A new threat to BC Hydro's dams?
An index of gender equality in Canada
This report, which is published with PowerShift e.V., examines the threat to precautionary environmental, consumer, public health and labour policy arising from regulatory co-operation and "good regulatory practices" (GRP) chapters within the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), the Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA or USMCA), and the rebooted U.S.-EU negotiations toward a transatlantic free trade deal.
Overall, the new BC government has offered a much sweeter deal to the LNG industry than what the previous government was willing to extend, making four major concessions: discounted electricity prices, exemptions from increases in the BC carbon tax, a corporate income tax break and deferral of provincial sales tax on construction.
This report provides an up-to-date calculation of a living wage for workers living in St. John's. The report finds that in order to earn a living wage, a person working a full time, full year job in St. John’s would need to be paid $18.85 an hour. Currently, almost 70,000 workers in Newfoundland and Labrador earn less than $15 dollars an hour, the majority of which are women. For a minimum wage worker to earn the equivalent of a living wage in St. John’s, that individual would have to work at least 58 hours a week.