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What are Canada’s energy options in a carbon-constrained world?

Canada faces some very difficult choices in maintaining energy security while meeting emissions reduction targets. 

A new study by veteran earth scientist David Hughes—published through the Corporate Mapping Project, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Parkland Institute—is a comprehensive assessment of Canada’s energy systems in light of the need to maintain energy security and deal with climate change.

Pipeline feud underscores need for evidence-based energy strategy

Canada’s long-term energy security needs and climate commitments cannot be met without major changes: study
Release Date: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

VANCOUVER — A new study by veteran earth scientist David Hughes anchors the heated debate about pipelines and energy infrastructure within the realm of science and evidence. The study, which offers a comprehensive review of Canada’s energy systems, reveals that Canada’s existing plans fall short of meeting energy security and emissions reduction targets.

The 2018 Living Wage for Metro Vancouver

The cost of raising a family in British Columbia increased slightly from 2017 to 2018.

A $20.91 hourly wage is needed to cover the costs of raising a family in Metro Vancouver, up from $20.61 per hour in 2017 due to soaring housing costs. This is the hourly wage that two working parents with two young children must earn to meet their basic expenses.

Learn more by reading Working for a Living Wage 2018.

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Working for a Living Wage 2018

Sub Title: 
Making Paid Work Meet Basic Family Needs in Metro Vancouver
Release Date: 
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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Working for a Living Wage 2017
Working for a Living Wage 2018 Calculation Guide
Working for a Living Wage 2018 Calculation Spreadsheet
Working for a Living Wage 2008 Original Report
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For those seeking to calculate the living wage in other BC and Canadian communities, you can download the living wage calculation guide and spreadsheet (below). And please let the Living Wage Campaign know what you come up with — they're working on keeping track of amounts across the province and across Canada: info@livingwageforfamilies.ca.

You can also contact the campaign if you want to become a living wage employer or to participate in the work of the campaign.

Soaring housing costs causing living wage to increase in Metro Vancouver

Release Date: 
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

VANCOUVER — The cost of raising a family in British Columbia increased slightly from 2017 to 2018. And if it hadn’t been for reductions in Medical Service Plan premiums and child care costs, the increase would have been higher, says the Living Wage for Families Campaign.

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The Monitor, May/June 2018

Sub Title: 
Two Worlds Collide
Release Date: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
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Ontarians heading to the polls on June 7 face a stark choice between two visions of government and two styles of governing. The choice they make could reverberate across the country. A Progressive Conservative victory under the leadership of the right-wing populist Doug Ford would almost certainly usher in another period of harsh and unnecessary austerity, and has the potential to set racial and economic justice back decades.

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Winds of Change

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Saskatchewan's attitudes on Energy, Environment and Oil
Release Date: 
Friday, April 20, 2018
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As the second largest oil-producer in the country and home to a government that has vigorously promoted the oil industry and firmly opposed carbon pricing, one might assume that the Saskatchewan public is relatively united in their support for fossil fuel extraction. Winds of Change: Public Opinion on Energy Politics in Saskatchewan by Andrea Olive, Emily Eaton and Randy Besco demonstrates that the Saskatchewan public may not be as wedded to a future with fossil fuels as we might think.

Getting Around Metro Vancouver

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A closer look at mobility pricing and fairness
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Monday, April 16, 2018
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Mobility Pricing and Fairness in Metro Vancouver
SUMMARY Mobility Pricing and Fairness in Metro Vancouver
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In Metro Vancouver, congestion-induced delays are the norm on the region’s roads and bridges. If nothing is done, these problems will only worsen. This report explains that mobility pricing is one solution to Metro Vancouver’s transportation challenges.