Public Interest Research Project (BC) Updates

BC is Canada’s only province without a poverty reduction plan. Long Overdue: Why BC needs a poverty reduction plan examines the most recent statistics on poverty and its associated hardships in BC,...
January 12, 2017 | BC Office
We are often told that the solution to poverty is for the poor to “get a job” or for various sectors to create more jobs. But our latest study finds that a job is not a guaranteed path out of poverty...
June 28, 2016 | BC Office
BC has some of the longest waits in Canada for key surgical procedures. The latest study from our BC office sets out detailed recommendations for reducing these waits. The authors also raise concerns...
April 26, 2016 | BC Office
Our newest study shows that BC can afford a $10 a day child care program — in fact, it will largely pay for itself, through parent fees and increased tax revenues from more women returning to work....
July 9, 2015 | BC Office
The living wage for Metro Vancouver for 2014 is $20.10. Find out more about the living wage, along with tools for calculating the living wage for your own community: Working for a Living Wage 2014
April 29, 2014 | BC Office
Can’t get enough of BC’s Public Interest Research Project? You’re in luck – you can now catch CCPA economist and public interest researcher Iglika Ivanova on Co-Op Radio’s W2 Media Mornings. At 7:45...
January 20, 2014 |
The latest report from our BC Office assesses the impact of the BC Jobs Plan two years in. The government's six-month progress reports have declared it a success, but the numbers tell a different...
January 9, 2014 | BC Office
The living wage for Metro Vancouver for 2013 is $19.62. Find out more about the living wage, along with tools for calculating the living wage for your own community: Working for a Living Wage 2013
May 2, 2013 |
In BC, 20 years of cuts to the public sector have had serious consequences. A report released today by our BC office shows how an understaffed public sector (the smallest in Canada) has left British...
April 9, 2013 | BC Office
BC has the lowest taxes in Canada, and it's not a good thing. We don't have the money we need for important public services, and at the same time, we haven't seen any economic benefit from a decade...
January 29, 2013 | BC Office
For families with young children, the costs of basic necessities like food, rent and child care quickly add up. Even with full-time work year round, both parents in a family of four must earn at...
April 26, 2012 | BC Office
Our new study released today shows that BC university graduates fully repay the cost of their tuition through taxes after graduation. University graduates in most cases earn more than those without...
January 24, 2012 | BC Office