News - All of canada

June 30, 2005
This summer a writer and activist from Montreal is travelling across Canada and visiting various indigenous communities. He is recording how different nations have current threats to their very...
Keywords: Indigenous, All of Canada
June 30, 2005
The National Council of Welfare has published a report that states that governments in Canada need to provide adequate funding to welfare programs and to end the "clawback" of child benefits to low...
Keywords: Welfare, All of Canada
June 30, 2005
The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention visited Canada and voiced their concerns over Canada's security certificate process where non-citizens are detained based on secret evidence and deported...
Keywords: Human Rights, All of Canada
June 20, 2005
The Canadian Bar Association (CBA) has officially launched the ground-breaking test case that will challenge the constitutional right to civil legal aid in British Columbia. The statement of claim...
Keywords: Legal Aid, All of Canada
May 22, 2005
Volpe announced new policies for reducing immigrant application times, increasing language exemptions for older immigrants, and increasing the number of visitor visas for relatives. For more details...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, All of Canada
May 22, 2005
The Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration Canada issued a press release of the announcement in February 2005 that most spouses and common-law partners of Canadian citizens and permanent residents...
Keywords: Family, Immigrants and Refugees, All of Canada
May 22, 2005
Solidarity Across Borders, a Montreal network of refugee groups, individuals and their allies, is planning a one-week march from Montreal to Ottawa to draw attention to the struggles of refugees and...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Organizing, All of Canada
April 28, 2005
Get Your Vote On is an initiative dedicated to encourage those under 34 to vote: "Because the world is run by those who show up. Because no one will care about our issues if we don't. Because those...
Keywords: Organizing, All of Canada
March 15, 2005
Statistics Canada has release the low income cutoffs (LICOs) for 2003 and low income measures (LIMs) for 2001, before and after tax. LICOs are income thresholds, determined by analysing family...
Keywords: Welfare, All of Canada
March 10, 2005
The federal government will have an estimated $45 billion in surplus over the next three years – money that could significantly reduce poverty and inequalities in Canada and lay to rest overheated...
Keywords: Government Policy, Housing, All of Canada
March 10, 2005
In 1999, Senior Summit, a British Columbia wide gathering of seniors in Vancouver lead to a group of women to form a working group to learn about inequalities in pension for women. From that working...
Keywords: Seniors and Elders, Women, All of Canada
March 10, 2005
"Over the last decade, social programs in Canada have been eroded through cuts to budgets and narrowed eligibility rules for benefits & services. Both federal and provincial governments have...
Keywords: Women, All of Canada
January 23, 2005
The Canadian Association of Food Banks submission to the Standing Committee on Finance Hunger in Canada: The Federal Role in the Social Contract (in PDF) includes, among others, a recommendation that...
Keywords: Foodbanks and Food, All of Canada
January 23, 2005
The Technical Advisory Committee was appointed in April 2003 by the Minister of Finance and the Minister of National Revenue to address issues related to tax measures benefiting persons with...
Keywords: Disability, All of Canada
January 23, 2005
"Standing Committee on Human Resources and Skills Develomenet, Social Development and Status of Persons with Disabilities submitted a report to the Federal Parliament with 8 recommendations that...
Keywords: Unemployment, All of Canada
December 3, 2004
The National Anti-Poverty Organization (NAPO) has made a number of recommendations to the Federal Standing Committee on Finance in the pre-budget consultations. A housing strategy, National Child...
Keywords: Government Policy, All of Canada
December 3, 2004
Campaign 2000 has released the 2004 Report Card on Child Poverty in Canada. Entitled One Million Too Many: Implementing Solutions to Child Poverty in Canada (in PDF), this 12 page report states: "On...
Keywords: Children and Youth, All of Canada
December 3, 2004
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) will release the 2005 Alternative Federal Budget (AFB) in February of 2005 but a preliminary statement represents the current thinking of AFB...
Keywords: Government Policy, All of Canada
December 3, 2004
The issue of poverty must be placed onto the agendas of governments because, as the findings in the Hunger Count 2004 survey indicate, hunger, poverty and health are inextricably linked. The 2004...
Keywords: Foodbanks and Food, All of Canada
December 3, 2004
"Four out of five homeless Canadians don't live on the street. They live in cars. They find temporary beds in church basements or abandoned buildings. They sleep on somebody's couch. They are...
Keywords: Homelessness, All of Canada