Canadian Social Research Newsletter
May 5, 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 2,637 subscribers.

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Scroll to the bottom of this newsletter to see some notes, a disclaimer
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IN THIS ISSUE OF THE
CANADIAN SOCIAL RESEARCH NEWSLETTER:

Canadian content

1. 2012 Ontario Budget - May 2, 2013 : links to Ontario Budget documents and media coverage PLUS analysis and critique of the budget measures from the following:
---The Income Security Advocacy Centre
--- The 25 in 5 Network for Poverty Reduction
--- The Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
--- Ontario Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
--- Canadian Union of Public Employees - Ontario
--- Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction
--- TD Bank Economics - Federal and Provincial Budgets

2. The Welfarization of Disability Programs [video] (John Stapleton presentation to the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg) - March 23, 2012
3. Update from the Basic Income Canada Network - May 2
4. Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Update - May 3
5. [Ontario] Social Assistance, Pension and Tax Credit Rates, April - June 2013 (Ministry of Community and Social Services)
6. Canadians’ consumer tax burden is not as onerous as it sounds (Andrew Jackson in the Globe and Mail) - May 1
7. British Columbia Election Debate Infographic - April 30
8. New from the Caledon Institute of Social Policy in April:
--- Ensuring the Welfare of ‘Welfare Incomes’
--- A Filmflam [Federal] Budget

9. 2013 Spring Report of the Auditor General of Canada - April 30
10. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, February 2013 - April 25
--- Payment patterns of child and spousal support - April 24
--- Data Inventory Project, 2012 - April 22
11. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit

International content

12. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
13. [U.S.] Disability.gov (formerly DisabilityInfo.gov)
14. [U.S.] Policy Basics: Introduction to Medicaid (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) - May 2013
15. [United Kingdom] Beyond the bottom line: The challenges and opportunities of a living wage (Institute for Public Policy Research) - January 20, 2013
16. CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)
17. Happy 20th Birthday, internets!! - April 30

Have a great week!

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

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http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/index.htm


1. 2012 Ontario Budget - May 2, 2013 : Links to Budget documents and media coverage
PLUS analysis and critique of the budget measures from the following:
---The Income Security Advocacy Centre
--- The 25 in 5 Network for Poverty Reduction
--- The Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
--- Ontario Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
--- Canadian Union of Public Employees - Ontario
--- Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction
--- TD Bank Economics - Federal and Provincial Budgets

From the
Ontario Ministry of Finance:
http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/

May 2, 2013
2013 Ontario Budget

http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/budget/ontariobudgets/2013/
[ Version française:
http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/fr/budget/ontariobudgets/2013/
]
- main budget page, includes links to all budget papers.

2013 Ontario Budget: Highlights
http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/budget/ontariobudgets/2013/budhi.html
[ Version française:
http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/budget/ontariobudgets/2013/budhi.html ]
* A PROSPEROUS AND FAIR ONTARIO
* PATH TO BALANCE
* A PLAN FOR JOBS AND GROWTH
* A FAIR SOCIETY
(...) Proposing to Increase Opportunities for People by:
--- Introducing a $200 per month earnings exemption to reduce barriers to employment for social assistance recipients.
--- Increasing social assistance rates, including a top-up for single adults without children receiving Ontario Works.
--- Increasing Ontario Works liquid asset limits to help recipients save and become more financially secure.
--- Supporting greater opportunities for Aboriginal people through direct engagement on social assistance reform, more support for housing as well as transforming services to better meet the needs of Aboriginal children and young people.
* HELPING ONTARIO DRIVERS SAVE MONEY
* ONTARIO TRILLIUM BENEFIT: MORE CHOICE FOR PEOPLE

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Media coverage of the 2013 Ontario Budget

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From
CBC News - Toronto:

Ontario Liberals' fate over budget hangs on NDP
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2013/05/02/ontario-budget.html
Ontario's governing Liberals delivered a budget with few surprises on Thursday afternoon, though it was clear they paid close attention to the demands of the New Democrats whose support will be needed for it to pass.

Related Stories
from CBC News - Toronto:
[For links to the articles below, click the link above and select an article in the left margin of the page.]

* Budget statements by leaders of the NDP (Andrea Horwath) and the Ontario PCs (Tim Hudak)
* Finance Minister Charles Sousa's budget speech
* Ontario budget: Highlights and key figures
* Four key questions about the coming Ontario budget
* Ontario budget will drop auto insurance premiums 15%
* Ontario Liberals seek support on youth employment, budget
* Ontario Liberals won't be 'held hostage' by budget demands

Source:
CBC News - Toronto:
http://www.cbc.ca/toronto/news/

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From
CTV Toronto:

Ontario budget 2013: Liberals spend nearly $1B to satisfy NDP, stay alive
http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/ontario-budget-2013
The Liberals unveiled a budget Thursday designed to keep their minority government in power, meeting many NDP demands but vowing to remain on target to eliminate the deficit by 2017-18

- incl. links to extensive budget coverage...

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From the
Globe and Mail:

Ontario NDP push Liberals after provincial budget
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario-ndp-push-liberals-after-provincial-budget/article11717777/
By Adrian Morrow
May 3, 2013
Ontario’s New Democrats have hardened their demands from Premier Kathleen Wynne a day after the provincial budget, telling the government it must build measurable targets into its fiscal plan. Ms. Wynne’s minority Liberals gave the left-wing party nearly everything it asked for in the budget, with promises to slash auto-insurance premiums by 15 per cent, pump money into home care and increase benefits for welfare recipients. But NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said Ms. Wynne has to put mechanisms in the budget to ensure the new spending actually meets the NDP’s goals.
- also includes links to the following articles:
* NDP demands accountability in Ontario budget
* Ontario unveils budget, opposition support not clear
* Ontario budget sees 2013-14 deficit of C$11.7 billion

Source:
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/

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From the
Toronto Star:
http://www.thestar.com/

Ontario budget: Kathleen Wynne rules out big changes to appease NDP
http://goo.gl/qh60A
NDP Leader Andrea Horwath plans to talk to Ontarians before she sits down with Premier Kathleen Wynne to announce whether the New Democrats will prop up the Liberals.

Ontario budget 2013: Changes to social assistance ‘far-reaching and fundamental’
http://goo.gl/OecQP
The Ontario Liberals’ budget includes $400 million over three years to begin transforming the welfare system. Anti-poverty activists are welcoming the Wynne government’s “first steps” to transform Ontario’s $8.3 billion welfare system into a program that helps more people, including the disabled, escape poverty through employment.

Source:
Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/

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From the
Toronto Sun:

Ontario Liberal budget drives debt up another $40B over two years
http://www.torontosun.com/2013/05/02/ontario-liberals-unveil-provincial-budget
TORONTO - Ontario’s scandal-plagued Liberal government plans to drive up debt by more than $40 billion over the next two years. Finance Minister Charles Sousa introduced a budget Thursday calculated to appease the NDP, avoid an election and maintain minority Premier Kathleen Wynne’s grasp on power.

More Sun Coverage of the 2013 Ontario Budget
Click the link above, then select one of the following articles.
* Ontario's finances in a mess thanks to Liberals' make-believe budgets
* Snapshot of 2013 Ontario budget
* Time to judge the Liberals
* NDP won’t defeat the Liberals’ budget
* Rob Ford both 'happy' and 'somewhat concerned' about Ontario budget
* Horwath says she'll follow what Ontarians tell her about budget
* Rob Ford 'disappointed' no subway money in Wynne's budget
* NDP Leader Andrea Horwath needs to grow up and make a decision
* Nothing Liberals promise should be trusted

Source:
Toronto Sun:
http://www.torontosun.com/

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Analysis/critique of the 2013 Ontario Budget

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From the
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC):

Budget 2013 Analysis:
Moving Forward on Social Assistance Reform
(Word file - 81K, 3 pages)
http://www.incomesecurity.org/documents/BudgetAnalysis2013.doc
Budget 2013 has begun to make positive changes to a social assistance system that has continued to impoverish and cause hardship for low-income Ontarians.As a package, these changes don't make major progress toward improving the lives of people on Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), but do represent positive steps toward making the systemic changes that are required.

Source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)
http://www.incomesecurity.org/
The Income Security Advocacy Centre works with and on behalf of low income communities in Ontario to address issues of income security and poverty.

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From
25 in 5 Network for Poverty Reduction:

Anti-Poverty Advocates: Budget Makes Progress Towards Poverty Reduction
http://25in5.ca/press-release-anti-poverty-advocates-budget-makes-progress-towards-poverty-reduction/
Press Release
May 3, 2013
Anti-poverty advocates expressed optimism that today’s budget renews Ontario’s commitment to reducing poverty and building a fairer and more prosperous province.
- includes info on the more significant changes affecting individuals and families in receipt of social assistance.

Source:
25 in 5 Network for Poverty Reduction

http://25in5.ca/
25-in-5: Network for Poverty Reduction is a multi-sectoral network comprised of more than 100 provincial and Toronto-based organizations and individuals working on eliminating poverty.

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From the
Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP):

Wynne's First Budget - More Austerity and Deeper Poverty:
2013-2014 Ontario Provincial Budget Breakdown by OCAP

http://www.ocap.ca/node/1077
May 2, 2013
OCAP had no great expectations that the 'Social Justice Premier's' first Budget would give poor communities in Ontario much reason to celebrate. We are surprised, however, at just how shamelessly she has continued to push people into deeper poverty.
Key Highlights
• Deficit projected at $9.8 billion. Corporate tax cuts alone have contributed $8.5 billion or approximately 87% of this deficit. The tax cuts have not created new jobs – unemployment remains high, at 7.7%
• Ontario now spends less on programs per capita than any other province
• Cabinet Committee will work this year to implement the austerity recommendations of the SARC report, most of which echo the Drummond report. If the government follows through on these plans, 2014 will likely see major, devastating changes to social assistance, especially ODSP.
• Social assistance rates will increase by 1%, with a top up of $14 for single people on OW. This is less than inflation, so it is a cut when cost of living is factored in.
• Everyone on OW and ODSP can now keep up to $200 per month of their earnings, but earnings above $200 will be clawed back by 50%.
• Single adults can now keep $2500 of their assets when going on to OW. Couples can now keep $5000.
• Government is working hard to push people with disabilities into low wage work. Committed to working with private sector to find jobs for people on ODSP – given how inaccessible society is, these will mostly be low paying, precarious jobs.
• They are moving ahead with 60% of the austerity recommendations in the Drummond Report
• Government boasts of keeping public sector wages down. Promises to freeze wages until deficit is eliminated. Looking to cut 1500 jobs from public sector.

Source:
Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP)
http://www.ocap.ca/
OCAP is a direct-action anti-poverty organization based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We mount campaigns against regressive government policies as they affect poor and working people.

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From the
Ontario Office of the
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives:

Ontario Budget 2013: Four More Years of Austerity
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/newsroom/updates/four-more-years-austerity
May 2, 2013
By Hugh Mackenzie and Trish Hennessy
All budgets are political in nature, but Ontario’s 2013 budget – tabled by a minority government with a new leader – stands out as a case in point: it is carefully designed to survive a non-confidence vote. It extends a few olive branches to the opposition NDP. A promise to reduce auto insurance premiums by 15%. Increases in spending on home care, youth unemployment and infrastructure in rural areas and the north. Restructuring the Employer Health Tax to claw back the small business reduction from large corporations.

Source:
Ontario Office
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/offices/ontario
of the
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

http://www.policyalternatives.ca/

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From the
Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario:

Liberals' 2013 budget insults hundreds of thousands living in poverty:
Business keeps getting $8.5 billion in annual tax cuts, but Ontario's poor
get tiny rate increases that are wiped out by inflation and rent increases

http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/-1786186.htm
May 2, 2013
The Liberal 2013 budget insults hundreds of thousands of people living in poverty in Ontario by continuing $8.5 billion in annual tax cuts for corporations, while providing minuscule social assistance rate "increases" that are wiped out by inflation and rent increases, anti-poverty activists with the Raise the Rates campaign said today.

Source:
Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

http://cupe.ca/ontario

Raise the Rates! Fight Poverty!
http://www.cupe.on.ca/raisetherates
CUPE Ontario is working in solidarity with the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty [ http://www.ocap.ca/ ] and other partners, including the Public Service Alliance of Canada-Ontario [ http://ontario.psac.com/ ], to "Raise the Rates" of social assistance in our province.

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From the
Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction:

Ontario Budget 2013: Poverty Reduction Must Remain the Priority
http://hamiltonpoverty.ca/?p=694
May 2, 2013
Budget commitments a start… Poverty Reduction must remain the priority.
Several poverty-related measures were announced in today’s Ontario budget: including increasing social assistance rates by 1% (as well as an additional $14 monthly increase for singles on Ontario Works) and increasing earnings exemptions for those on social assistance that are able to work. However, the changes do not go far enough to address the crisis facing many families in Ontario living who live in deep poverty.

Source:
Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction

http://hamiltonpoverty.ca/

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From
TD Bank Economics:

Four More Years of Deficit to go (PDF - 700K, 5 pages)
http://www.td.com/document/PDF/economics/budgets/on2013.pdf
May 2, 2013
(...) It was slightly more than a year ago when the Drummond Commission released its report of Ontario’s fiscal future if the situation was left unchanged. Last year’s budget set 50% of the Commission’s recommendations into motion. This year’s budget picks up where last year’s left off as the government
continues its push towards deficit elimination in fiscal 2017-18.

Source:
Federal and Provincial Budgets
http://www.td.com/economics/analysis/canada/public-policy-government-finances/gov-finances.jsp
TD Economics
http://www.td.com/economics/about-td-economics/about.jsp

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

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

2. The Welfarization of Disability Programs (video) - March 23, 2012
(John Stapleton presentation to the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg)


May 1, 2013

By Gilles:
Here's a not-so-oldie-not-so-mouldie that I just came across: it's a
half-hour video that's chock-a-block full of statistics on Canadian social assistance caseloads and expenditures, with a special focus on financial assistance programs for people with disabilities. It's from a presentation to a Manitoba audience, but there's plenty of national information on disability.
Recommended viewing!

The Welfarization of Disability Programs (video, duration 35:16)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-rcT7c4d_M
[OR click anywhere in the screen on the right.]
By John Stapleton
Posted on March 23, 2012
On March 22, 2012, John Stapleton spoke at a workshop entitled "People with disabilities living in poverty: why are the numbers going up?" In his address, "The Welfarization of Poverty," John examines the often confusing patchwork of programs that make up the social safety net in Canada for people with disabilities.

Open Policy (John Stapleton's website)
http://openpolicyontario.com/
Social Planning Council of Winnipeg Video Channel (12 videos)
http://www.youtube.com/user/SocPlanningCouncil?feature=watch

Social Planning Council of Winnipeg
http://www.spcw.mb.ca/



The Welfarization of Disability Programs
(video, duration 35:16)
By John Stapleton
Posted on March 23, 2012

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

3. Update from Jim Mulvale of the Basic Income Canada Network - May 2

May 2, 2013
Update from Jim Mulvale
of the Basic Income Canada Network:
http://biencanada.ca/

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The final programme for the Twelfth Annual North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress [ http://goo.gl/p4x0A ], taking place from Thursday May 9th to Saturday May 11th, 2013 at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel, New York City.

Schedule and other details:
http://www.usbig.net/index.php

The most recent edition of Basic Income Studies (Vol. 7 No. 2, Dec. 2012) is now available on-line.
It is a special issue on "The Right to Work and Basic Income".
http://goo.gl/yqQpv

Read about this lively and important debate at:
http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/bis.2013.7.issue-2/issue-files/bis.2013.7.issue-2.xml

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Other news on research, debates and developments related to basic
income can be found at Basic Income News:
http://binews.org/

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Planning is underway for the 15th International Congress of the Basic Income Earth Network [ http://www.basicincome.org/bien/ ], which will take place in Montreal on 26 - 29 June 2014. Mark your calendars, and stay tuned for further information!

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Our group is an affiliate of the Basic Income Earth Network:
http://www.basicincome.org/bien/

For more info on any of the above, please contact Jim Mulvale at the University of Regina :
[ Jim.Mulvale@uregina.ca ]

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- Go to the Guaranteed Annual Income Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/gai.htm

4. Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Update - May 3

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Update
http://e2.ma/message/hjg0d/dk2e7
May 3, 2013
* Without change in public policy, Canada's gender gap will persist
* This month's Hennessy's Index looks at the cost of austerity;
* Roundup of the latest blog posts from Behind the Numbers;
* Kevin Page's speech from the CCPA event last week;
* Op-ed by by CCPA Executive Director Bruce Campbell on the importance of the Parliamentary Budget Office;
* Armine Yalnizyan will be debating William Watson on the power of wealth in Canada on May 9 in Ottawa.

Source:
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/

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

5. [Ontario] Social Assistance, Pension and Tax Credit Rates, April - June 2013
(Ministry of Community and Social Services)

Ontario

NOTE : Although the fact sheet whose link appears below was prepared from an Ontario perspective, it's also a useful reference sheet of federal benefits payable everywhere across Canada.

Social Assistance, Pension and Tax Credit Rates, April - June 2013 (PDF - 168K, 2 pages)
http://www.communitylegalcentre.ca/legal_information/Tips/IM/SA_pension_rate_Apr-Jun_2013.pdf
Prepared by the
Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services
[ http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/mcss/english/ ]
Recommended reading/saving/printing!
All in two pages, (just about) everything you ever
wanted to know about federal and provincial social program benefit levels in Ontario.
NOTE :
This factsheet is mostly benefit levels and rates - to find corresponding program information, do a Google search using any program name from the list below...

This factsheet contains current rate information (benefit levels)
for the following federal and Ontario programs:

* Federal Income Security and tax benefit programs
----- Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement, the Allowance (formerly Spouse's Allowance)
----- Canada Pension Plan
----- Harmonized Sales Tax Credit
----- Medical Expense Tax Credit
----- War Veterans Allowance
----- Employment Insurance
----- Canada Child Tax Benefit (incl. the Basic Child Tax Benefit, the National Child Benefit Supplement, the Child Disability Benefit and the Universal Child Care Benefit)

* Ontario income assistance programs
----- Ontario Works - Social Assistance rates + earnings exemptions and incentives
----- Ontario Disability Support Program - Social Assistance rates
----- Ontario Guaranteed Annual Income System (provincial top-up for Ontario seniors receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement under the federal Old Age Security program)
----- Ontario Child Benefit
----- Ontario Child Care Supplement for Working Families
----- Ontario Trillium Benefit
(replaces former property and sales tax credits)
----- Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities

Found in:
Tip Sheet List - (check this link for more recent updates)
[ Community Advocacy & Legal Centre - a non-profit community legal clinic
serving low income residents of Hastings, Prince Edward and Lennox & Addington counties.]

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

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

6. Canadians’ consumer tax burden is not as onerous as it sounds - May 1
(Andrew Jackson in the Globe and Mail)

Canadians’ consumer tax burden is not as onerous as it sounds
http://goo.gl/i690b
By Andrew Jackson
May 1, 2013
Hidden deep in the bowels of the Fraser Institute [ http://www.fraserinstitute.org/ ] in Vancouver, there is an elaborate contraption known as “the Canadian Tax Simulator.” It generates the data for “the Canadian Consumer Tax Index" [ http://goo.gl/2C9GH ], an annual report that supposedly tells us how much tax is paid by the average Canadian family.

The latest report [ http://goo.gl/fFby6 ] was released just before the income tax filing deadline of April 30. Taxes, we were told, are shockingly high as a proportion of family income, and now loom larger than spending on the necessities of life.

The Fraser Institute’s key finding was that “in 2012, 42.7 per cent of an average family’s income went towards taxes (including all types of taxes imposed by federal, provincial and local governments).”

The methodology used to reach that conclusion is somewhat opaque, but the reported results are highly questionable.

[ Author Andrew Jackson is the Packer Professor of Social Justice at York University and Senior Policy Adviser to the Broadbent Institute. ]

Source:
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/

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- Go to the Taxes and Tax Freedom Day Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/tax_freedom_day.htm

7. British Columbia Election Debate Infographic - April 30

BC Election Debate Infographic
http://www.visualcapitalist.com/bc-election-debate-infographic
On April 29, 2013, the leaders of the major BC political parties went head-to-head.
This infographic presents the breakdown of who scored points and landed the big hits.

Best Hit of the Night:
"(NDP Leader) Adrian Dix gets the best hit of the night with, "neither Peter nor Paul are working," in response to Premier Clark's statement about NDP economic policy that would "rob Peter to pay Paul."

Source:
The Visual Capitalist

http://www.visualcapitalist.com/

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- Go to the BC Government Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/bcbkmrk.htm

- Go to the Political Parties and Elections Links in Canada (Provinces and Territories) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/politics_prov_terr.htm

8. New from the Caledon Institute of Social Policy in April:
--- Ensuring the Welfare of ‘Welfare Incomes’
--- A Filmflam [Federal] Budget

New from the
Caledon Institute of Social Policy:

Ensuring the Welfare of ‘Welfare Incomes’ (PDF - 60K, 10 pages)
http://www.caledoninst.org/Publications/PDF/1009ENG.pdf
By Sherri Torjman
April 2013
This paper is the text of a speech on the “Role of Evidence in Policy-Making” delivered at the 2013 Queen’s Policy Forum held in Kingston on April 26, 2013. The paper discusses the importance of the Welfare Incomes reports and why the Caledon Institute decided to step in to save this work when Ottawa announced the dismantling of the National Council of Welfare.
[ See
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ncw.htm ]
Welfare Incomes and the early Welfare in Canada: The Tangled Safety Net have served as foundational platforms for many Caledon proposals to reform the income security architecture in Canada . Welfare Incomes is based on a methodology that was painstakingly developed over time and would not be easily replaced. The rescue of this work is especially important in light of the recent loss of many vital sources of data in this country.

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A Filmflam Budget (PDF - 28K, 2 pages)
http://www.caledoninst.org/Publications/PDF/1008ENG.pdf
By Michael Mendelson
April 2013
The recent federal Budget argued that there is a serious 'skills gap' in Canada . The Budget proposed a new Canada Job Grant to help fill that gap. But the Canada Job Grant is a poorly thought-out program and is likely to create no than more than a handful of training programs at best. Since the $300 million funding for the Canada Job Grant is to be taken out of existing provincial training programs, the result may actually be a substantial decrease in training programs in Canada .

Source:
Caledon Institute of Social Policy
http://www.caledoninst.org/

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

9. 2013 Spring Report of the Auditor General of Canada - April 30

2013 Spring Report of the Auditor General of Canada
http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/internet/English/parl_oag_201304_e_38212.html
April 30, 2013
Contents:
Message from the Auditor General—Spring 2013
Chapter 1—Status Report on Evaluating the Effectiveness of Programs
Chapter 2—Status Report on Security in Contracting
Chapter 3—Status Report on Collecting Tax Debts—Canada Revenue Agency
Chapter 4—Official Development Assistance through Multilateral Organizations
Chapter 5—Promoting Diabetes Prevention and Control
Chapter 6—Creating a Historical Record of Indian Residential Schools
Chapter 7—Federal Search and Rescue Activities
Chapter 8—Spending on the Public Security and Anti-Terrorism Initiative
Chapter 9—Employment Insurance Overpayments—Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
Chapter 10—Advance Funding—P3 Canada Fund
Chapter 11—Special Examinations of Crown Corporations
Appendix — Main Points of the Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development (Fall 2012)

[ Earlier reports - back to 1981 : http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/internet/English/parl_lp_e_925.html ]

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

10. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- 2011 National Household Survey announcement: Aboriginal Peoples, Immigration and Ethnocultural Diversity - May 1
--- Recent Developments in the Canadian Economy: Spring 2013 - May 1
--- Canada at a Glance, 2013 - released April 30
--- Profile of child-related family law cases in civil court, 2011/2012 - April 29

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 1, 2013
2011 National Household Survey announcement: Aboriginal Peoples, Immigration and Ethnocultural Diversity
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130501/dq130501b-eng.htm
On Wednesday, May 8, 2013, Statistics Canada will release the first results from the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS). The release focuses on Aboriginal peoples, and immigration and ethnocultural diversity. It also features two analytical reports.
(...)
Various products and services will be found on the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) website:
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/index-eng.cfm

National Household Survey release schedule:
*
May 8, 2013 : Aboriginal Peoples - Immigration - Citizenship - Place of birth - Language - Ethnic origin - Visible minorities - Religion
* June 26, 2013 : Labour - Education - Place of work - Commuting to work - Mobility and migration - Language of work
* August 14, 2013 : Income - Earnings - Housing - Shelter costs

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Related subjects:

Aboriginal peoples
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=10000&id=10000&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Ethnic diversity and immigration
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=30000&id=30000&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Languages
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=50000&id=50000&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

May 1, 2013
Recent Developments in the Canadian Economy: Spring 2013

HTML version : http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-626-x/11-626-x2013023-eng.htm
PDF version (1.8MB, 7 pages) : http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-626-x/11-626-x2013023-eng.pdf
By Cyndi Bloskie and Guy Gellatly, Analytical Studies Branch

Contents:
* Employment growth outpaces production in late 2012
* Household spending led GDP growth in late 2012
* Industry output slows in the second half of 2012
* Employment gains in 2012 concentrated in full-time positions
* Merchandise trade deficit reflects lower trade volumes
* Crude oil export prices remain below import prices
* Trade deficit for motor vehicles and parts continues
* Retail spending advances ahead of declines at year end
* Housing starts moderate in recent months
* The annual rate of inflation slows in 2012
* Commodity prices pick up in the new year
* Metals and mining stocks retreat into 2013
* Growth in consumer credit slows while business credit accelerates

April 30, 2013
Canada at a Glance 2013
HTML version:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/12-581-x/12-581-x2013000-eng.htm
PDF version (7.3MB, 27 pages)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/12-581-x/12-581-x2013000-eng.pdf

Canada at a Glance presents current Canadian demographic, education, health and aging, justice, housing, income, labour market, household, economic, travel, financial, agricultural, foreign trade and environmental statistics. This booklet also includes important international comparisons, so that readers can see how Canada stacks up against its neighbours. Updated yearly, Canada at a Glance is a very useful reference for those who want quick access to current Canadian statistics.
- includes links to information about:
* Population * Health * Education * Crime * Housing * Income, Spending * Government * International comparisons * Labour * Economy * International trade * Energy * Manufacturing * Agriculture * Travel, Transport * Environment

Canada at a Glance - Product main page
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=12-581-X&lang=eng
Click View for the latest edition of the publication; click Chronological index for earlier editions (back to 2000).

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Summary tables
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/tables-tableaux/sum-som/index-eng.htm

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* Statistics by subject
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/index?lang=eng

April 29, 2013
Profile of child-related family law cases in civil court, 2011/2012
HTML version :
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-002-x/2013001/article/11781-eng.htm
PDF version of this article
(587K, 23 pages) : http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-002-x/2013001/article/11781-eng.pdf
By Mary Allen
Contents:
* Family law cases
* Cases involving child protection
* Cases involving access or custody
* Cases involving child support only
* Legal representation
* Summary
* Survey descriptions
* Detailed data tables
* References
* Notes
* Families in Canada
"The 2011 Census found that about 30% of children aged 14 and under lived in either stepfamilies or lone parent families."

Highlights of this article:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-002-x/2013001/article/11781/hl-fs-eng.htm

Source:
Juristat

http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=85-002-XIE&lang=eng

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

11. 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

May 5, 2013
What's new online this week:

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

Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority - National registers
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/05/australian-childrens-education-care-quality-authority-natio
1 May 2013 | Australia and New Zealand
Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority has begun to publish a national register that provides quality ratings of individual child care programs based on a national quality framework. Australia, like Canada is a federation in which individual states are responsible for regulation of early childhood programs.

Union communities, healthy communities: The new attack on unions and its threat to shared prosperity in Canada
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/04/union-communities-healthy-communities-new-attack-unions-and
30 Apr 2013 | Canada
"Report builds on the Broadbent Institute’s Equality Project in highlighting how unions have contributed an equalizing effect and helped to create broad-based prosperity. Unions successfully promoted fair wages, decent working conditions, social programs, and public services which benefit all citizens – not just unionized workers".

The 2013 child care election platforms - Do they move us towards the $10/Day Plan?
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/04/2013-child-care-election-platforms-do-they-move-us-towards-
30 Apr 2013 | British Columbia
The Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC outline the "key budget commitments that are specifically allocated to child care".

The state of preschool 2012: State preschool yearbook
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/04/state-preschool-2012-state-preschool-yearbook
29 Apr 2013 | United States
NIEER's annual yearbook presents data on state-funded prekindergarten during the 2011-2012 school year as well as documenting a decade of progress since the first Yearbook collected data on the 2001-2002 school year.

Equal access to high quality early education and care? Evidence from England and lessons from other countries
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/04/equal-access-high-quality-early-education-and-care-evidence
29 Apr 2013 | Europe
Policy brief and working paper from the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion in partnership with Daycare Trust (UK) examines the relationships between cost, quality and children's social background in England, as well as comparing provision and access with a range of other countries.

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.

Vancouver opens new child care spaces with developers
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/05/vancouver-opens-new-child-care-spaces-developers
3 May 2013 | British Columbia

College child-care facility now in private hands
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/05/college-child-care-facility-now-private-hands
3 May 2013 | Ontario

Budget 2013 invests in more child care spaces to help Manitoba families: Premier
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/05/budget-2013-invests-more-child-care-spaces-help-manitoba-families-pr
1 May 2013 | Manitoba

One third of Queensland child care centres not up to scratch
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/05/one-third-queensland-child-care-centres-not-scratch
1 May 2013 | Australia and New Zealand

Growing population places pressure on Saskatchewan’s childcare providers
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/04/growing-population-places-pressure-saskatchewan%E2%80%99s-childcare-provider
30 Apr 2013 | Saskatchewan

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 further down on the page you're now reading:
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

12. 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 2, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/05/02/
States and Medicaid Expansion
Oregon Health Study (3 articles)
Unemployment Benefits Fraud
TANF Programs – Kansas, Alabama (2 articles)

May 1, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/05/01/
Census Report on Births Out of Wedlock (2 articles)

April 30, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/04/30/
Families in Poverty and Schools – Wisconsin

April 29, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/04/29/
Pre-Kindergarten Programs
Foster Care Program – Wisconsin

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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

13. [U.S.] Disability.gov (formerly DisabilityInfo.gov)

[United States]

Disability.gov (formerly DisabilityInfo.gov)
Disability.gov is the federal government website for comprehensive information on disability programs and services in communities nationwide. The site links to more than 14,000 resources from federal, state and local government agencies; academic institutions; and nonprofit organizations

Information by Topic:
(On Disability.gov home page)
* Benefits * Civil Rights * Community Life * Education * Emergency Preparedness * Employment * Health * Housing * Technology * Transportation

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

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

14. [U.S.] Policy Basics: Introduction to Medicaid - May 2013
(Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)

Policy Basics: Introduction to Medicaid
May 2013
Medicaid has greatly reduced the number of Americans without health insurance. If Medicaid did not exist, most of the tens of millions of Americans whose health coverage comes solely through Medicaid would join the ranks of the 49 million Americans who are uninsured. This is because private health insurance is generally not an option for Medicaid beneficiaries: many low-income workers do not have access to coverage through their jobs, and they cannot afford to purchase coverage in the individual insurance market.

View the full policy basic:
HTML :
http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=2223
PDF (6 pages) : http://www.cbpp.org/files/policybasics-medicaid.pdf

Source:
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
http://www.cbpp.org/

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- Go to the Health Links (Canada/International) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/health.htm

15. [United Kingdom] Beyond the bottom line: The challenges and opportunities of a living wage - January 20, 2013
(Institute for Public Policy Research)

United Kingdom

Beyond the bottom line: The challenges and opportunities of a living wage (PDF - 1MB, 77 pages)
http://www.ippr.org/images/media/files/publication/2013/01/beyond-bottom-line_living-wage_Jan2013_10162.pdf
By
Kayte Lawton and Matthew Pennycook
Published date: 20 Jan 2013
This report from IPPR and the Resolution Foundation provides significant new detail on the value, costs and impacts of the living wage, for employees and employers alike. Eleven years after it was revived by a broad-based community campaign in East London, the living wage is now an established fixture of our national policy debate. Yet in some senses, living wages have generated more heat than light, and as the living wage concept begins to attract serious scrutiny, the time is ripe for a far more rigorous and informed discussion.

Source:
Institute for Public Policy Research (U.K.)
http://www.ippr.org/

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- Go to the Minimum Wage / Living Wage Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/minwage.htm

16. 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:

1 May 2013 - CRINMAIL issue 1325
http://www.crin.org/email/crinmail_detail_popup.asp?crinmailID=4717
In this issue:
World Press Freedom Day
Latest news and reports:
- Treat 17-year-olds in police custody as children, court rules
- Teachers in Japan come clean about corporal punishment
- US schools weigh bullet proof uniforms over gun control
- El Salvador child disappearance case reaches regional court
- Crackdown on Russia's civil society under Putin
- Gender-neutral changing room opens at Swedish school
Children's Rights Wiki: Spotlight on Belgium
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

17. Happy 20th Birthday, internets!! - April 30

HAPPY 20th BIRTHDAY, INTERNETS!

On April 30, 1993, a team at CERN first made the technology underlying the World Wide Web available, royalty-free, to anyone who wanted to use it.
Source:
Washington Post
http://goo.gl/tTczb

Twenty years of a free, open web
http://info.cern.ch/

Here's a link to the very first World Wide Web web page
(all text, of course, but the links work):
http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html

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From
The Scout Report
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20 years ago, the World Wide Web opened for business
WWW opened to all 20 years ago today; world's first website restored
http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-web-20th-anniversary-20130430,0,2025840.story

Team rebuilding world's first website
http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/30/tech/web/first-website-cern/

Hands up if you prefer the world's first website to what's come since
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/iv-drip/hands-up-if-you-prefer-the-worlds-first-website-to-whats-come-since-8597877.html

History of the Web: World Wide Web Foundation
http://www.webfoundation.org/vision/history-of-the-web/

Hypertext: Behind the Hype
http://www.ericdigests.org/pre-9212/hype.htm

Five Best Early Internet Ads
http://www.geek.com/news/youtube-five-best-early-internet-ads-1360967/
[ "Ooooooh - America Online!" ]

Twenty years ago this week, the World Wide Web opened up to everyone as a way to communicate a wide range of information and ideas. The first site was launched by the British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee. It featured some basic text and instructions on how to use this new communication medium. As a form of tribute, CERN (the organization behind the World Wide Web) brought back the site this week for the edification of the general public. It is instructive to remember that at the end of 1993 there were a mere 500 websites. According to CERN, the web is now populated by over 630 million websites. Commenting on th! is anniv ersary, the CERN's director-general Rolf Heuer noted that "There is no sector that has not been transformed by the invention, in a physics laboratory, of the Web."

The first link will take visitors to a nice piece from Tuesday's Los Angeles Times about this rather momentous occasion. Moving along, the second link will take users to a nice article from CNN about the reconstruction of this celebrated ur-website. The third link will lead interested parties to a bit of editorializing about this first website, courtesy of The Independent. The fourth link will lead visitors to a brief history of the World Wide Web via the World Wide Web Foundation. The fifth link leads to a fascinating document from 1989 by Ann F. Bevilacqua titled "Hypertext: Behind the Hype." The last link leads to a very fine set of early television ads for various Internet services, including CompuServ and AOL.

Source:
The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2013.
https://www.scout.wisc.edu/

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- Go to the Reference Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/reference.htm


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Uh-Oh, it's That time of year again...

A Public Service Announcement:

HOMEMADE MOSQUITO TRAP
Items needed:
1 cup of water
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1 gram of yeast
1 2-liter bottle

HOW:
1. Cut the plastic bottle in half.
2. Mix brown sugar with hot water. Let cool. When cold, pour in the bottom half of the bottle.
3. Add the yeast. No need to mix. It creates carbon dioxide, which attracts mosquitoes.
4. Place the funnel part, upside down, into the other half of the bottle, taping them together if desired.
5. Wrap the bottle with something black, leaving the top uncovered, and place it outside in an area away from your normal gathering area. (Mosquitoes are also drawn to the color black.)

Change the solution every 2 weeks for continuous control.

Source:
I found it online, so it *must* be true!!
[ http://www.thesurvivalistblog.net/homemade-mosquito-trap/ ]

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And, in closing:

Google Street View Hyperlapse (video, duration 2:14)
http://vimeo.com/63653873

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President Obama at 2013 White House Correspondents' Dinner (video, duration 23 minutes)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ON2XWvyePH8

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10 Highest Paid Athletes in the World
http://sportige.com/10-highest-paid-athletes-in-the-world/
SPOILER:
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is #1
Manny Pacquiao is #2.
The serial-trailer-trash-banger is #3.

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35 Things You Will Never See Again In Your Life
http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/things-you-will-never-see-again-in-your-life