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March 8, 2000
The Panel is reviewing all aspects of the Canadian Human Rights Act (including adding "enforceable social and economic rights" to the Act as a grounds for discrimination). The term can include people...
Keywords: Human Rights, All of Canada
March 8, 2000
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 12, 1999 Canada has received yet another statement of serious concern from a United Nations human rights monitoring body regarding poverty, homelessness and discrimination...
Keywords: Human Rights, All of Canada
March 8, 2000
For immediate release April 12, 1999 (Vancouver) On Friday April 9, the United Nations Human Rights Committee expressed its concern about high rates of poverty among Canadian women and about the...
Keywords: Human Rights, Women, All of Canada
March 8, 2000
The United Nations Human Rights Committee in its five year review of Canada's compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights cites a number of serious concerns about...
Keywords: Human Rights, Women, All of Canada
December 30, 1999
A challenge to the City of Vancouver by-law controlling panhandling was commenced in 1998 by the BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC). PIAC wanted to bring the action in the name of someone who...
Keywords: Panhandling, British Columbia
December 30, 1999
-- from In The Public Interest, BC PIAC's newsletter, June, 1999 On April 30, 1998, the Council of the City of Vancouver unanimously passed By-law No. 7885: A Bylaw to Regulate and Control...
Keywords: Panhandling, British Columbia
October 1, 1999
Provincial and territorial welfare-to-work program reforms in the 1990s have resulted in uneven program benefits across the country and they appear to be leaving some recipients worse off, according...
Keywords: Welfare, All of Canada
August 1, 1999
"A description and critique of Canada's complex retirement income system. The report covers federal and provincial income security programs for seniors, the Canada and Quebec Pension Plans,...
Keywords: Seniors and Elders, All of Canada
August 1, 1999
Cecile Guay, long-time advocate for people with low incomes and disabilties, is the recipient of the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award, presented to volunteer whose contributions provide...
Keywords: Disability, Organizing, Welfare, British Columbia
April 1, 1998
Report published by Status of Women Canada, March 1998. ISBN 0-662-26767-2. Order from Status of Women Canada, 360 Albert Street, Ste. 700, Ottawa, ONT K1A 1C3 email: research [at] swc-cfc [dot] gc [...
Keywords: Government Policy, Women, All of Canada
February 9, 1998
"Building a People First Economy: Canada under the occupation of an army of marketeers" is a speech by Dr. Ursula Franklin delivered at the Ten Days for Global Justice seminar in Toronto in 1998. It...
Keywords: Organizing, All of Canada
February 9, 1998
BC Employment Standards Act is an important document for workers to be familiar with. Available online, this act details labour rules and regulations in BC.
Keywords: Workers' Rights, British Columbia