This post is part of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives BC Budget 2019 series by Ben Parfitt, which highlights key findings from the CCPA’s research and outlines our recommendations for the 2019 provincial budget.
B.C. Ombudsperson Jay Chalke released an update of a May 2018 report today that found the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction failed to follow the law in relation to the calculation of income assistance benefits.
By Sarah Cox, from The Narwhal
In an unprecedented move, the Dzawada’enuzw nation is claiming in court that farming Atlantic salmon — which often carry disease — in their traditional waters constitutes a violation of Aboriginal rights
Until recently, Alberta benefitted from one of the most pro-growth tax policy environments in North America. As recently as 2014, the province had the lowest top statutory combined federal and provincial or state personal income tax (PIT) and corporate income tax (CIT) rates of any Canadian province or American state.
The mineral exploration and mining sector has long provided good middle class jobs for Canadians. Across the country, Canada’s mining sector directly and indirectly employs 634,000 Canadians, including over 30,000 in British Columbia alone. These jobs are critical for supporting our strong economy and communities throughout Canada.
RCMP is reporting a string of fatal traffic accidents as drivers begin traveling highways in the province the New Year.
In a media report Monday, just seven days into 2019, RCMP said there have been four major accidents involving fatalities stretching from Field and Fernie in the eastern part of the province to Vernon and to Richmond on the Lower Mainland.
For the first time in human history, our environmental impacts are happening at a scale that is affecting all life on Earth. The latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that time may be running out for effective action on climate change.
A new study finds that BC’s news media frequently reinforce the assumption that there is an inevitable trade-off between environmental protection and job creation.
By Marc Lee
It would seem Animal House has closed at the B.C. legislature in favour of a new production – A Taste of Shakespeare – with scenes from Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Titus Andronicus and a special audience introduction to Puck from a Midsummer Night's Dream.
The performances are replete with tales of betrayal, revenge and possible redemption.