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September 11, 2012
A new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives looks at trends in tuition and compulsory fees in Canada since 1990, projects fees for each province for the next four years, and examines...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Debt and Consumer Law, Education, All of Canada
August 20, 2012
In 2008, the Law Commissioner of Ontario started to look at part-time work, short contract positions and other forms of “precarious” work, against the background of the social issues affecting...
Keywords: Workers' Rights, Ontario, All of Canada
August 13, 2012
Given the significant changes in Canada’s refugee system contained in Bill C-31 and their many associated access to justice issues, it is to be expected that a number of organizations and individuals...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, All of Canada
July 25, 2012
The blog for the Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) has an interesting article comparing the poverty reduction strategies for Newfoundland and Labrador and British Columbia. Twelve years ago, the two...
Keywords: Government Policy, Poverty Research, British Columbia, Newfoundland, All of Canada
July 18, 2012
The topic of Homeless Hub's latest newsletter is the affect social profiling has on the homeless, Social profiling refers to the use of a person's social status (in this case, their homelessness) by...
Keywords: Homelessness, Human Rights, Poorbashing, All of Canada
July 16, 2012
In late April 2012, the federal government announced a series of sweeping changes to the Interim Federal Health (IFH) program (http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/refugees/outside/arriving-healthcare.asp),...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, All of Canada
May 23, 2012
Check out the interactive web documentary, "At Home: In search of the real cost of homelessness," on the National Film Board of Canada website that explores the At Home/Chez Soi project across Canada...
Keywords: Homelessness, All of Canada
May 4, 2012
The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) has just issued its first decision on a complaint against Canada under the Optional Protocol to the Convention on...
Keywords: Human Rights, Indigenous, Violence, Women, Northwest Territories, All of Canada
May 1, 2012
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth are overrepresented in the homeless youth population. It has been estimated that approximately 25-40% of homeless...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Homelessness, LGBTQ, All of Canada
May 1, 2012
The Human Resources Ministery has changed the rules so employers will now be allowed to pay foreign temp workers 15 per cent less than the average wage. See the Canadian Council for Refugees and...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
April 17, 2012
A new Centre for Policy Alternatives report, Working After Age 65: What is at Stake?, looks at some of the realities of working past age 65, and examines the potential impact of increasing the OAS...
Keywords: Seniors and Elders, All of Canada
April 17, 2012
Four levels of human rights protections may be used to promote and enforce housing rights in Canada - provincial human rights codes, the Canadian Human Rights Act, the Canadian Charter of Rights and...
Keywords: Housing, Human Rights, Ontario, All of Canada
April 11, 2012
A new national movement to end homelessness was launched last week to end homelessness in ten years. The mission of the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness is to create a national movement to...
Keywords: Homelessness, All of Canada
April 11, 2012
The Nova Scotia CAP Association has launched a website, www.savecap.ca to save the Community Access Program (CAP) that ensures all Canadians have equal access to the Internet and technology and have...
Keywords: Technology, All of Canada
April 2, 2012
As part of the Federal Budget, the Tories have eliminated the National Council of Welfare (NCW). This shocking news will impact on many, not the least will be those who relied on NCW reports in anti...
Keywords: Government Policy, Poverty Research, Welfare, All of Canada
March 30, 2012
Below are some links to commentary and analysis of the 2012 Federal Budget. Most notably in yesterday's budget is the increase in age for Old Age Security from 65 to 67 which will disproportionally...
Keywords: Government Policy, All of Canada
March 26, 2012
Women sleep on the streets of our major cities, a virtual guarantee of experiencing sexual assault. Women trade survival sex with men for a place to crash for the night. Teenage girls, fleeing sexual...
Keywords: Homelessness, Women, All of Canada
March 22, 2012
In 2009, Stephen Harper’s Conservative government changed the contents of the official citizenship guide that is given to all recent immigrants. The new version contained a lot more military history...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Immigrants and Refugees, Indigenous, Poverty Research, All of Canada
March 16, 2012
With housing prices at record levels, a University of British Columbia-led study finds that new Canadians are struggling to find adequate and affordable housing in the country’s three largest cities...
Keywords: Housing, Immigrants and Refugees, British Columbia, All of Canada
March 16, 2012
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) has released its annual Alternative Federal Budget for 2012. This anti-austerity budget would: Tackle poverty and income inequality by investing in...
Keywords: Government Policy, All of Canada