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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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A Prairie Patchwork

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Reliance on oil industry philanthropy in Saskatchewan boom towns
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Monday, May 28, 2018
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A Prairie Patchwork: Reliance on oil industry philanthropy in Saskatchewan boom towns
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When we think of a “boom town,” we often imagine a formerly sleepy rural town suddenly awash in wealth and economic expansion. It might surprise some to learn that for many municipalities in oil-producing regions in Saskatchewan, the costs of servicing the oil boom can outweigh the benefits. 

Why would a boom town need charity? Report examines inequities in Saskatchewan’s oil boom

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Monday, May 28, 2018

Regina — When we think of a “boom town,” we often imagine a formerly sleepy rural town suddenly awash in wealth and economic expansion. It might surprise some to learn that for many municipalities in oil-producing regions in Saskatchewan, the costs of servicing the oil boom can outweigh the benefits.

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Why would a boom town need charity? Inequities in Saskatchewan’s oil boom and bust

When we think of a “boomtown,” we often imagine a formerly sleepy rural town suddenly awash in wealth and economic expansion. It might surprise some to learn that for many municipalities in oil-producing regions in Saskatchewan, the costs of servicing the oil boom can outweigh the benefits.

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CCPA’s Seth Klein to step down as BC Director

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

(Vancouver) After nearly 22 years of service with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, the country’s foremost social justice research institute, Seth Klein has decided he will step down as BC Director at the end of the year. 

Seth was hired to open the CCPA’s BC office in the fall of 1996. He was joined within a few months by Shannon Daub, now the CCPA-BC’s Associate Director. Since then, the CCPA-BC office has grown to 15 people, works with a network of over 60 research associates from across the province, and is supported by over 6,000 individuals. 

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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
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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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