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by Canadian Centre... on Monday Mar 25 2019

Personal tax changes announced by the BC government over the past 18 months — including elimination of medical services plan (MSP) premiums — mean the vast majority of households will see a decrease in their provincial tax bills while the richest one per cent will pay more, 

by Dermod Travis on Thursday Mar 21 2019

Governments must dread the day they have to post their credit card charges online. Thousands of charges totalling in the millions of dollars, it's a sure bet someone will find something to highlight.

The 2017/18 charges didn't disappoint: 94,726 records totalling $59.7 million.

by Dick Cannings MP on Wednesday Mar 20 2019

When Canadians are asked what makes them proud to be Canadians, many say that our health care system is a big part of that pride.  We care about each other and want to make sure that everyone has access to health care when they are sick or injured.  But our medicare system has some big gaps, and one of those is our access to prescription drugs.

by aeon on Tuesday Mar 19 2019

By Anna Grear, for Aeon

How can the law account for the value of complex, nonhuman entities such as rivers, lakes, forests and ecosystems? At a time of runaway climate change, when the Earth’s biosphere is on the brink of collapse and species extinctions are accelerating, this has become a vital question.

by Contributor on Monday Mar 18 2019

The B.C. Poverty Reduction Coalition (BCPRC) congratulates the provincial government for launching the first ever poverty reduction plan for B.C.: TogetherBC. After a decade of advocacy, B.C. is no longer the only province without a poverty reduction strategy.

by Contributor on Monday Mar 18 2019

The BC SPCA is encouraging members of the public to show their support for Bill C-84, which broadens the definition of bestiality and expands provisions against animals used for fighting.

by Michael Jessen on Thursday Mar 14 2019

“I am relentlessly practical when it comes to climate change. Scientists have said we have three years to peak global greenhouse gas emissions or we risk climate catastrophe. I carry that timeline in my head and in my heart every day, and I think about what I can do to make it better.” – Grace Nosek

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Mar 13 2019

Will the new Builders Code help women and other minorities survive in the trades? Time will tell.

by Charles Jeanes on Tuesday Mar 12 2019

Part Three

In the two previous editions of the Arc, I have been writing about the recent history of Western global dominance, about reactions to that past, and what it reveals about human consciousness expressed in culture.

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