News - Poorbashing

December 17, 2013
Two senior Conservative cabinet ministers have come out with remarks recently that show ignorance and disregard for people living in poverty. Last week Industry Minister James Moore was asked about...
Keywords: Poorbashing, All of Canada
August 21, 2013
An article in this week's Georgia Straight says that several advocacy groups have warned that TransLink’s new Compass fare card could make it impossible for social-service providers to continue to...
Keywords: Homelessness, Poorbashing, Welfare, British Columbia
June 11, 2013
Advocates in the Downtown Eastside are claiming that the police are targeting poor people with jaywalking and vending tickets. PIVOT and VANDU through a freedom of information request found that in...
Keywords: Poorbashing, British Columbia
July 18, 2012
The topic of Homeless Hub's latest newsletter is the affect social profiling has on the homeless, Social profiling refers to the use of a person's social status (in this case, their homelessness) by...
Keywords: Homelessness, Human Rights, Poorbashing, All of Canada
March 1, 2011
Many Canadians believe that the poor are themselves responsible for living in poverty, says a new report exploring attitudes on poverty by the Salvation Army. This report launches The Dignity Project...
Keywords: Organizing, Poorbashing, Poverty Research, All of Canada
December 13, 2010
An interesting article in the Tyee analyses how right wing politicians have been twisting it backwards by declaring bicycles and public transportation as elitist.
Keywords: Poorbashing, Poverty Research, All of Canada
July 27, 2010
The Vision was developed over two years with input from a massive sample of 1200 Downtown Eastside (DTES) residents, in co-operation with many DTES groups. The process, led by the Carnegie Community...
Keywords: Homelessness, Organizing, Poorbashing, Welfare, British Columbia
July 22, 2010
Stephen Gaetz talks about the Alberta government's new plan to discourage people from giving money to panhandlers and give to agencies instead. He argues that "this kind of thinking represents policy...
Keywords: Alberta, Housing, Mental Health, Panhandling, Poorbashing, Welfare, All of Canada
April 21, 2008
In Toronto, three army reservists accused of killing a homeless man were allowed to plea guilty to reduced charges. The soldiers were originally charged with second degree murder in the beating death...
Keywords: Homelessness, Poorbashing, British Columbia, Ontario
January 6, 2007
Vancouver mayor, Sam Sullivan, has launched the Project Civil City (Link removed - No longer exists) to address "public disorder." According to the mayor the goals of the project are to eliminate...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Panhandling, Poorbashing, British Columbia
September 2, 2005
The American agency, the National Coalition for the Homeless' four page fact sheet (in PDF) gives statistics and examples of crimes perpetrated against homeless people.
Keywords: Homelessness, Poorbashing, Violence, United States
October 5, 2001
October 1, 2001 marked the day the Ontario government began a controversial plan of mandatory literacy testing for welfare recipients. In a press release the Community and Social Services Critic is...
Keywords: Poorbashing, Welfare, Ontario
June 10, 2001
A new book by Jean Swanson, a long time anti-poverty activist with End Legislated Poverty, challenges how people with power and money attack the poor. "I am sure that anyone who has experienced...
Keywords: Poorbashing, All of Canada