BC Office Updates

New CCPA research shows the province's wood pellet industry is sending forests and forest industry jobs up in smoke with the help of an undisclosed amount of subsidies to UK-based industry giant Drax...
April 13, 2022 | BC Office
With two unions and a conservation organization, we have asked the Competition Bureau of Canada to formally investigate UK energy giant Drax’s monopoly of BC’s wood pellet industry. Drax is using its...
February 15, 2022 | BC Office
Metro Vancouver needs more housing—specifically “missing middle” housing between the extremes of detached homes and large condo towers—to address twin crises of housing affordability and climate...
February 7, 2022 | BC Office
The living wage has increased for Metro Vancouver and Victoria higher than the rate of inflation, driven primarily by the rise in housing costs, according to the 2021 update Working for a Living Wage...
November 1, 2021 | BC Office
While BC is one of the leading jurisdictions in North America for recycling, it has much work to do to reduce the amount of waste it produces. A Zero Waste Agenda for BC is a new report that outlines...
October 25, 2021 | BC Office
84 doctors, medical experts and economists from across Canada are calling on the BC government to implement a minimum 10-day employer-paid sick leave program. The BC program starts in January and...
October 20, 2021 | BC Office
As the impacts of the climate crisis intensify so do calls for concrete action. However, instead of reducing greenhouse gas emissions since signing the Paris Agreement in 2016, Canada has increased...
August 4, 2021 | BC Office
The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted and deepened the gender, racial and income inequalities that our economy has tolerated for far too long. This report looks at the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on...
June 23, 2021 | BC Office
Net zero is an increasingly popular term used  by governments and industry as a target for managing our emissions and meeting the urgency of the climate emergency. It may also be a dangerous...
June 16, 2021 | BC Office
The oil and gas sector alone will cause Canada to exceed its Paris Agreement target. Going into the G7 Summit later this month, Canada and the US are the only G7 countries that have not reduced...
May 31, 2021 | BC Office
Not only have Canada’s “big five” banks continued to finance the fossil fuel sector since Canada committed to the Paris Agreement on climate change, their support of the industry has continued to...
April 28, 2021 | BC Office
There's the super rich and there's the rest of us. The wealth of Canada’s billionaires has increased by $78 billion since March 2020 while 5.5 million Canadian workers lost their jobs or had more...
April 13, 2021 | BC Office
Whole trees, not just wood waste, are being used to make wood pellets in BC mills, new research by the CCPA, BC Office shows. Large volumes of trees have been logged by the industry since 2010 and...
April 6, 2021 | BC Office
A non-profit model for building rental housing in Metro Vancouver could deliver substantially lower monthly rents than current for-profit models do, this new research shows.
March 15, 2021 | BC Office
A one per cent tax on wealth over $20 million would generate nearly twice as much revenue as previously calculated by the Parliamentary Budget Office, money that could lift hundreds of thousands of...
March 10, 2021 | BC Office

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