ARTS RESEARCH IN THE NEWS
Vancouver Sun Thu July 21 2016The Vancouver Sun cited a study by UBC economist Kevin Milligan for an op-ed on the Provincial Sales Tax.
In his study commissioned by the Business Council of B.C., Milligan offered several alternatives for government consideration: replace the PST with other revenue sources like the carbon tax, improve the PST by exempting business inputs and expanding it to cover more services, or replace the PST with a new B.C.-VAT, an alternative form of value-added tax.
The Tyee Thu July 21 2016 By: Linda GivetashThe Tyee interviewed UBC economist Kevin Milligan for a story on post-work plans for several Vancouver workers.
Milligan found middle-income earners who made an average of $50,000 per year over their careers would currently get about $12,500 from the Canadian Pension Plan. With the new program, that yearly payout will jump to $16,667.
Though higher CPP benefits may be welcome, workers still face a substantial decrease in income pay after they retire.
“People who don’t have a company-based plan, 40 per cent of them end up in retirement with too little retirement income to maintain their lifestyle,” Milligan said.
Roundhouse Radio Wed July 20 2016Roundhouse Radio interviewed Paul Quirk, UBC political scientist and chair in U.S. politics and representation, about the Republican National Convention.
Quirk explained how Donald Trump’s campaign is unprecedented in many areas.
“The criticisms of the campaign go to all of the professional staff, it’s very thin and very inexperienced, but also the resources for advertising and the organization on the ground and in all of the states, it’s just radically deficient in all of these areas,” he said.
Business Insider Wed July 20 2016 By: Travis BradberryBusiness Insider reported on the issues that come with perfectionism and included findings from a UBC psychology study.
The UBC research linked perfectionism to depression, anxiety and various mental health issues.
The article went on to offer possible solutions to combat the issues perfectionists often encounter.
Business in Vancouver Tue July 19 2016 By: Nelson BennettBusiness in Vancouver interviewed George Hoberg, UBC professor at the Liu Institute for Global Issues, for a story on how B.C. pipelines could affect the Liberal government’s 2017 campaign.
Last week Shell Canada announced that the final investment decision promised for 2016 on its LNG Canada project was being indefinitely postponed.
“It’s definitely a negative for the Clark government,” said Hoberg. “They pinned their entire 2013 platform on this LNG dream that has turned out to be no more than a dream. I’m sure the NDP will go after them hard on that.”
Desmog Canada Mon July 18 2016 By: Carol LinnetDesmog Canada reported on a UBC study on the Site C dam and interviewed Karen Bakker, UBC professor of geography and research chair in political ecology.
“I feel like the discussion in the public has made a few assumptions about the Site C dam that merit reexamination,” Bakker said. “The assumption that Site C is clean and green is one that we actually need to scrutinize rather than assume.”
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