Canadian Social Research Newsletter
March 11, 2012

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 2,536 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] Choice in Tax Credit Payments Coming (Income Security Advocacy Centre) - March 9
2. [British Columbia] Gentrification Storm Warning in the Downtown Eastside (DT EAST Newspaper) - March 9
3. International Women's Day 2012 : March 8
4. Fair Tax Summit taking place on March 29-30, 2012 in Ottawa (Canadians for Tax Fairness)
5. Women in the dark about massive Ontario study of female health (Toronto Star) - March 6
6. Call for Papers : 14th Congress of the Basic Income Earth Network: Pathways to a Basic Income (September 14 to 16, 2012 in Munich, Germany)
7. [British Columbia] Plight of poor in B.C. a shame (Mariann Burka [former BC provincial director of social assistance] in the Vancouver Sun) - March 6
8. Careful Measures: An Exploration of the Sex and Gender Dimensions of a Deprivation Index (Centres of Excellence for Women's Health) - December 2011

9.
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, fourth quarter 2011
- March 9
--- Labour Force Survey, February 2012
- March 9

--- Study : Victimization of older Canadians, 2009
- March 8
--- Low Income in Canada - A Multi-line and Multi-index Perspective - March 7

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

International content

11. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
12. Off the Charts Blog (the economy - state and local education - employment income inequality - the top 1% - extreme poverty - SNAP) - (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) - March 9
13. CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

Have a great week!

Gilles
[ gilseg@rogers.com ]

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1. [Ontario] Choice in Tax Credit Payments Coming - March 9
(Income Security Advocacy Centre)

Ontario

Choice in Tax Credit Payments Coming
http://www.incomesecurity.org/documents/TaxCreditsPaymentandRefunds.htm
The Minister of Finance has recently stated that low- to moderate-income people receiving provincial tax credits are going to be given a choice in how they receive these credits – either in monthly cheques or in a lump sum.

A Star article from last Friday [ http://goo.gl/1nGVG ] quotes the Minister as saying: “We’re looking at ways of allowing people to choose. There are some administrative issues, but it seems perfectly reasonable to me.”

And in a CTV “consumer watchdog” interview conducted with the Minister earlier this week [ http://goo.gl/uxYL - Click "Tax Refunds"], he says the government acknowledges that they “dropped the ball” on this issue by not properly communicating the change to quarterly and monthly payments. He confirms that they are going to let people choose whether to receive their tax credits in one lump sum cheque or in monthly instalments.

However, the Minister is very clear that the change to a system that lets people choose “won’t happen this year”.

ISAC has prepared two information bulletins related to these changes that we hope will be helpful to you.

The first information bulletin describes the changes.

English version (Word file - 101K, 4 pages):
http://goo.gl/2s9Yw

Version française (fichier Word) :
http://goo.gl/fuKPo

The first information bulletin says:
* how payments for three tax credits have been changing since 2009
* how these payments are changing again in 2012
* why these changes are being made
* some of the implications of these changes
* who is eligible for these tax credits
* how to get help with filing your tax return, which you must do in order to get the tax credits
* action you can take to get government to provide more help for people with filing their income tax return.

The second information bulletin talks about a problem that some low income people have had with getting their taxes done this year, in hopes of getting a lump-sum tax refund.

English version (Word file - 74K, 3 pages):
http://goo.gl/kdvcW

Version française (fichier Word) :
http://goo.gl/sbWKd

The second information bulletin says:
* some companies that do people's taxes are asking people to enter into a contract in order to get their taxes done
* the contract means people have to sign up for a bank account and a debit card
* they also have to change their direct deposit so that all tax-delivered benefits go into this new bank account
* both the bank account and the debit card charge high fees
* the companies get paid first, when benefits get deposited into the bank account
* there are other ways to get your taxes done that don't require you to enter into these contracts
* these other ways to get your taxes done are free.

Source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre
http://www.incomesecurity.org/
ISAC was established in 2001 by Legal Aid Ontario to serve low income Ontarians by conducting test case and Charter litigation relating to provincial and federal income security programs. These programs include Ontario Works (OW), the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), (un)Employment Insurance, and the Canada Pension Plan (CPP).

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

- Go to the Ontario Social Assistance Review Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/on_sa_review.htm

2. [British Columbia] Gentrification Storm Warning in the Downtown Eastside - March 9
(
DT EAST Newspaper)

Remember the recent BC P3 DTES SRO hotel reno announcement from Finance Canada?
[Dontcha just love acronyms?]

Public-Private Partnership to Renovate Single-Room Occupancy Hotels in the Downtown Eastside
http://www.fin.gc.ca/n12/12-024-eng.asp
March 2, 2012
Vancouver, British Columbia—The Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia today announced a public-private partnership (P3) to renovate and restore 13 provincially owned Single-Room Occupancy (SRO) hotels housing some 900 residents in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) to provide access to clean and safe social housing.
Source:
Department of Finance Canada

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

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The other side of the story:
(Link found on the
Povnet.org website)

Downtown Eastside Newspaper launched
http://www.povnet.org/node/4874

March 9, 2012
The Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood Council has released the first issue of the DT Eastside Newspaper with a pull out poster of proposed condo development in the DTES. The DNC wants to put the voices of low-income DTES residents at the centre of action for social justice. They want to put 5000 copies of this paper in hotels and other places throughout the DTES. They hope the paper will help more people learn what's happening in their community and get involved in making it better for the low-income people who live here now.
Source:
PovNet.org

http://www.povnet.org/

Related links:

DT EAST Newspaper
http://dnchome.wordpress.com/dteast/

* Issue 1, March 2012 : Gentrification Storm Warning!
http://dnchome.wordpress.com/2012/03/01/gent_storm/
‘Gentrification’ is a process that pushes low-income people, and their housing, shops and industries, out of a neighbourhood. Property and rent prices shoot up and higher income people move in and take over the space. The DTES low-income community resists gentrification when we organize against the displacement of low-income people from the DTES. Social housing, co-ops and seniors’ homes are relatively safe-spaces from the gentrification storm because they are outside of the real estate market where the storm brews. Meanwhile a powerful group of developers, business organizations, landlords and even some small property owners huddle around a gentrification hurricane weather machine. Unfortunately for us, City Hall, the Province and the Federal Government also feed that machine, giving massive incentives and corporate welfare to companies that build condos and set up gentrifying shops in the DTES.

* Issue 1, March 2012 : Poster of proposed condo development in the DTES
http://dnchome.wordpress.com/2012/03/03/condoma/
March 3, 2012
[Click the map for a larger version)

Source:
Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood Council

http://dnchome.wordpress.com/
The Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood Council (DNC) of formed in December 2009 under the initiative of the Carnegie Community Action Project, Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users, and ACCESS for Chinese Canadians. We are a representative group of Downtown Eastside residents who advocate for the needs, interests, and aspirations of our neighbourhood.

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Expensive East Vancouver housing (video, duration 2:36)
http://goo.gl/uOHIL
Source:
Global TV - BC
http://www.globaltvbc.com/

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

3. International Women's Day 2012 : March 8



International Women's Day 2012
- "Connecting girls, inspiring futures"
A global hub for sharing International Women's Day news, events and resources
Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women's craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more.
- incl. links to :
Home | About | Theme | Events | Gender initiatives & User pages | Resources | Creative | Supporters | Media | Contact

2012 Theme: CONNECTING GIRLS, INSPIRING FUTURES
http://www.internationalwomensday.com/theme.asp
"Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures" is the 2012 theme of the internationalwomensday.com website and this has been widely used by hundreds of organisations including schools, universities, governments, women’s groups and the private sector. Each year the United Nations declares an overall International Women's Day theme. Their 2012 theme is “Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and Poverty”. Many organisations develop their own themes that are more relevant to their local contexts. For example, the European Parliament's 2012 theme is "Equal pay for work of equal value".

IWD 2012 Events by Country:

* United Kingdom (401 events)
http://www.internationalwomensday.com/esearch.asp?country=221

* United States of America (234 events)
http://www.internationalwomensday.com/esearch.asp?country=223

* Canada (178 events)
http://www.internationalwomensday.com/esearch.asp?country=37

* Australia (131 events)
http://www.internationalwomensday.com/esearch.asp?country=13

Search International Women's Day Events by Country (1454 events)
http://www.internationalwomensday.com/events.asp

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From
WomenWatch (United Nations):
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/

United Nations System Observances
for International Women's Day 2012
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/feature/iwd/2012/
The official United Nations theme for International Women's Day 2012 is "Empower Rural Women — End Hunger and Poverty."

Facts and Figures on Rural Women
http://www.unwomen.org/infocus/rural-women-facts-and-figures/
October 13 2011
* Introduction * Facts & Figures * Statements & Speeches * Stories * Expert Group Meeting * Videos * Photos * Get Involved * Related Links

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From the
Canadian Women’s Health Network:

Celebrating IWD for more than a century!
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/node/44446
March 2, 2012
This year’s International Women’s Day is our 101st! Imagine: we’re now in the second century since women around the world began celebrating our achievements to gain economic, political and social equality. While it’s true that some of us have gained much, many challenges – some of them monumental – still face women across the globe.
- incl. links to 18 IWD 2012 events in different Canadian jurisdictions

Source:
Canadian Women’s Health Network
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/

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From
Status of Women Canada:
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/index-eng.html

International Women's Day 2012
Strong Women, Strong Canada –
Women in Rural, Remote and Northern Communities: Key to Canada's Economic Prosperity
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/dates/iwd-jif/index-eng.html
Women across Canada are as diverse as the communities they live in. This year's theme for International Women's Day and International Women's Week celebrates women's roles in the economic prosperity of rural, remote and Northern regions.
- incl. links to : Did you know? - Celebrate - History - Poster - Previous Themes

Related links:

Chipping Away at Gender Equality: Harper’s 5-year Round Up
http://www.feminisms.org/1542/chipping-away-at-gender-equality-harpers-5-year-round-up/
January 19, 2011
1) Scrap Universal Day-Care
2) Drastically Cut Status of Women Canada
3) Cancel the Court Challenges Program
4) Axe Women’s Right to Pay Equity
5) Leave Abortion out of Canada’s G8 Maternal Health funding
6) Appoint Fewer Women to Cabinet than Previous Governments
Source:
The F Word - Feminist Media Collective

http://www.feminisms.org/

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Women's organizations whose funding was cut by the Harper Government:
http://goo.gl/aruI6
Spring 2011

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Harper government axes funding for 11 women's groups
http://goo.gl/88n90
May 2010

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Harper Government™ cuts to women's programs in 2006-2007
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/womencanngo.htm#fedcuts

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Bonus link:

Is Stephen Harper displaying fascist-like tendencies?
http://canadiandimension.com/articles/4486/
February 8, 2012
By Nick Fillmore
(...) A few years ago, a former U.S. business executive, Laurence W. Britt, came up with a 14-point description of fascism.
[ http://www.secularhumanism.org/library/fi/britt_23_2.htm ]
In view of Harper's behaviour of late, I think it’s time to look at Britt’s document again.
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By Gilles:
In his article, author Nick Fillmore presents a condensed version of Britt's 14 points (listed below FYI), followed by quotes from Canadian journalists and other sources concerning Harper’s actions and beliefs with respect to each point.
Click the first link above to the Fillmore article for a point-by-point comparison with Harper's actions and beliefs.
Click the second link above to the Britt article for his 14-point description of fascism. Britt's article was written in 2004, two years before Harper came to power, and yet his list reads like a Stephen Harper Performance Review since he's been at the helm of the Ship of State.

Britt’s 14 components of fascism:

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

Scary.

Source:
Canadian Dimension

http://canadiandimension.com

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- Go to the Canadian Government Sites about Women's Social Issues page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/women.htm

- Go to the Links to International Sites about Women's Social Issues page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/womeninternat.htm

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

4. Fair Tax Summit taking place on March 29-30, 2012 (Ottawa)
(Canadians for Tax Fairness)

Fair Tax Summit on March 29-30, 2012 (Ottawa) - March 7
http://www.taxfairness.ca/civicrm/event/info?id=1&reset=1&lcMessages=en_US

Version française:
http://goo.gl/TyruO

NOTE: This conference is limited to 150 participants; as at February 7, there are only 40 places left.
Check the program and the impressive list of speakers below, then register right away to be sure to get a spot.

What are YOU doing on federal budget day (March 29)?

Canadians for Tax Fairness is holding a Fair Tax Summit on March 29 and 30, 2012 at the Lord Elgin Hotel in Ottawa. The conference aims to build a movement for tax fairness in order to protect vital public services and build a more equal society.

Conference goals:
· Build a movement for progressive taxation in order to protect social programs and build a more equal society.
· Facilitate sharing of research and learn from the experience of campaigns in other countries.
· Clarify choices and policy options and develop a common platform for action on tax fairness.
· Develop public education, advocacy and action campaign plans including figuring out how best to communicate our message.

Conference Program (PDF - 960K, 4 pages)
http://goo.gl/pCc2Y

[ Version française du programme :
http://goo.gl/TyruO

Bios for all 30 speakers (PDF - 468K, 5 pages)
http://goo.gl/QN4KE
Confirmed speakers include:
Linda McQuaig - Brigitte Alepin - Sarah Anderson - Sheila Block - Michael Bradfield - Neil Brooks - Matthew Carrol - John Christensen - James Clancey - Shannon Daub - Alain Deneault - Brigette DePape - Murray Dobbin - Pam Doig - Diana Gibson - Trish Hennessy - Dennis Howlett - Andrew Jackson - Kathleen Lahey - David Langille - Marc Lee - Nadia Lévesque - David Macdonald - Alvin Sindiga Mosioma - Keith Neuman - Laurel Rothman - Toby Sanger - Richard Shillington - Nicole Tichon - Claude Vaillancourt - Marcelo Saavedra Vargas - Erin Weir - Armine Yalnizyan.

Registration:
English : https://www.taxfairness.ca/civicrm/event/register?id=1&reset=1
Français : https://www.taxfairness.ca/fr/civicrm/event/register?id=1&reset=1&lcMessages=fr_CA

Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in French and English.
Un service d’interprétation simultanée sera fourni en anglais et en français.

Source:
Canadians for Tax Fairness
http://www.taxfairness.ca/

[ Canadiens pour une fiscalité équitable
http://www.taxfairness.ca/fr ]

The mission of Canadians for Tax Fairness is to build a national campaign to promote fair taxation. We support the development and implementation of a tax system, based on ability to pay, to fund the comprehensive, high-quality network of public services and programs required to meet our social, economic and environmental needs in the 21st century.

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

5. Women in the dark about massive Ontario study of female health - March 6
(Toronto Star)

Women in the dark about massive Ontario study of female health
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/1142057
March 6, 2012
By Carol Goar
It took six years, 60 researchers and $4.3 million. Finally, the most comprehensive study of women’s health ever done in Ontario — possibly anywhere — is complete. The concluding chapter — a 10-point road map to health equity — was released last week at St. Michael’s Hospital at a celebration featuring speeches, congratulations and assurances by Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews that the information in the massive tome would be put to good use.

There’s one problem: The POWER (Project for an Ontario Women’s Health Evidence-Based Report) study has received so little attention that most women don’t know it exists. Neither do their doctors.

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

Related link:

[Ontario] POWER Study (Project for an Ontario Women's Health Evidence-Based Report)
http://www.powerstudy.ca/
The POWER Study (Project for an Ontario Women's Health Evidence-Based Report), examined access, quality, and outcomes of care across the province using a comprehensive set of evidence-based indicators for the leading causes of disease and disability in the province and how they varied by sex, income, ethnicity and where one lives. Researchers are also providing the government with indicators and a 10–point road map to reduce health inequities among men and women.

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

- Go to the the Canadian Non-Governmental Sites about Women's Social Issues page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/womencanngo.htm

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

6. Call for Papers : 14th Congress of the Basic Income Earth Network: Pathways to a Basic Income
(
September 14 to 16, 2012 in Munich, Germany)

Call for Papers:
14th Congress of the Basic Income Earth Network: Pathways to a Basic Income
September 14 to 16, 2012 in Munich, Germany
http://www.bien2012.de/en

Call for Papers, Proposals, and Events:
The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2012

The debate about an unconditional basic income has attracted public attention in a number of countries in recent years. Financial, debt, and ecological crises are causing growing numbers of people to look for political alternatives to the existing economy and the way income is distributed within it. With the debate entering this crucial phase, the 2012 BIEN Congress will discuss possible pathways and barriers towards establishing and implementing Basic Income. The conference aims to present an opportunity for an open, interdisciplinary discussion of the problems and questions surrounding Basic Income.

Click the link above for more information about the call for papers and about the Congress itself.

Register now - early bird discounts!
http://www.bien2012.de/en/node/35

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

7. [British Columbia] Plight of poor in B.C. a shame - March 6
(Mariann Burka [former BC provincial director of social assistance] in the Vancouver Sun)

Plight of poor in B.C. a shame
http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Plight+poor+shame/6256342/story.html
By Mariann Burka
March 6, 2012
Re: Families' buying power eroding, Feb. 28
I am ashamed to read in the Dieti-tians of Canada report that British Columbians on income assistance, and many low-income wage earners, are unable to meet basic nutritional needs. Although governments of all stripes claim to put children and families first, B.C. has a disgraceful record with the highest child poverty rate in Canada for eight years. While the cost of food has risen substantially, income assistance support allowances for food have not increased since 2001. How can anyone say rates are adequate? Research has shown that poverty has long-term consequences for both individuals and society. Hungry or undernourished children do not learn or develop as well mentally or physically. It is also difficult finding a job when you are skipping meals or worrying about feeding your kids. As tax-payers, we also pay with lower educational achievement, lower economic productivity, higher health care costs and increased crime and policing costs. I applaud the dietitians for their report and recommendations. It is time we joined other provinces in establishing a clear poverty-reduction strategy and, as a first step, let's update our income-assistance rates to reflect the true cost of living.
[ Author Mariann Burka is former director of the BC Employment and Assistance Program (social assistance).]

Source:
Vancouver Sun
http://www.vancouversun.com/

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The above letter to the editor of the Vancouver Sun
was written in response to the following article:

Families' buying power eroding:
47 per cent of income needed to eat well: report
http://www.vancouversun.com/health/empowered-health/Families+buying+power+eroding/6220382/story.html
By Randy Shore
February 28, 2012
A family of four on income assistance in B.C. would have to spend 47 per cent of its income to buy the minimum amount of food needed to remain healthy, according to a new report by the Dietitians of Canada B.C. region.
Cost of Eating in British Columbia 2011, released today, puts the monthly cost of a basic food basket for a typical family, without any takeout meals or prepackaged foods, at an average of $868.43 across B.C.

Related link:

Cost of Eating in British Columbia 2011
http://www.dietitians.ca/Secondary-Pages/Public/The-Cost-of-Eating-in-British-Columbia.aspx
February 2012
Source:
Dietitians of Canada
http://www.dietitians.ca/

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- Go to the Non-Governmental Sites in British Columbia (D-W) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/bcbkmrk3.htm

8. Careful Measures: An Exploration of the Sex and Gender Dimensions of a Deprivation Index - December 2011
(Centres of Excellence for Women's Health)

February 28, 2012
The British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health, in partnership with the Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence and the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health, has just released a new publication:

Careful Measures: An Exploration of the Sex
and Gender Dimensions of a Deprivation Index
(PDF - 1.6MB, 115 pages)
http://www.bccewh.bc.ca/publications-resources/documents/CarefulMeasures.pdf
December 2011
Edited by M. J. Haworth-Brockman et al.
(...) In Part I [of this report], we offer some background on the concept that underlies deprivation indices as well as other concepts and models that have been developed to understand and reduce inequality in socio-economic status and health. (...)
Part II provides a brief overview of how the concept of deprivation has been translated into quantitative measures and analyses.
In Part III we explore the sex- and gender-based dimensions of each of the six indicators in the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) deprivation index, including how they relate to the underlying assumptions of deprivation. (...)
Part IV offers a description of our statistical analysis of the deprivation index, in which we replicated the INSPQ principal components analysis for women and men separately using Statistics Canada’s 2006 Census of Canada data for Vancouver, Winnipeg and Halifax Census Metropolitan Areas.

Source (Partners):

* British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
http://www.bccewh.bc.ca/

* Altantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
http://www.acewh.dal.ca

* Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
http://www.pwhce.ca/

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- Go to the Poverty Measures - Canadian Resources page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/poverty.htm

9. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, fourth quarter 2011
- March 9
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Labour Force Survey, February 2012 - March 9
--- Study : Victimization of older Canadians, 2009
- March 8
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Low Income in Canada - A Multi-line and Multi-index Perspective - March 7

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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March 9, 2012
Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, fourth quarter 2011:
Productivity of Canadian businesses increases once again

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120309/dq120309c-eng.htm
The labour productivity of Canadian businesses rose 0.7% in the fourth quarter, similar to the gain observed in the third quarter (+0.6%). The fourth-quarter increase in productivity occurred in a context where business output continued to grow, albeit at a slower pace than in the previous quarter, while hours worked declined for the first time in five quarters.

Additional tables and links to other releases from the national accounts can be found in the fourth quarter 2011 issue of Canadian Economic Accounts Quarterly Review, Vol. 10, no. 4:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/13-010-x/13-010-x2011004-eng.htm

Source:
Canadian Economic Accounts Quarterly Review - main product page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=13-010-X&lang=eng
This publication presents an overview of the economic developments reported in Canada's national accounts for the most recent quarter. The overview covers several broad areas: 1) gross domestic product (GDP) by income and by expenditure; 2) GDP by industry; 3) balance of international payments accounts; 4) labour productivity and other related variables; 5) international investment position; and, 6) national balance
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

March 9, 2012
Labour Force Survey, February 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120309/dq120309a-eng.htm
Employment was unchanged in February. A decline in the number of people searching for work pushed the unemployment rate down 0.2 percentage points to 7.4%. Compared with 12 months earlier, employment was up by 121,000 (+0.7%), with the bulk of the increase occurring in the first half of the period.
- includes links to three tables:
* Labour force characteristics by age and sex
* Employment by class of worker and industry (based on NAICS)
* Labour force characteristics by province

Related report:

Labour Force Information
February 12 to 18, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/71-001-x/71-001-x2012002-eng.htm
Highlights
Analysis — February 2012
Tables
Charts
Data quality, concepts and methodology
User information
Related products
PDF version

Source:
Labour Force Information - product main page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=71-001-X&lang=eng
This publication provides the most current monthly labour market statistics. Each month, this publication contains a brief commentary highlighting recent developments in the Canadian labour market. It also includes a series of charts and tables on a variety of labour force characteristics, such as employment and unemployment for Canada, the provinces, metropolitan areas and economic regions.
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* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

See also:

Tables by subject: Labour
http://www40.statcan.gc.ca/l01/ind01/l2_2621-eng.htm
* Labour
* Commuting to work
* Employment and unemployment
* Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
* Hours of work and work arrangements
* Industries
* Non-wage benefits
* Occupations
* Unionization and industrial relations
* Wages, salaries and other earnings

Related subjects:

* Labour
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=2621&lang=eng&more=0

* Employment and unemployment
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action?pid=2621&id=1803&lang=eng&more=0

March 8, 2012
Study: Victimization of older Canadians, 2009
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120308/dq120308b-eng.htm
In 2009, more than 154,000 or 2% of people aged 55 or older living in the 10 provinces reported that they had been the victim of a violent crime in the previous 12 months. Older Canadians reported experiencing close to 241,000 incidents of violence in 2009, representing a rate of 28 per 1,000 population. This rate remained essentially unchanged from 2004, when data were last collected.

Related article from Juristat:

Victimization of older Canadians, 2009
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-002-x/2012001/article/11627-eng.htm
By Shannon Brennan
* Self-reported violent victimization of older Canadians
* Self-reported household victimization of older households
* Reporting victimizations to the police
* Impacts of victimization
* Perceptions of personal safety and community cohesion
* Summary
* Methodology for the General Social Survey on Victimization
* Detailed data tables

Source:
Juristat - main product page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=85-002-X&lang=eng
This publication provides in-depth analysis and detailed statistics on a variety of justice-related topics and issues. Topics include crime, victimization, homicide, civil, family and criminal courts, and correctional services. It is intended for those with an interest in Canada's justice system as well as those who plan, establish, administer and evaluate justice programs and projects.
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* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest
issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.
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NOTE : Prior to October 2008, each issue of Juristat covers a specific topic. Starting in October 2008, each issue of Juristat includes several articles on different topics and is available in HTML format as well as in PDF format.

Quick links:

* Recently released analytical studies on crime and justice
http://goo.gl/L49PN

* Statistics by subject: Crime and justice
http://goo.gl/DBqNW

* Tables by subject: Crime and justice
http://goo.gl/shGwZ

March 7, 2012
Low Income in Canada - A Multi-line and Multi-index Perspective
By Brian Murphy, Xuelin Zhang and Claude Dionne
March 2012

HTML version (links are in the left margin)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75f0002m/75f0002m2012001-eng.htm

PDF version (1.7MB, 111 pages)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75f0002m/75f0002m2012001-eng.pdf

Table of contents:
* Main page
* Summary
* Introduction
* Low-income trends in Canada
* Low income across groups of people
* Low income across provinces and cities
* The dynamics of low income in Canada
* Appendix
* References and bibliography
* Tables and figures
* More information

This study examines low income in Canada over a 34-year period from 1976 to 2009 with a multi-line, multi-index approach using data from the Survey of Consumer Finance (1976 to 1995) and Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (1996 to 2009). Three different low income lines are used: the Low Income Cut-offs (LICOs); the Low Income Measure (LIM) and the Market Basket Measure (MBM). In addition, three indexes are used to measure the incidence, depth and severity of low income in the study.

We first examine the evolution of low-income at the national level. This is followed by an investigation of the low income experiences of children, seniors, lone-parents, unattached non-elderly individuals, recent immigrants, off-reserve aboriginals and persons with activity limitations. Next, we compare low incomes across the ten provinces as well as seven Census Metropolitan Areas (CMA). Finally, we study low income mobility in Canada during the 1993-to-2009 period.

Source:
Statistics Canada

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/start-debut-eng.html

Related link:

"On poverty and low income" - by Ivan Fellegi (1997)
The Chief Statistician of Canada explains why his agency's low income cut-offs should not be used as the "official" poverty line for Canada.

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The Daily Archives
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/cgi-bin/DAILY/daily.cgi?s=last
- select a month and year from the drop-down menus and click on a date for that day's Daily

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

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- Go to the Poverty Measures - Canadian Resources page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/poverty.htm

10. 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

March 9, 2012

What's new online this week:

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

Manitoba equality report card 2012
http://goo.gl/Yl8co
9 Mar 2012 | Manitoba
Child care gets a failing grade in UNPAC's 2012 report card on women's equality in Manitoba.

Early childhood education and child care – STILL central to women’s equality
http://goo.gl/XDwcY
8 Mar 2012 | Canada
To mark International Women's Day 2012, CRRU has updated our Issue File on ECEC and Canadian women. This Issue File collects selected readings that describe and document the importance of accessible ECEC to women's economic equality and to their opportunities to fully engage in society.

Work it! A game about work, life and balance
http://goo.gl/ouVyI
8 Mar 2012 | Canada
Web-based video game from the Canadian Labour Congress highlights the challenges women face in balancing work and family life and links back to web-based resources about the real-life challenges facing working women in Canada.

La lutte continue/the stuggle continues: Child care and International Women's Day through the years
http://goo.gl/UApqV
8 Mar 2012 | Canada
This week's Know Thy History: Looking Back on Child Care looks at the history of International Women's Day and the continuing struggle for child care.

NEW WEBSITE:
Child Care Matters To Me
http://goo.gl/VBx0y
6 Mar 2012 | Ontario
Website provides a platform to stand up for high quality, licensed child care in Ontario. Quick links to email MPPs, sign a petition and share with others.

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.

Province gets passing grades. Highs, lows for women's issues: report card
http://goo.gl/oJ6Dn
9 Mar 2012 | Manitoba

International Women’s Day: We need a women’s rights reawakening
7 Mar 2012 | Canada
http://goo.gl/UftvZ

Canada among the countries where women are left behind:
Lack of national policy on child care seen as a barrier to entering business ventures

http://goo.gl/bQ2K6
6 Mar 2012 | Canada

Ontario budget: Hundreds of daycares will close without new money in the spring budget
6 Mar 2012 | Ontario
http://goo.gl/LNFGX

Media advisory: Child care advocates launch campaign to keep hundreds of child care centres open
5 Mar 2012 | Ontario
http://goo.gl/3rnqy

MORE child care in the news
http://childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news

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NOTE: For links to earlier (weekly) issues of this weekly alert going back to June 2009,
check out the CRRU Links Archive on this site:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/crru_links_archive.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

11. 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:

March 9:
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2012/03/09/ - content not yet posted as at 2:30pm Ottawa time March 9.

March 8
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2012/03/08/
Homelessness Rate - England
Health Insurance Coverage - Minnesota

March 7:
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2012/03/07/
Poverty and Achievement Gaps
Homelessness Programs - Texas, Washington DC
State Minimum Wages

March 6:
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2012/03/06/
Poor Children and Dental Disease
Extreme Poverty Worldwide
SNAP Eligibility - Missouri
Poverty and School Funding - New Jersey

March 5:
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2012/03/06/
Education Funding - Florida
Unused Prescription Drugs and the Uninsured
Welfare Work Requirements and Education - Nebraska

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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/
2. Click on a date in the calendar (top right-hand corner of the page) to see the links for that date.
Change the month by clicking the link at the bottom of the calendar.
OR
3. Click on a category or a tag (right-hand margin) to access all relevant links.
[ e.g., 588 links under the category "Poverty" - http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/categories/poverty/ ]
OR
4. Scroll down the home page to the Archives section, where you can view the full content of the dispatches by month back to July 2006 (although *some* media links tend to go 404 after awhile)...
NOTE: I highly recommend this excellent U.S. media resource!
The only shortcoming I encountered was the lack of a table of contents for each daily dispatch, which forces visitors to click each date in the calendar to see the contents of the daily dispatch for that day. So I've created my own archive (the link below), starting in mid-December of 2011, that is a table of contents of each dispatch as per the latest dispatches above, that lets you scan contents without opening each damn dispatch:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/povdispatch_archive.htm

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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

12. Off the Charts Blog (the economy - state and local education employment - income inequality - the top 1% - extreme poverty - SNAP) - March 9
(Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)

March 9, 2012
From the Off the Charts Blog

(Center on Budget and Policy Priorities):

This week on Off the Charts, we focused on the economy, income inequality, and our special series on extreme poverty.

On the economy:
http://www.offthechartsblog.org/todays-jobs-report-in-pictures-10/
Chad Stone examined the February jobs report, noting that despite another solid month of job growth, the recovery still has a long way to go to restore a strong labor market.

On state and local education employment:
http://www.offthechartsblog.org/education-job-losses-finally-ending/
Nick Johnson pointed out that the jobs report showed an uptick in state and local education employment after several years of large job losses.

On income inequality:
http://www.offthechartsblog.org/even-in-a-down-year-top-1-percent-had-more-total-income-than-bottom-50-percent/
Chuck Marr showed that even in 2009, a “down” year for high earners, the top 1 percent of households had more total Adjusted Gross Income than the bottom 50 percent.

On the share of the nation’s income going to the top 1 percent:
http://www.offthechartsblog.org/incomes-bouncing-back-at-the-top/
Chad Stone noted that the share of the nation’s income going to the top 1 percent rebounded in 2010, and he contrasted those gains with the increase in the number of people in severe poverty in recent years [ http://www.offthechartsblog.org/things-looking-up-at-the-top-down-at-the-bottom/ ].

More on the 1 percent:
http://www.offthechartsblog.org/income-growth-at-the-top-mostly-occurring-at-the-tippy-top/
Hannah Shaw noted that the income gains for the top 1 percent in 2010 occurred mostly at the very top of that group.

On extreme poverty:
http://www.offthechartsblog.org/under-2-dollars-a-day-in-america-part-1/
We wrote a three-part series on extreme poverty, and Arloc Sherman highlighted a new study showing that the number of families living on less than $2 per person a day more than doubled in the last 15 years.

On SNAP (food stamps):
http://www.offthechartsblog.org/under-2-dollars-a-day-in-america-part-2/
Stacy Dean showed that SNAP (food stamps) is a powerful antidote to extreme poverty, and Barbara Sard explained that proposals to raise rents on the poorest recipients of federal housing assistance would add to the hardships of families in extreme poverty [ http://www.offthechartsblog.org/under-2-a-day-in-america-part-3/ ].

In other news this week, we released Chad Stone’s statement on the February jobs report:
http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=3698

... and a report on the increase in income concentration at the top in 2010:
http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=3697

Source:
Off the Charts Blog

http://www.offthechartsblog.org/
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
http://www.cbpp.org/
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is one of the nation’s premier policy organizations working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals.

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

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

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

13. 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)
Latest issues:

9 March 2012 - CRINMAIL 1266: Special edition on the 19th session of the Human Rights Council
http://www.crin.org/email/crinmail_detail_popup.asp?crinmailID=4135
Children and the administration of justice:
This Thursday was the biggest day of the year on children’s rights at the Human Rights Council in Geneva, as the UN body celebrated its 2012 annual full-day meeting on the rights of the child under the theme of ‘children and the administration of justice’ during its 19th session:
http://www.crin.org/resources/infoDetail.asp?ID=26775

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29 February 2012 - CRINMAIL Issue 1265
http://www.crin.org/email/crinmail_detail_popup.asp?crinmailID=4116

In In this issue:
Latest news and reports
- Twenty States sign new Optional Protocol!
- Acknowledging media misrepresentations
- Call to pack in the 'therapy'
- Pre-Eurovision evictions
- Syrian city to be 'cleaned'
- Tour operators profit from 'human safaris'
- Same-sex relations up for debate
- CRIN's media toolkit in 5 languages!
Children's Rights Wiki: Spotlight on Azerbaijan
Upcoming events
Employment
Also includes:
* World news * Reports * Events * Issues * Law
* Advocacy * Challenging breaches * Take action * Campaigns * Toolkits

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CRINMAIL Archive (earlier issues):

Option 1:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/CRINMAIL_archive.htm
- includes a table of contents for each issue, as above, back to 2009-2010:

Option 2:
http://goo.gl/C0JNx
- does *not* include the table of contents for each issue (so you must click on each link to see its contents), but it goes back much further (pre-2006). Follow this link to see hundreds of 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 and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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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


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Prince Philip Foot-in-Mouth Disease
Ninety gaffes in ninety years

* "Deaf? If you're near there, no wonder you are deaf." Said to a group of deaf children standing near a Caribbean steel drum band in 2000.

* "You managed not to get eaten then?" To a British student who had trekked in Papua New Guinea, during an official visit in 1998.

* "You can't have been here that long – you haven't got a pot belly." To a British tourist during a tour of Budapest in Hungary. 1993.

* "How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to pass the test?" Asked of a Scottish driving instructor in 1995.

* "We don't come here for our health. We can think of other ways of enjoying ourselves." During a trip to Canada in 1976.

* "British women can't cook." Winning the hearts of the Scottish Women's Institute in 1961.

* "It's a vast waste of space." Philip entertained guests in 2000 at the reception of a new £18m British Embassy in Berlin, which the Queen had just opened.

* "You ARE a woman, aren't you?" To a woman in Kenya in 1984, after accepting a gift.

* "The problem with London is the tourists. They cause the congestion. If we could just stop the tourism, we could stop the congestion." At the opening of City Hall in 2002.

* "Young people are the same as they always were. They are just as ignorant." At the 50th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme.

* "Your country is one of the most notorious centres of trading in endangered species." Accepting a conservation award in Thailand in 1991.

* "Aren't most of you descended from pirates?" In the Cayman Islands, 1994.

* "You bloody silly fool!" To an elderly car park attendant who made the mistake of not recognising him at Cambridge University in 1997.

* "Oh! You are the people ruining the rivers and the environment." To three young employees of a Scottish fish farm at Holyrood Palace in 1999.

* "The French don't know how to cook breakfast." After a breakfast of bacon, eggs, smoked salmon, kedgeree, croissants and pain au chocolat – from Gallic chef Regis Crépy – in 2002.

* "Oh no, I might catch some ghastly disease." On a visit to Australia in 1992, when asked if he wanted to stroke a koala bear.

* "It doesn't look like much work goes on at this University." Overheard at Bristol University's engineering facility. It had been closed so that he and the Queen could officially open it in 2005.

* "Do you still throw spears at each other?" Prince Philip shocks Aboriginal leader William Brin at the Aboriginal Cultural Park in Queensland, 2002.

* "Where's the Southern Comfort?" On being presented with a hamper of southern goods by the American ambassador in London in 1999.

* "Were you here in the bad old days? ... That's why you can't read and write then!" To parents during a visit to Fir Vale Comprehensive School in Sheffield, which had suffered poor academic reputation.

* "Ah you're the one who wrote the letter. So you can write then? Ha, ha! Well done." Meeting 14-year old George Barlow, whose invited to the Queen to visit Romford, Essex, in 2003.

* "So who's on drugs here?... HE looks as if he's on drugs." To a 14-year-old member of a Bangladeshi youth club in 2002.

* "You could do with losing a little bit of weight." To hopeful astronaut, 13-year-old Andrew Adams.

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Click the source link below for all 90 quotes from
the racist, misogynistic, cruel, inconsiderate, rude old fart.

Source:
The Independent (U.K.)
http://goo.gl/e6V7J

 

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And, in closing...

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Point of view : it does make a difference...

Related link:

Actual News Headlines Vs. Fox News Headlines
Fox News cited each of these “actual news headlines” as their “source.” Fair and balanced. Yup.
http://goo.gl/u3J03

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Spinning dancer optical illusion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBnccVZ9neI

Spinning dancer illusion "solution"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-yhtXAzYwc

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Public Service Announcement:

The Risk inside your credit card (video, duration 6:09)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLAFhTjsQHw
Do you use one of those handy-dandy credit cards that you simply wave in front of a scanner to pay for purchases, like at the gas pumps?
A simple RFID reader (apparently readily available for under $100 via Kijiji) can steal your card info - including account number, expiration date and other information - without even touching the card, right through a purse or jacket pocket..
Welcome to Electronic Pickpocketing.
You can find RFID protection wallets and sleeves at http://www.idstronghold.com

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