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CCPA-BC joins community, First Nation, environmental groups in call for public inquiry into fracking

Today the CCPA's BC Office joined with 16 other community, First Nation and environmental organizations to call for a full public inquiry into fracking in Britsh Columbia.

The call on the new BC government is to broaden a promise first made by the NDP during the lead-up to the spring provincial election, and comes on the heels of new revelations about the fracking process, including:

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Missing the Mark: Federal midterm report card

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Thursday, November 2, 2017
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23 pages
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This report card reviews the federal government's progress in 16 key policy areas at the halfway mark of their term. It finds that, despite some positive first steps, the Liberals’ ambitious talk hasn’t been backed up with the action needed to make these promises a reality.

With two years left in the term, the report card includes suggested next steps to help the Liberal government fulfill the progressive agenda they committed to leading up to the election. Among the recommendations:

The Monitor, November/December 2017

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017
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In late October, the CCPA released its fourth annual ranking of the best and worst cities in Canada to be a woman. The report by CCPA senior researcher Kate McInturff, our cover feature in this issue of the Monitor, provides a snapshot of the gaps in men’s and women’s access to economic security, personal security, education, health and positions of leadership in communities across the country.

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CCPA in Europe for CETA speaking tour

On September 21, Canada and the European Union announced that the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), a controversial NAFTA-plus free trade deal initiated by the Harper government and signed by Prime Minister Trudeau in 2016, was now provisionally in force. In Europe, however, more than 20 countries have yet to officially ratify the deal, and progressive voices are urging their governments to demand radical changes to CETA or reject it outright.

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The Best and Worst Places to be a Woman in Canada 2017

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The Gender Gap in Canada's 25 Biggest Cities
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Release Date: 
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Number of pages in documents: 
90 pages
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This annual study provides a snapshot of the gaps in men and women’s access to economic security, personal security, education, health, and positions of leadership in Canada’s largest 25 metropolitan areas. It measures these gaps in a given community in order to capture inequalities that can be attributed, at least in part, to discrimination based on gender; it also serves as a reminder that, with the right choices and policies, these gaps can be closed.

CCPA Submission to BC Budget Consultations 2018

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Submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services of the Legislative Assembly of BC
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Monday, October 16, 2017
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CCPA Submission to BC Budget Consultations 2018
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25 pages
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This submission to the BC Budget Consultations for 2018 includes: 

Climate Politics in the Patch

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Engaging Saskatchewan's Oil-Producing Communities on Climate Change Issues
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017
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Climate Politics in the Patch: Engaging Saskatchewan's Oil-Producing Communities on Climate Change Issues
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24 pages
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The future of oil extraction and transportation is one of the most contentious issues in Canadian politics. Plans for the construction of new pipelines to both the East and West coasts has entrenched old divisions between Eastern and Western Canada and opened up new schisms in Western Canada between sites of extraction and communities along pipeline routes. At the local level, people living in oil and gas-producing communities are being mobilized by oil advocacy groups to defend their industry from (perceived) attacks from urban environmentalists concerned with climate change.

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CCPA recommendations for a better North American trade model

The all-party House of Commons trade committee is consulting Canadians on their priorities for bilateral and trilateral North American trade in light of the current renegotiation of NAFTA. In the CCPA’s submission to this process, Scott Sinclair, Stuart Trew, and Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood argue for a different kind of trading relationship that is inclusive, transformative, and forward-looking—focused on today’s real challenges, including climate change, the changing nature of work, stagnant welfare gains, and unacceptable levels of inequality in all three North American countries.

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