Government Policy

February 7, 2014
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives recently held their 2014 Alternative Federal Budget press conference. The CCPA offers an Alternative Federal Budget report on its website, so that...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, All of Canada
February 5, 2014
The Canadian Government's Budget webpage links to prior years' government budgets.
Keywords: Online Resource , government budget, Government Policy, Government information, All of Canada
February 3, 2014
Last year, Waterloo Region's cost-shared spending with the province was cut to $2.5 million from $6 million the year before, a 58-per-cent cut. Politicians agreed to prop up the program temporarily...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Welfare, Ontario
February 3, 2014
The Canada Border Services Agency has set a quota to try to strip at least 875 refugees of their status this fiscal year — four-and-a-half times last year’s target — in a move one immigration expert...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Immigrants and Refugees, All of Canada
February 3, 2014
The BC Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation website has information on employment, welfare, and disability.
Keywords: Online Resource , Disability, Disability, Employment, Employment Insurance (EI), Government Policy, Unemployment, Welfare, Welfare, British Columbia, Government information
February 3, 2014
Premier Kathleen Wynne’s government will soon propose legislation linking future increases in the minimum wage to inflation. Minimum wage will be raised to $11 an hour starting June 2014. An article...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Ontario
January 23, 2014
The federal government is cutting its subsidies for housing co-ops, leaving those dependent on the extra funds wondering how they’ll keep a roof over their heads. Nicholas Gazzard, the executive...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Housing, All of Canada
January 20, 2014
Jane Ordinario and Leo Alejandria are not strangers to the struggles of the thousands of Filipino workers who come to B.C. lured by the promise of steady work at better pay than they can make at home...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Workers' Rights, British Columbia, All of Canada
January 20, 2014
Seven in 10 Inuit preschoolers in Nunavut live in homes without enough to eat. Median income for non-aboriginals in Nunavut is $86,600 a year; for the Inuit, it is $19,900. Despite chronic poverty...
Keywords: Article , Foodbanks and Food, Government Policy, Indigenous, Nunavut
January 17, 2014
Last year, 45 people in Nunavut took their own lives, the highest level of suicides ever recorded in the territory. Nunavut has had a suicide crisis since becoming a territory in 1999. Lynn Ryan...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Government Policy, Indigenous, Nunavut
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