BC Office Updates

For families with young children, the costs of basic necessities like food, rent and child care quickly add up. Even with full-time work year round, both parents in a family of four must earn at...
April 26, 2012 | BC Office
Supporters of Enbridge's proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline claim that the project will create many thousands of jobs for Canadians, and have attempted to polarize public discussion into a "jobs vs...
March 20, 2012 | BC Office
Last August, a pipeline broke near Fort St John, spilling toxic liquid that killed at least one cow and sickened other cattle. The Oil and Gas Commission has refused to release much information about...
March 7, 2012 | BC Office
The BC budget was released today, and Iglika Ivanova posted her analysis on Policy Note as soon as she got out of the budget lockup. The government claims it had no choice but to present an austerity...
February 21, 2012 | BC Office
The much-anticipated final report by BC Ombudsperson Kim Carter on her investigation into the crisis in seniors care was released last week. With 176 recommendations, "The Best of Care: Getting It...
February 20, 2012 | BC Office
Our new study released today shows that BC university graduates fully repay the cost of their tuition through taxes after graduation. University graduates in most cases earn more than those without...
January 24, 2012 | BC Office
As Canada's premiers gather in Victoria today and tomorrow to discuss the future of health care, a new study from the CCPA-BC calls for a system-wide, integrated approach to health care reform. The...
January 16, 2012 | BC Office
Today we released a report on "fracking" In northeastern BC: a controversial process that gas companies are using to extract natural gas from deeply buried shale formations. The provincial...
November 9, 2011 | BC Office
A great many individuals and organizations help make the CCPA-BC tick. But we are especially grateful for the support of one of our key partners, the Columbia Institute. In addition to working...
November 3, 2011 | BC Office
A new study from the BC Office calls for a more fair and effective approach to residential energy efficiency in BC as part of an aggressive climate action framework. We recommend protecting low-...
September 27, 2011 | BC Office
Iglika Ivanova did the math: it costs less to reduce poverty than to allow it to continue and pay for the consequences: poor health, lower literacy, poor school performance for children, more crime...
July 13, 2011 | BC Office
A screening kit for The Remaining Light is now available. The kit includes background information about community-based seniors care, and a facilitator's discussion guide. You can download it here,...
June 30, 2011 | BC Office
CTV-BC's Jon Woodward put together this story on our latest report, BC's Regressive Tax Shift. Check it out on the CTV site: http://bit.ly/j7fv2b
June 29, 2011 | BC Office
Today the CCPA-BC released a new report that reveals how ten years of tax cuts and changes have created an unfair system in which the wealthy pay lower taxes and the public treasury is starved for...
June 27, 2011 | BC Office
Statistics Canada released a report today on incomes across Canada in 2009. As First Call BC points out in their news release, key points for BC include: BC's child poverty rate rose to 12...
June 15, 2011 | BC Office