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  • Canada’s Fossil-Fuelled Pensions June 22, 2018
    The British Columbia Investment Management Corporation is the steward of BC’s public pensions, but bankrolls companies whose current business models exceed the climate change targets agreed to in the Paris Agreement to which Canada is a signatory. The pensions of over 500,000 British Columbians and assets worth $135 billion are managed by the Corporation—-one of Canada's largest […]
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Imagine a Winnipeg...2018 Alternative Municipal Budget June 18, 2018
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    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
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    When we think of a “boomtown,” we often imagine a formerly sleepy rural town suddenly awash in wealth and economic expansion. It might surprise some to learn that for many municipalities in oil-producing regions in Saskatchewan, the costs of servicing the oil boom can outweigh the benefits. A Prairie Patchwork: Reliance on Oil Industry Philanthropy […]
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
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    Canada faces some very difficult choices in maintaining energy security while meeting emissions reduction targets.  A new study by veteran earth scientist David Hughes—published through the Corporate Mapping Project, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Parkland Institute—is a comprehensive assessment of Canada’s energy systems in light of the need to maintain energy security and […]
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • The 2018 Living Wage for Metro Vancouver April 25, 2018
    The cost of raising a family in British Columbia increased slightly from 2017 to 2018. A $20.91 hourly wage is needed to cover the costs of raising a family in Metro Vancouver, up from $20.61 per hour in 2017 due to soaring housing costs. This is the hourly wage that two working parents with two young children […]
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
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Economics for Everyone, 2nd Ed.: Book Tour!

The second edition of Economics for Everyone: A Short Guide to the Economics of Capitalism was co-published by Pluto Books, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and Fernwood Publishing this summer.  With the federal election now safely behind us, I am pleased to announce a series of book launch events in 4 cities.  Details are below; each event will feature a talk by me, Q&A, reception, and book-signing.  Many thanks to the CCPA offices in each location which are hosting the tour, and to Unifor for its ongoing support.

The book will be available for sale at each event, $25, all proceeds go to the CCPA.  (It can also be ordered on-line through the CCPA here.)

See you there!

Vancouver, Sunday Nov. 15: 6 PM, Heartwood City Cafe, 317 E.Broadway

Winnipeg, Tuesday Nov. 24: 7 PM, Neechi Commons, 865 Main Street

Ottawa, Thursday Nov. 26: 5 PM, 25onecommunity, 251 Bank Street

Toronto, Friday Dec. 4: 5 PM, Chestnut Room, Sheraton Centre Hotel, 123 Queen Street W.

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Comment from Nick Falvo
Time: November 7, 2015, 11:42 am

Funny, I don’t recall giving you permission to bypass Calgary…

Comment from Nadia Alexan
Time: November 13, 2015, 1:54 pm

How come Jim Stanford is not coming to Montreal? I would like to invite him to come to Montreal. I will personally organize a venue for him. Please contact me: Nadia Alexan, founder of Citizens in Action and blogger for the Huffington Post Quebec, at (514) 846-0644. Thank you very much.

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