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September 21, 2000
The Canadian Women's March Committee demands that the United Nations and its member states take concrete measures to eliminate poverty and ensure a fair distribution of the planet's wealth between...
Keywords: Organizing, Violence, Women, All of Canada
May 12, 2000
The Ministry of Social Development and Economic Security has announced that effective July, 2000, BC Benefits rate increases averaging two percent will combine with higher Canada child tax benefit...
Keywords: Government Policy, Welfare, All of Canada
May 12, 2000
"Ten years later, what MP Martin called a housing crisis has grown into a full-blown homelessness disaster that is affecting almost every part of the country from Iqualuit to Victoria to St. John's...
Keywords: Housing, All of Canada
May 12, 2000
According to a Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives report recently released by economist Monica Townson, fifty-six percent of families with sole support mothers are poor.
Keywords: Women, All of Canada
March 8, 2000
The National Anti-Poverty Organization's paper Short Changed on Human Rights: A NAPO Position Paper on Anti-panhandling Laws (in PDF) (Link removed - No longer exists) includes up-to-date information...
Keywords: Panhandling, All of Canada
March 8, 2000
Inequality in private market income has been growing steadily since the early 1970s. The publication of The Growing Gap, prepared by the Centre for Social Justice, highlighted that trend, and drawn...
Keywords: Government Policy, Poverty Research, All of Canada
March 8, 2000
Advocates have been indicating that fewer people are appealing decisions of the Employment Insurance Commission, not because they are happy with their situation, but because since eligibility...
Keywords: Unemployment, All of Canada
March 8, 2000
Getting "social and economic rights" in the Canadian Human Rights Act would be an acknowledgement that Canadians living on a low income have rights as impoverished people. It would go towards...
Keywords: Human Rights, All of Canada
March 8, 2000
It's Time for Justice October 14, 1999 "The oppressed are regarded as the pathology of the healthy society, which must therefore adjust these 'incompetent and lazy' folk to its own patterns by...
Keywords: Human Rights, All of Canada
March 8, 2000
Including "social condition" as a prohibited grounds of discrimination under the Canadian Human Rights Act Submission to the Canadian Human Rights Act Review Panel of the federated anti-poverty...
Keywords: Human Rights, All of Canada
March 8, 2000
The Panel is reviewing all aspects of the Canadian Human Rights Act (including adding "enforceable social and economic rights" to the Act as a grounds for discrimination). The term can include people...
Keywords: Human Rights, All of Canada
March 8, 2000
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 12, 1999 Canada has received yet another statement of serious concern from a United Nations human rights monitoring body regarding poverty, homelessness and discrimination...
Keywords: Human Rights, All of Canada
March 8, 2000
For immediate release April 12, 1999 (Vancouver) On Friday April 9, the United Nations Human Rights Committee expressed its concern about high rates of poverty among Canadian women and about the...
Keywords: Human Rights, Women, All of Canada
March 8, 2000
The United Nations Human Rights Committee in its five year review of Canada's compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights cites a number of serious concerns about...
Keywords: Human Rights, Women, All of Canada
October 1, 1999
Provincial and territorial welfare-to-work program reforms in the 1990s have resulted in uneven program benefits across the country and they appear to be leaving some recipients worse off, according...
Keywords: Welfare, All of Canada
August 1, 1999
"A description and critique of Canada's complex retirement income system. The report covers federal and provincial income security programs for seniors, the Canada and Quebec Pension Plans,...
Keywords: Seniors and Elders, All of Canada
April 1, 1998
Report published by Status of Women Canada, March 1998. ISBN 0-662-26767-2. Order from Status of Women Canada, 360 Albert Street, Ste. 700, Ottawa, ONT K1A 1C3 email: research [at] swc-cfc [dot] gc [...
Keywords: Government Policy, Women, All of Canada
February 9, 1998
"Building a People First Economy: Canada under the occupation of an army of marketeers" is a speech by Dr. Ursula Franklin delivered at the Ten Days for Global Justice seminar in Toronto in 1998. It...
Keywords: Organizing, All of Canada