Underinvestment in infrastructure is not a crisis but a chronic problem in Canada, says a new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
The Canadian government should heed the Norwegian example and reclaim control of the petroleum industry -- collaborating with provinces, territories and first nations in energy strategy.
Marc Lee, senior economist from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternative, tells the utopian story of BC's energy policy 50 years in the future.
A year after the Occupy movement focused public attention on the income, wealth and opportunity gap between the top 1 per cent and the 99 per cent, conservatives say inequality isn't the problem.
Here in British Columbia there is complete silence on the issue from both the government and the media.
By 1:18pm on January 2, Canada’s top 100 CEOs will have already pocketed $45,448. It takes the average Canadian an entire year of full-time work to earn that.
Government control has proven the most effective way of moderating consumption while capturing revenue to mediate the damage caused.
The majority of British Columbians not only feel that the wealthiest should be taxed more, but they are also willing to pay more taxes themselves.
Something dramatic happened in Canada after 1980: the top 60 firms have effectively delinked from the rest of the corporate universe.
We need to get serious about understanding exactly how much water big consumers actually use — something, incredibly, that the province does not currently do.