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

A Carbon Budget Framework for BC: Achieving accountability and oversight

by Marc Lee on May 22, 2018 When it comes to climate change Canada’s leaders have been great at setting targets for far into the future and then failing to meet them. Nationally, this pattern goes back to...

Death of the Oil Weapon

by Yonatan Strauch on May 17, 2018 Alberta’s threat last month to cut oil supplies to British Columbia and thereby cause gasoline prices to spike is not an original idea. It is called the oil weapon: holding a...

New minimum wage protections discriminate against female immigrant farm workers

by David Fairey and Anelyse Weiler on May 15, 2018 A crowded van picks up an elderly Punjabi grandmother. After a 45-minute unpaid ride to the farm, she picks blueberries in the hot sun for up to ten hours with no overtime pay. If...

Moving on from the CCPA-BC: A Message from Seth Klein

by Seth Klein on May 2, 2018 Dear friends and CCPA-BC supporters, If you are reading this post, you’ve heard that I’ve decided to step down as the CCPA’s BC Director at the end of this year. I’ve been mulling...

Mobility Pricing in Practice: A Look at London, Stockholm and Singapore

by Marc Lee on April 26, 2018 An independent commission on mobility pricing (also called “road pricing” or “congestion charging”) will report to TransLink and the Mayors’ Council shortly. In a recent CCPA...