The Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion
The CCPA–BC has been debunking the economic arguments for the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion (TMX) proposal for years, and taking a critical look at the reasons for its approval despite the economic and environmental realities. Though the Corporate Mapping Project and with our friends at the Alberta-based Parkland Institute, we’ve also examined the all-too-cozy relationship between governments and the the fossil fuel industry, and published several reports on the larger implications of continued expansion of oil sands production.
Electoral Reform in BC
From October 22 to November 30, 2018, British Columbians will be voting on a new electoral system for our province. The ballot will ask two questions: Do voters want to change from our current first-past-the-post (FPTP) system to a form of proportional representation (“pro rep”)? The second question will ask, if British Columbia adopts a proportional representation voting system, which of the following voting systems do you prefer? And people will get to rank their preferences between Mixed Member, Dual Member or Rural-Urban. The CCPA-BC has determined that pro rep would much better reflect the real preferences and backgrounds of BC voters. Our Electoral Reform series explains why and debunks myths from the ‘No’ side.