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Anti-Poverty News

Housing is  a Human Right
August 20, 2014
What would happen if housing were enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms? Yutaka Dirks gives an inside account of the radical new fight to end homelessness in an article in This...
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August 18, 2014
A short documentary by David Shortt and the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition highlighting the root causes of queer and trans poverty in British Columbia. Premiering at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival...
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August 5, 2014
An interesting article posted on the Carnegie Community Action Project blog. In “Challenging the rhetoric of stigmatization: the benefits of concentrated poverty in Toronto’s Regent Park”, Martine...
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July 30, 2014
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...
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July 23, 2014
Being poor can make you sick. Where you work, the air you breathe, the state of your housing, what you eat, your levels of stress and your vulnerability to crime, injury and discrimination all affect...
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July 17, 2014
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...
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