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October 1, 2009
Overall, analysts say that Bill C-50 will temporarily give additional employment insurance benefits to unemployed long-tenured workers. Most agree that this is not the EI reform that workers and the...
Keywords: Article , employment insurance, Government Policy, News, Unemployment, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
September 14, 2009
A new report from CCPA shows that Canada still has shockingly high rates of women's poverty and that the recession has sidelined government polices to address women’s poverty. Women tend to be among...
Keywords: Article , News, Poverty Research, Women, All of Canada
September 10, 2009
The BC Liberal government claims to protect vital services including education, health care and social services in the recent September Budget Update, but critics claim that many social services are...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, News, British Columbia
September 10, 2009
Since January, various activists and residents of Vancouver have been passing on the torch of the 2010 Homelessness Hunger Strike Relay. The hunger strike relay was created as an active symbol to...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, News, Organizing, British Columbia
September 10, 2009
As Vancouver comes closer to hosting the Olympics, more residents of Vancouver are becoming victims of Olympic-related evictions. Last week the residents of a Downtown Eastside hotel were given...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, News, British Columbia
August 18, 2009
For six years, the Mobile Access Project (MAP) Van provided safety and services for survival sex workers living and working on the streets of Vancouver. In June the van was forced off the road due to...
Keywords: Article , News, British Columbia
August 18, 2009
It is never a good time to be poor but the criminalization of poverty seems to be intensifying locally and internationally. In Vancouver this week, a homeless man died in a park in East Vancouver in...
Keywords: Article , criminalization, Homelessness, News, Panhandling, British Columbia, International
July 31, 2009
An editorial by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives reveals how the BC government has been stonewalling requests to disclose Employment Standards enforcement records for farmworkers. A review...
Keywords: Article , News, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
July 31, 2009
Two shelters out of the five that were opened last winter were closed by the province due to complaints by local residents. The two shelters were located under the Granville Street Bridge, the other...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Homelessness, News
July 30, 2009
If you want to apply for these student loan repayment programs - Debt Reduction, Interest Relief and BC's Permanent Disabiities Loan Forgiveness - that will end after July 31, 2009, Debt 101 has the...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Debt and Consumer Law, News, British Columbia
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