Hope in Turbulent Times
The political moment in BC, the rise of the far right and the climate challenge
A 20th Anniversary fundraising event for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – BC Office
CCPA-BC director Seth Klein, associate director Shannon Daub and resource analyst Ben Parfitt will be in Victoria, BC on Thursday, October 26. Join them, help celebrate and support Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' vital work in BC, and get their take on openings for progressive change in relation to:
- The political moment in BC,
- The rise of the far right, and
- The climate challenge.
Shannon, Seth and Ben will also reflect on the CCPA’s role and highlight their plans to shine a critical light on public policy. There will be refreshments served after the talk and a chance to connect with other members of the CCPA community.
Inclusive Growth and the Future of Work
The CCPA-BC is proud to present, in partnership with UBC's Vancouver School of Economics, the 2017 Annual Gideon Rosenbluth Memorial Lecture. Armine Yalnizyan will discuss inclusive growth and the future of work.
Armine Yalnizyan is a leading progressive voice in Canada's economic scene. Based in Toronto, she is a weekly business columnist for CBC Radio's #1 local morning show, Metro Morning. She also appears weekly on the Big Picture panel, a popular feature of CBC-TV's On the Money (formerly the Lang and O'Leary Exchange), Canada's premier business-news program. She publishes with the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, the National Post and Maclean's Magazine. Armine was a senior economist with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' National Office, helping define the Inequality Project from 2006 to 2016, and has been involved with the CCPA since 1993. Armine obtained her MA in Industrial Relations from University of Toronto and has a bilingual BA in economics from Glendon College, York University and the Université de Bordeaux, France. She proudly received the Atkinson Foundation's inaugural Award for Economic Justice. She is President of the Canadian Association for Business Economics and has served on the boards of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research's Institute of Population and Public Health and the Public Interest Advocacy Centre.
About Gideon Rosenbluth: Gideon Rosenbluth was a long-time research associate with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and a highly respected member of the UBC economics department, and the economics community in Canada and around the world. His rigorous approach to scholarship and community involvement was guided by his commitment to social justice. Among his many roles, he was president of the Canadian Association of University Teachers and president of the Canadian Economics Association. In honour of Gideon, CCPA and the Vancouver School of Economics are pleased to host the annual Gideon Rosenbluth Memorial Lecture.