Canada's Poor Face Emergency

The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights issued many criticisms regarding Canada's poverty laws. It was noted the neither minimum wages nor income assistence meat the basic needs of Canadians. The committee also critiqued the Employment Insurance program. It was also urged that Canada reopen certain land claims and consult aboriginal peoples on land use issues, as well as rectify the laws which discriminate against aboriginal women. For more information read UN: Canada's Poor Face 'Emergency'.