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May 18, 2002
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has released the 2002-2003 Manitoba Alternative Budget (in PDF) and a press relaease regarding the budget entitled, A Budget for a Healthy, Sustainable...
Keywords: Government Policy, Manitoba
May 18, 2002
The Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition made several recommendations to the Federal Health Care Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada during the Commission's public consultations. Among others,...
Keywords: Health, Yukon
May 18, 2002
Submission to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (Link removed - No longer exists) released on February 13, 2002 by twelve anti-poverty organizations in BC calling...
Keywords: Human Rights, British Columbia
May 18, 2002
On February 7, 2002, the People's Opposition held Accountibility Day. Their backgrounder to the day focuses on the Liberals economic plan. "The Liberals claim that the cuts to programs and services...
Keywords: British Columbia
May 18, 2002
"The BC Liberal Government has capped the number of allowable treatments to those most in need of medical services." End Legislated Poverty (ELP) has issued a press release regarding the negative...
Keywords: Health, British Columbia
May 18, 2002
The Legal Services Society (LSS) of BC has created a fact regarding the BC government cuts to Legal Aid funding and what this will mean for BC residents. The LSS fact sheet is availble online (in PDF...
Keywords: Legal Aid, British Columbia
May 18, 2002
The BC Coalition of Women's Centres issued a press release after Gordon Campbell announced the wage roll back for MLA's. They shamed the government for cutting less money from MLA's wages than from...
Keywords: Government Policy, Women, British Columbia
May 18, 2002
The BC Liberal Government's proposed 38.8% cut to Legal Aid funding made the BC Legal Services Society board of directors take drastic action. They couldn't see how they would be able to provide...
Keywords: Legal Aid, British Columbia
May 18, 2002
Canadian Bar Association (CBA) released a study on the Constitutional Right to Legal Aid. The study is entitled Making the Case: the Right to Publicly-Funded Legal Representation in Canada (in PDF)...
Keywords: Legal Aid, All of Canada
May 18, 2002
The BC Legal Services Society issued a press release (in PDF) after the BC Liberal Government responded to their requests for addition Legal Aid funding. The Government was unwilling to restore or...
Keywords: Legal Aid, British Columbia
May 18, 2002
In a BC Coalition of Women's Centres press release (Link removed - No longer exists) the coalition calls for the Minister of State for Women's Equality resignation. Minister of State for Women's...
Keywords: Women, British Columbia
May 18, 2002
The Canadian Bar Association (CBA) issued a press release (Link removed - No longer exists) in response to the BC Liberal government's action of removing the independent Legal Services Society board...
Keywords: Legal Aid, British Columbia
May 18, 2002
Attorney General Geoff Plant and Chief Judge Baird have agreed upon a process of ongoing consultation with respect to the closure of courthouses and a protocol which will allow them to fulfil their...
Keywords: Legal Aid, British Columbia
May 18, 2002
An evaluation set out to examine what has happened as a result of the Criminal and Young Offender Legal Aid cost-sharing agreements with the provinces and to assess the extent to which national legal...
Keywords: Legal Aid, All of Canada
May 18, 2002
An Aboriginal women's shelter for victims of family violence, held a ceremony for its new facility which will open in Winnipeg in the coming weeks. For more information read the Manitoba Government...
Keywords: Indigenous, Violence, Women, Manitoba
May 18, 2002
Butterfly 208 (Link removed - No longer exists) is an art and essay contest for Canadian youth to step up, speak out and take action against poverty and other major development issues affecting young...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Organizing, All of Canada
April 10, 2002
"At the edge of the Arctic Circle, Inuit line up at a soup kitchen for their next meal. It's a striking scene, one that has received scant national attention: hunters who can expertly navigate pack...
Keywords: Homelessness, Nunavut
March 20, 2002
March 2002 saw a Human Rights Award presented to Juan Carlos Canales-Leyton by the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. The award honours in particular Mr. Canales-Leyton's work in multiculturalism...
Keywords: Organizing, Nova Scotia
February 15, 2002
Root cause of housing crisis is government funding cuts and faulty legislation Media advisory For immediate release February 13, 2002 Housing advocates across Ontario denounce Flaherty's plan to...
Keywords: Homelessness, Ontario
February 15, 2002
February 14 and 15, 2002 We held two days of meetings with 40 housing advocates representing coalitions and community-based organizations across the province. We came from Parry Sound, Toronto,...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Ontario