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January 18, 2002
On January 17, 2002 the Liberal Government announced major cuts to social services in British Columbia to take place over three years. All details of the changes and cuts are not yet available but...
Keywords: Government Policy, British Columbia
January 18, 2002
December 2001 saw the release of the federal budget. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)'s Alternative Budget demonstrates the federal government could inject more funding into social...
Keywords: Government Policy, All of Canada
January 18, 2002
On December 18, 2001 the Governments of Canada and British Columbia announced the signing of an Affordable Housing Agreement which will provide $177.4 million over the next five years to help...
Keywords: Housing, All of Canada
January 18, 2002
According to the National Housing and Homelessness Network Canada has moved another big step towards a fully-funded national housing program, thanks to effective political pressure at the federal-...
Keywords: Housing, All of Canada
January 18, 2002
A report released December 6 by the Social Planning and Research Council of BC (SPARC BC) shows conclusively that income assistance (welfare) rates in BC are not sufficient to meet recipients’ needs...
Keywords: Welfare, British Columbia
January 18, 2002
On July 27, 2001 the British Columbia government established the Administrative Justice Project to conduct a comprehensive review of the province’s administrative justice agencies. The Administrative...
Keywords: Workers' Rights, British Columbia
January 18, 2002
The Ontario Federation of Labour has a new publication (in PDF) From Poverty Wages to a Living Wage that has some good background and information on the minimum wage issue.
Keywords: Workers' Rights, Ontario
January 18, 2002
A group of seniors in Quebec are a big part of Project Genesis’s Social Action Group, and have spent much of the past few years fighting federal and provincial cutbacks to Medicare funding, medical...
Keywords: Organizing, Seniors and Elders, Québec
December 6, 2001
A position paper published in October 2001 by the Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD) gives the CCSD's perspective on poverty lines, with recommendations to Statistics Canada and the...
Keywords: Poverty Research, All of Canada
December 6, 2001
Training wage protestors on the steps of the B.C. Legislature B.C.'s first job training wage of $6 an hour took effect November 15 much to the dismay of the Federation of Labour and the Canadian...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
December 6, 2001
The Premier’s Technology Council (PTC) released its First Quarterly Report (in PDF) - November 22, 2001. Among other things the PTC is examining ways to removing barriers that keep many British...
Keywords: Technology, British Columbia
December 6, 2001
The Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA) reports, in Challenging Homelessness and Poverty (in RTF), income criteria found to constitute discrimination based on race and age to be...
Keywords: Housing, Tenants' Rights, Ontario
November 18, 2001
The days of slow connections are a thing of the past for Dawson City. October saw highspeed access available to Dawson City residents in the form of cable and DSL.
Keywords: Technology, Yukon
November 11, 2001
The British Columbia Government is in the process of reviewing all of its core services and systems of administrative justice. A part of this review involves a comprehensive review of the Workers'...
Keywords: Workers' Rights, British Columbia
November 11, 2001
In a report submitted October 31, 2001 to the International Labour Organization (ILO) within the framework of the follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the...
Keywords: Workers' Rights, International
November 11, 2001
The Office of the Child, Youth and Family Advocate urges the British Columbia government to get on with the implementation of the promises they made to children and youth of the province. In an...
Keywords: Children and Youth, British Columbia
October 26, 2001
Nationally, Jim O'Dea (former chair of B.C. Housing) has been hired by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to help them prepare for the federal-provincial-territorial housing ministers'...
Keywords: Housing, All of Canada
October 5, 2001
Update: Court date for the challenge was heard October 29, 2001. Updates on The Charter Committee on Poverty Issues (CCPI) Gosselin case as well as the facta of CCPI and the Attorney General of...
Keywords: Human Rights, Welfare, Québec
October 5, 2001
The first in a series of policy analyses based on Statistics Canada’s Survey of Financial Security by J. David Hulchanski, PhD, MCIP, Director, Centre for Urban and Community Studies and Professor of...
Keywords: Housing, Ontario
October 5, 2001
The Injured Worker Participatory Research Report (in PDF) is a recent study which explores the experiences of more than 300 injured workers living in southern Ontario. The workers — men and woman, in...
Keywords: Workers' Rights, British Columbia