Government Policy

March 5, 2012
The Nunavut government has released an anti-poverty plan, The Makimaniq Plan (PDF) that has come out of a year of discussions, community dialogues and Nunavut's first poverty summit in November 2011...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Inuit, Nunavut
February 28, 2012
Earlier this month, the premier of the Northwest Territories made commitments toward developing an NWT anti-poverty strategy. See the Premier's statement and the results of the territory-wide...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Northwest Territories
February 22, 2012
The government released the 2012 BC Budget yesterday, claiming that they were forced to release an austerity budget. The government also claimed to remain committed to supporting families and...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, British Columbia
February 21, 2012
With the recent deaths of eleven migrant workers in Ontario, which mirrors a similar tragic van crash in BC in 2007, advocates and activists are renewing their demands for the provincial and federal...
Keywords: Article , Ethnicity and Race, Government Policy, Workers' Rights, British Columbia, Ontario, All of Canada
October 20, 2011
From Pivot: "“Whose problem is it?” It seems that is the eternal question in the debate about Canada’s housing crisis. The federal government maintains that housing is the purview of the provinces....
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Homelessness, Housing, Tenants' Rights, British Columbia
October 17, 2011
Since 1993, today has been recognized by the United Nations, and its members around the world, as International day for the eradication of poverty 2011. Today, October 17, 2011, the United Nations...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Homelessness, Housing, Human Rights, Unemployment, Welfare, Women, Workers' Rights, International
October 7, 2011
Each played an important role in recent political conflicts of very different natures, but all three winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2011 have campaigned for greater equality for women, and...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Human Rights, Women, International
September 30, 2011
The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed the federal government's appeal of an exemption which has allowed Insite, a supervised injection site in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, to operate. PHS...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Health, Legal Research, British Columbia, All of Canada
September 28, 2011
Earlier this year the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives published a report entitled, "The Cost of Poverty in BC." With the publication this morning of the National Council of Welfare's report...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Poverty Research, All of Canada
September 7, 2011
The deadline to submit a response to Ontario's Social Assistance Review Commission's first discussion paper has just passed and submissions by the Income Security Advisory Committee (ISAC) and the...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Welfare, Ontario
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