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

When the impossible becomes possible: COVID-19, the climate crisis and lessons from the Second World War

by Seth Klein on July 10, 2020 “Canada hasn’t seen this type of civic mobilization since the Second World War. These are the biggest economic measures in our lifetimes, to defeat a threat to our health… We all...

Eight charts that show highly unequal impact of the COVID-19 on BC workers

by Iglika Ivanova on June 26, 2020 The COVID-19 crisis has caused unprecedented job losses across Canada and BC has not been spared. Between February and May nearly 590,000 BC workers lost their jobs or the...

The Racism behind Japanese Canadian Internment Can’t Be Forgotten

by Maryka Omatsu on June 25, 2020 When John Horgan talked about BC’s historic racism, he failed to mention Japanese Canadians. Here’s why it matters. This post has been shared here as a part of the launch of a new...

British Columbia’s largest raw log exporters make pitch to deregulate

by Ben Parfitt on June 25, 2020 —Federal government would do well to resist call by Mosaic Forest Management, before opportunities to process wood in province are further compromised— British Columbia’s forest...

State of Play: COVID-19, carbon and energy

by Marc Lee on June 23, 2020 2020 has been a year like no other in the political economy of energy and climate change. As the new year broke, wildfires spiked by higher temperatures scorched Australia. In...