Canadian Social Research Newsletter
July 6, 2014

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 2,703 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. Media and Policy News for 30 June (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
2. Canadian Labour Congress to Harper Government : Move forward, not backward, on retirement security
- June 26
3. Food Banks and the Dependence Myth (Food Banks Canada / Banques alimentaires Canada) - June 26
4. Why the outgoing chair of Public Health Ontario is fighting for national home-care standards (Toronto Star) - June 30
5. Poverty activists push for $20,000 per person minimum income (Toronto Star) - June 29
6. Why Poor People Can't Just "Get a Job" (Huffington Post Canada) - June 22
7. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Life After Service Survey - July 3
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. [United States] Inequality and the Case for Unions (Common Dreams) - June 22
11. [United Kingdom] No more baby steps: A strategy for revolutionising childcare (Institute for Public Policy Research) - June 29
12. Child Rights Information Network - CRIN


Pause for reflection...


1. Media and Policy News for 30 June
(Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)

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

Latest Media and Policy News: 30 June 2014

http://goo.gl/oAOSUG

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

Top Stories

International Monetary Fund report issues stark warning to corporate and individual tax cheats
Great piece on why people who are poor can’t just “get a job”

Ontario

Ombudsman finds huge “communications breakdown” means hundreds of families shortchanged on support payments
A call to put the “progressive” back in Progressive Conservative

Around the Province

Toronto takes a step toward affordable transit fares for people with low incomes
Results from other jurisdictions informative as Toronto looks at low-income transit fare
Why a $15 minimum wage in Toronto is possible
Why Hamilton should implement a living wage

Across the Country

BC’s new ten-year plan for people with disabilities “disappointing”

National

Canada’s corporate dead money hits a record $629.7 billion
Activists push for $20,000 Guaranteed Minimum Income at recent conference
What poverty really means, for individuals and society
More results from the At Home / Chez Soi research project
There’s been a baby boom, but not in childcare
Who built the middle class? Unions did
What the cuts to refugee health care really cost
The Temporary Foreign Worker program may be on the chopping block in 2016
The Live-In Caregiver program may be next target of immigration reform

International

Britain’s richest MP buys housing estate, jacks up rents on low-income families
50,000 marched in London against austerity; here’s why
Thousands march in six Spanish cities for dignity and against austerity
Inequality and the case for unions
Mayors of US cities focus on raising wages for lowest paid workers
How cities use design to drive people who are homeless away
New poll shows fewer Americans blame poverty on the poor
New Zealand’s “future welfare liability” significantly reduced by new welfare rules for young people


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

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

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

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

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

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

2. Canadian Labour Congress to Harper Government : Move forward, not backward, on retirement security - June 26

The CLC Calls on the Federal Government to Move Forward, Not Backward, on Retirement Security
http://www.canadianlabour.ca/national/news/clc-calls-federal-government-move-forward-not-backward-retirement-security
2 July 2014
OTTAWA --- Hassan Yussuff, the President of the Canadian Labour Congress, says that the labour movement in Canada has clearly and forcefully told the federal government that it has no business encouraging employers to tear up past pension promises and cut seniors' pensions.
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Yussuff was commenting on the federal government's consultation on a framework for converting defined-benefit pensions to target-benefit plans in the federal private sector and for Crown corporations. The proposed framework would involve workers paying more for reduced and less secure benefits. It would also allow once-secure pension benefits, earned for past service, to be reduced if the plan suffers a shortfall. On Wednesday, the Department of Finance hastily declared the end to consultations on the initiative.

Source:
Canadian Labour Congress
http://www.canadianlabour.ca/
The Canadian Labour Congress, the national voice of the labour movement, represents 3.3 million Canadian workers. The CLC brings together Canada's national and international unions along with the provincial and territorial federations of labour and 111 district labour councils.

Related Issues:

Pensions & Retirement
http://www.canadianlabour.ca/issues/pensions-retirement

Related links:

Harper Government Begins Consultations on a Potential Target Benefit Pension Plan Framework
http://www.fin.gc.ca/n14/14-061-eng.asp
News Release
April 24, 2014
Harper Government Begins Consultations on a Potential Target Benefit Pension Plan Framework

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Consultation Paper - Pension Innovation for Canadians: The Target Benefit Plan
http://www.fin.gc.ca/activty/consult/pic-impicc-eng.asp
The objective of this paper is to seek views on the approach and elements of a federal TBP framework. DC and DB plan sponsors, unions, the actuarial and legal professions, and retiree groups are invited to provide comments on these proposals.
(closed June 23)

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- Go to the Pension Reforms Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/pensions.htm

3. Food Banks and the Dependence Myth - June 26
(Food Banks Canada / Banques alimentaires Canada)

From
Food Banks Canada:

Food Banks and the Dependence Myth (PDF - 268K, 6 pages)
http://goo.gl/sUQPqD
June 26, 2014
Do food banks cause dependence? The idea that food banks create dependence among the people they help is a common one. Many see food banks as providing – to use a well-worn phrase – a "hand out, not a hand up."

Source:
Food Banks Canada
http://www.foodbankscanada.ca/
Food Banks Canada supports a unique network of over 3,000 food-related organizations in every province and territory, that assists more than 800,000 Canadians each month.

Version française:

Les banques alimentaires et le mythe de la dépendance (PDF - 272Ko., 6 pages)
http://goo.gl/YEim0I
Juin 2014
Source:
Banques alimentaires Canada

[ http://www.foodbankscanada.ca/Accueil.aspx ] soutient un réseau unique de plus de 3 000 organismes alimentaires dans chacune des provinces et territoires, venant en aide à quelque 800 000 Canadiens et Canadiennes par mois.

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

4. Why the outgoing chair of Public Health Ontario is fighting for national home-care standards - June 30
(Toronto Star)

Why the outgoing chair of Public Health Ontario is fighting for national home-care standards
http://www.thestar.com/news/ken_dryden_canada_day/2014/06/30/why_this_man_is_fighting_for_national_homecare_standards.html
By Theresa Boyle
June 30, 2014
Health policy professor Terry Sullivan, outgoing chair of Public Health Ontario, seeks to reduce inequities in publicly funded home and community care across Canada.
The University of Toronto professor's vision is for a "common, federally supported guarantee" for home care and community care services.
(...)
This would help reduce disparities that see some Canadians getting more publicly funded care than others, that result in some family caregivers facing greater pressure than others, and that force some Canadians dip into their pocketbooks more than others to supplement what is publicly covered.
A national strategy would also address funding shortfalls.

Source:
The Toronto Star

http://www.thestar.com/

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Related link from Statistics Canada:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/start-debut-eng.html ]

June 13, 2014
Study: Receiving care at home, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140613/dq140613c-eng.htm

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

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

- Go to the Seniors (Social Research) Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/seniors.htm

5. Poverty activists push for $20,000 per person minimum income - June 29
(Toronto Star)

Poverty activists push for $20,000 per person minimum income
A group of academics and activists is trying to drum up interest in an ambitious plan to provide every Canadian with a guaranteed minimum level of income, whether or not they have a job.
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/06/29/poverty_activists_push_for_20000_per_person_minimum_income.html
June 29, 2014
By Benjamin Shingler
MONTREAL—A group of academics and activists is trying to drum up interest in an ambitious plan to provide every Canadian with a guaranteed minimum level of income, whether or not they have a job. Rob Rainer, a campaign director for the Basic Income Canada Network, envisions a country where everyone is assured a minimum of $20,000 annually to make ends meet [ http://goo.gl/85dEXh ].

Related article:

New poll shows surprising support for anti-poverty plan: Hepburn
Canadians give backing for a guaranteed annual income to fight poverty.
http://goo.gl/y5vI7o

Source:
The Toronto Star

http://www.thestar.com/

Related links:

Basic Income Canada Network (BICN)
http://biencanada.ca/
BICN promotes the idea, and educates the public and policymakers about ways to support a basic income.

The BIG Push Campaign
http://www.thebigpush.net/
The BIG Push is a historic national campaign for basic income in Canada. Please explore our site to learn more about basic income, our campaign goals, current work and executive team, and much more.
- incl. Home - Overview - Current Work - Learn More - Events - Get Involved - Endorsements - Donate - Contact

NOTE : This isn't the first time that a guaranteed annual income of $20,000 person has been proposed in Canada.
Click the link below to read an article on the subject from the Globe and Mail that was posted on November 19, 2010:
http://goo.gl/wVtZW0

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

6. Why Poor People Can't Just "Get a Job" - June 22
(Huffington Post Canada)

New in
Huffington Post Canada:

[ http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/ ]

Why Poor People Can't Just "Get a Job"
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/janelle-vandergrift/poverty-jobs_b_5529331.html
By Janelle Vandergrift
June 25, 2014

Some key reasons why employment isn't the only answer to poverty:

1. Having a job does not always keep people out of poverty.
Forty-four per cent of low-income households in Canada had at least one person working in 2011.

2. A good job is hard to find.
Increasingly, employers are moving to hiring part-time, contract workers with limited, if any, benefits.

3. Survival first, employment later.
Getting to a place where employment is even a possibility can be extremely challenging for those who are simply trying to survive

4. The job market is inaccessible for many people.
Mental illness, addictions, disability, and discrimination based on gender, race, age, or sexual orientation -- these all contribute to an inaccessible job market for many people living in poverty.

Recommendations : How do we make sure jobs help people living in poverty?

BONUS (by Gilles):

5. In February 2014, there were 7.0 unemployed people for every job vacancy, up from 6.3 one year earlier.
Source: StatCan
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140520/dq140520c-eng.htm

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Source:
Citizens for Public Justice

http://www.cpj.ca/

See also:

Dignity for All
http://www.dignityforall.ca/
Dignity for All is a multi-year, multi-partner, non-partisan campaign with a vision to create a poverty-free and more socially secure and cohesive Canada.
The Dignity for All campaign is therefore aimed primarily to achieve three federal policy goals:
1. Creation of a comprehensive, integrated federal plan for poverty elimination
2. Passing of a federal Act to eliminate poverty, promote social inclusion and strengthen social security.
3. Collection and allocation of sufficient federal revenue to invest in social security.

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- Go to the Non-Governmental Organizations Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ngobkmrk.htm

7. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
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Life After Service Survey - July 3

What's new from The Daily:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/dai-quo/a-daily-quotidien-eng.htm

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

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

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July 3, 2014
Life After Service Survey
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140703/dq140703b-eng.htm
Pre- and Post-Release Income: Life After Service Studies, 1998 to 2011
The study, Pre- and Post-Release Income: Life After Service Studies, analyzes the pre- and post-military incomes of Canadian military personnel who were released from service between 1998 and 2011. It was prepared by staff from Veterans Affairs Canada, the Department of National Defence and Statistics Canada.

That's it for this past week in social program stats at Statistics Canada.
Short week, summer holidays, etc.

Check past issues of The Daily:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/cgi-bin/DAILY/daily.cgi?s=last
Select day / month / year to access issues of The Daily going back to 1995.

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.
Source:
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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- 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

July 5, 2014
What's new online this week:

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

Federal Court of Appeal upholds Johnstone decision
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/05/federal-court-appeal-upholds-johnstone-decision
2 Jul 2014 | Canada
UPDATE! Canada Border Services Agency has notified Fiona Johnstone that it will not appeal her case to the Supreme Court of Canada. The landmark Johnstone v CBSA ruling concerns an employer's legal obligation to provide workplace accommodation for an employee's child care needs.

Listening to workers: Child care challenges in low-wage jobs
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/07/listening-workers-child-care-challenges-low-wage-jobs
2 Jul 2014 | United States
Interim report from the Ms. Foundation for Women provides preliminary information about the organizations' survey and focus group findings that highlight "a child care system that seems totally inaccessible to many workers and fails to provide the early learning opportunities they want for their children".

Key data on early childhood education and care in Europe 2014
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/07/key-data-early-childhood-education-and-care-europe-2014
2 Jul 2014 | Europe
New report from the European Commission combines statistical data and system level information to describe the structure, organisation and funding of early childhood education and care in Europe.This report aims to provide insights into what constitutes high quality early childhood education and care through policy-driven and internationally comparable indicators.

No more baby steps: A strategy for revolutionising childcare
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/07/no-more-baby-steps-strategy-revolutionising-childcare
2 Jul 2014 | Europe
Report from IPPR (UK) argues that, "the government's priority should be funding and developing institutions in which care, early learning and family services are provided, rather than relying on cash transactions between the state and families in the form of vouchers, tax credits or reliefs. Institutions such as children's centres and nursery schools bring communities together, promoting relationships and attachments that underpin flourishing lives, and are therefore more likely to command enduring popular support".

First Nations Regional Early Childhood, Education and Employment Survey: REEES in the field blog
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/06/first-nations-regional-early-childhood-education-and-employ
25 Jun 2014 | Canada
Survey by the First Nations Information Governance Centre is underway. You can learn more about REEES and follow its ongoing progress on their blog.

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

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

IPPR calls for all families to receive help with childcare costs
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/07/ippr-calls-all-families-receive-help-childcare-costs
2 Jul 2014 | Europe

That one time America almost got universal child care
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/07/one-time-america-almost-got-universal-child-care
2 Jul 2014 | United States

Childcare costs in Sydney: New figures reveal which suburbs fair best
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/07/childcare-costs-sydney-new-figures-reveal-which-suburbs-fair-best
2 Jul 2014 | Australia and New Zealand

David Alward's daycare election promises fall short
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/07/david-alwards-daycare-election-promises-fall-short
2 Jul 2014 | New Brunswick

White House summit lifts up important policy changes
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/07/white-house-summit-lifts-important-policy-changes
2 Jul 2014 | United States

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):
In December 2012, my HTML editing software was crashing whenever I would 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
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

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.
Tags include:
* Academic achievement * Affordable Care Act (ACA) * Applicants * Budget cuts * California * Cash assistance * Census * Child poverty * Child welfare * Child well-being * Cities * Economic stimulus * Eligibility * Enrollment * Florida * Food insecurity * Foster care * Health care costs * Health insurance coverage * Homeless families * Income * Indiana * Jobless benefits * Job losses * Jobs * Kids Count * Low-wage work * Medicaid * Michigan * Minnesota * Neighborhoods * Ohio * Poverty measurement * Poverty rate * Privatization * Recession * Safety net * Schools * Shelters * SNAP/Food Stamps * States * Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) * Texas * Unemployment rate * Wisconsin

Latest issues of Poverty Dispatch:

July 3, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/07/03/
Wage Inequality – OECD
Minimum Wage Laws (2 articles)

July 2, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/07/02/
Migrant Laborers
Black Male Employment
Disconnected Youth

July 1, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/07/01/
Localizing Minimum Wages

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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

10. [United States] Inequality and the Case for Unions - June 22
(Common Dreams)

United States

Inequality and the Case for Unions
https://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/06/22-2
By Tim Koechlin
June 22, 2014
Across the country, Republican legislatures – encouraged and financed, as usual, by corporate money and right wing think tanks-- have undertaken a stunning array of initiatives designed to weaken unions and otherwise undermine American workers. (...) Republicans tell a tired, cynical story about all of this, insisting that union busting is, somehow, good for the economy and good for workers. It’s the same old trickle down nonsense. Democrats, on the other hand, have done too little to defend unions and worker rights.
(...)
In 1973, 27% of US workers were unionized. Now, it’s just 13% -- the lowest rate among the world’s rich (“industrialized”) countries. It is no coincidence that the U.S. is, by every reasonable measure, the most unequal of the world’s rich countries.
(...)
Relentlessly, we need to ask our representatives – especially fearful, cautious, and misguided Democrats: Which side are you on?
Unions are good for workers. It’s that simple.

Source:
Common Dreams
https://www.commondreams.org/
Common Dreams is a non-profit independent newscenter created in 1997 as a new media model. By relying on our readers and tens of thousands of small donations to keep us moving forward -- with no advertising, corporate underwriting or government funding -- Common Dreams maintains an editorial independence our readers can count on.

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- Go to the Income and Wealth Inequality Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/inequality.htm

- Go to the Union Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/unionbkmrk.htm

11. [United Kingdom] No more baby steps: A strategy for revolutionising childcare - June 29
(Institute for Public Policy Research)

United Kingdom

No more baby steps: A strategy for revolutionising childcare
http://www.ippr.org/publications/no-more-baby-steps-a-strategy-for-revolutionising-childcare
By Dalia Ben-Galim
29 June 2014
In this report, we set out plans for how the UK can move towards a universal, high-quality and affordable system of childcare and early-years provision, complemented by reforms to parental leave and rights to flexible employment.

Source:
Institute for Public Policy Research
http://www.ippr.org/
IPPR, the Institute for Public Policy Research, is the UK's leading progressive thinktank

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- Go to the International Children, Families and Youth Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/chn2.htm

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

12. Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)
http://crin.org/

CRIN is a global children’s rights advocacy network. Established in 1995, we press for rights - not charity - and campaign for a genuine shift in how governments and societies view and treat children. We link to nearly 3,000 organisations that between them work on children’s rights in every country in the world and rely on our publications, research and information sharing.

Our Vision
CRIN envisions a world in which every child enjoys all their human rights guaranteed by the United Nations, regional organisations and national governments.

CRIN weekly newsletter (Latest issue):

02 July 2014 - CRINmail issue 1384
https://www.crin.org/en/home/what-we-do/crinmail/crinmail-1384-campaign-launch-ecosoc-less-politics-more-human-rights
In this issue:
Campaign launch:
'ECOSOC - Less politics, more human rights'
Latest news and reports
- News and resources on inhuman sentencing
- Accountability over child abuse in religious institutions
- European court rules on surrogacy and veil ban
- Children’s right to health and palliative care
- Bodily integrity and autonomy in Israel, Norway & Denmark
- Ban on gay ‘conversion’ therapy upheld
Access to justice for children in El Salvador
Upcoming events
Employment

Also in this issue:
World news
Publications
Events
Issues
Law
Advocacy
Challenging breaches
Take action
Campaigns
Guides

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http://wiki.crin.org/mediawiki/index.php
The Children's Rights Wiki assembles all information about children's rights in every country in one place. The purpose of the project is to make the huge volume of information that exists on children's rights more accessible, assist children's rights advocates in identifying persistent violations, and inspire collective action. This is a web-based, multi-lingual and interactive project.

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Canada and Children's Rights
http://wiki.crin.org/mediawiki/index.php?title=Canada
- from the Children's Rights Wiki

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Ontario 'Gone Fishin' During Family Fishing Week July 5-13
Province Making It Easier to Enjoy the Great Outdoors

http://news.ontario.ca/mnr/en/2014/07/ontario-gone-fishin-during-family-fishing-week-july-5-13.html
July 4, 2014
Canadians can fish without a licence in Ontario from July 5-13, giving families a fun and affordable way to enjoy the province's beautiful lakes and rivers.

More info about
License-Free Family Fishing

http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/en/Business/LetsFish/2ColumnSubPage/STEL02_165392.html

Source:
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/

[Proactive disclosure : This is an unsolicited promotion. I just happen to enjoy fishing (only catch and release for me).
Try it with your kids FREE during Family Fishing Week! Gilles]

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The "B" word

A man and his wife were celebrating 50 years together. Their three kids, all very successful, agreed to a Sunday dinner in their honor.

"Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad", gushed son number one. "Sorry I'm running late. I had an emergency at the hospital with a patient, you know how it is, and didn't have time to get you a gift."
"Not to worry", said the father. "The important thing is that we're all together today."

Son number two arrived and announced, "You and Mom look great Dad. I just flew in from Los Angeles between depositions and didn't have time to shop for you."
"It's nothing", said the father. "We're glad you were able to come."

Just then the daughter arrived, "Hello and Happy Anniversary! I'm sorry but my boss is sending me out of town and I was really busy packing so I didn't have time to get you anything."

After they finished dessert, the father said, "There's something your mother and I have wanted to tell you for a long time. You see, though we were very poor, we were able to send each of you to college. Throughout the years your mother and I knew we loved each other very much, but we just never found the time to get married."

The three children gasped and all said, "You mean we're bastards?"
"Yep", said the father, "and cheap ones too!

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Timer / Stopwatch
http://www.timer-tab.com/
Free online countdown timer, stopwatch and alarm clock.
Simple to use and, did I mention it's free?
Recommended!

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"Oh crap, your grandparents are on Facebook!"
http://heavy.com/comedy/2013/01/18-of-the-worst-grandparent-facebook-fails/
18 of the Worst Grandparent Facebook Fails

 

 

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