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December 9, 2009
Last week HandyDart riders flooded the Translink head office to protest in support of striking drivers. The riders say that the quality of service has gone down since an American company took over...
Keywords: Article , Disability, News, British Columbia
December 9, 2009
Dr. Wong, a specialist in community medicine, is being investigated after a complaint by a city councillor for signing special diet forms for people on welfare. Dr. Wong has been involved in special...
Keywords: Article , Foodbanks and Food, Health, News, Ontario
December 9, 2009
The Senate Subcommittee on Cities released an important new report on combating poverty in Canada. The timing comes just two weeks after the House of Commons passed a motion for the federal...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, News, Poverty Research, All of Canada
December 3, 2009
Some news from the Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC): First, the 25in5 Network for Poverty Reduction, of which ISAC is a partner, has released its accountability report on the first year of the...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, News, Welfare, Ontario
December 3, 2009
Megaphone magazine has run a feature carrying the voices and stories of some DEWC Power of Women members. Titled "Our Lives, Our Voices: Downtown Eastside women find healing through narrative", seven...
Keywords: Article , News, Women, British Columbia
December 2, 2009
Advocates are referring to the recently passed Assistance to Shelter Act as the "Olympic Kidnapping Act." The bill gives police the power to take homeless people to shelters during severe weather,...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Homelessness, News, British Columbia
December 2, 2009
On November 24th, the ESPC - in partnership with Public Interest Alberta & the Bissell Centre - released a new report on poverty in Alberta, titled We Must Do Better: It's Time to Make Alberta...
Keywords: Article , Alberta, News, Poverty Research
November 24, 2009
According to a report released today by First Call and Campaign 2000, although child poverty is persistent across Canada, BC has the highest rate of child poverty in Canada for the sixth year in a...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, News, Poverty Research, British Columbia
November 20, 2009
Nov 18th, 2009 by Michael Shapcott Poverty is cutting almost eight years off the average life expectancy of Canadian men, and almost five years from women. Only half of the poorest men in Canada can...
Keywords: Article , Health, News, Poverty Research, All of Canada
November 17, 2009
Food Bank Canada's annual Hunger Report report shows that food bank use has increased by 18% over the last year. This is the largest yearly increase since 1997. “It is likely that hunger in Canada...
Keywords: Article , Foodbanks and Food, News, All of Canada
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