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(Vancouver) The BC Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released a new report today that sets out a bold collection of policy ideas for promoting new investment in BC's resource sector. Re-capturing the Wealth: Investment Solutions for Jobs and Environmental Sustainability in BC's Resource Sector proposes policies to increase innovation and efficiency, move up the value chain, and improve environmental performance in forestry, fisheries, and mining.
(Vancouver) A report released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives finds that offshore oil and gas development off BC's coast will not bring the hoped for levels of wealth or job creation to the province. Should BC Lift the Oil Moratorium? Economic Lessons from Hibernia draws on the Newfoundland experience to determine what British Columbians might expect from lifting the offshore oil moratorium.
(Vancouver) The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) says a federal government discussion paper on the economic costs and benefits of ratifying Kyoto confirms its own findings in a recently released study called Making Kyoto Work: A Transition Strategy for Canadian Energy Workers.
(OTTAWA) The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) has released a new study laying to rest the myth that tens of thousands of jobs will hit the scrap heap if the federal government endorses the Kyoto Protocol. Canada's largest energy union, the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers, and the David Suzuki Foundation joined the CCPA this morning at a news conference to release the study on climate change.
Inside this issue: Working for a Living: The Union Advantage in British Columbia Reducing Overtime to Create More Jobs
Inside this issue: A Closer Look at Employment in BC The Other Side of the Alberta Advantage