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

Trans Mountain pipedreams and other energy follies: Why Canada needs a viable energy plan

by J David Hughes on November 13, 2018 Like it or not, we need to plan for a major transition over the coming decades from our reliance on fossil fuels to renewable energy. Fossil fuels are the major source of energy...

Pro rep leads to better public policy

by Seth Klein on November 8, 2018 Over the last few months, I’ve spent quite a lot of time debating and following the No side in the electoral reform referendum. For the most part, they are waging a highly...

How fast can we get to 100% renewables?

by Marc Lee on November 7, 2018 This piece draws on research and a presentation in Vancouver by Mark Jacobson from Stanford University, who delivered the 2018 Gideon Rosenbluth Memorial Lecture. You can listen...

Shielding fossil fuel corporations from public scrutiny: The new “neutral”?

by Ben Parfitt on October 31, 2018 British Columbia’s Environmental Assessment Office bills itself as a “neutral” provincial agency. But there is evidence that this is not the case, and that BC Environment Minister...

The power of ideas and research: A note from CCPA-BC’s incoming Director

by Shannon Daub on October 26, 2018 I first encountered the CCPA when I was a university student trying to make sense of the world and my place in it. I’d moved out to Vancouver at 19 with a longing to explore this...