News - Québec

March 26, 2014
Montreal police receive around 140 calls a day involving the homeless or people with mental health issues, and the service needs more help in dealing with these cases, said Montreal police chief Marc...
Keywords: Mental Health, Québec
March 7, 2014
The Quebec provincial government has granted seasonal agriculture workers the same rights as all workers in Quebec, including the right to join a union. Read more about this court decision in an...
Keywords: Workers' Rights, Québec
December 4, 2008
Some provincial governments across Canada have implemented poverty reduction strategies. The following links have information on these strategies.
Keywords: Government Policy, Poverty Research, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Québec
December 2, 2008
People living in poverty in the Great Lakes area may be experiencing a higher level of air pollution in their communities, according to a study released by the Pollution Watch project. The study...
Keywords: Poverty Research, Ontario, Québec
June 28, 2008
Over one hundred Innu families who have been occupying their traditional territories are facing eviction by the Newfoundland and Labrador government. The evictions are seen as part of an ongoing...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Newfoundland, Québec
January 30, 2008
CKUT, a community radio station out of McGill University, is hosting a Winter 2008: Homeless Marathon The sixth annual Homelessness Marathon will serve up 14 hours of people-powered radio,...
Keywords: Homelessness, Media, Québec
April 6, 2007
The Strategic Research and Analysis Directorate at Indian and Northern Affairs Canada has released a report called Levels and Sources of Individual and Household Level Income for Inuit in Canada,...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Poverty Research, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Québec
March 6, 2007
According to a Statistics Canada report, A Portrait of Seniors in Canada (in HTML and in PDF) although the financial situation of seniors has improved over the past quarter century, senior women who...
Keywords: Seniors and Elders, British Columbia, Québec, All of Canada
August 18, 2006
June 12, 2002 Vivian Labrie, spokeswoman for a coalition seeking the elimination of poverty QUEBEC (CP) -- The Quebec government introduced legislation Wednesday that would see it spending $1.5...
Keywords: Government Policy, Québec
August 4, 2006
Dans la Loi sur le soutien du revenu pour assurer la couverture des besoins essentiels de tous en tous. Visitez le site web d'un barème plancher.
Keywords: Organizing, Québec
July 6, 2006
During Montreal's summer festival businesses are pressuring the government to remove the city's homeless from the streets. As a result, the local police are handing out more tickets to homeless...
Keywords: Homelessness, Prisoners' Rights, Québec
May 3, 2006
Quebec's minimum wage increased by 15 cents today. Workers are criticizing this so-called wage "hike" saying that it is not high enough to cover their basic costs of living. See the Montreal Gazette...
Keywords: Workers' Rights, Québec
April 1, 2006
Vivre Saint-Michel en Santé, a community revitalization initiative in the Montreal neighbourhood of Saint-Michel, has created a new offshoot organization to work specifically on projects that will...
Keywords: Organizing, Québec
November 3, 2005
Réseau Solidarité Itinérance du Québec (RSIQ) is distributing a petition, of sorts, in the form of a declaration that asserts "By collective responsibility, we also understand that a person is not...
Keywords: Homelessness, Québec
December 3, 2004
The Liberals put forward a bill whose intent is to provide financially rewards to those individuals on welfare who re-enter the work force or who try to find a job. However, it has been criticized by...
Keywords: Welfare, Québec
October 16, 2004
The Quebec government is cutting welfare payments to those recipents who are young, able bodied and living with their parents. The government says that the cut is a money saving measure and a way to...
Keywords: Welfare, Québec
September 3, 2004
Substance use and homelessness are factors associated with death among street youth in Montreal, according to a study in the August 4 issue of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, a...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Homelessness, Violence, Québec
July 5, 2004
Quebec's Liberals suggested that Landlords may have the ability to take welfare checks away from tenants who are benhind on their rent payments. Many people are horrified by this suggestion. Many...
Keywords: Tenants' Rights, Welfare, Québec
April 3, 2004
In what it calls a revolution in the way it deals with poverty, the Quebec government will start offering cash incentives rather than coercion to get welfare recipients into the work force. The...
Keywords: Welfare, Québec
February 1, 2004
What are the implications of the Supreme Court of Canada in decision in Gosselin, for future anti-poverty litigation? In an upcoming issue of Canadian Journal of Women and the Law, a case comment by...
Keywords: Welfare, Québec