BC Office News Releases

VANCOUVER – Public health, public policy and environmental organizations say the government must expand its current review of the fracking industry’s low natural gas royalty rates to include the...
November 25, 2021 | BC Office
VANCOUVER — The living wage for communities across BC increased this year as the cost of living—particularly the cost of housing—continues to rise, the 2021 Living Wage Update, released today from...
November 2, 2021 | BC Office
VANCOUVER - BC should look to zero waste policies to challenge a culture of wasteful consumption that is creating both carbon pollution and solid waste, says a CCPA-BC report, A Zero Waste Agenda for...
October 26, 2021 | BC Office
VANCOUVER—Eighty four signatories to an open letter published today say they want the BC government to show national leadership because its actions will set the bar for other provinces and...
October 21, 2021 | BC Office
VANCOUVER — The world’s leading authority on climate change says we are headed for catastrophe unless emissions are slashed quickly. Yet, two of Canada’s biggest public pension plans are still...
August 12, 2021 | BC Office
VANCOUVER — Some job creation can be expected when BC moves to the next stage of reopening the economy in July, but labour market data show that in order to have an inclusive recovery significant...
July 6, 2021 | BC Office
(Vancouver) A six-year initiative to study the impacts of precarious work on the lives of British Columbians kicks off today, with the announcement of a $2.5 million Partnership Grant awarded by the ...
June 21, 2021 | BC Office
VANCOUVER - Increasingly, government and industry talk about “net zero” when it comes to emissions reduction targets. But what does this really mean?  Reducing emissions to zero is a clear concept,...
June 17, 2021 | BC Office
VANCOUVER - A stark change in direction is needed if Canada is to meet its emissions-reduction targets, says a new report by veteran earth scientist David Hughes.  Going into the G7 Summit later this...
June 1, 2021 | BC Office
VANCOUVER – Un changement de cap majeur s’impose si le Canada veut atteindre ses objectifs en matière de réduction des émissions de gaz à effet de serre, selon un nouveau rapport du géologue d’...
May 31, 2021 | BC Office
VANCOUVER – Thousands of non-domestic groundwater users across BC risk losing their historic water rights if they fail to apply for licences before a fast-approaching deadline, warn two former senior...
May 20, 2021 | BC Office
VANCOUVER - Despite Canada’s climate change commitments, the country’s “big six” banks continue to finance and support expansion of fossil fuel industries, says a new Corporate Mapping Project report...
April 29, 2021 | BC Office
VANCOUVER —  The BC government made some needed investments in its 2021 budget for COVID-19 recovery, but there is scarce new funding for major priorities like child care, housing and climate action...
April 20, 2021 | BC Office
VANCOUVER — If any group is faring well in the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s Canada’s billionaires whose wealth has increased by $78 billion since March 2020 while the lives of millions of Canadians have...
April 14, 2021 | BC Office
VANCOUVER — A union representing forest industry workers and environmental organizations are demanding that the provincial government halt any approvals of new wood pellet mills in BC pending an...
April 7, 2021 | BC Office

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