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 VANCOUVER — The 150th anniversary of British Columbia joining Canada arrives at a time when people and institutions are being asked to reckon with the foundational impacts of racism in our society. Challenging Racist British Columbia: 150 Years and Counting, is a new publication examining the long history of racist policies that have impacted Indigenous, Black and racialized communities in the province over those 150 years, tying those histories to present day anti-racist movements. 
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First published in the Winnipeg Free Press June 22, 2020 On April 15th, after the province went into lockdown, the Conservatives tried to pass Bill 44 the Public Utilities Ratepayer Protection and Regulatory Reform Act in an emergency sitting of the legislature.   The Bill introduces significant changes to the Public Utilities Board Act, the Manitoba Hydro Act, the Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation Act and the City of Winnipeg Charter.
In this issue: Excess profits tax needed to prevent profiteering amid COVID-19 Income assistance relief measures Blockades aren’t the crisis  End profit-making in seniors’ care A path to wind down oil and gas Reinventing the forestry industry: Made-in-Canada masks Digital equity and community solidarity during and after COVID-19 2020 gala update Recent COVID-19 articles on Policynote.ca A note of profound gratitude Donate to the CCPA-BC today
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Dr. John Loxley will be honoured at the 8th Errol Black Chair in Labour Issues Brunch on November 3, 2019. Every year the committee chooses an honouree who exemplifies the spirit and beliefs of Errol Black - life-long social activist, labour supporter, economics professor and Brandon city councillor. Errol would be proud to know that his friend John, who shares Errol’s values and aspirations, had been chosen.
This submission highlights key findings from Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives research and outlines our recommendations for the 2020 provincial budget.

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