A Better Place on Earth: Reducing Inequality in British Columbia

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2015-05-11
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This event featured a book launch of Andrew MacLeod's A Better Place on Earth: The Search for Fairness in Super Unequal British Columbia and a panel discussion. The award-winning journalist Andrew MacLeod, The Tyee Founder David Beers, and Senior Economist with Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Iglika Ivanova discuss tangible solutions for reducing inequality in BC and increasing political will to create a fairer society.
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PANELISTSAndrew MacLeod is the Legislative Bureau Chief for TheTyee.ca website. His work has been referred to in the BC legislature, Canadian House of Commons and senate. He won a 2006 Association of Alternative Newsweeklies award for news writing and was a finalist for a 2007 Western Magazine Award for best article in BC and the Yukon. His reporting has appeared in Monday Magazine, the Georgia Straight, BC Business, 24 Hours, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Detroit’s MetroTimes, Portland’s Willamette Week and elsewhere. Andrew lives with his family in Victoria, BC.David Beers is the Tyee's founding editor. Under his leadership from 2003 to 2014, The Tyee's traffic grew to eclipse a million page views in a month and its team won many prizes including, twice, Canada's Excellence in Journalism Award, and, twice, the North America-wide Edward R. Murrow Award. He is an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.Iglika Ivanova is Senior Economist and Public Interest Researcher. Her work investigates issues and trends in health care, education and social programs, and examines the impact of public services on quality of life. She also looks into issues of government finance, taxation and privatization and how they relate to the accessibility and quality of public services. Iglika’s other research interests focus on the Canadian labour market and in particular trends in income inequality, low wage work and the integration of immigrants. Iglika holds an MA in Economics from the University of British Columbia and a BA in Economics from Simon Fraser University. When she is not in the office, she can often be found swing dancing or sailing the coastal waters of BC.
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