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Canada’s Fossil-Fuelled Pensions

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The Case of the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation
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Monday, June 25, 2018
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The British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI), formerly known as bcIMC, is a financial institution most British Columbians aren’t aware of. Its actions, however, are essential to BC’s and Canada’s ability — or inability — to address the climate change crisis.

Qu’est-ce que ça coûte pour élever une famille dans les provinces Maritimes ?

Beaucoup plus qu’on penserait, comme démontre le nouveau rapport sur le salaire convenable
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Monday, June 25, 2018

(Halifax, NS)----Le montant dont une famille de quatre personnes a besoin quand les deux parents travaillent à temps plein- un salaire convenable--est 19 $ par l’heure à Halifax, 18,18 $ à Saint Jean et 17,75 $ à Antigonish.

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How much does it cost to raise a family in the Maritimes?

More than you might think shows CCPA-NS in new report on living wages
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Monday, June 25, 2018

June 25, 2018

(Halifax, NS)----Covering the costs to raise a family in the Maritimes requires two adults to be working full-time earning a living wage of $19 an hour in Halifax, $18.18 in Saint John and $17.75 in Antigonish.

Since 2016, the living wage rate in Halifax decreased very slightly from $19.17, increased slightly in Antigonish from $17.30. The wages did not change very much because of the full year inclusion of the Canada Child Benefit and its indexation to inflation, which covered all or most of the expense increases.

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Working for a Living, Not Living for Work

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Monday, June 25, 2018
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This report provides updated living wage calculations for families living in Atlantic Canada.

Covering the costs to raise a family in the Maritimes requires two adults to be working full-time earning a living wage of $19 an hour in Halifax, $18.18 in Saint John and $17.75 in Antigonish.

Travailler pour gagner sa vie et non vivre pour travailler

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Monday, June 25, 2018
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Le montant dont une famille de quatre personnes a besoin quand les deux parents travaillent à temps plein- un salaire convenable--est 19 $ par l’heure à Halifax, 18,18 $ à Saint Jean et 17,75 $ à Antigonish.

Pension investments fuel the climate change crisis, new report reveals

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Monday, June 25, 2018

The British Columbia Investment Management Corporation is a little-known financial institution, however, its actions are vital to BC’s and Canada’s ability—or inability—to address the climate change crisis, says a new Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Corporate Mapping Project report.

As the steward of BC’s public pensions, it is unacceptable that the Corporation (BCI) is bankrolling companies whose current business models exceed the climate change targets agreed to in the Paris Agreement, say the report authors.

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The Monitor, July/August 2018

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Work in Transition
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Sunday, July 1, 2018
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Here at the CCPA, we're constantly thinking about what needs to change in our lives, our economy and our ways of governing to make society more equitable, and life more fulfilling, for the greatest number of people. Broadly speaking, you could say our mandate is transition, the theme of this summer edition of the Monitor. By transition we mean a fair and just progression from today's extractives-based, exhausting and unequal economy to a more sustainable, pro-worker and frankly more human future.

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British Columbians shortchanged billions from fossil fuel industry revenues

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Earlier this year, Premier John Horgan announced that the British Columbia government was prepared to offer billions of dollars in tax breaks to Royal Dutch Shell should the global fossil fuel giant build a massive liquefied natural gas plant on our province’s north coast. 

Absent from the news then, however, was any mention of how the public is being shortchanged billions of dollars in revenues from the fossil fuel industry regardless of whether Shell proceeds with its LNG Canada project or not. 

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CCPA calls on Auditor General to investigate stunning $1-billion annual increase in provincial natural gas-drilling subsidy program

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

VANCOUVER – An unprecedented increase in a special “credit” account set up by the BC government to subsidize the fracking industry should be immediately investigated by the province’s Auditor General, says the BC office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. 

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