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May 23, 2014
Canada Without Poverty (CWP) has joined forces with the Charter Committee on Poverty Issues (CCPI) in a legal case going to the Supreme Court of Canada in October 2014. The case is called Taypotat v...
Keywords: Article , Education, Human Rights, Indigenous, All of Canada
May 23, 2014
Proposed changes to the Citizenship Act could create a new class of naturalized Canadians who have fewer rights than those born in the country. New immigrants to Canada could see their citizenship...
Keywords: Article , Immigrants and Refugees, All of Canada
May 15, 2014
In June 2012, the Canadian government cut funding to refugee health care with the claim that it would protect our immigration system from abuse. However, these cuts have put children's lives at...
Keywords: Article , Immigrants and Refugees, All of Canada
May 12, 2014
The federal Justice Department has chopped $1.2 million from its research budget, and is tightening control to ensure future legal research is better aligned with the government’s agenda. Previous...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Poverty Research, All of Canada
May 9, 2014
Governor General David Johnston bestowed Order of Canada honours on Shelagh Day on Wednesday for her contributions as an advocate and legal scholar, particularly women’s rights issues in Canada....
Keywords: Article , Women, All of Canada
May 9, 2014
The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) has just announced that Canada Without Poverty’s (CWP) Executive Director, Leilani Farha, has been appointed UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing....
Keywords: Article , Housing, Human Rights, All of Canada, International
May 8, 2014
The Federal Court of Appeal ruled last week that Canadian employers must try to accommodate parents juggling work with child-care obligations. The judges found that the Canada Border Services Agency...
Keywords: Article , Family, Human Rights, Women, All of Canada
April 29, 2014
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has published its report, "Working for a Living Wage 2014: Making Paid Work Meet Basic Family Needs in Metro Vancouver." The report finds that the living...
Keywords: Article , Family, British Columbia, All of Canada
April 22, 2014
A federal fraud investigator has been suspended without pay, after she leaked documents showing that investigators had to cut people off their employment insurance benefits in order to meet quotas....
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, All of Canada
April 16, 2014
DAWN-RAFH Canada was founded in 1985 following a meeting between seventeen women from across Canada who came together to discuss issues of mutual concern. In a society which devalues and often...
Keywords: Online Resource , Disability, Women, Factsheets and FAQs, General resources, All of Canada
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