Office