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April 12, 2001
Provincial government policies focused on building affordable housing have been effective in the slowing the growth of homelessness, says a comprehensive study. The four-volume report, called...
Keywords: Homelessness, British Columbia
April 12, 2001
About 25,000 more children in low-income families qualify for full basic dental and optical care coverage due to changes to the BC Healthy Kids program. With this change, all children whose families...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Health, British Columbia
April 12, 2001
A new evaluation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on its seventh anniversary finds a continent-wide pattern of stagnant worker incomes, lost job opportunities, increased insecurity...
Keywords: Government Policy, International
April 12, 2001
A recent CERA report from the Ottawa Homelessness Prevention Project, entitled Voices: Experiences of Eviction in Ottawa is now online. Report of follow-up interviews conducted by two Masters of...
Keywords: Housing, Ontario
April 12, 2001
- For immediate release March 7, 2001 - In celebration of International Women's Day 2001, End LegIslated Poverty is proud to release their Women and Poverty Kit: Educating for systemic change. ELP, a...
Keywords: Women, British Columbia
March 30, 2001
On March 6, 2001 the City of Vancouver repealed By-law 7885 - A By-law to Regulate and Control Panhandling. It then amended the Street and Traffic By-law to prohibit "Obstructive Solicitation." This...
Keywords: Panhandling, British Columbia
March 30, 2001
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives study, Depressing Wages: Why welfare cuts hurt both the welfare and working poor, examines the impact of welfare cuts in the mid-1990s (in PDF), not only on...
Keywords: Poverty Research, Welfare, All of Canada
February 9, 2001
The British Columbia Utilities Commission has approved large rate increases for BC Gas customers in the Lower Mainland and the interior of the province starting January 1, 2001. These rate hikes will...
Keywords: Utilities, British Columbia
February 9, 2001
Humanities 101 is a program for low-income people who have been denied access to university education in the past. The program exposes people who would like to learn about the liberal arts such as...
Keywords: Education, British Columbia
February 9, 2001
(Editor's Note, Sept 2010: The links in this article have been removed because Getting a Work Permit in BC has been discontinued, and is no longer available from LSS or MOSAIC). This guide contains...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
February 9, 2001
People with limited incomes face two huge barriers to obtaining telephone service with Telus – the connection fee and the requirement for a deposit. The BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre February...
Keywords: Utilities, British Columbia
February 9, 2001
THE GOSSELIN DECISION: Canada's Supreme Court is out of touch with economic, environmental and poverty realties. Victoria Anti-Poverty Coalition apov [at] acts [dot] bc [dot] ca The Supreme Court of...
Keywords: British Columbia
December 7, 2000
Judging Poverty: Using International Human Rights Law to Refine the Scope of the Charter by Bruce Porter of the Charter Committee on Poverty Issues is about whether the Canadian Charter of Rights and...
Keywords: Human Rights, Welfare, All of Canada
December 7, 2000
The Ontario Government is rushing to pass harmful employment legislation before the holiday season. This legislation will effectively strip employee rights back to pre World War II times, and wipe...
Keywords: Workers' Rights, Ontario
December 7, 2000
Elections Canada has eased the address requirement so that homeless people were able to vote in the recent federal election. Registered shelters for the homeless were allowed to take a list of...
Keywords: Homelessness, All of Canada
December 7, 2000
The Prince George Housing Coalition has published a booklet about housing in Prince George, British Columbia. It's full of stories from youth, single adults, families and seniors and was researched...
Keywords: Housing, British Columbia
October 19, 2000
The Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) and other groups are supporting a group of panhandlers in Toronto who have been charged with violating the new Safe Streets Act. The panhandlers are...
Keywords: Organizing, Panhandling, Ontario
October 19, 2000
In a move which recognized that discrimination against poor people will no longer be tolerated, Winnipeg City Council passed a new by-law today on "obstructive solicitation" which made no reference...
Keywords: Panhandling, Manitoba
October 19, 2000
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Keywords: Housing, British Columbia
October 19, 2000
For immediate release September 20, 2000 In a move which recognized that discrimination against poor people will no longer be tolerated, Winnipeg City Council passed a new by-law today on “...
Keywords: Panhandling, Manitoba