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January 25, 2010
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January 25, 2010
The following is a brief timeline and backgrounder on the cuts to legal aid in BC culled from various press releases and news articles. See the links in the More Information section below for more...
Keywords: Article , Legal Aid, News, British Columbia
January 20, 2010
First Call, the BC child and youth advocacy organization has compared child poverty statistics from 1989 and 2007. The year 1989 was the best year of the 1980s for the economy, and the national child...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, News, Poverty Research, British Columbia
January 18, 2010
An article in the online magazine, Global Voices looks into the crisis of Aboriginal youth suicides in Canada due to poverty, colonization, isolation and lack of basic services. Suicide rates have...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Indigenous, News, All of Canada
January 12, 2010
On January 11th, members of the Kamloops bar withdrew all duty to protest the closure of five regional legal aid offices. Duty counsel are lawyers paid by the Legal Services Society to help lower...
Keywords: Article , Legal Aid, News, British Columbia
January 7, 2010
Winnipeg’s historic North End was a contradictory place. Poverty was widespread and deep; out of its midst grew a rich and vibrant culture. Today’s North End is similar in many respects — deep...
Keywords: Article , News, Poverty Research, Manitoba
December 22, 2009
Community Action on Homelessness in Halifax has released a new report and a video that looks at the health of homeless people in Halifax. The report found 40% of homeless people rated their health as...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, News, Nova Scotia
December 16, 2009
A coalition of community members and activists in the Downtown Eastside marched against the Assistance to Shelter Act. The coalition says although the government claims that the aim of the Act is to...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, News, Organizing, British Columbia
December 16, 2009
Almost half of Toronto's street youth don't want to be homeless - getting help for them early would make a big difference, says a groundbreaking study of Toronto street-involved youth. Changing...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Homelessness, News, Ontario
December 10, 2009
The City of Victoria has lost its appeal of a 2008 court ruling that struck down the city's anti-camping bylaws. This means that homeless people have the right to set up temporary camps in public...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, News, British Columbia
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