BC Office Blog: Policy Note

Policy Note delivers timely, progressive commentary on issues that affect British Columbians, including the economy, poverty, inequality, climate change, provincial budgets, taxes, public services, employment and much more. Contributors include staff and research associates from the CCPA-BC. (The views expressed on the blog are those of the individual contributors, and do not necessarily represent the views of the CCPA.)

Latest posts from policynote.ca

Robust wealth tax could raise $363B over 10 years

by Alex Hemingway on September 14, 2021 Amid a rise in extreme inequality, the idea of an annual tax on the wealth of the super-rich has risen to prominence in recent years in many countries. New analysis shows that a...

For climate’s sake, Canada Pension Plan needs to take a serious look at its investments

by James Rowe on September 10, 2021 The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) manages the pensions of 20 million Canadians. In a recent Corporate Mapping Project report, we found that the CPP has increased the number of shares...

11 steps for Budgets ‘22 and beyond toward a more just society

by David Green on August 25, 2021 As a fourth wave of COVID-19 ramps up, the impact of the pandemic on the economy, policymaking and budgets has not gone away. More broadly, government responses to the pandemic at...

CPP oil investments on the rise

by James Rowe on August 12, 2021 From unprecedented droughts to deadly heat waves, climate change is making the present—and all of our futures—less secure. The dream of a tranquil retirement is already being...

Big ideas on the supply side of housing affordability

by Marc Lee on July 14, 2021 The final report of the Canada-British Columbia Expert Panel on the Future of Housing Supply and Affordability, published in June 2021, contains 23 recommendations made primarily...