Canada-wide - Government policy

We are putting together some resources on poverty and the federal election. Check out the following resources to see how various organizations are trying to get poverty to be a federal election issue...
Keywords: Government Policy, All of Canada
The Supreme Court of Canada handed down an important decision on Friday, affirming that the right to strike is protected under s.2(d) (freedom of association) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms....
Keywords: Government Policy, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has just released a report that investigates Canada’s response to missing and murdered indigenous women in British Columbia. The IACHR report...
Keywords: Government Policy, Human Rights, Indigenous, Violence, Women, British Columbia, All of Canada, International
Right now, the House of Commons and a committee of the Senate are reviewing a federal government Bill that will deprive elderly immigrants of equal access to benefits that make sure seniors don’t...
Keywords: Government Policy, Seniors and Elders, All of Canada
There are serious problems at the Social Security Tribunal and the Canada Pension Plan Disability Program, especially for people trying to appeal decisions on their ineligibility for this disability...
Keywords: Disability, Government Policy, All of Canada
The Conservative government’s latitude to choose its own policies was curtailed yet again on Friday when a judge called health-care cuts for failed refugee claimants a form of “cruel and unusual...
Keywords: Government Policy, Health, Immigrants and Refugees, All of Canada
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: Government Policy, Poverty Research, All of Canada
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: Government Policy, All of Canada
The federal government has proposed Bill C-24, which would makes immigration to Canada more difficult. Proposed changes include a longer wait for permanent residents before they can apply to be...
Keywords: Government Policy, Immigrants and Refugees, All of Canada
The Wellesley Institute has published a report entitled "Refugee Health Care Cuts In Canada" by Sonal Marwah. This report’s findings show that a standard approach for serving uninsured and under-...
Keywords: Government Policy, Health, Immigrants and Refugees, refugee health care, All of Canada
Dr. Pamela D. Palmater, a Mi'kmaw lawyer and member of the Eel River Bar First Nation in New Brunswick, has published an article on Rabble concerning the federal government's newly unveiled budget. "...
Keywords: Government Policy, Indigenous, All of Canada
"Recessions are always harder on young workers, but we are nearly five years out from the end of the last recession and there is still no recovery in sight for young workers. For a comparison on the...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Government Policy, Unemployment, All of Canada
CUPE has provided a summary and response to the federal budget released by the Harper government. "The Harper government has squandered another opportunity to improve the lives of Canadians with...
Keywords: Government Policy, All of Canada
"We, the undersigned, strongly urge the federal government to stop implementing fiscal austerity measures just to achieve its political goal of budgetary balance by 2015. ...Economic history teaches...
Keywords: Government Policy, All of Canada
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives recently held their 2014 Alternative Federal Budget press conference. The CCPA offers an Alternative Federal Budget report on its website, so that...
Keywords: Government Policy, All of Canada
The Canadian Government's Budget webpage links to prior years' government budgets.
Keywords: government budget, Government Policy, All of Canada
The Canada Border Services Agency has set a quota to try to strip at least 875 refugees of their status this fiscal year — four-and-a-half times last year’s target — in a move one immigration expert...
Keywords: Government Policy, Immigrants and Refugees, All of Canada
The federal government is cutting its subsidies for housing co-ops, leaving those dependent on the extra funds wondering how they’ll keep a roof over their heads. Nicholas Gazzard, the executive...
Keywords: Government Policy, Housing, All of Canada
Jane Ordinario and Leo Alejandria are not strangers to the struggles of the thousands of Filipino workers who come to B.C. lured by the promise of steady work at better pay than they can make at home...
Keywords: Government Policy, Workers' Rights, British Columbia, All of Canada
A Georgia Straight article by Trish Garner, a community organizer for the B.C. Poverty Reduction Coalition, describes donations as a common response to poverty. She states that giving to charities...
Keywords: Foodbanks and Food, Government Policy, British Columbia, All of Canada