View from the Top: Income Inequality in BC

Jun 2, 2010
A fascinating, and shocking, literature on the incomes at the very top of the distribution has emerged in recent years. Typically, Statistics Canada only reports income distributions for quintiles, or 20% groupings, and occasionally deciles, or 10% groupings. But new research based on tax filing has shown that the real action has been at the… View Article

Legislative review of FOI Act narrow and timid

Jun 1, 2010
A legislative committee reviewing BC’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act reported on May 31st and the results were disappointing.  They certainly did not live up to the previous legislative review in 2004.  Back then government backbenchers on the Committee made recommendations leaders of the government didn’t like.  The 2004 Committee made recommendations… View Article