Canadian Social Research Newsletter
November 3, 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 2,663 subscribers.

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Scroll to the bottom of this newsletter to see some notes, a disclaimer
and other stuff that has nothing whatsoever to do with social policy...
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IN THIS ISSUE OF THE
CANADIAN SOCIAL RESEARCH NEWSLETTER:

Canadian content

1. Koch foundation donated again to Fraser Institute in 2011, U.S. tax records show (Vancouver Observer) - October 31
2. Top 10 howlers in Stephen Harper’s convention keynote (PressProgress) - November 2
3. Fourteen Components of Fascism (Canadian Dimension) - February 8, 2012
4. Five Things You Should Know About Poverty in British Columbia (BC Poverty Reduction Coalition) - October 2013
5. Canada Child Tax Benefit Guideline Table : July 2013 to June 2014 (Canada Revenue Agency)
6. New from Finance Canada:
--- 2011-12 Public Accounts Of Canada
Tabled - October 30
--- Release of The Fiscal Monitor for August 2013
- October 27
7.
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, August 2013 - October 31
--- Foreign control in the Canadian economy, 2011 - October 30

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

International content

9. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
10. [U.S.] 29 Incredible Facts Which Prove That Poverty In America Is Absolutely Exploding (The Economic Collapse Blog) - October 27
11. [U.S.] Resetting the Poverty Debate : Renewing Our Commitment to Shared Prosperity (Half in Ten) - November 2013
12. 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. Koch foundation donated again to Fraser Institute in 2011, U.S. tax records show - October 31
(Vancouver Observer)

The Fraser Institute and the Koch Brothers

By Gilles:
Remember a few years back, when the Harper Government™ launched an all-out assault on environmental groups (NGOs) allegedly financed by "foreign-backed radicals"? [ http://goo.gl/b5yd2p ] I don't recall any similar vendetta against the Fraser Institute for presenting itself as a "charitable organization", despite the fact that the Fraser has accepted a half-million dollars over a four-year period from the Koch brothers, American oil barons who stand to gain $100 billion dollars from the Keystone XL pipeline deal.

Diff'rent strokes for diff'rent folks.

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From the
Vancouver Observer
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http://www.vancouverobserver.com/

Koch foundation donated again to "charitable organization" Fraser Institute in 2011, U.S. tax records show
http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/koch-foundation-donated-150000-fraser-institute-2011-us-tax-records-show
By Jenny Uechi
October 31, 2013
The Charles G. Koch Foundation has donated $150,000 to the Vancouver-based right-wing think tank Fraser Institute in 2011, according to U.S. tax records. The funding was for a report, which now seems to be a key part of a larger Koch campaign promoting "economic freedom".
This is the fourth year of funding for The Fraser Institute by the Koch Foundation. [During those four years,] Fraser received total $625,500 [according to U.S. tax records] from the Koch Foundation.
(...)
The Koch brothers are hard-right libertarians who co-founded the Tea Party to promote an agenda of reducing government and lowering taxes. They have donated over $100 million to conservative causes and climate change denial, and have invested in Canada's oil sands for over 50 years.
(...)
...the Fraser Institute has been a proponent of oil sands development and the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, both carrying enormous benefits to the Koch brothers, who stand to gain an estimated $100 billion from the Keystone XL pipeline.
[bolding added]

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“Charitable” Fraser Institute accepted $500k in foreign funding from Koch oil billionaires
http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/2012/04/25/%E2%80%9Ccharitable%E2%80%9D-fraser-institute-accepted-500k-foreign-funding-oil-billionaires
April 25, 2012
In four years alone... the Koch brothers poured half a million dollars into Canadian right-wing think tank, the Fraser Institute.
(...) While the federal government and pro-oil lobbyists have taken aim at environmental charities for allegedly violating the Canadian Revenue Agency’s legal limits for “political activity”, the Fraser Institute and its charitable status remain unquestioned.

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From rabble.ca:

The Fraser Institute: 100% political and still a registered charity!
Explain, please...

By David Climenhaga
February , 2012
http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/djclimenhaga/2012/02/fraser-institute-100-political-and-still-registered-charity-expl
Other than Canadian political parties themselves, the Fraser Institute must be Canada's most intensely political organization.
Notwithstanding its pious mission statement -- "to measure, study, and communicate the impact of competitive markets and government interventions on the welfare of individuals" -- essentially 100 per cent of the Fraser Institute's activities are 100-per-cent political.
(...)
... as Nova Scotia Finance Minister Graham Steele put it: "The Fraser Institute produces junk.
It is not a serious institution. It is a political organization."
Source:
rabble.ca
http://rabble.ca/

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Fraser Institute
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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- Go to the Social Research Organizations (II) in Canada page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/research2.htm

2. Top 10 howlers in Stephen Harper’s convention keynote- November 2
(PressProgress)

Top 10 howlers in Stephen Harper’s convention keynote
http://www.pressprogress.ca/en/post/top-10-howlers-stephen-harper%E2%80%99s-convention-keynote
November 2, 2013
Prime Minister Stephen Harper delivered some head-scratchers in his speech to the party faithful on Friday night at the Conservative Party convention.

1. "In this party, we say what we will do, and then we do what we said."
Is it unfair to go all the way back to March 2004, when Harper said, "I will not name appointed people to the Senate"? For more recent history, how about not uttering a word about cutting public pensions during the 2011 election, then doing just that in the 2012 federal budget?

2. "Cutting the GST from 7, to 6, to 5%!"
For a person who likes to tout his economic credentials, surely Harper's read what key experts have had to say about this policy. A reduction in the GST is "among the worst possible tax cuts to boost productivity…. Worse still, even a one percentage point reduction in the GST, at a fiscal cost of a whopping $5.2 billion per year, gives up a lot of government revenue.''

3. "We took money out of the hands of the lobbyists, academics and bureaucrats, and we gave it to the real child-care experts. Their names are Mom and Dad."
Harper is talking about the government’s $100 monthly payment to parents for each child under the age of six. If you know anything about the cost of child care (...) you know $100 only pays for a few days of care every month, if you can find a spot. Mom and Dad also know the difference between a baby bonus cheque and a child-care program.

4. "Let’s never forget, that only this party takes to heart the debt owed to our brave men and women in uniform."
Tell that to the wounded Canadian soldiers who claim they’re being discharged from the military before they’re eligible to collect a pension. Or, better yet, read the latest report of Canada’s veterans ombudsman. It says the New Veterans Charter has “urgent shortcomings” that must be fixed.

Click the link above to read the other six whoppers in Stephen Harper’s convention keynote address.

Source:
PressProgress
http://www.pressprogress.ca/

PressProgress is a project of the
Broadbent Institute
http://www.broadbentinstitute.ca/

Bonus link:

Fifteen Tory motions to know about from the convention
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/fifteen-tory-motions-to-know-about-from-the-convention/article15232762/
November 3, 2013

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- Go to the Harper Government™ Record Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/harper_government.htm

3. Fourteen Components of Fascism - February 8, 2012
(Canadian Dimension)

Speaking of lists...

Fourteen Components of Fascism:
Hello, Stephen Harper?

By Gilles:
In his Canadian Dimension [ http://canadiandimension.com/ ] article (the first link below), author Nick Fillmore presents a condensed version of the 14 components of fascism, followed by quotes from Canadian journalists and links to other sources concerning Harper’s actions and beliefs with respect to each of the 14 points.
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The second (rense.com) link below offers a more detailed version of each of the 14 components of fascism (but no Harper/Canada references).
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The scary/creepy part of all this is that this list was created a full two years before Harper came to power, and yet it reads like a Stephen Harper Performance Review since he's been at the helm of the Ship of State.

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Is Stephen Harper displaying fascist-like tendencies?
http://canadiandimension.com/articles/4486/
February 8, 2012
By Nick Fillmore
(...) In 2004, a former U.S. business executive, Laurence W. Britt, came up with a 14-point description of fascism.
[ http://www.rense.com/general37/char.htm : Click this link for a more detailed version of each of the 14 components of fascism]

Britt’s 14 components of fascism:

1. Powerful and continuing expressions of nationalism.
2. Disdain for the importance of human rights.
3. Identification of enemies/scapegoats as a unifying cause.
4. The supremacy of the military/avid militarism.
5. Rampant sexism.
6. A controlled mass media.
7. Obsession with national security.
8. Religion and ruling elite tied together.
9. Power of corporations protected.
10. Power of labor suppressed or eliminated.
11. Disdain and suppression of intellectuals and the arts.
12. Obsession with crime and punishment.
13. Rampant cronyism and corruption.
14. Fraudulent elections.

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- Go to the Harper Government™ Record Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/harper_government.htm

4. Five Things You Should Know About Poverty in British Columbia - October 2013
(BC Poverty Reduction Coalition)

From the
BC Poverty Reduction Coalition:

Five Things You Should Know
About Poverty in British Columbia
(PDF - 628K, 1 page)
http://bcpovertyreduction.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/2013_prc_5-things-to-know.pdf
1. We are very generous.
2. BC has had the highest poverty rate in Canada for the last 13 years.
3. Most poor people are working.
4. BC is one of the last provinces without a Poverty Reduction Plan.
5. We can afford this!
You and your MLA have an important role to play in making it happen. The decisions MLAs make for our province affect what’s happening in your local community. In most places that have established poverty reduction plans, it was community pressure that convinced their government to take action. You can be part of this effort to make BC’s government take action against poverty.

Please meet with your MLA and ask them to commit to tackling poverty directly through a strong poverty reduction plan with legislated targets and timelines.
For more information and to take action visit the Meet Your MLA Campaign page : http://bcpovertyreduction.ca/mla/

Source:
BC Poverty Reduction Coalition
http://bcpovertyreduction.ca/

We are a coalition that includes community and non-profit groups, faith groups, health organizations, First Nations and Aboriginal organizations, businesses, labour organizations, and social policy groups. We have come together around a campaign aimed at seeing the introduction of a bold and comprehensive poverty reduction plan from the government of British Columbia that would include legislated targets and timelines to significantly reduce poverty and homelessness. We seek to improve the health and wellbeing of all British Columbians.

BC Poverty Reduction Coalition Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/BCPovertyReductionCoalition

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

5. Canada Child Tax Benefit Guideline Table : July 2013 to June 2014
(Canada Revenue Agency)

From the Canada Revenue Agency:
[ http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/menu-e.html ]

Canada Child Tax Benefit Guideline Table : July 2013 to June 2014
The Government of Canada’s Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB) system comprises the CCTB Base Benefit and the NCB Supplement. The CCTB targets low-and middle-income families with children, and the NCB Supplement provides low-income families with child benefits in addition to the CCTB base benefit.

NOTES:
1. If you wish to know more about the CCTB program or the NCB Supplement before proceeding, check:
Child and Family Benefits
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/bnfts/menu-eng.html
- includes links to information about : * Canada Child Tax Benefit * Universal Child Care Benefit * GST/HST credit * Working Income Tax Benefit * Provincial and territorial programs * Children's special allowances
2. CCTB and Welfare :
Canadian jurisdictions have adopted different approaches in their treatment of the CCTB and provincial-territorial child benefits for welfare rate calculations. For more info, see "Comparing welfare rates for families in different provinces" (last link before the red bar below)

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Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB) Guideline Table effective July 2013 - June 2014 (based on 2012 tax year)
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/bnfts/cctb/cctb_pymnt12-eng.html
This table shows the amount of the Canada Child Tax Benefit that's payable from July 2013 to June 2014 to a household with one, two, three, four and five children with family income ranging from $25,536 to over $230,000.
[FACTOID: According to this table, a family with five children and an annual family income of $220,000 (in 2012) is entitled to a monthly CCTB payment of $33.95.]

Monthly NCB Supplement only entitlement - July 2013 - June 2014 (based on 2012 tax year)
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/bnfts/cctb/ncbs12-eng.html

Guideline tables for earlier years:
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/bnfts/cctb/gd_tbls-eng.html
- includes links to both of the above tables going back to the 2007-2008 benefit period (2006 tax year)

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Links to more information
about the CCTB, the NCB and the NCB Supplement:

Canada Child Benefits, July 2013 to June 2014
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pub/tg/t4114/t4114-e.html
(Including related federal, provincial, and territorial programs)

Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB) payment amounts, by tax year:

* Tax Years 2009 to 2011
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/bnfts/cctb/cctb_pymnts_prv-eng.html

* Tax Year 2012
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/bnfts/cctb/cctb_pymnts-eng.html
- incl. basic benefit - supplement for 3rd and following child(ren) - supplement for children under age seven - base threshold - benefit reduction rates, one child - benefit reduction rates, two or more children - NCBS amount for first child - NCBS amount for second child - NCBS amount for each additional child - NCBS threshold - NCBS phase-out rate, one child - NCBS phase-out rate, two children - NCBS phase-out rate, three or more children - Child Disability Amount (CDB) - CDB base threshold, one child - CDB phase-out rate, one child - CDB phase-out rate, two children - CDB phase-out rate, three or more children

Source:
Canada Child Tax Benefit
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/bnfts/cctb/menu-eng.html

[ Child and Family Benefits [ http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/bnfts/menu-eng.html ] - includes links to : * Canada Child Tax Benefit * Universal Child Care Benefit * GST/HST credit * Working Income Tax Benefit * Provincial and territorial programs * Children's special allowances ]

Provincial and territorial child benefit and credit programs
[ http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/bnfts/rltd_prgrms/menu-eng.html ]
that are related to the Canada Child Tax Benefit:
* Alberta Family Employment Tax Credit * BC Family Bonus (and British Columbia Earned Income Benefit) * New Brunswick Child Tax Benefit * Nova Scotia Child Benefit * Newfoundland and Labrador Child Benefit (and Mother Baby Nutrition Supplement) * Northwest Territories Child Benefit * Nunavut Child Benefit * Ontario Child Benefit * Yukon Child Benefit
[NOTE: residents of Québec must apply to the
Régie des rentes for the child assistance payment:
http://www.rrq.gouv.qc.ca/en/enfants/ ]

Source:
Canada Revenue Agency
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/menu-e.html

Related links from the Government of Canada:

More information about the
National Child Benefit Supplement
http://www.nationalchildbenefit.ca/eng/06/chap1.shtml

Source:
2006 National Child Benefit Progress Report
http://www.nationalchildbenefit.ca/eng/06/06_toc.shtml

National Child Benefit website
http://www.nationalchildbenefit.ca/eng/home.shtml

Also from the NCB website:

The Government of Canada's
Contribution to the National Child Benefit Initiative
http://www.nationalchildbenefit.ca/eng/06/canada.shtml

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Comparing welfare rates for families in different provinces?
Be careful..

Because Canadian jurisdictions have adopted different approaches in their treatment of the CCTB and provincial-territorial child benefits for welfare rate calculations, it's becoming exceptionally difficult to compare welfare rates across provinces and territories for families with children.

For more detailed information on child benefit clawbacks and pass-ons, see:
Approaches to Replacing Social Assistance Benefits for Children
http://www.nationalchildbenefit.ca/eng/06/chap2.shtml
Source:
2006 National child Benefit Progress Report
http://www.nationalchildbenefit.ca/eng/06/06_toc.shtml

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- Go to the Children, Families and Youth Links (Government) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/chnbkmrk.htm

- Go to the Key Provincial/Territorial Welfare Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/welfare.htm

6. New from Finance Canada:
--- 2011-12 Public Accounts Of Canada
Tabled - October 30
--- Release of The Fiscal Monitor for August 2013
- October 27

New from Finance Canada:

Minister Clement Tables the 2011-12 Public Accounts Of Canada:
Ministerial Office Expenditures Down 11.6% From Last Year

http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/media/nr-cp/2012/1030-eng.asp
News Release
October 30, 2012
Ottawa, Ontario – The Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board and Minister responsible for FedNor, today tabled the 2011-12 Public Accounts of Canada in the House of Commons. (...) The Public Accounts of Canada is the most comprehensive accountability report the Government produces. This document provides Canadians, Parliamentarians and decision-makers with the financial position of the Government as of March 31, 2012.

Source:
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/tbs-sct/index-eng.asp

Public Accounts of Canada
http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/recgen/cpc-pac/index-eng.html

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Release of The Fiscal Monitor - August 2013
http://www.fin.gc.ca/n13/13-140-eng.asp
October 25, 2013
The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, today released The Fiscal Monitor for August 2013.

Highlights:

August 2013: budgetary deficit of $2.3 billion
There was a budgetary deficit of $2.3 billion in August 2013, compared with a deficit of $3.0 billion reported in August 2012.

April to August 2013: budgetary deficit of $6.8 billion
For the April to August 2013 period of the 2013–14 fiscal year, the budgetary deficit stood at $6.8 billion, compared with a deficit of $7.2 billion reported in the same period of 2012–13.

Related Document:

The Fiscal Monitor: August 2013
http://www.fin.gc.ca/fiscmon-revfin/2013-08-eng.asp

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

Source:
Finance Canada

http://www.fin.gc.ca/

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

7. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
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Payroll employment, earnings and hours, August 2013 - October 31
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Foreign control in the Canadian economy, 2011 - October 30

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 ]

Past issues of The Daily (by month):
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/cgi-bin/DAILY/daily.cgi?s=last

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October 31, 2013
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, August 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/131031/dq131031b-eng.htm
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $918 in August, up 0.4% from the previous month. On a year-over-year basis, weekly earnings increased 1.3%.

Guide to the Survey of Employment, Payroll and Hours - Product main page
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=72-203-G&lang=eng
The Guide to the Survey of Employment, Payroll and Hours contains a dictionary of concepts and definitions and covers topics such as survey methodology, data collection and processing, and data quality. It also provides information on products and services, as well as the survey questionnaire.
NOTE : On the product home page, click "View" to see the latest report.

October 30, 2013
Foreign control in the Canadian economy, 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/131030/dq131030a-eng.htm
In 2011, the value of assets, revenues and profits increased for both foreign and Canadian-controlled enterprises. The shares of foreign-controlled assets and revenues declined from 2010, while the share of profits under foreign control increased over the previous year.
Click, then (on the next page) scroll down the page for the following tables:
--- Table 1 : Assets, operating revenues and operating profits under foreign control, by industry
--- Table 2 : Total assets, operating revenues, and operating profits under foreign control by major country of control – All industries

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

8. 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

November 3, 2013
What's new online this week:

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

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Recommended reading:

The daycare project
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/10/daycare-project
21 Oct 2013 | Canada
The Globe and Mail's major multi-part series on child care in Canada includes six major articles, a number of supplementary articles and commentaries and an online poll asking "Based on your experience, are you happy with the availability and cost of daycare in Canada?"

Open letter from Manitoba Child Care Association and Child Care Coalition of Manitoba
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/10/open-letter-manitoba-child-care-association-and-child-care-
30 Oct 2013 | Manitoba
Letter to Hon. Kerri Irvin-­-Ross, Hon. Kevin Chief, and Deanne Crothers, MLA calls for an "integrated public system of early learning and child care (ELCC)" and "recommends the establishment of a Commission on Integrated Early Learning and Child Care for Mantiboa with the mandate and resources to develop and propose a multi-year plan for ELCC".

School readiness: A conceptual framework
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/10/school-readiness-conceptual-framework
30 Oct 2013 | International
Report from UNICEF "provides a definition and description of the multifaceted nature of school readiness" and argues that, "the lack of equitable access to new information has led to multiple understandings of school readiness, and at times, to practices based on outdated models".

The costs of childcare
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/10/costs-childcare
30 Oct 2013 | Europe
Report by Helen Penn and Eva Lloyd (UK) concludes that "the use of supply led systems and fee capping regulation in most countries has depressed the growth of the private childcare market, and there is more reliance on voluntary, co-operative and state provision. By contrast in the UK and countries such as USA, and Australia, parents are reimbursed through the tax and benefit system for the childcare they choose to purchase in an open childcare market, where fees may be set by providers in order to maximise profitability".

Year three research report: New Brunswick early childhood centres
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/10/year-three-research-report-new-brunswick-early-childhood-ce
29 Oct 2013 | New Brunswick
The Health and Education Research Group (HERG) at the University of New Brunswick evaluated the Early Childhood Development Centres that were set up as part of a three-year pilot project created in partnership between the Margaret and Wallace McCain Foundation and the Government of New Brunswick.

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

Private child care provider set to take over at Peel daycare facility
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/11/private-child-care-provider-set-take-over-peel-daycare-facility
1 Nov 2013 | Ontario

Development of 5,000 two-year-olds tracked as part of Government-funded study
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/10/development-5000-two-year-olds-tracked-part-government-funded-study
30 Oct 2013 | Europe

The Children’s Fitness Tax Credit: Nice idea, shame about the inequities
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/10/children%E2%80%99s-fitness-tax-credit-nice-idea-shame-about-inequities
30 Oct 2013 | Canada

Early childhood centres work but challenges remain: report
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/10/early-childhood-centres-work-challenges-remain-report
29 Oct 2013 | New Brunswick

Gender equality: child daycare is the key
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/10/gender-equality-child-daycare-key
29 Oct 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 page 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 the above 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 on the Non-Governmental Early Learning and Child Care Links page : http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ecd2.htm.

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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
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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

9. 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:

November 1, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/11/01/
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (4 articles)
Neighborhoods and Access to Supermarkets

October 31, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/10/31/
Foster Youth and Higher Education

October 30, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/10/30/
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (2 articles)

October 29, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/10/29/
Low-wage Workers and Health Insurance Coverage (2 articles)
Poverty and Child Development (2 articles)

October 28, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/10/28/
Drug Testing and Assistance Programs
School Performance – Wyoming

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Earlier Poverty Dispatches (back to July 2006):
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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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Source:
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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

10. [U.S.] 29 Incredible Facts Which Prove That Poverty In America Is Absolutely Exploding - October 27
(The Economic Collapse Blog)

United States

29 Incredible Facts Which Prove That Poverty In America Is Absolutely Exploding
http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/29-incredible-facts-which-prove-that-poverty-in-america-is-absolutely-exploding
By Michael Snyder
October 27, 2013
Did you know that the number of Americans on welfare is higher than the number of Americans that have full-time jobs? Did you know that 1.2 million public school students in the U.S. are currently homeless?
(...)
Yes, things are great in New York City, Washington D.C. and San Francisco, but almost everywhere else economic conditions continue to steadily get worse. (...) The following are 29 incredible facts which prove that poverty in America is absolutely exploding.

Source:
The Economic Collapse Blog
http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/

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

11. [U.S.] Resetting the Poverty Debate : Renewing Our Commitment to Shared Prosperity - November 2013
(Half in Ten)

United States

Resetting the Poverty Debate : Renewing Our Commitment to Shared Prosperity
Half in Ten Annual Report

http://halfinten.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/HalfInTen_2013_CAP-FINAL.pdf
November 2013

Table of Contents:
* Introduction and summary
* Chapter one : Poverty in the United States today (30 indicators)
* Chapter two : More good jobs (52 indicators)
* Chapter three : Strengthening families and communities (80 indicators)
* Chapter four : Family economic security (102 indicators)

In 2012, the official poverty rate in the United States was 15 percent, statistically unchanged from 2011. Nearly one in six people, or 46.5 million Americans, lived below the official federal poverty line—$23,492 per year for a family of four. Each year, we track our progress toward our goal of cutting poverty in half in 10 years by publishing our annual “Half in Ten” report that examines 21 different indicators of economic security and opportunity. It helps us better understand where we are improving the situation for America’s struggling families and where we need to do a better job. As with last year’s report, the overall poverty rate did not worsen compared to the years following the Great Recession of 2007 to 2009.
(Source : Intro, p.3)

The report recommends policies that pursue a full-employment economy and a sound set of federal programs that support struggling families.

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Source:
Half in Ten - The Campaign to Cut Poverty in Half in Ten Years
http://www.halfinten.org
The Half in Ten campaign believes that a clear goal and tested strategies to achieve it are crucial for success. Accordingly, setting a 50 percent reduction goal is our first step toward eliminating poverty.

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Half in Ten partners:

The Coalition on Human Needs [ http://www.chn.org/ ] is an alliance of national organizations working together to promote federal policies that address the needs of low-income and other vulnerable populations in the United States. The coalition’s members include service providers; religious,
labor, civil rights, and professional organizations; as well as those concerned with the well-being of children, women, the elderly, and people with disabilities.

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights [ http://www.civilrights.org/ ] is the nation’s premier civil and human rights coalition, consisting of more than 200 national organizations working together to build an America that’s as good as its ideals.

The Center for American Progress Action Fund [ http://www.americanprogressaction.org/ ] transforms progressive ideas into policy through rapid response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing and advocacy, and partnerships with other progressive leaders throughout the country and the world.

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- Go to the National/Federal and International Anti-poverty Strategies and Campaigns page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/antipoverty2.htm

12. 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:

30 October 2013 - CRINMAIL issue 1351
http://www.crin.org/email/crinmail_detail_popup.asp?crinmailID=4929
In this issue:
Latest news and reports
- Costa Rica ratifies CRC complaints mechanism
- Roma media coverage ‘sensationalist’ and ‘irresponsible’
- Indigenous youth suicide ‘without precedent’
- Teaching history in post-conflict societies
- Young recruits more likely to suffer disorders than adults
- Child-friendliness of governments in South Asia
- More than 29 million people living in slavery globally
- Calls for submissions: child marriage, birth registration
Children's Rights Wiki: Spotlight on Jordan
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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The CRINMAIL Children's Rights Newsletter is 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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MORE SILLY SIGNS

Apartment laundry room sign: “Please be courteous and remove your clothes promptly,”

Auto Junk Yard (New Jersey): “We have Japanese auto parts.”

Auto Repair Service Station: “Try us once - you'll never go anywhere else again.”

Bar: “Lunch now being poured.”

Bar Counter: “If Your Cup Runneth Over, Let Someone Else Runneth the Car.”

Barber Shop: “Haircuts while you wait.”

Beauty Salon (Boston): “Curl Harbor”

Billboard: “Keep your eyes on the road and stop reading these signs.”

Bingo Hall: “Legalize Bingo. Keep Grandma off the streets.”

Blood Bank: “Donate now - don’t let us be caught with our pints down!”

Body Repair Shop: “May We Have The Next Dents?”

Butcher Shop: “The Best of the Wurst.”

Cabinetmaker’s Truck: “Counter Fitters”

Cafeteria: “Swift, courteous self-service.”

Camouflage Store: “Wise guise.”

Car Dealership: “The best way to get back on your feet - miss a car payment.”

Catholic Church during Christmas Season: “Closed for the holidays.”

Cemetery Plots: “Invest in an underground condominium.”

Chalked on a Post-no-notices Wall: “Down With Graffiti”

Chicken Incubator: “Cheepers By The Dozen”

Chinese Laundry: “We don’t tear your clothes with clumsy machinery – we do it carefully by hand.”

Church sign: “You must pay for your sins. If you have already paid, you can ignore this notice.”

City Bus: “Thinking of committing suicide? Perhaps we can help.”

Classified Ad: “Vacation special: Have your home exterminated. Get rid of aunts.”

Christmas Store (Dublin): “Irish you a Merry Christmas!”

Church Door: “This is the gate of Heaven. Enter ye all by this door.
(This door is kept locked because of the draft. Please use side door).”

Source:
Dusty old list in an ancient email message.
Author unknown

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And, in closing...

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Starting to fret already about your Christmas gift list?
Here's a suggestion:

Food for the Hungry
http://site.fhcanada.org/
FH Canada, part of the global Food for the Hungry association, is a Christian non-profit organization dedicated to ending poverty - one community at a time. We are currently working with 10 developing communities in 10 countries around the world.

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Bing vs Google
http://www.bing-vs-google.com/
Enter any search query and click Search".
You'll see results from both search engines side by side.

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"Tories" by Borde (video, duration 1:58)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yresaKOlr7g

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Jesus' report card
http://www.art-in-guelph.com/Pages/ArtofHumor-Religion.html

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.Newfoundland Medical Dictionery
http://darleneshodgepodge.blogspot.ca/2009/07/newfoundland-medical-dictionery.html
(the silly one)

Newfoundland Online Dictionary
http://www.heritage.nf.ca/dictionary/
(the legitimate one)