BC Office Blog: Policy Note

Policy Note delivers timely, progressive commentary on issues that affect British Columbians, including the economy, poverty, inequality, climate change, provincial budgets, taxes, public services, employment and much more. Contributors include staff and research associates from the CCPA-BC. (The views expressed on the blog are those of the individual contributors, and do not necessarily represent the views of the CCPA.)

Latest posts from policynote.ca

Elevating Indigenous women’s voices is critical to addressing gendered colonial violence

by Shannon Daub on April 3, 2019 These are the voices of Indigenous women survivors documented in a powerful new report, Red Women Rising: Indigenous Women Survivors in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. The...

Can Metro Vancouver afford more equitable access to transit for youth and low-income households?

by Marc Lee on April 2, 2019 In Metro Vancouver the #AllOnBoard campaign is making the case for equitable access to transit for youth and low-income households. The campaign is calling for: (1) free transit...

Deferred prosecution agreements or avoid jail and pay a fine

by Ben Parfitt on April 1, 2019 Deferred prosecution agreements—or DPAs—are much in the news these days thanks to now former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould’s momentous resignation from the federal cabinet...

A burning issue: As greenhouse gas emissions from forest fires grow, Ottawa has role to play in restoration

by Ben Parfitt on March 27, 2019 As one of the largest and the most extensively forested countries in the world, Canada faces unique challenges in tackling climate change. Wildfires are burning more forests than...

Reality check: Only BC’s very richest paying higher tax rate

by Alex Hemingway on March 25, 2019 Under personal tax changes announced by the BC government over the past year and a half—including elimination of Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums—the vast majority of...