BC Office Updates

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
A long history of racist policies have impacted Indigenous, Black and racialized communities since BC joined Canada 150 years ago. This new publication ties the histories of racism and resistance to...
February 25, 2021 | BC Office
New research from the Corporate Mapping Project looks at the promised economic and financial benefits of coal mining projects in northeastern British Columbia and concludes that the jobs, tax...
December 3, 2020 | BC Office
The assumptions underlying the federal government’s $12.6 billion commitment to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project (TMX) no longer stand up in 2020, according to this new report from...
October 22, 2020 | BC Office
While millions of Canadians continue to struggle due to the impacts of  COVID-19, the 20 wealthiest Canadians collectively got $37 billion richer since the pandemic began, new CCPA research shows....
September 16, 2020 | BC Office
The Site C dam is BC’s most expensive publicly funded infrastructure project but 30 years before starting to build it, BC Hydro knew there were big problems with its chosen location. Resource policy...
September 10, 2020 | BC Office

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