Canadian Social Research Newsletter
June 8, 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 2,700 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. Ontario Election 2014: Where Do the Parties Stand? (Income Security Advocacy Centre) - June 6
2. Stephen Harper’s evidence: Top 10 quotes from federal scientists in Canada (Mike De Souza) - June 1
3. SOUNDBITES e-Bulletin (Social Planning Toronto) - June 5
4. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Federal Scientific Activities - June 6
--- Labour Force Survey, May 2014 - June 6
--- Census of Trusteed Pension Funds, 2012 - June 3
--- Canadian and U.S. Prices, 1985 to 2011 - June 2
5. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit

International content

6. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
7. Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

Have a great week!

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

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Pause for reflection...

1. Ontario Election 2014: Where Do the Parties Stand?- June 6
(Income Security Advocacy Centre)

From the
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC):

Ontario Election 2014: Where Do the Parties Stand?
Party Responses on Ontario Works, the Ontario Disability Support Program and Income Security
http://incomesecurity.org/OntarioElection2014PartyResponses.htm
June 6, 2014

The Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) sent three separate questionnaires to four parties - the Greens, the Liberals, the NDP, and the Progressive Conservatives. The questions are about issues related to Ontario Works (OW), the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), and various income security programs and policies - poverty reduction, extended medical benefits, WSIB and EI.

ISAC has compiled the party responses into three separate charts (for OW - ODSP - Income Security), which you will find at the above link. There, you will also find the full text of the parties' responses, along with the questions that were asked of each party.

Source:
Ontario Election 2014
http://incomesecurity.org/OntarioElection2014.htm
Issues that affect low-income Ontarians are important to talk about during provincial election campaigns. That's because provincial government action can go a long way toward making life better for everyone in Ontario.

Election Kit (part of the ISAC election page - click the link above)
Word version (118K, 10 pages) :
http://incomesecurity.org/documents/OntarioElection2014-ISACElectionKit.doc
RTF version ( 16 pages) :
http://incomesecurity.org/OntarioElection2014-ISACElectionKit-RTF.rtf
The ISAC Election Kit includes information about why it’s important to vote, how to make sure you can vote, accessible voting for people with disabilities, raising issues at All Candidates’ Meetings, and raising issues in the local media.

Source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre
http://incomesecurity.org/

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Other Resources (also part of the ISAC election page)

Other groups have created candidate and party questions about other issues related to poverty and income inequality. They have also created other kinds of election resources, like lawn signs and brochures. Check the links below. We will be posting as many as possible.

Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario - Questions on Housing
http://incomesecurity.org/documents/ACTO-Election2014-CandidateQuestions.doc

Anglicans of Ontario - Resources and Questions on Poverty
http://www.province-ontario.anglican.ca/election2014.htm

Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage - 2014 Election Alert
http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=b32b33961fd1e65272919d8a6&id=a997e815f5&e=22776aad81

Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage - 10 Things You Can Do
http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=8e3951a35d48e64f736884ea9&id=bfc429e325&e=83949e6325

ISARC - Vote for a Poverty Free Ontario Sign Campaign
http://isarc.ca/?p=438

Niagara Poverty Reduction Network - Call for Action Brochure
http://media.wix.com/ugd/8ea78d_5bf51a50bbeb4923bec1ebd8444be3cc.pdf

ODSP Action Coalition - 2014 Provincial Election Action Guide
http://incomesecurity.org/documents/ODSPActionCoalition-2014ProvincialElectionActionGuide.doc

ODSP Action Coalition - Letter to Candidates
http://incomesecurity.org/documents/ODSPActionCoalition-LettertoCandidates.doc

Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups - Questions on WSIB
http://incomesecurity.org/documents/InjuredWorkers-Election2014QuestionsfortheCandidates.doc

Registered Nurses of Ontario - Election Resources
http://rnao.ca/policy/political-action/provincial-election-2014-rnao-resources

Social Planning Toronto - Election 2014 Issues Sheets
http://www.socialplanningtoronto.org/reports/spt-launches-provincial-election-fact-sheets/
Topics : Arts - Child Care - Environment - Public Transit - Public Education - Post-Secondary Education - Public Space - Social Assistance - Good Jobs - Minimum Wage -
Migrant Workers - Newcomers - Affordable Housing Strategy - Creating Affordable Housing - Tenant Issues - Housing, Health and the Economy

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For more resources pertaining to the 2014 Ontario provincial election,
go to the Ontario section of the Provincial-Territorial Elections page:

http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/politics_prov_terr.htm#on

2. Stephen Harper’s evidence: Top 10 quotes from federal scientists in Canada - June 1
(Mike De Souza)

Stephen Harper’s evidence: Top 10 quotes from federal scientists in Canada
http://mikedesouza.com/2014/06/01/stephen-harpers-evidence-top-10-quotes-from-federal-scientists-in-canada/
June 1, 2014
In May of 2014, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made a strong case for parents to accept scientific evidence about the effectiveness of vaccines.

“We do have scientists and medical professionals who do great work and verify this and I just think its a tragedy when people start to go off on their own theories and not listen to the scientific evidence,” he told the CBC in an exclusive interview:
[ http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/vaccinations-are-proven-to-work-melinda-gates-stephen-harper-1.2658688 ].

“Don’t indulge your theories," he said. "Think of your children and listen to the experts.”

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NOTE : Click the link above to read the complete post.
The quotes below are excerpts from the blog post.
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The Ten Quotes:

Quote 10: The “Banana Republic”
We are becoming a ‘Banana Republic’ when it comes to environmental legislation and regulations.

Quote 9: “Systematic dismantling”
In my 31 years with the federal public service, I’ve never seen such a systematic dismantling of science capacity.

Quote 8: “Set aside and ignored”
Science disciplines aimed at environmental and human protection have been set aside and ignored, without taking the real risks into consideration.

Quote 7: Using funds to equip companies
I have witnessed a strong research branch (...) getting dismantled under the guise of ‘transferring’ this activity to the private sector. The new research activities are narrow and serve short-term profit objectives. Funds are used to equip and run individual companies.

Quote 6: “Political interference”
Government interference is pervasive in our work, sometimes subtly (communications approval process, muzzling of the public, transparency towards the public) and sometimes very explicitly (changes to laws and regulations).

Quote 5: “Orwellian”
I am outraged by the Orwellian restriction of information under the current government. I am sure that I did not sign a confidentiality agreement designed to protect elected officials from minor embarrassment or surprise.

Quote 4: “Hate every day of my job”
I am over worked, disrespected, undervalued, and I hate every day of my job where I used to love coming to work.

Quote 3: “Minders”
Now managers decide if whoever gets the call is the appropriate contact for the specific topic; the process of waiting for approval is slow (days), and onerous (lots of email, phone calls) and involves minders

Quote 2:
Help.

Quote 1:
I’m probably quitting. Harper wins.

Source:
Mike De Souza
Investigative reporter focusing on energy and environment
http://mikedesouza.com/

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

3. SOUNDBITES e-Bulletin - June 5
(Social Planning Toronto)

From
Social Planning Toronto:

SOUNDBITES e-Bulletin
http://goo.gl/2HyeXd
June 5, 2014
[NOTE : Click the link above to access any of the articles below and related links]

In this issue:

Social Planning Toronto - Election 2014 Issues Sheets
http://www.socialplanningtoronto.org/reports/spt-launches-provincial-election-fact-sheets/
Topics : Arts - Child Care - Environment - Public Transit - Public Education - Post-Secondary Education - Public Space - Social Assistance - Good Jobs - Minimum Wage -
Migrant Workers - Newcomers - Affordable Housing Strategy - Creating Affordable Housing - Tenant Issues - Housing, Health and the Economy
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Also in this issue:
* SPT Research and Policy Forum- Participatory Budgeting
* Film Screening: CRISIS OF DISTRUST
* SPT Membership
* News from our Partners
* Interesting Reads
* Worth Repeating

More issues of SOUNDBITES
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/onbkmrk4.htm#spt
- this link will take you to the Social Planning Toronto section of the NGO links page of this site:

SPT Member Organizations
http://socialplanningtoronto.org/about-us/member-organizations
- links to over 130 member organizations in Toronto, from ACCESS EMPLOYMENT to YWCA of Greater Toronto

Source:
Social Planning Toronto
http://www.socialplanningtoronto.org/
For more than 50 years, SPT and its predecessor organizations have served as a vital voice for the non-profit community sector in Toronto – conducting research and supporting community mobilization that has made a real difference for our organizations, our communities, and the most vulnerable residents in our city.

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- Go to the Ontario Municipal and Non-Governmental Sites (O-Z) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/onbkmrk4.htm

4. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
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Federal Scientific Activities - June 6
--- Labour Force Survey, May 2014 - June 6
--- Census of Trusteed Pension Funds, 2012 - June 3
--- Canadian and U.S. Prices, 1985 to 2011 - June 2

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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June 6, 2014
Federal Scientific Activities
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?objId=88-204-X&objType=2&lang=en&limit=0
This report provides statistical information of the federal government's activities in science and technology. It covers expenditures and person-years by type of science, performing sectors, provinces and federal departments and agencies. Technical notes, definitions, bibliography and subject index are included.

StatCan Note (on the report page):
"This product, Federal Scientific Activities 2014/2015, will be the last edition of the publication.
All of the data currently in the publication are available free of charge in CANSIM."
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Bah-Bye, evidence-based policy-making!
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Latest report:

Federal Scientific Activities in 2014/2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/88-204-x/88-204-x2014001-eng.htm
* Highlights
--- Science and technology expenditures by federal departments and agencies in 2014/2015 : $10.3 billion dollars.
[Good writing tip : In the previous line, it's redundant to use both a dollar sign and the word "dollars".]
--- $7.9 billion to be directed to natural sciences and engineering and the remaining $2.4 billion to social sciences and humanities.
* Analysis
* Tables
* Data quality, concepts and methodology
* User information
* Related products

Earlier reports in this series (back to 1998/99)
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?ObjId=88-204-X&ObjType=2&lang=en&limit=1

June 6, 2014
Labour Force Survey, May 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140606/dq140606a-eng.htm
Employment edged up by 26,000 in May, driven by gains in part-time work. The unemployment rate increased 0.1 percentage points to 7.0% as there were more people in the labour market. Overall employment growth has been subdued since August 2013.

Related link:

Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, first quarter 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140606/dq140606b-eng.htm

June 3, 2014
Census of Trusteed Pension Funds, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140603/dq140603a-eng.htm
About 5.2 million Canadian workers had pension assets managed by trusteed pension funds in 2012, up 2.7% from 2010. The Census of Trusteed Pension Funds, conducted every two years, tracks the number of funds, membership and financial information of trusteed pension funds. Data are available by sector (public or private), type of plan and contributory status.

June 2, 2014
Canadian and U.S. Prices, 1985 to 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-626-x/11-626-x2014035-eng.htm
The appreciation of the Canadian dollar post 2000 sparked renewed interest in the size of the difference in the prices paid for consumer goods in Canada and the United States. At issue is whether Canadian consumers pay more than U.S. consumers for standardized products that are traded freely between the two countries, such as books, electronic equipment and automobiles, even after the Canada–U.S. exchange rate is taken into account.

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

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

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

June 8, 2014
What's new online this week:

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

Early childhood education and child care in the 2014 Ontario election
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/05/early-childhood-education-and-child-care-2014-ontario-elect
20 May 2014 | Ontario
Updated! CRRU has selected materials from political parties, NGOs and news media to explain how ECEC is positioned in the Ontario election campaign.

Access to high quality early care and education: Readiness and opportunity gaps in America
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/06/access-high-quality-early-care-and-education-readiness-and-
4 Jun 2014 | United States
Policy report from the Center on Enhancing Education Outcomes and the National Institute of Early Education Research argues that "targeting is not as effective in reaching disadvantaged populations as policymakers naively assume."

Ecological encounters in outdoor early childhood education programs: Pedagogies for childhood, nature and place
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/06/ecological-encounters-outdoor-early-childhood-education-pro
4 Jun 2014 | Canada
Paper from York University's Faculty of Environmental Studies' Outstanding Graduate Paper series explores how nature, place and pedagogical practice are perceived by educators in three Canadian outdoor early education programs.

Where next for childcare? Learning from the 2004 childcare strategy and ten years of policy
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/06/where-next-childcare-learning-2004-childcare-strategy-and-t
4 Jun 2014 | Europe
Report from Family and Childcare Trust [UK] examines moves by successive governments over the last ten years to tackle childcare accessibility, affordability and quality.

Play for a change: Play, policy and practice: A review of contemporary perspectives.
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/06/play-change-play-policy-and-practice-review-contemporary-pe
3 Jun 2014 | Europe
Report from Play England focuses on alternative approaches for understanding and supporting children at play through policy, research and provision.

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

The Queen's Speech 2014: Tax-free childcare and more support for free schools
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/06/queens-speech-2014-tax-free-childcare-and-more-support-free-schools
4 Jun 2014 | Europe

What?! How can child care cost as much as the rent?
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/06/what-how-can-child-care-cost-much-rent
4 Jun 2014 | United States

Tax-free childcare not the solution, argues new report
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/06/tax-free-childcare-not-solution-argues-new-report
4 Jun 2014 | Europe

Universal preschool becomes law
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/06/universal-preschool-becomes-law
3 Jun 2014 | United States

Working parents seek more flexible child care
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/06/working-parents-seek-more-flexible-child-care
3 Jun 2014 | Asia

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

6. 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/
(halfway down the page)
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:

June 6, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/06/06/
Affordable Housing – San Francisco
Unemployment (2 articles)
SNAP/Food Stamps (3 articles)

June 5, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/06/05/
Faith Communities Addressing Poverty

June 4, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/06/04/
Income Inequality (2 articles)

June 3, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/06/03/
Alice Goffman’s “On the Run”

June 2, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/06/02/
Medicaid Enrollees

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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

7. 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):

4 June 2014 - CRINmail issue 1380
http://www.crinarchive.org/email/crinmail_detail_popup.asp?crinmailID=5069
In this issue:
Latest news and reports
- Controlling children’s right to access information
- Violence prevention, reform & accountability
- Children in forced labour
- Harmful practices in the spotlight
- Migrant children’s rights placed on hold
- Starting to roll out summer curfews for children
Children's access to justice in Algeria
Upcoming events
Employment
Also in this issue:
World news
Publications
Events
Issues
Law
Advocacy
Challenging breaches
Take action
Campaigns
Guides

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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

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Subscribe to CRINMAIL
and other newsletters
:
http://www.crin.org/en/node/293

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CRIN News Archive
http://crin.org/en/library/news-archive

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CRIN Country Pages : CANADA
http://crin.org/en/library/countries/canada

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


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Not much by way of "fun" links this week, I'm afraid.

"We" (meaning the contractor we hired and his men) were upgrading our laundry room right next to my basement office over the past two weeks, and consequently, I haven't been spending as much time on the computer...

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Billie Jean Performed on beer bottles (video, duration 2:21)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/01/billie-jean-beer-bottles_n_5428355.html

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Don't give love a bad name.
http://i.imgur.com/OMqs78a.png

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Completely False ‘Facts’ Everyone Knows
http://science.howstuffworks.com/science-vs-myth/everyday-myths/10-false-facts.htm

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