BC Office Updates

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
The Truck Loggers' Association meets in Victoria today and tomorrow for their annual convention and trade show. Judging from the conference program, the mountain pine beetle has fallen off the radar...
January 20, 2010 | BC Office
The study we released yesterday, Managing BC's Forests for a Cooler Planet, has gotten some great media coverage. Author Ben Parfitt discussed the study's recommendations at length on the Bill Good...
January 12, 2010 | BC Office
Vancouver — Forest industry unions and leading environmental groups have united behind a plan that calls on the BC government to conserve more forest, halt rampant wood waste and promote wise use of...
January 11, 2010 | BC Office
In December, the BC Ombudsperson released part one of a special report on seniors' care in BC: The Best of Care: Getting It Right for Seniors in British Columbia (download the pdf). The report echoes...
January 8, 2010 | BC Office
As we get closer to the 2010 Winter Olympics, many people have questions about how the games will affect not only British Columbia, but Canada as a whole. You'll find a list of our Olympics-related...
January 5, 2010 | National Office, BC Office
In response to the recession, the National Film Board has launched a website called GDP to gather stories from across Canada about "the far-reaching effects of the crisis in our lives and communities...
January 4, 2010 | BC Office
In an article on the Tyee, William Rees calls the Canadian government "criminally negligent" for its (lack of) policy on climate change. Meanwhile, in the Guardian, George Monbiot says that Canada is...
December 3, 2009 | BC Office
Marvin Shaffer questions the BC government's process for evaluating P3s in Thursday's Vancouver Sun. Marvin is a frequent contributor to Policy Note and author of a number of CCPA-BC reports and...
November 20, 2009 | BC Office
In a recent post on Policy Note, Marc Lee points out that the BC government's recent decision to close down one big GHG producer — Burrard Thermal plant in Vancouver — won't reduce total emissions,...
November 18, 2009 | BC Office