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Premier Clark's claims of thousands of LNG jobs 'grossly overstated' — CCPA report
Majority of LNG-based jobs will be short-term construction positions, says CCPA senior economist.
Jul 28th, 2015
Learn from Quebec: B.C. can afford $10-a-day childcare, say economists
CCPA study shows more mothers in workforce would grow economy, cover large part of program costs
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Jul 9th, 2015
Canada’s fossil fuels a risky investment: Global Carbon Budget
What does the global 'carbon budget' mean for Canada? Senior economist with the CCPA Marc Lee explains a significant portion of Canada's carbon reserves will have to remain in the ground.
Oct 31st, 2013
International Energy Agency warns pension funds about “unburnable carbon”
The IEA asked pension funds to look at the risk from overvalued fossil fuel stocks.
Jun 13th, 2013
Divestment may protect from 40-60% overvaluation of fossil fuel stock
Kitsilano Pool underwater: a growing number of cities want to divest from their own destruction
May 3rd, 2013
Most British Columbians support higher taxes for better public services: poll
While most British Columbians feel they pay too much tax, the majority are willing to pay higher taxes for better public services, according to a new poll.
Nov 29th, 2012
Living wage in BC could prevent disabilities: SFU prof
Bruce Lanphear, an SFU researcher, believes that removing social inequities and increasing the standard minimum wage are key factors in preventing disabilities.
May 3rd, 2012
Pipe Dreams and Nightmares: CCPA's new report deconstructs Enbridge’s unrealistic “jobs and growth” promises
CCPA report takes a hard look at Enbridge's jobs and growth numbers and reveals wild optimism.
Mar 29th, 2012
350.org's Bill McKibben remembers schoolmate Stephen Harper
Climate hero Bill McKibben attended the same grade school as PM Stephen Harper, he told nearly thousand people at CCPA's annual fundraiser. Oh, how they've drifted apart.
David P. Ball
Mar 27th, 2012
CCPA's alternative federal budget 2012 proposal
As the Conservatives prepare to unveil their first federal budget since winning a majority, the expected slash-happy document is being preempted by an alternative proposal. Will Harper read it?
David P. Ball
Mar 20th, 2012