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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.

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BC Budget 2019

This Policy Note series is based on the CCPA’s submission to the 2019 BC Budget Consultations, which draws on our key findings from our research and policy analysis. The action items outlined represent a detailed and demonstrably affordable plan for how the BC government can tackle poverty and climate change, make life more affordable, provide the services that people need, and build a strong, sustainable and innovative economy that works for all British Columbians.

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Electoral Reform in BC

From October 22 to November 30, 2018, British Columbians voted on a new electoral system for our province. The ballot asked 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 asked, if British Columbia adopts a proportional representation voting system, which of the following voting systems do you prefer? And people got 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.

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