Canadian Social Research Newsletter
June 2, 2013

Welcome to the weekly Canadian Social Research Newsletter,
a listing of the new links added to the Canadian Social Research Links website in the past week.

This week's issue of the newsletter is going out to 2,642 subscribers.

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IN THIS ISSUE OF THE
CANADIAN SOCIAL RESEARCH NEWSLETTER:

Canadian content

1. R.I.P. Steve Kerstetter, former Director of the National Council of Welfare (May 27)
2. [Ontario] “Minister Jeffrey: Tear down this wall” [the Linda Chamberlain rule] (John Stapleton) - May 31
3. The Fiscal Monitor: March 2013 (Finance Canada) - May 31
4. The Case for a Canada Social Report (Caledon Institute of Social Policy) - May 29
5. Harper Government Supports Full Potential of Canadians with Disabilities Through Canada's Economic Action Plan (Finance Canada) - May 31
6. Quebec to proceed with plan to get people off social assistance: minister (Montreal Gazette) - May 29
7. Henry Morgentaler, 90, Dies; Abortion Defender in Canada (New York Times)
8. Calgary Poverty Reduction Strategy passed by City Council - May 27
9. Ontario launches Canada's first microloan fund to help social enterprises (Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment) - May 24
10. From Jennefer Laidley of the Income Security Advocacy Centre:
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Media and Policy News for May 31, 2013
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Media and Policy News for May 28, 2013
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Media and Policy News for May 27, 2013
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Media and Policy News for May 24, 2013
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What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Canadian economic accounts, first quarter 2013 and March 2013 - May 31
--- Food availability, 2012 -
May 30
--- May 2013 Newsletter for Communities (National Housing Survey)- May 30
--- New products/studies (May 30):
----- Economic Insights : Global Price Movements in Consumer Price Indices
----- Health Fact Sheets : Directly measured physical activity of Canadians, 2007 to 2011
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, March 2013
- May 29
--- Study: The evolution of English-French bilingualism in Canada from 1961 to 2011 - May 28

12. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit

International content

13. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
14. Congressional Report Singles Out Walmart as a Drag on US Economy (U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce) - May 31
15. CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

Have a great week!

Gilles
[ http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/personal.htm ]
[ gilseg@rogers.com ]

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1. R.I.P. Steve Kerstetter - May 27, 2013


On the passing of a good friend and an inspiration to me:

KERSTETTER, Stephen Arlington
November 8, 1943 - May 27, 2013
Obituary (posted by Steve's family)

Steve was born in Bethlehem, PA, USA and worked as a teacher in India with the American Peace Corps before coming to Canada in 1971. He worked as a journalist in Winnipeg and Ottawa and was the director of the National Council of Welfare before retiring to Vancouver in 2000. Steve was a beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and partner. He travelled often, exploring the west coast, as well as visiting his children when they lived in Alaska, Florida, England, France and Spain. He loved music, playing both the guitar and piano, and sang with several groups. He was a wonderful painter and took inspiration from the landscapes of his adopted home, Vancouver. Even after he retired Steve remained a committed campaigner to end poverty, particularly for children. Steve left us far too soon but we are thankful to have known and loved him.

A celebration of Steve's life was held at Brock House in Vancouver, BC on Thursday, May 30th.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition, 202-1193 Kingsway, Vancouver V5V 3C9 or Oxfam Canada, 210-410 Adelaide Street West, Toronto M5V 1S8.
Source:
Vancouver Sun

May 29, 2013
http://goo.gl/F8aQf

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Steve's Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/steve.kerstetter.90
(You can post a message to Steve's family by clicking this link)

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First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition
http://www.firstcallbc.org/

 

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By Gilles:
I first met Steve since the late 1980s, soon after he joined the National Council of Welfare as researcher here in Ottawa. The work that I was doing in Health & Welfare Canada --- maintaining a compendium of provincial-territorial welfare rules and regulations --- was a useful resource for the Council in supporting its role as advisor to the Minister (of Health & Welfare), so Steve and I had frequent contacts over the years regarding social assistance questions.
I even had the privilege of working with Steve for a year (on secondment) starting in 1996 at the National Council of Welfare. His passion for, and his dedication to, social justice were inspirational and infectious.
He was a good friend and mentor.
I'll miss him terribly, and I know that many people in the BC social justice community who knew him and his work are also grieving the passing of a great social champion

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A sample of Steve's work:

Rags and Riches : Wealth Inequality in Canada (PDF)
By Steve Kerstetter
http://goo.gl/gsL8j
By Steve Kerstetter
December 2002

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- Go to the National Council of Welfare links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ncw.htm

2. [Ontario] “Minister Jeffrey: Tear down this wall” (the Linda Chamberlain rule) - May 31
(John Stapleton)

“Minister Jeffrey: Tear down this wall”
http://openpolicyontario.com/minister-jeffreys-tear-down-this-wall/
May 31, 2013
In July 2013, I visited Berlin for the first time since 1972 when the Berlin wall was still standing. It was interesting to see how parts of the wall had been retained as an outdoor museum. No matter where I went, memorabilia celebrating the famous call by Ronald Reagan on June 12, 1987 were available. On that day, Reagan famously intoned “Mr. Gorbachev – tear down this wall.”

On June 11, 2013, just one day short of the anniversary of Reagan’s famous speech, many of us will be celebrating the launch of Linda Chamberlain’s scrapbook: Not Anytime Soon – the life and times of Linda Chamberlain.

We shall invite Ontario Housing Minister Linda Jeffrey to the event.

Not Anytime Soon contains excerpts of a meditation I wrote in 2010 called Zero Dollar Linda [ PDF - http://goo.gl/Tlqga ]. In this piece, I coined the term the ‘Linda Chamberlain rule’ to describe what is known as the monthly non –benefit rental income limit that increases the rent of a single ODSP recipient to the rent geared to income scale when their earnings exceed $440 a month. This is the rule that sent Linda’s rent from $109 a month to $623 when she began to work at CAMH. Ontario Housing legislation was renewed in 2011 but the Linda Chamberlain rule remains intact. (...) Minister Jeffrey can change the Linda Chamberlain rule by capping RGI rent increases to the maximum ODSP shelter maximum. By allowing rents to go higher than the maximum ODSP, the housing scale creates a wall – a wall that Linda could not surmount.

Source:
Open Policy (John Stapleton's blog)

http://openpolicyontario.com/

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* More about Not Anytime Soon – The life and Times of Linda Chamberlain:
http://ontario.cmha.ca/news/not-anytime-soon-the-life-times-of-linda-chamberlain/

* How to obtain a a copy of the book (small PDF file):
http://openpolicyontario.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Update-on-Not-Anytime-Soon.pdf

* Linda Chamberland links on John Stapleton's blog
http://openpolicyontario.com/pictures/

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- Go to the Ontario Social Assistance Review Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/on_sa_review.htm

- Go to the Ontario Municipal and Non-Governmental Sites (D-W) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/onbkmrk3.htm

3. The Fiscal Monitor: March 2013 - May 31
(Finance Canada)

Release of The Fiscal Monitor for March 2013
http://www.fin.gc.ca/n13/13-077-eng.asp
May 31, 2013
The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, today released The Fiscal Monitor for March 2013.
Highlights:
--- March 2013 : Budgetary Deficit of $6.5 Billion

--- April 2012 to March 2013: Budgetary Deficit of $18.3 Billion

Related Document:

The Fiscal Monitor: March 2013
http://www.fin.gc.ca/fiscmon-revfin/2013-03-eng.asp

[ Earlier editions of the Fiscal Monitor back to 1996:
http://www.fin.gc.ca/pub/fm-rf-index-eng.asp ]

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- Go to the Federal Government Department Links (Agriculture to Finance) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/fedbkmrk.htm

4. The Case for a Canada Social Report - May 29
(Caledon Institute of Social Policy)

From the
Caledon Institute of Social Policy:

The Case for a Canada Social Report (PDF - 64K, 14 pages)
http://www.caledoninst.org/Publications/PDF/1011ENG.pdf
By Ken Battle and Sherri Torjman
May 2013
The demise of the National Council of Welfare, announced in the 2012 Budget, would have punched a huge hole in Canada’s social policy database. The Council’s annual Welfare Incomes and Poverty Profile reports had for decades provided invaluable information on welfare and low income.

Rather than simply lamenting this potential loss, the Caledon Institute of Social Policy is acting to rescue this important data by taking over its preparation and distribution. The welfare and poverty information will form part of a new Canada Social Report that will provide data and information on social programs and related tax benefits in Canada. The Report will not only collect key program and socioeconomic statistics, but also undertake analyses that help explain the shape and implications of identified trends. It will track and document major developments in social policy in a wide range of domains.

The first product of the Canada Social Report is already available, in the form of Caledon’s online Policy Monitor [ http://www.caledoninst.org/Policy/ ] which tracks developments in federal and provincial/territorial social programs. The range will expand to include social policy developments at the municipal level. During the rest of this year, the Canada Social Report will update the welfare incomes and poverty trends, and will prepare a study on minimum wages. The project will grow over time, housed at Caledon but encouraging inputs from other organizations with an interest in social policy.

Source:
Caledon Institute of Social Policy

http://www.caledoninst.org/

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Related link
from the Toronto Star:

Defunct social agency comes back to life
Thanks to two resourceful social activists, the National Welfare Council, killed by the Conservatives last year, has come back to life.
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2013/05/29/defunct_social_agency_comes_back_to_life_goar.html
By Carol Goar
May 29, 2013
The government thought the National Welfare Council would stay dead when Finance Minister Jim Flaherty killed it a year ago.
The 43-year-old agency, weakened by successive government cutbacks, was on its last legs. Only a few churches, social agencies and food banks still cared about it. Flaherty didn’t even bother to announce its demise. A couple of Canadians took it upon themselves to revive the council. Now it’s back — not as a languishing bureaucracy, but as a modern online repository of socioeconomic information. The two rescuers were Ken Battle and Sherri Torjman , president and vice-president of the Caledon Institute of Social Policy.
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They’re calling their national data hub the Canada Social Report. Initially it will include 72 federal and provincial social indicators, from pension coverage to child tax benefits, employment insurance payments to inequality trends. Next year, it will be expanded, bringing in information from 13 urban centres, including Toronto.

Source:
The Toronto Star

http://www.thestar.com/

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Comment (by Gilles):

I have the highest respect and admiration for Ken Battle and Sherri Torjman, both of whom I've known since the mid-to-late 1980s, and I want to take this opportunity to thank both of them, on behalf of social researchers of all stripes, for committing to creating and maintaining a Canada Social Report.

However, I do find that the headline of Carol Goar's article is misleading. The National Council of Welfare (NCW) was never a "social agency" like the Canadian Policy Research Network or the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, nor has it "come back to life."

The NCW was a semi-autonomous advisory body to the federal Minister responsible for social development, and the NCW's raison d'être was enshrined directly in the statute pertaining to that Minister's Department, thus giving it a much higher profile and credibility. The same Minister was responsible for payment of the Council's operating expenses; its membership comprised up to 15 individuals from all regions of the country, nominated by the Government of the day, and its mandate was to advise the Minister "regarding any matter relating to social development that the Minister may refer to the Council for its consideration or that the Council considers appropriate." The Council's reports were always made public, even though they were often (read "almost always") critical of federal government policy regarding supports for disadvantaged Canadians.

To say that Ken and Sherri can recreate the Council is to dream in technicolour. They can, however, help to breathe new life into the social research community by making those 72 federal and provincial social indicators available to the public.

Kudos to both Ken and Sherri for your commitment to evidence-based policymaking!

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- Go to the Social Research Organizations (I) in Canada page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/research.htm

5. Harper Government Supports Full Potential of Canadians with Disabilities Through Canada's Economic Action Plan - May 31
(Finance Canada)

Harper Government Supports Full Potential of
Canadians with Disabilities Through Canada's Economic Action Plan

http://www.fin.gc.ca/n13/13-078-eng.asp
May 31, 2013
The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, issued the following statement recognizing Disability Awareness Week (May 26-June 1):

“Disability Awareness Week offers Canadians an important opportunity to reflect on the varied and significant contributions that Canadians with disabilities make to our country each and every day, and the importance of helping to ensure that they and their families can participate to their fullest in the promise our country has to offer."

Source:
Finance Canada
http://www.fin.gc.ca/

Comment by Gilles:
I find it curious (spelled "B-L-A-S-É") that Finance Canada waited until the end of Disability Awareness Week to issue a news release promoting Disability Awareness Week.

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Federal Government Services for People with Disabilities
http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/audiences/disabilities/

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Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
Supports for individuals and families, funding programs, disability resources and Grant and Bond Issuers

http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/disability/

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Reforming Labour Market Agreements for Persons With Disabilities
http://actionplan.gc.ca/en/initiative/reforming-labour-market-agreements-persons
From Economic Action Plan (federal budget) 2013

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- Go to the Disability Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/disbkmrk.htm

- Go to the 2013 Canadian Government Budgets Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/budgets_2013.htm

6. Quebec to proceed with plan to get people off social assistance: minister - May 29
(
Montreal Gazette)

Quebec to proceed with plan to get people off social assistance: minister
By Kevin Dougherty
May 29, 2013
QUEBEC — Employment Minister Agnès Maltais announced Tuesday that she will go ahead with her plan to get more people who are able to work off social assistance. “No one escapes,” the minister told reporters, saying people who have been on social assistance for 10 years or longer, who have never talked to a social assistance official, will be met and will be offered employability training.

Related articles
in The Gazette:

Opinion: Cuts to welfare hurt the vulnerable
http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/Opinion+Cuts+welfare+hurt+vulnerable/8301115/story.html
April 26, 2013

Editorial: Quebec minister’s proposed crackdown on welfare recipients has lacked transparency
http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/Editorial+Quebec+minister+proposed+crackdown+welfare+recipients+lacked/8052903/story.html
March 5, 2013

More money, but more rules for welfare recipients
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/montreal/More+money+more+rules+welfare+recipients/8041561/story.html
March 2, 2013

Source:
Montreal Gazette
http://www.montrealgazette.com/

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- Go to the Québec Links (English) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/qce.htm

7. Henry Morgentaler, 90, Dies; Abortion Defender in Canada - May 29
(New York Times)

From the
New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/

Henry Morgentaler, 90, Dies; Abortion Defender in Canada
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/30/world/americas/henry-morgentaler-abortion-doctor-in-canada-dies-at-90.htm
By Robert D McFadden
May 29, 2013
Dr. Henry Morgentaler, Canada’s most heralded and vilified abortion doctor, who was assaulted and imprisoned for defying restrictive laws but who won the landmark Canadian Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationally in 1988, died on Tuesday at his home in Toronto. He was 90.
(...)
In a country known for tolerance and free medical care for all citizens, Dr. Morgentaler was for decades at the center of battles between powerful forces like the Roman Catholic Church, which opposed abortion for any reason short of saving an endangered mother’s life, and women’s groups that contended that the decision not to bear a child is a personal one.

Source:
New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/

8. Calgary Poverty Reduction Strategy passed by City Council - May 27

From Derek Cook,
Executive Director of the
Calgary Poverty Reduction Initiative:

On Monday, May 27 (2013), Calgary City Council unanimously adopted a poverty reduction strategy for the city. The Calgary Poverty Reduction Initiative is a joint initiative of The City of Calgary and the United Way of Calgary to develop a long-term plan to reduce poverty in the city. Below, you'll find a link to the report, as well as some of the news coverage. The website also includes a collection of reports from the various working groups that provided input to the strategy, on topics such as food, housing, justice, women’s issues, children and youth, employment, seniors, and more.

Link to the Final Report:

Enough For All: Unleashing Our Communities’ Resources to Drive Down Poverty in Calgary (PDF - 468K, 23 pages)
http://www.enoughforall.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Enough-for-all-final-report.pdf
May 2013

Project Working Group Reports
http://www.enoughforall.ca/reports/

Source:
Calgary Poverty Reduction Initiative

http://www.enoughforall.ca/
The Calgary Poverty Reduction Initiative is a joint initiative of The City of Calgary and the United Way of Calgary to develop a long-term community-based strategy to significantly reduce poverty in Calgary. Officially launched in January 2012, the CPRI will engage Calgarians to develop this strategy by May 2013

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News Coverage

Council OKs plan to halve poverty by 2023 (Calgary Herald)
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/calgary/Council+approves+plan+poverty+half+2023/8441622/story.html

Poverty reduction initiative endorsed by city (CBC)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/story/2013/05/28/calgary-poverty-reduction-initiative.html

Reducing poverty in Calgary (CBC Radio – podcast. Interview with CPRI co-chair)
http://www.cbc.ca/eyeopener/episode/2013/05/15/reducing-poverty-in-calgary/

Interview with Mayor Nenshi on Poverty Reduction Strategy (Global TV)
http://globalnews.ca/video/595528/mayor-naheed-nenshi

High hopes for new plan to tackle poverty in Calgary (Metro Calgary)
http://metronews.ca/news/calgary/686730/high-hopes-for-new-plan-to-tackle-poverty-in-calgary/

Calgary sets a plan for reducing poverty (660 News)
http://www.660news.com/2013/05/27/calgary-sets-a-plan-for-reducing-poverty/

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- Go to the Alberta Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/abkmrk.htm

- Go to the Provincial and Territorial Anti-poverty Strategies and Campaigns page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/antipoverty.htm

9. Ontario launches Canada's first microloan fund to help social enterprises - May 24
(Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment)

Ontario Helps Social Enterprises Create Jobs and Strengthen Communities
Province Launches Fund to Build a Fair Society and Prosperous Economy
http://goo.gl/VZliA
May 24, 2013
News Release
The Ontario government is launching the country's first microloan fund to help social enterprises -- businesses that have a positive social, cultural, or environmental impact while generating revenue -- create more jobs and strengthen local communities.
The province has partnered with the Centre for Social Innovation, TD Bank Group, Microsoft Canada, Alterna Savings, KPMG and Social Capital Partners to launch the Ontario Catapult Microloan Fund. Under the fund, social enterprises that help solve a social, environmental, cultural or economic problem, such as youth unemployment, may qualify for a loan of $5,000 to $25,000 and support services like mentorship.

Source:
Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment
http://www.ontariocanada.com/ontcan/1medt/en/home_en.jsp

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- Go to the Ontario Government Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/onbkmrk.htm

10. Media and Policy News for May 31, 2013
(Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)

From Jennefer Laidley of the
Income Security Advocacy Centre:
[
http://www.incomesecurity.org/ ]

Media and Policy News for 31 May 2013
http://goo.gl/eD29X

Click the above link to access any of the articles below.

Top Stories

* Quebec cuts benefits to try to move people receiving social assistance into jobs
* MCSS Minister McMeekin says he will not move to resolve problems arising from the cap on discretionary benefits for people on social assistance
We’re all paying for changes to retirement security – with poverty
Even the wealthy can be impacted by the negative health effects of austerity

Ontario

* Given that people living in poverty have the worst health, patient creaming by doctors has disproportionate impacts
* Right to Housing charter challenge
* The Munk Debate on taxing the rich – video

Around the Province

* PFIB forum and high school program teaches students about hunger and poverty
* New free health clinic for refugees and new immigrants opens in Hamilton
* Former Toronto Mayor David Miller on the insidious impact of income inequality
* A living wage is the best way to tackle child poverty in Hamilton
* More on Ontario’s new microloan program for social enterprise, from Toronto

Across the Country

* Alberta’s Disability Minister faces outrage over cuts and changes to disability support services
* More on Calgary’s “Half in Ten” poverty reduction strategy
* Commentary on poverty reduction strategies - why they are “wrong-headed”

National

* Tom Walkom says the new federal EI tribunal will benefit those who sit on it, not those who must appeal to it – and that EI is becoming “a cruel joke”
* Registered Disability Savings Plans called “a fiasco”
* More on the debate about expanding CPP
* Small- to medium-sized businesses say federal government’s job creation / training efforts will have no impact
* Foreign workers - more than temporary
* Who will represent the poor?
* Senator Vern White asks for an investigation of his colleague on tax haven use

International

* Study shows top rate income tax cuts benefit the wealthy the most, causing more inequality rather than fuelling economic growth
--- Link to the study
* WalMart workers in the US launch first-ever “prolonged” strikes
* And low-wage workers in Seattle join the movement
* Texas to deny health coverage to 1.5 million low income people
* From the UK, Guardian coverage of Freedom 90
* The UK government is forced to back off on its latest workfare program
* Half a million people in the UK now regularly rely on foodbanks, due to welfare cuts, wage stagnation, and economic instability
* New Zealand’s Child Poverty Action Group takes government to court over In-Work Tax Credit
* Fully one-quarter of youth in the Eurozone are now unemployed

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Compiled by
Jennefer Laidley
Policy & Research Analyst
Income Security Advocacy Centre
http://www.incomesecurity.org/

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Check the ISAC Media and Policy News archive:
http://goo.gl/I32FD
(Back to August 2012, but does not include a table of contents for each issue)

Check Gilles' expanded Media and Policy News archive:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/isac_media_scan.htm
(Back to April 2012, includes a table of contents for each issue)

Subscribe to ISAC's Latest Media and Policy News mailing list:
http://goo.gl/XEGZg

Subscribe to the main ISAC E-List (to receive info on ISAC's law reform work, the social assistance review, and other OW / ODSP -related information):
http://goo.gl/j3gzt

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- Go to the Income Security Advocacy Centre Weekly Media Scan page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/isac_media_scan.htm

Media and Policy News for May 28, 2013

From Jennefer Laidley of the
Income Security Advocacy Centre:
[
http://www.incomesecurity.org/ ]

Media and Policy News for 28 May 2013
http://goo.gl/BRIOk

Click the above link to access any of the articles below.

Ontario

* People for Education’s Mind the Gap report shows inequities in education and calls for policies that give true equal access
* Letter to the Windsor Star says Premier Wynne must do more to feed the poor
* Province announces new microloan fund and office to help social enterprises
* Green Party leader calls 2013 budget a “bait and switch budget”

Across the Province

* Sudbury Health Unit releases report on the impact of poverty on health
* Sudbury activists say the City is targeting people on social assistance
* Suits Me Fine fashion show demonstrates style and flair of CAMH clients
* In Toronto, this Thursday’s Munk Debate on inequality features heavy hitters
* Toronto Star editorial touts extending municipal voting to all permanent residents
* Cambridge event hears from CCPA-Ontario’s Trish Hennessy on the problems of austerity

Across the Country

* Calgary City Council approves a first-ever Poverty Reduction Strategy

National

Legal expert says “Trojan Horse” Bill C-377 would be struck down by the courts
Star editorial expresses concern over federal budget implementation bill
Avvy Go asks, what happened to family values in immigration?
Op-Ed author says National Household Survey is perpetrating “a scientific fraud”
New study shows half of Canadians believe income inequality is a problem, and three-quarters believe it is increasing
One-third of all Canadians 65 and older are at risk of undernourishment
Globe and Mail’s annual executive compensation rankings

International

* UK’s Work and Pensions Secretary offers £3 billion in welfare cuts to fund armed forces and police

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Compiled by
Jennefer Laidley
Policy & Research Analyst
Income Security Advocacy Centre
http://www.incomesecurity.org/

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- Go to the Income Security Advocacy Centre Weekly Media Scan page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/isac_media_scan.htm

Media and Policy News for May 27, 2013

From Jennefer Laidley of the
Income Security Advocacy Centre:
[
http://www.incomesecurity.org/ ]

Media and Policy News for 27 May 2013
http://goo.gl/Khd53

Click the above link to access any of the articles below.

Top Stories

* Toronto Star editorial: Ontario needs an increase in the minimum wage
* Provincial and federal lawyers are in court today to stifle a challenge that says the governments are violating the Charter by failing to implement policies that would reduce and eventually eliminate homelessness and substandard housing
* The Canadian Medical Association is on a cross-country tour to prescribe income to treat the health effects of high poverty rates

Upcoming Events

This Thursday, May 29: Canadians for Tax Fairness and McGill Faculty of Law are hosting a Tax Justice Roundtable – livestreaming available!

Around the Province

* Toronto MP launches an “urban worker strategy”

Across the Country

* The CMA warns high poverty rates are leading to poor health in the Maritimes
* PSAC members continue to protest EI changes in Nova Scotia

National

* Stats Can’s numbers on EI claimant numbers show fewer people qualifying for benefits
* Decoding Canada’s “skills crisis”
* Universal drug coverage pitched as insurance carriers say private drug benefit plans are “not sustainable”
* “Expanding the CPP is the only way to secure the future for today’s young workers”
* More on corporate tax avoidance: “The race to the bottom of the tax pile.”
* The CLC says Harper’s government is keeping Canadians unemployed
* Appointments to the new Social Security Tribunal, which will hold sway over EI, CPP and OAS appeals, “part of the new culture of accountability”

International

* A local council in the UK is using “voice risk analysis” software to try to detect fraud among benefits claimants
* A new study shows poverty among US seniors is increasing

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Compiled by
Jennefer Laidley
Policy & Research Analyst
Income Security Advocacy Centre
http://www.incomesecurity.org/

Media and Policy News for May 24, 2013

Media and Policy News for 24 May 2013
http://goo.gl/Lmmdy

Click the above link to access any of the articles below.

Top Stories

* “My name is Chonie Anger, I’m 13 years old and I have lived in poverty basically my whole life”
* One-third of Canadian households are living paycheque to paycheque

Upcoming Events

* May 27 / 28: Right to Housing Charter challenge team asks people to attend court as they argue against federal government’s motion to dismiss:
--- More on the case from Wellesley Institute
* May 30: Free webinar for community workers - an overview of workers’ rights under the Employment Standards Act
* June 1: Injured Workers’ Day 30th Anniversary Event
* June 10: Wellesley Institute hosts Making The Connections: Our City, Our Society, Our Health

Other Ontario

* The politics of Ontario’s minority government
* Response from the Windsor Star to Wynne’s social assistance reforms announcement on Wednesday
* Linda Chamberlain’s scrapbook is out!
* Various aspects of the provincial budget and how they will roll out
* OMERS considering big cuts to pension payouts

Around the Province

* CCPA-Ontario’s study

Across the Country

* The federal court has dismissed the legal challenge against the federal government and a BC mining company that hired temporary foreign workers

National

* Canada has a rental housing disaster that Ottawa must address
* Stats Can figures show Employment Insurance recipient numbers continue to trend downward

International

* The UK government’s “capacity to work” assessment system for people with disabilities receiving benefits is a boondoggle – and could doom their reforms
* Other UK government welfare reforms will see the burden on charities increase
* Again from the UK, one in five people retiring this year will be retiring into poverty
* City workers in Philadelphia see their poverty rates double
* Poverty levels soar in Italy as the recession there rages on

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- Go to the Income Security Advocacy Centre Weekly Media Scan page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/isac_media_scan.htm

11. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Canadian economic accounts, first quarter 2013 and March 2013 - May 31
--- Food availability, 2012 -
May 30
--- May 2013 Newsletter for Communities (National Housing Survey)- May 30
--- New products/studies (May 30):
----- Economic Insights : Global Price Movements in Consumer Price Indices
----- Health Fact Sheets : Directly measured physical activity of Canadians, 2007 to 2011
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, March 2013
- May 29
--- Study: The evolution of English-French bilingualism in Canada from 1961 to 2011 - May 28

What's new from The Daily:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/dai-quo/index-eng.htm
[Statistics Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/start-debut-eng.html ]

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May 31, 2013
Canadian economic accounts, first quarter 2013 and March 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130531/dq130531a-eng.htm
Real gross domestic product (GDP) expanded 0.6% in the first quarter, the fastest pace in six quarters, bolstered by a 1.5% increase in exports. On a monthly basis, real GDP by industry grew 0.2% in March.

May 30, 2013
Food availability, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130530/dq130530f-eng.htm
Data on food availability per person for selected products, as well as on the supply and disposition of these products, are now available for 2012.
[The food availability data series is the result of a partnership between Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Statistics Canada.]

Available in CANSIM tables
CANSIM table 002-0010 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=002-0010&p2=31
CANSIM table 002-0011 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=002-0011&p2=31

Definitions, data sources and methods:
Survey number 3475

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/imdb-bmdi/3475-eng.htm

Related subjects:

Agriculture
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=920&id=920&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Manufacturing
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=4005&id=4005&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Food, beverage and tobacco
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=4005&id=1504&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

- Go to the Food Banks and Hunger Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/foodbkmrk.htm

May 30, 2013
Newsletter for Communities : May 2013
HTML :
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/sc-rb/news-bulletin/11-016-x/11-016-x2013005-eng.html
PDF (536K, 6 pages) : http://www.statcan.gc.ca/sc-rb/news-bulletin/files/11-016-x2013005-eng.pdf

Table of Contents:
The National Household Survey ... From Coast to Coast to Coast
Provincial and Territorial Highlights
In the Territories
NHS Profile
In the news
Recent releases from The Daily
Video: Tutorial for communities – Finding local census data
StatCan Video Challenge
More ways to stay connected
Questions or comments?
About the Newsletter for Communities
Statistics Canada surveys

Chronological index of Newsletters
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=11-016-X&chropg=1&lang=eng

Source:
Newsletter for Communities - Product main page
*
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=11-016-XWE&lang=eng
Statistics Canada's Newsletter for Communities offers information to those working for municipal and community organizations about Statistics Canada's data and services. The newsletter also offers links to data releases of the Census and National Household Survey, videos, tutorials, media advisories, learning sessions and presentations.
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* On the product main page, click "View" to access the latest issue of the newsletter; click "Chronological index to access earlier issues (eight issues, going back to October 18, 2012)
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National Household Survey (NHS) - home page
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/index-eng.cfm

National Household Survey User Guide
HTML version :
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/2011/ref/nhs-enm_guide/index-eng.cfm
PDF version (376K, 23 pages) : http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/2011/ref/nhs-enm_guide/99-001-x2011001-eng.pdf
[Excerpt] Between May and August 2011, Statistics Canada conducted the National Household Survey (NHS) for the first time. This voluntary, self-administered survey was introduced as a replacement for the long census questionnaire, more widely known as Census Form 2B. The NHS is designed to collect social and economic data about the Canadian population. The objective of the NHS is to provide data for small geographic areas and small population groups.

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Related links:

From Global News:

Household survey not worth the price: Public health body
http://globalnews.ca/news/546808/household-survey-not-worth-the-price-public-health-body/
May 9, 2013
By Anna Mehler Paperny and Leslie Young
(...) because the National Household Survey was voluntary, the only thing the numbers tell us for sure is who fills out surveys.

Source:
Global News
http://globalnews.ca/

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From
datalibre.ca:

Volunteer National Household Survey (V-NHS)
http://datalibre.ca/2013/05/08/volunteer-national-household-survey-v-nhs/
May 8, 2013
By Tracey
(Excerpt) The NHS data ... has been discussed with caveats as to accuracy and reliability, and of course the inability to compare with the past. Although, the reports are discussing trends, which means they are comparing, and, most likely erroneously with the past!
- includes 13 links to related articles in the printed/electronic media., from such sources as Macleans, CTV and CBC News, the Globe and Mail, Le Devoir and more...

Source:
datalibre.ca (Tracey Lauriault's blog)
http://datalibre.ca/

May 30 : New StatCan products/studies

Economic Insights : Global Price Movements in Consumer Price Indices
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=11-626-X2013025&lang=eng
[Click "View" to see the latest fact sheets; click "Chronological index" for earlier articles.]

Health Fact Sheets
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-625-x/82-625-x2013001-eng.htm
[Click "View" to see the latest fact sheets; click "Chronological index" for earlier articles.]

----- Directly measured physical activity of Canadian children and youth, 2007 to 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/cgi-bin/IPS/display?cat_num=82-625-X201300111817

----- Directly measured physical activity of Canadian adults, 2007 to 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/cgi-bin/IPS/display?cat_num=82-625-X201300111807

May 29, 2013
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, March 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130529/dq130529a-eng.htm
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $915 in March, up 0.7% from the previous month. On a year-over-year basis, earnings increased 3.1%.

- includes two tables and three charts:
* Tables:
----- Average weekly earnings (including overtime) for all employees
----- Number of employees
* Charts:
----- Year-over-year change in average weekly hours and average weekly earnings
----- Year-over-year change in average weekly earnings in the 10 largest sectors
----- Year-over-year growth in average weekly earnings by province

Source:
Employment, Earnings and Hours - main product page*
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?lang=eng&catno=72-002-XWE
This publication presents a timely picture of employment, earnings and hours. The tabulations focus on monthly labour market information and some historical data series. The program provides data for over 200 industries on the total number of paid employees, earnings and hours for Canada, provinces and territories. The estimates are presented as weekly estimates and annual averages are also compiled.

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* On the main product page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.
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Related subjects:

* Labour
http://goo.gl/FsMeZ

* Employment and unemployment
http://goo.gl/mMHwY

* Hours of work and work arrangements
http://goo.gl/DGFGo

* Industries
http://goo.gl/idqT8

* Wages, salaries and other earnings
http://goo.gl/EK2Qr

May 28, 2013
Study: The evolution of English-French bilingualism in Canada from 1961 to 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130528/dq130528b-eng.htm
According to the 2011 Census, 17.5% of the Canadian population, or 5.8 million Canadians, reported being able to conduct a conversation in both English and French. Between the 2001 and 2011 censuses, this proportion declined slightly for the first time after four successive decades of growth.

Check past issues of The Daily:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/cgi-bin/DAILY/daily.cgi?s=last
Select a month and year from the two drop-down menus to access all issues of The Daily for a particular month.



Source:
The Daily

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/dai-quo/index-eng.htm
[Statistics Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/start-debut-eng.html ]


StatCan Blog
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/blog-blogue/eng
The goal of the StatCan Blog is to pull back the curtain to explain some of the agency’s inner workings, and to show the links between quality statistics and the lives of Canadians.

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- Go to the Federal Government Department Links (Fisheries and Oceans to Veterans Affairs) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/fedbkmrk2.htm

12. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit

What's new from the
Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU):
http://www.childcarecanada.org

June 2, 2013
What's new online this week:

1. Research, policy & practice
- materials include: scholarly research, policy studies and briefs, government and NGO reports

From Choice to change: An analysis of the 'choice' discourse in Canada's 2006 federal election
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/05/choice-change-analysis-choice-discourse-canadas-2006-federa
29 May 2013 | Canada
Article in Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood argues that "a fundamental shift in discourse related to political and media discussion of ECEC policy in Canada is needed if progressive policy changes are to take place".

Towards children's well-being in Europe: Explainer on child poverty in the EU
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/05/towards-childrens-well-being-europe-explainer-child-poverty
29 May 2013 | Europe
Joint report from Eurochild and the European Anti-Poverty Network is an accessible publication that aims to challenge many of the myths around child poverty, and to highlight effective solutions including early childhood education and child care.

Early childhood education and child care at the 2013 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/05/early-childhood-education-and-child-care-2013-congress-huma
29 May 2013 | Canada
See conference presentations and related events happening in Victoria BC between June 1 - 8.

Income inequality through the lens of families with children in Canada
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/05/income-inequality-through-lens-families-children-canada
27 May 2013 | Canada
Campaign 2000's brief to the Standing Committee of Finance regarding their study on income inequality calls for an enhanced child tax benefit, building a public system of high quality ECEC, and addressing growing income inequality by restoring fairness to the personal taxation system.

Age profile of infants with child care subsidy in Toronto: Implications for policy formulation
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/05/age-profile-infants-child-care-subsidy-toronto-implications
22 May 2013 | Ontario
Draft report concludes (for discussion only) that "the long wait times and the fact that some families never get the care they need and qualify for, clearly indicate that more funding is needed to create more infant child care spaces with a corresponding increase in fee subsidies".

MORE research, policy & practice
http://childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice

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2. Child care in the news:
- archive of news articles about early childhood education and child care (ECEC) in Canada and abroad.

Mount A student looks at the effects of childcare policy on women's wages
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/05/mount-student-looks-effects-childcare-policy-womens-wages
29 May 2013 | New Brunswick

Start Strong statement on prime time investigation
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/05/start-strong-statement-prime-time-investigation
29 May 2013 | Europe

Manitoba government increases access to training for child care professionals
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/05/manitoba-government-increases-access-training-child-care-professiona
29 May 2013 | Manitoba

Childcare advocates speak out after daycare operator jailed
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/05/childcare-advocates-speak-out-after-daycare-operator-jailed
28 May 2013 | British Columbia

Creative, nurturing staff key to positive early experience
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/05/creative-nurturing-staff-key-positive-early-experience
28 May 2013 | Europe

MORE child care in the news
http://childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news

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CRRU Archive

All newer content from January 2013 to date is archived in a special section of the Early Childhood Development Links of this site.
Click the link immediately below to go there:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ecd2.htm#crru

For links to weekly issues of this weekly alert from June 2009 to December 2012*,
check out the CRRU Links Archive on this site:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/crru_links_archive.htm

* NOTE (by Gilles):
I recently (Dec. 2012) discovered that my HTML editing software crashes when I try to open this archive page to add or edit something.
After several hours of tinkering in a vain attempt to make everything work, I finally decided to go with Plan B : you can still click the link above to access the CRRU archive (including contents of each issue from June 2009 to December 2012), but all new content since then is archived further down on the page you're now reading.

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Subscribe to the CRRU email notices and updates
http://www.childcarecanada.org/res/enews/index.html
Sign up to receive email notices of updates and new postings on the CRRU website which will inform you of policy developments in early childhood care and education, new research and resources for policy, newly released CRRU publications, and upcoming events of interest to the child care and broader community.

Links to child care
sites in Canada and elsewhere
http://www.childcarecanada.org/links/index.html

CRRU Publications
http://www.childcarecanada.org/pubs/
- briefing notes, factsheets, occasional papers and other publications

ISSUE files
http://www.childcarecanada.org/resources/issue-files
- theme pages, each filled with contextual information and links to further info

Source:
Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU)

http://www.childcarecanada.org
CRRU is a policy and research oriented facility that focuses on early childhood education and child care (ECEC) and family policy in Canada and internationally.

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- Go to the Non-Governmental Early Learning and Child Care Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ecd2.htm

13. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
(Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Poverty Dispatch (U.S.)
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch
The Poverty Dispatch is a daily scan of U.S. web-based news items dealing with topics such as poverty, welfare reform, child welfare, education, health, hunger, Medicare and Medicaid, etc.. The Dispatch is distributed by the Institute for Research on Poverty, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. News articles from online newspapers are posted here in a number of general categories, and are tagged with more specific keywords relevant to each article.

Tags
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/tags/

Clicking on a word or expression in the list of tags will call up all relevant news items from past Dispatches under that tag. The list contains a tag for each U.S. state so you can view jurisdiction-specific news, and tags for a huge list of topics, including :
* Basic needs * Canada * Caseloads * Cash assistance * Cellular phones * Census * Charities * Child care * Child hunger * Child poverty * Child support * Child welfare * Child well-being * Chronic homelessness * Cohabitation * Cost of living * Crime * Crimes against the homeless * Debt * Deep poverty * Disability * Early childhood education * Earned income tax credit * Electronic benefit transfers * Eligibility * Food insecurity * Food programs * Foster care* Fuel poverty * Health care costs * Health insurance coverage * Homeless children * Homeless families * Homeless veterans * Housing First * Housing subsidies * Immigrant workers * Income * Income inequality * Jobless benefits * Juvenile justice * Legal aid * Low-income housing * Low-wage work * Medicaid * Microfinance * Minimum wage * Newly poor * No Child Left Behind * Ontario * Paid family leave * Payday lending * Persistent poverty * Poverty measurement * Poverty rate * Prisons * Privatization * Public Housing * Rural poverty * Safety net * SCHIP * Section 8 (Housing) * Seniors * Single parents * SNAP/Food Stamps * Supplemental Security Income * Taxes * Teen pregnancy * Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) * Unemployment rate * Uninsured * Urban poverty * Utilities * Welfare reform * Welfare-to-work * Women Infants and Children (WIC) * Work requirements * Youth employment * many more tags...

Latest issues of Poverty Dispatch:

May 31, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/05/31/
States and Medicaid Expansion (6 articles)
Low-income Students and College Costs
Juvenile Justice Reform – Nebraska
China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (2 articles)

May 30, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/05/30/
Joblessness and Life Expectancy

May 29, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/05/29/
Basic Food Employment and Training Program – Washington
Working Mothers and Household Income (3 articles)

May 28, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/05/28/
Free Lunch Program and School Funding – Indiana
Youth Unemployment – Europe

May 27, 2013 - no Poverty Dispatch today.

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Earlier Poverty Dispatches (back to July 2006):
1. Go to the Poverty Dispatch home page: [ http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/ and click on a date in the calendar in the top right-hand corner of the page. Change the month by clicking the link at the bottom of the calendar.
OR
3. Go to the Poverty Dispatch home page and click on a category or a tag in the right-hand margin.
4. See http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/povdispatch_archive.htm (more complete listing, but only goes back to December 2011)

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NOTE : You can subscribe to this email list or RSS feed
by clicking "Subscribe" in the right-hand margin on any page of the Poverty Dispatch website

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Source:
Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP)

http://www.irp.wisc.edu

University of Wisconsin-Madison
http://www.wisc.edu/

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- Go to the Links to American Government Social Research page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us.htm

- Go to the Links to American Non-Governmental Social Research (A-J) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us2.htm

- Go to the Links to American Non-Governmental Social Research (M-Z) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us3.htm

- Go to the Poverty Measures - International Resources page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/poverty2.htm

14. Congressional Report Singles Out Walmart as a Drag on US Economy - May 31
(U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce)

Congressional Report Singles Out Walmart as a Drag on US Economy
http://greenplug.nu/congressional-report-singles-out-walmart-as-a-drag-on-us-economy/
By Tracy Crawford
May 31, 2013
Walmart’s low wages cost taxpayers a lot of money and contribute to national debt, this according to a new congressional report. One Walmart supercenter can cost taxpayers as much as $251,000 in food stamps alone. When all other potential costs are added in, the bill can come to about $900,000 per Supercenter. A typical supercenter employs about 300 people, so this calculates to about $3,000 per person in costs that may have to be borne by US taxpayers.

Source:
Green Plug District
http://greenplug.nu/

The report:

The Low-Wage Drag on Our Economy:
Wal-Mart’s low wages and their effect on taxpayers and economic growth
(PDF - 1.8MB, 20 pages) http://democrats.edworkforce.house.gov/sites/democrats.edworkforce.house.gov/files/documents/WalMartReport-May2013.pdf
Prepared by the Democratic staff of the U.S. House
Committee on Education and the Workforce
May 2013
Rising income inequality and wage stagnation threaten the future of America’s middle class. While corporate profits break records, the share of national income going to workers’ wages has reached record lows.

Source:
U.S. House
Committee on Education and the Workforce

http://democrats.edworkforce.house.gov/

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- Go to the Banks and Business Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/bookmrk3.htm

15. CRINMAIL (Newsletter of the Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

Child Rights Information Network (CRIN):
http://www.crin.org/
CRIN envisions a world in which every child enjoys all of the human rights promised by the United Nations, regional organisations, and national governments alike. (...) Our inspiration is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which we use to bring children's rights to the top of the international agenda. We launch advocacy campaigns, lead international children's rights coalitions, and strive to make existing human rights enforcement mechanisms accessible for all. More than 2,100 organisations in 150 countries rely on CRIN's publications, research and information.

The latest information on children's rights around the world:
CRINMAIL
http://www.crin.org/email/
CRIN publishes several email lists on children's rights issues in English, French, Spanish and Arabic. We also issue thematic editions on armed conflict, violence against children and strategic litigation. You can subscribe to any of these email lists and unsubscribe at any time.

CRINMAIL - Children's Rights Newsletter (weekly)

Here's the link to the latest issue of CRINMAIL:

29 May 2013 - CRINMAIL Issue 1329
http://www.crin.org/email/crinmail_detail_popup.asp?crinmailID=4741
In this issue:
Latest news and reports
- Consensual child sex ruling looms
- Ups and downs in discrimination cases
- Faith-healing couple charged with death of second child
- Convictions in child poisoning case
- Social network blocked ‘by mistake’
- Child trafficking case reaches court
- UNICEF call for contributions
Children's Rights Wiki: Spolight on Angola
Upcoming events
Employment
Also in this issue:
- World news
- Reports
- Events
- Issues
- Law
- Advocacy
- Challenging breaches
- Take action
- Campaigns

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CRINMAIL Archive (earlier issues)
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/CRINMAIL_archive.htm
- includes a table of contents for each issue, as in the above, back to 2009-2010

NOTE : The official CRINMAIL archive [ http://goo.gl/C0JNx ] --- does *not* include the table of contents for each issue as in the most recent issues above. Users must click on the link to each issue to see its contents, but the collection of links goes back much further (pre-2006).

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NOTE:
The CRINMAIL Children's Rights Newsletter is only ONE of several weekly newsletters produced and distributed by CRIN.
See the complete list of newsletters:
http://www.crin.org/email/

Source:
Child Rights Information Network (CRIN):

http://www.crin.org/
CRIN envisions a world in which every child enjoys all of the human rights promised by the United Nations, regional organisations, and national governments alike. (...) Our inspiration is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which we use to bring children's rights to the top of the international agenda. We launch advocacy campaigns, lead international children's rights coalitions, and strive to make existing human rights enforcement mechanisms accessible for all. More than 2,100 organisations in 150 countries rely on CRIN's publications, research and information.

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- Go to the Children's Rights Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/chnrights.htm


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Joke section on hold for this week.
Again.
Sorry...