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Anti-Poverty News

May 9, 2014
Social workers unable to access the government’s child-welfare computer system are being told to check with police to see whether there are prior safety concerns about a family, documents show. A...
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May 9, 2014
The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) has just announced that Canada Without Poverty’s (CWP) Executive Director, Leilani Farha, has been appointed UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing....
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May 8, 2014
The Federal Court of Appeal ruled last week that Canadian employers must try to accommodate parents juggling work with child-care obligations. The judges found that the Canada Border Services Agency...
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May 7, 2014
The Opposition Critic for Social Development says a major glitch in the provincial computer system is putting vulnerable children and adults at serious risk. The province’s Integrated Case Management...
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May 7, 2014
Activist and poet Bud Osborn has passed away. Bud was a founding member of Vancouver Area Network of Drugs Users (VANDU), a group of users and former users who work to improve the lives of people who...
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May 7, 2014
NDP social development critic Michelle Mungall introduced in the legislature on Tuesday a private members bill that she said aims to fight poverty and improve economic realities for needy people. The...
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