To The Editor:
We should not only applaud the City of Victoria for their recent call for climate accountability, but our local municipalities should join the chorus.
By Alex Hemingway, CCPA-BC’s Public Finance Policy Analyst
After analyzing the numbers, it’s clear that BC can make significant reinvestments in critical public services that British Columbians depend upon and want.
Pollution costs and kills.
That is the concise conclusion of The Lancet Commission on pollution and health. The Lancet is one of the world’s oldest and best-known medical journals.
To The Editor:
The hissing sound you may hear is the unmistakable sound of the air coming out of Site C's tires.
As the B.C. Utilities Commission continues its inquiry on the project, it's becoming more and more apparent that B.C. Hydro has been playing a bit loose with telling the whole truth when it comes to Site C.
We’re roughly a year away from our next municipal election, and I’m prepared to bet a great deal that the word you’re going to hear most from candidates (especially new ones) is ‘transparency’ – as in, the current council is being less-than-transparent, obfuscating, running a defacto dictatorship at YOUR expense.
Letting them continue to smoke will both shorten their life and put a costly burden on both our economy and our health care system.
You’ll likely spend 13 less years with that person you love.
Universal pharmacare is a hot topic on Parliament Hill these days. The concept is simple—a single program that would ensure that all Canadians had free access to prescription drugs. Canada is the only country in the world with universal health care that doesn’t include the cost of drugs in its coverage.
Requiring a stress test for Canadians who provide at least a 20 per cent down payment to purchase a home is an unnecessary step that could negatively affect homebuyers across Canada, finds a new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.
The benefits of small-business income splitting, also known as income sprinkling, are concentrated amongst Canada’s richest and not used by the vast majority of families declaring small business income, according to new myth-busting research from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives