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Canadian Social Research Newsletter
September 9, 2007

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IN THIS ISSUE:

Canadian Content

1. Ontario Provincial Election and Referendum Day (Elections Ontario) - October 10
2. Ontario Liberals vow $45M for low-income dental plan (September 5) --- Ontario NDP calls for public dental plan (July 11)
3. A '25-and-5' goal to fight poverty (The Toronto Star) - September 4
4. Community Social Planning Council of Toronto - September 2007 Newsletter
5. What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Labour Force Survey, August 2007 - September 7
--- Study: Female employment in the core public administration, 2006 - September 4
6. Colour of Poverty (Ontario) - New website - September 4
7. What's New - from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU- University of Toronto) - September 7

International Content

8. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
9. Congressional Hearings on (U.S.) poverty and social welfare policy (Committee on Ways and Means (U.S. House of Representatives) - 2007
10. Recent Work on Standard Budgets in the United States, Canada, Britain and Australia (Gordon M. Fisher, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services) - January 2007
11. Indicators of Welfare Dependence: Annual Report to Congress, 2007 (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services) - July 2007
12. Executive Excess 2007: The Staggering Social Cost of U.S. Business Leadership (Institute for Policy Studies) - August 2007
13. Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - recent content (various sources)
14. CRINMAIL #913 (Child Rights Information Network) - September 6
15. FreeFullText.com - free online scholarly journals

Have a great week!

Gilles Séguin
Canadian Social Research Links

http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net

E-mail:
gilseg@rogers.com


1. Ontario Provincial Election and Referendum Day - October 10
(Elections Ontario)

Elections Ontario
Official Government of Ontario elections website
- incl. links to :
* Candidates and Parties * Youth * Media * Tools * Financial Statements and Contributions * Past Election Results * Electoral Districts and Maps * Constituency Associations * Third Parties * Identification Requirements * Candidate Nomination Paper * Advertising Campaign * Returning Office Information * Voting by proxy * Finding your Electoral District * Confirming you're on the register * Running as a candidate * Voting in advance * Starting a new political party * Viewing contributions to political parties * Getting a job

Referendum Ontario
When you vote during the advance polls or on Election and Referendum Day you will be given two ballots. One for voting for a candidate in the general election, the other will ask you to consider which electoral system Ontario should use to elect members to the provincial legislature.
Source:
Elections Ontario

Related links:

Citizens’ Assembly (Govt. of Ontario website)

One Ballot,Two Votes : A New Way to Vote in Ontario (PDF file - 912K, 32 pages)
Recommendation of the Ontario Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform
May 15, 2007
[ Related resources ]

Vote for MMP is a multi-partisan citizens' campaign supporting the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system that Ontarians will consider in the historic October 10 electoral reform referendum.

Déjà vu?

British Columbia Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform
The Citizens’ Assembly was created by the Government of British Columbia in April 2003 to examine the province’s electoral system. On October 24, 2004, the 160 members of the Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform recommended that British Columbians adopt a new voting system – the “BC-STV” (British Columbia Single Transferable Vote) process. On December 10, 2004 the Assembly issued its final report explaining their reasons for recommending the BC-STV system.

Final Report:

Making Every Vote Count:
The Case for Electoral Reform in British Columbia
(PDF file - 1.9MB, 20 pages)
December 2004

Referendum Voting Results - as of June 9, 2005

Related Web/News/Blog links:

Google Search Results Links - always current results!
Using the following search terms (without the quote marks):
"Single Transferable Vote "
- Web search results page
- News search results page
- Blog Search Results page
Source:
Google.ca

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

2. Ontario Liberals vow $45M for low-income dental plan - September 5
Ontario NDP calls for public dental plan - July 11

Dental plan could aid 500,000 : Proposed program
for working poor would include preventive care, fillings, extractions, source says

By Rob Ferguson
September 5, 2007
Ontario's working poor would get basic dental care under a $45 million-a-year program to be promised by the Liberal government, the Toronto Star has learned. The pledge, part of the Liberal election platform being released later this week, comes two months after New Democrat Leader Howard Hampton promised a $100 million-a-year denticare program called "Ontario Smiles."
Source:
The Toronto Star

Related links:

Liberals vow $45M for low-income dental plan - from the website of the Liberal Party of Ontario
NOTE: I went to Dalton's website for more info, but all I found was a short blurb and a link to the Toronto Star article above

Liberals to pledge fitness tax credits, dental care
The Ontario Liberals' election platform will include promises to cut the Provincial Sales Tax on bicycles, give parents a tax credit for children enrolled in sports and offer dental care to the working poor.
Source:
CTV

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Ontario NDP calls for public dental plan
July 11, 2007
Calling poor dental health a "silent epidemic," the leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party said Tuesday that the provincial government should provide care for children and low-income earners.
Howard Hampton said an initial four-year program would need $100 million to provide checkups, fillings, tooth extractions and emergency care through community dental teams.
Source:
CBC

Hampton puts working families first with Ontario Smiles Plan:
Fair Dental Access Plan would improve care for kids, people without coverage
July 10, 2007
Source:
New Democratic Party of Ontario

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

3. A '25-and-5' goal to fight poverty - September 4
(The Toronto Star)

A '25-and-5' goal to fight poverty
September 4, 2007
Some 18 years ago, Parliament voted unanimously to eradicate child poverty by the year 2000. Today, the percentage of children in Canada and in Ontario living in poverty is higher than it was back in 1989. As well, the percentage of all Canadians in poverty is as high as ever. In a country and a province so rich, it is a disgrace that so many Canadians are living in poverty – estimates run up to 5.3 million people. In Ontario, the child poverty rate is 17 per cent, or one in every six children. Food banks served 330,500 Ontarians in 2006. (...) In Ontario, the provincial branch of the national anti-poverty group Campaign 2000 is challenging all three major political parties to devise a comprehensive poverty reduction strategy before the Oct. 10 election. It has set out a credible multi-year strategy that includes defining poverty, setting targets and timetables, making long-term financial commitments and providing ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the results – all things that Britain and Ireland did.
Source:
The Toronto Star

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

4. Community Social Planning Council of Toronto - September 2007 Newsletter

CSPCT September 2007 Newsletter
- incl. * News from the Council * Upcoming Events * News from our Partners * Conferences and Calls * New Reports and Publications * Websites of Interest
Sample content from this issue:
Campaign 2000 National Forum on Living Wages, Toronto - September 18-19
Stepping up for Toronto’s Communities - September 25 (A Provincial Election Forum on issues of concern to Toronto’s non-profit community sector.)
Toronto Street Health Report 2007 Due for Release on September 19
Ontario provincial election candidates' debate on poverty and health – September 25
Investing in Neighbourhoods – Employment for OW clients
2007 Forum on Social Housing and Homelessness, Toronto – September 18-20
Increasing Diversity in Canadian Cities – October 11-12
Communities and Labour Conference – October 18-20
Urban Poverty Project 2007 update - August 9, 2007
Jordan’s Principle - August 14, 2007
Websites of Interest: Canadian Housing Equality Resources
More...

Vote Out Poverty : An evening of culture and politics to
raise awareness of the need for a Poverty Reduction Strategy in Ontario.
October 1, Massey Hall, Toronto
Featuring Stephen Lewis as a keynote speaker and Mary Walsh as MC

[PDF version of this newsletter - 200K, 8 pages]

Source:
Community Social Planning Council of Toronto

- Go to the Ontario Municipal and Non-Governmental Sites (A-C) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/onbkmrk2.htm

5. What's New from Statistics Canada:
---
Labour Force Survey, August 2007 - September 7
---
Study: Female employment in the core public administration, 2006
- September 4

What's New from The Daily [Statistics Canada]:

September 7, 2007
Labour Force Survey, August 2007
Employment edged up by an estimated 23,000 in August. The national unemployment rate remained unchanged at its 33-year low of 6.0%, as more people entered the labour force in search of work.

Related link:

Labour Force Information, August 12 to 18, 2007
September 7, 2007
- incl. links to:
* Highlights * Analysis — August 2007 * Tables * Charts * Data quality, concepts and methodology * User information * Related products * PDF version
[ earlier editions of Labour Force Information ]

September 4, 2007
Study: Female employment in the core public administration, 2006
This study is the second in a series that profiles shifts during the past 11 years in what is known as the "core public administration" (CPA), the 178,000 or so federal public servants for whom the Treasury Board is the employer. The CPA represented 46.7% of total federal employment in 2006.

Related link:

Female Employment in the Core (Federal) Public Administration
by Katarzyna Naczk, Public Institutions Division
September 2007

"The first study, published in The Daily on March 5, 2007, showed that, globally, the federal public service was smaller in 2006 than it was 11 years earlier. It also showed that the composition of the CPA has been changing in tune with the times."

Source:
Analysis in Brief
(earlier issues of Analysis in Brief)

- Go to the Federal Government Department Links (Fisheries and Oceans to Veterans Affairs) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/fedbkmrk2.htm
- Go to the Canadian Government Sites about Women's Social Issues page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/women.htm

6. Colour of Poverty (Ontario) - New website - September 4

Colour of Poverty (Ontario) - New website!
September 4, 2007
Poverty in Ontario is growing at an alarming rate. On September 5, 2007 the Colour of Justice Network announced the launching of the Colour of Poverty Campaign - a province-wide community-based effort to help raise public awareness about the serious problem of poverty within the racialized communities of Ontario.

With the Department of Canadian Heritage as a key sponsor, the Colour of Poverty Campaign partners have developed a series of ten ( 10 ) Fact Sheets addressing different aspects of racialized poverty and its negative impacts on education & learning, health & well-being, employment, income levels, justice and policing, immigration and settlement, housing and homelessness and food security in Ontario.

Related link:

Colour of Poverty campaign
[ From The Wellesley Institute Blog]

- Go to the Ontario Municipal and Non-Governmental Sites (A-C) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/onbkmrk2.htm

7. What's New - from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - September 7
(CRRU- University of Toronto
)

What's New - from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) - University of Toronto

The Childcare Resource and Research Unit offers a free weekly "e-mail news notifier" service.
Here's the content of the latest issue of this bulletin.

For more information about this service, including subscription information,
see http://www.childcarecanada.org

7-Sep-07

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What's New
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THE ONTARIO LIBERAL PLAN 2007: MOVING FORWARD, TOGETHER
Ontario Liberal election platform promises to “appoint an Early Learning Advisor to advise the Premier on developing and funding a full-day pre-school program”
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=108501

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES AND EXPENDITURES AND
EARLY LEARNING AND CHILD CARE ACTIVITIES AND EXPENDITURES

Document from the Government of Canada reports on federal investments from the Early Childhood Development Agreement and the Multilateral Framework.
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=108504

INCLUSION: POLICY DEVELOPMENT GUIDELINES FOR EARLY LEARNING AND CARE PROGRAMS
Report from the City of Toronto “provides an overview of how to develop and embed inclusion within the policies of child care programs. It outlines the benefit of inclusive child care from both a practical and an ethical point of view.”
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=108503

FOCUS ON EARLY LEARNING: LESSONS FROM THE FRENCH ÉCOLES MATERNELLES
- Now online! - 2004 report from the Economic Opportunity Institute summarizes a conference about what North America can learn from France’s universal ECEC system.
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=108502

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Child care in the news
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Stop the scramble for child care [CA-ON]
Martha Friendly, Toronto Star, 6 Sep 07
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=108459

Liberals woo parents [CA-ON]
Toronto Star, 6 Sep 07
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=108500

Grandparents 'help fund child care' [GB]
Press Association, 6 Sep 07
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=108498

Tied to the kitchen: Guilt, as well as lack of child care, stops
Dutch women working more [NL]
The Economist, 6 Sep 07
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=108499

The junior kindergarten dream [CA]
Ottawa Citizen, 6 Sep 07
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=108510

Daycare centres break rules [CA-ON]
Toronto Star, 1 Sep 07
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=108497

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This message was forwarded through the Childcare Resource
and Research Unit e-mail news notifier. For information on the
CRRU e-mail notifier, including instructions for (un)subscribing,
see http://www.childcarecanada.org

The Childcare Resource and Research Unit
University of Toronto, Canada
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Related Links:

Links to child care sites in Canada and elsewhere
CRRU Publications
- briefing notes, factsheets, occasional papers and other publications
ISSUE files - theme pages, each filled with contextual information and links to further info

Link to the CRRU home page:
Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) - University of Toronto

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

8. Poverty Dispatch:
U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs

Poverty Dispatch (U.S). ===> the content of this link changes twice a week
- links to news items from the American press about poverty, welfare reform, child welfare, education, health, hunger, Medicare and Medicaid, etc.

Source:
Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP)
[ University of Wisconsin-Madison ]

This week's issues of Poverty Dispatch:
(only one issue this week)

September 6, 2007
* 2006 Census Report on Poverty and Income - Midwest States
* Opinions: 2006 Census Report on Poverty and Income
* Welfare-to-Work Program - Indiana
* Medicaid Enrollment and Copays - Rhode Island
* Editorials: State Children's Health Insurance Program
* Editorial: Earned Income Tax Credit Expansion
* Income, Wages, and Jobs - Michigan, Wisconsin
* Food Stamp Renewal Process - New York City
* Homelessness - New York City, Wichita, KS
* Affordable Housing - San Antonio, TX
* Living Wage Law - Maryland
* Income Inequality - New York

Search Poverty Dispatches

IRP compiles and distributes Poverty Dispatches, links to Web-based news items dealing with poverty, welfare reform, and related topics twice a week. Each Dispatch lists links to current news in popular print media. Persons wishing to receive Poverty Dispatches by e-mail should send a request to rsnell@ssc.wisc.edu.

Past Poverty Dispatches
- links to two dispatches a week back to June 2006

Poverty Dispatch Digest Archive - archive of weekly digests* of dispatches from August 2005 to May 2006
(*For a few years prior to the creation of this new web page for the Dispatch, I was compiling a weekly digest of the e-mails and redistributing the digest to my mailing list with IRP's permission.
This is my own archive of weekly issues of the digest back to August 2005, and most of them have 50+ links per issue. I'll be deleting this archive from my site gradually, as the links to older articles expire.)

- 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

9. Congressional Hearings on (U.S.) poverty and social welfare policy - 2007
(
Committee on Ways and Means (U.S. House of Representatives)

From an anonymous contributor:

Ever since the Democrats took over the U.S. Congress in January of this year (after their November election victories), the Committee on Ways and Means of the U.S. House of Representatives has been holding a number of hearings on issues in its areas of responsibility. Some of these hearings have been held before the full committee, while others have been held before subcommittees.

For a list of these hearings, see
<http://waysandmeans.house.gov/hearings.asp>.

Some of these hearings have been on topics relating to (U.S.) poverty and social welfare policy.

For example, click the link above to access any of the following hearings (and many more):
(1-24-2007) Hearing on the Economic and Societal Costs of Poverty
(1-31-2007) Hearing on Economic Challenges Facing Middle Class Families
(2-13-2007) Hearing on Economic Opportunity and Poverty in America
(3-6-2007) Hearing on Recent Changes to Programs Assisting Low-Income Families
(3-15-2007) Hearing on Increasing Economic Security for American Workers
(4-26-2007) Hearing on Proposals for Reducing Poverty
(8-1-2007) Hearing on Measuring Poverty in America, and
(9-6-2007) Hearing on Fair and Equitable Tax Policy for America’s Working Families.

The August 1 hearing on Measuring Poverty in America <http://waysandmeans.house.gov/hearings.asp?formmode=detail&hearing=581> should be of particular interest to people doing international research on poverty measurement. The subcommittee chairman’s statement announcing the hearing <http://waysandmeans.house.gov/hearings.asp?formmode=view&id=6263> provides an overview of the hearing. Five witnesses provided testimony. In terms of providing a review or overview of the present state of poverty measurement in the U.S., perhaps the best single statement is that by Mark Greenberg <http://waysandmeans.house.gov/hearings.asp?formmode=view&id=6287>, although several of the others are also good.

Source:
Committe on Ways and Means
[ U.S. House of Representatives ]

- Go to the Poverty Measures - International Resources page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/poverty2.htm
- Go to the Links to American Government Social Research Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us.htm

10. Recent Work on Standard Budgets in the United States, Canada, Britain and Australia - January 2007
(Gordon M. Fisher, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services)

An Overview of Recent Work on Standard Budgets
in the United States and Other Anglophone Countries

January 2007
By Gordon M. Fisher
- includes 30+ links to related reference materials available online!

HTML version
PDF version
- 136K, 33 pages
Since about 1990, there have been resurgences of interest in the U.S., Canada, Britain, and Australia in the “standard budget” (“budget standards”) methodology for developing poverty lines or other measures of income inadequacy--a methodology that had previously experienced a long period of unpopularity ever since about World War II. This paper provides an overview of much of the major recent work using this methodology in these four countries (plus one study in New Zealand and one study in Ireland)
Source:
Poverty Guidelines, Research, and Measurement
[ Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation - ASPE ]
[ U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HSS) ]

Related links:

[ASPE] Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Related to Poverty Guidelines and Poverty
February, 2007

[ASPE] Further Resources on Poverty Measurement, Poverty Lines, and Their History

U.S. Census Bureau - Poverty Home Page

U.S. Census Bureau - History of the Poverty Measure

- Go to the Poverty Measures - International Resources page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/poverty2.htm
- Go to the Links to American Government Social Research Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us.htm

11. Indicators of Welfare Dependence: Annual Report to Congress, 2007 - July 2007
(U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)

Indicators of Welfare Dependence: Annual Report to Congress, 2007
Published: July, 2007
The Welfare Indicators Act of 1994 requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to prepare an annual report to Congress on indicators welfare dependence. The Indicators of Welfare Dependence report is prepared within the Office of Human Services Policy and delivered to Congress each spring. As mandated under the Congressional act, the report addresses the rate of welfare dependency, the degree and duration of welfare recipiency and dependence, and predictors of welfare dependence. Further, analyses of means-tested assistance in the report include benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program; the Food Stamp Program, and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. The report also includes risk factors related to economic security, employment, and nonmarital births, as well an appendix with data related to the above programs.

- Indicators of Dependence include : Degree of Dependence - Receipt of Means-Tested Assistance and Labor Force Attachment - Rates of Receipt of Means-Tested Assistance - Rates of Participation in Means-Tested Assistance Programs - Multiple Program Receipt - Dependence Transitions - Dependence Spell Duration - Welfare Spell Duration with No Labor Force Attachment - Long-Term Receipt - Events Associated with the Beginning and Ending of Program Spells
- includes longitudinal and current caseload and expenditure data for Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the Food Stamp Program and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). In addition, you'll find dozens of tables and charts showing predictors and risk factors associated with welfare receipt, such as : Poverty Rates - Deep Poverty Rates - Experimental Poverty Measures - Poverty Spells - Child Support - Food Insecurity - Lack of Health Insurance - Labor Force Attachment - Earnings of Low-Skilled Workers - Educational Attainment - High School Dropout Rates - Adult Alcohol and Substance Abuse - Adult and Child Disability Births to Unmarried Women/Teens - more...

Earlier annual reports - back to 1997

Source:
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

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

12. Executive Excess 2007: The Staggering Social Cost of U.S. Business Leadership - August 2007
(Institute for Policy Studies)

Executive Excess 2007: The Staggering Social Cost of U.S. Business Leadership (PDF file - 988K, 32 pages)
14th Annual CEO Compensation Survey
This report, released in August 2007, provides data and analysis about CEO compensation and the CEO-worker pay gap. Also include comparisons of compensation for U.S. business leaders with other U.S. leaders and European business leaders, and proposals for change. Opens directly into a PDF document. From the Institute for Policy Studies and United for a Fair Economy.
Source:
Institute for Policy Studies
The Institute for Policy Studies strengthens social movements with independent research, visionary thinking, and links to the grassroots, scholars and elected officials.

Found in:
Librarians' Internet Index

- Go to the Banks and Business Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/bookmrk3.htm
- Go to the Links to American Non-Governmental Social Research (A-J) Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us2.htm

13. Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing

APO Weekly Briefing
The content of this page changes each week, and it includes links to a few book/report reviews, about two dozen new reports, a few job ads and 60+ events (mostly conferences) of interest to social researchers...

From the latest issue of the APO Weekly Briefing:

Addressing housing affordability: a 5-point plan for the next 10 years
Posted 30-08-2007
Source: Australians for Affordable Housing
This plan for housing affordability outlines a series of proposals, including a government-operated shared equity scheme for first homebuyers and extend the First Home Owners Grant into a mortgage assistance payment, increased investment in public and community housing by private financiers, investors, developers and government, and planning reforms to ensure affordable housing requirements for new developments.

Source:
Australian Policy Online (APO)
With nearly 120 member centres and institutes, Australian Policy Online offers easy access to much of the best Australian social, economic, cultural and political research available online.
NOTE: the APO home page includes links to the five most popular reports on the APO website, and this list is updated each week.

- Go to the Social Research Links in Other Countries (Non-Government) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/internatngo.htm

14. CRINMAIL #913 - September 6
(Child Rights Information Network)

From the Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)

6 September 2007 - CRINMAIL 913

- DISCRIMINATION: Black Children Left Out of Irish Schools [news]
- GENERAL ASSEMBLY: Report of the Secretary-General on the Rights of the Child - Status of the Convention on the Rights of the Child [publication]
- THE GAMBIA: New law signals intent to get tough on child labour [news]
- HIV and AIDS: International Symposium on Meeting Children's Needs in a World with HIV and AIDS [event]
- LEBANON: Mapping of service providers [invitation to bid]
- EMPLOYMENT - Consortium for Street Children - SOS Kinderdhorf International - Right to Play (voluntary) [job postings]
**NEWS IN BRIEF**
**QUIZ**

Earlier issues of CRINMAIL
- links to 200+ earlier weekly issues, many of which are special editions focusing on special themes, such as the 45th Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the launch of the EURONET Website.

Source:
CRINMAIL(incl. subscription info)
[ Child Rights Information Network (CRIN) ]

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

15. FreeFullText.com - free online scholarly journals

FreeFullText.com
"...provides direct links to over 7000 scholarly periodicals which allow some or all of their online content to be viewed by ANYONE with Internet access for free (though some may require free registration)."




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http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2168282,00.asp

Top 100 Undiscovered Web Sites
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2174685,00.asp

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How Much Data Is That?

http://www.jamesshuggins.com/h/tek1/how_big.htm

(I had a yottabyte once, but Calamine lotion helped...)