Poverty and inequality among BC seniors

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has just released a report that looks at the changes in the poverty rate among seniors in the province over the last four decades. Income and wealth inequality are just two of the factors examined in this detailed document, which you can download and read here.

Case for increasing minimum wage in B.C.

The case for increasing minimum wage in B.C.

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) just published their latest report, titled The Case for Increasing the Minimum Wage. In it, economist David Green — who is also a professor, a former chair of the Vancouver School of Economics at UBC and an International Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London — debunks some common … Read more

Density, condos and housing affordability

How is it that we have seen a non-stop construction boom in Vancouver over the past decade-plus and yet we still have huge homelessness and affordable housing problems? This is a question posed and explored by writer Marc Lee in an article on Policy Note. Below is an excerpt from the piece. It varies cyclically but … Read more

Applications now accepted for Next Up 2014/15

How would you like to be a leader of social change? Or know someone that would make a great candidate? Next Up, a leadership program committed to social and environmental justice, is offering that opportunity to young people between the ages of 18 and 32. Applications are now being accepted in B.C. until Sept. 19. … Read more

Why the Residential Tenancy Branch in B.C. is failing us

Here is a great post about the shortcomings of the Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB) from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) by Kendra Milne. She talks about the lack of enforcement of the RTB when it comes to legal disputes between tenants and landlords. Have a look below. Safe and secure housing is a … Read more