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

The Fraser Institute is warning that BC must stop social investment before it even starts

by Alex Hemingway on February 15, 2018 In a “bulletin” released yesterday, the Fraser Institute points out that public investment in BC has been extremely low since 2001, with real per capita program spending growth of...

T’Sou-ke First Nation: Building a network of clean energy systems

by Ananya Bhattacharya on February 14, 2018 A First Nation cannot survive without a healthy environment. If we take care of the environment, the environment will take care of us. Offsetting fossil fuels or the destruction...

Raising the minimum wage is good for public health

by Andrew Longhurst on February 5, 2018 Soon we expect the Fair Wages Commission to advise the BC government on a path towards a $15 minimum wage and a plan for regular increases. This will be very good news for our...

BC needs bold, transformative change. Will Budget 2018 bring it?

by Alex Hemingway on January 31, 2018 BC is a beautiful place to call home—and an extraordinarily wealthy one. Yet, despite this wealth, our province is facing crises of affordability, inequality, poverty and...

As UK Auditor disparages P3s, BC continues to use them

by Keith Reynolds on January 25, 2018 The public private partnership (P3) model to provide public infrastructure and services is an expensive mess, and new international evidence confirms this. The question now...