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Anti-Poverty News

May 14, 2014
Homelessness is an issue Abbotsford has grappled with for years. But the problem gained a national audience last summer after city workers dumped chicken manure at a homeless camp. Today, figures...
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May 12, 2014
All British Columbians will be offered a blood test for HIV/AIDS every five years as part of new testing guidelines that are the first of their kind in Canada. Until now, only pregnant women have...
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May 12, 2014
The federal Justice Department has chopped $1.2 million from its research budget, and is tightening control to ensure future legal research is better aligned with the government’s agenda. Previous...
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May 9, 2014
Governor General David Johnston bestowed Order of Canada honours on Shelagh Day on Wednesday for her contributions as an advocate and legal scholar, particularly women’s rights issues in Canada....
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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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