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February 27, 2012
The Caledon Institute has put together a report that declares that substantive evidence does not support that Old Age Security will be unsustainable in the future. This is a political statement...
Keywords: Seniors and Elders, All of Canada
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: Ethnicity and Race, Government Policy, Workers' Rights, British Columbia, Ontario, All of Canada
February 9, 2012
From the CCPA site: Old Age Security (OAS) is the basic building block of Canada’s retirement income system. Canadians build on that foundation, saving for their retirement with benefits from the...
Keywords: Seniors and Elders, All of Canada
February 9, 2012
The Older Adult Knowledge Network (Oaknet) is a website of the Legal Resource Centre of Alberta. It has information on how Canadian law protects and affects older adults including information on...
Keywords: Alberta, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Seniors and Elders, All of Canada
January 11, 2012
According to the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) by noon on January 3rd, the first official working day of the year, Canada's Elite 100 CEOs (the 100 highest paid CEOs of companies...
Keywords: Poverty Research, All of Canada
November 24, 2011
November 2011 marks 22 years since the House of Commons adopted an all-party resolution to end child poverty in Canada. Today, Campaign 2000 has released its 20th National Report Card on Child/Family...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Poverty Research, All of Canada
November 2, 2011
Each year, Foodbanks Canada conducts original research on the subject of hunger and low income in Canada. Their annual HungerCount report is the only national survey of food banks and other food...
Keywords: Foodbanks and Food, All of Canada
November 1, 2011
The Social Rights Advocacy Centre (SRAC) have their fingers crossed for the Supreme Court to announce that it has done the right thing on Thursday November 3rd by agreeing to hear Nell Toussaint's...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Research, All of Canada
October 7, 2011
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' Behind The Numbers blog takes a look at Canadian Business' list of Canada's richest 100 people and suggests it may be time Canada adopted a 'Buffett tax...
Keywords: Poverty Research, All of Canada
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: 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: Government Policy, Poverty Research, All of Canada
September 8, 2011
Recently, Mark Horvath, the blogger/filmmaker behind invisiblepeople.tv, visited Toronto to document the lives of its homeless residents. Mark usually resides in Los Angeles, but he left California...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Tenants' Rights, Ontario, All of Canada, International
August 31, 2011
Poverty in Canada has been updated by author Dennis Raphael. With the original foreword by Jack Layton and an updated foreword by Rob Rainer, the book's second edition contains new data and a new...
Keywords: Homelessness, Human Rights, Poverty Research, All of Canada
August 22, 2011
Food prices are rising globally, but how is that affecting the cost of basic items in Canadian grocery stores? Common Front for Social Justice has released data collected in New Brunswick showing the...
Keywords: Foodbanks and Food, New Brunswick, All of Canada
August 15, 2011
According to Warren Buffett, he and his mega-rich friends are not paying enough taxes. He's asking the US Congress to increase taxes for the wealthy to pay for gaps in the budget. His recent comments...
Keywords: Government Policy, Organizing, All of Canada, International
August 3, 2011
Canada Without Poverty (http://www.cwp-csp.ca/) has a new look and new content on their website. The press release on their updated website is found here.
Keywords: Poverty Research, Technology, All of Canada
April 18, 2011
How do the political parties currently vying for our votes specifically plan to address poverty in Canada? Citizens for Public Justice, along with the Dignity for All campaign, have put together a...
Keywords: Government Policy, Organizing, All of Canada
April 12, 2011
Just one day prior to the dissolution of Parliament, the Conservative government proposed "Conditional Permanent Residences" for sponsored spouses. This proposed measure would apply to spouses and...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, All of Canada
March 21, 2011
On the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination a new report by the Wellesley Institute and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives reveals that despite an increasingly...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, All of Canada
March 16, 2011
The CCPA has released the Alternative Federal Budget for 2011. This year's budget presents a comprehensive recovery plan designed to: get Canadians working in good jobs again; reduce record-high...
Keywords: Government Policy, All of Canada