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B.C. residents got ‘played’ on LNG promises, says think-tank

British Columbians stand to gain little from the liquefied natural gas industry in the face of broken election promises, according to the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. 340 more words


Minimum wage hike won't kill jobs, it might create them

Increasing the minimum wage does not drive up unemployment levels, according to a three-decade study published Tuesday. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), a left-leaning think tank, says it found no consistent connection between raising wages for workers at the bottom of the payscale and employment levels in all ten provinces between 1983 and 2012. 475 more words


Payback Time? What the Internationalization of Climate Litigation Could Mean for Canadian Oil and Gas Companies

Payback Time? What the Internationalization of Climate Litigation Could Mean for Canadian Oil and Gas Companies
Source: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

This report explores scenarios in which the legal landscape concerning climate damages litigation could suddenly and dramatically change—and finds that Canadian oil and gas companies could be liable for billions of dollars of damages for their contribution to climate change.

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Province, critics at odds over overcrowding in Saskatchewan prisons

REGINA – The Saskatchewan government maintains there isn’t a problem but critics say that overcrowding in the Saskatchewan prison system means gymnasiums, chapels and other rooms are being converted for sleeping. 379 more words


B.C.’s resource development will not generate jobs

Resource development develops new jobs but not more jobs says Professor Marvin Shaffer. New pipelines and LNG processing will not reduce unemployment despite the claims of politicians. 481 more words


Your think-tank lineup card: Who are these groups that hold so much sway over policy?

It was a counter-intuitive report issued by an apparent free-market ally: Earlier this year, the C.D. Howe Institute released a study calling for the federal government to ignore its relatively tiny deficit in favour of some job-creating stimulus spending. 77 more words


More than 400 academics demand CRA cancel 'politically motivated' audit of left-leaning think-tank

More than 400 academics are demanding the Canada Revenue Agency halt its audit of a think-tank, saying the Conservative government is trying to intimidate, muzzle and silence its critics. 1,401 more words