Government Policy

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...
Keywords: Article , Disability, Government Policy, All of Canada
July 9, 2014
Whitehorse residents and community leaders gathered in the rain Friday to express their disapproval of the government’s decision to scrap an affordable housing program in the city. About 40 people...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Housing, Yukon
July 7, 2014
The Conservative government’s latitude to choose its own policies was curtailed yet again on Friday when a judge called health-care cuts for failed refugee claimants a form of “cruel and unusual...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Health, Immigrants and Refugees, All of Canada
May 28, 2014
Several dozen Vancouver lawyers plan to withdraw their services this summer to protest a lack of legal aid funding. At least 100 Vancouver lawyers plan not to take any legal aid clients for five...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Legal Aid, British Columbia
May 23, 2014
The Income Security Advocacy Centre has created that includes information about why it’s important to vote, how to make sure you can vote, accessible voting for people with disabilities, raising...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Unemployment, Ontario
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...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Health, British Columbia
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...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Poverty Research, All of Canada
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...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Government Policy, Welfare, British Columbia
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...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Government Policy, Welfare, British Columbia
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...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Welfare, British Columbia
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