Canadian Social Research Newsletter
October 12, 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 2,729 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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Don't forget that the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is October 17!
http://www.un.org/en/events/povertyday/



IN THIS ISSUE OF THE
CANADIAN SOCIAL RESEARCH NEWSLETTER:

Canadian content

1. [Federal Government] Notice of Ways and Means Motion to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and other measures - October 10
2. Response on the financing of Employment Insurance and recent measures (Parliamentary Budget Officer) - October 9
3. Making Sense of Poverty Measures (Katherine Scott, Citizens for Public Justice) - October 9
4. Vital Signs Reports paint a stark picture of youth unemployment across Canada (rabble.ca) - October 8
5. BIEN NewsFlash - October 2014 (BIEN = Basic Income Earth Network)
6. Federally Registered Pooled Registered Pension Plans Now Available (Finance Canada) - October 7
7. Living Wage momentum growing (PovNet et al.) - October 7
8. Québec Handy Numbers, 2014 Edition (Institut de la statistique du Québec) - April 7, 2014
9. [Long form Census] Eye-opening research stopped in its tracks (Carol Goar in the Toronto Star) - October 7
10. Taking the measure of Fat City: Ottawa affluent and troubled, report finds (Elizabeth Payne, Ottawa Citizen)
11. Canada Remains on Track to Balance Budget in 2015 (Finance Canada) - October 6
12. Pharmacare national prescription drug program gains support (CBC News) - October 5
13. The Future of Inequality (Andrew Jackson in The Broadbent Blog) - October 4
14. Ottawa should think hard before squandering money on income splitting (Caledon Institute of Social Policy) - October 3
15. First World Hunger Revisited :
Food Charity or the Right to Food? (Edited by Graham Riches, Tiina Silvasti) - September 2014
16. Who Earns What?
(Macleans) - September 2014
17.
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, September 2014
- October 10
--- Study: Cross-border shopping, 2006 to 2012 - October 8

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

International content

19. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
20. Childhood Food Insecurity in the U.S.: Trends, Causes, and Policy Options (The Future of Children) - Fall 2014
21. Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

Have a great week!

Gilles
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Pause for reflection...

1. [Federal Government] Notice of Ways and Means Motion to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and other measures - October 10

From
Finance Canada:
[ http://www.fin.gc.ca/ ]

Notice of Ways and Means Motion to implement certain provisions
of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and other measures (PDF - 1.8MB, 281 pages)
http://www.fin.gc.ca/drleg-apl/2014/bia-leb-1014.pdf
October 10, 2014

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Prime Minister announces intention to double the Children's Fitness Tax Credit
http://www.fin.gc.ca/n14/14-136-eng.asp
Whitby, Ontario
October 9, 2014
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced our Government’s intention to double the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit (CFTC) and make it refundable. The maximum amount of expenses that may be claimed under the credit will be doubled from its current limit to $1,000 for the 2014 tax year and subsequent tax years, and the credit will be made refundable effective for the 2015 and subsequent tax years.
(...)
Our Government tabled a Ways and Means Motion in the House of Commons today which provides additional information on the proposed enhancements.

[ See the first link at the top of this section.]

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

Tories’ self-serving copyright amendment trivializes important issue: Editorial
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2014/10/10/tories_selfserving_copyright_amendment_trivializes_important_issue_editorial.html
October 10, 2014
We need to have a discussion about Canadian copyright law in the digital age.
Too bad the government is approaching the issue in bad faith.

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- Go to the Federal Finance Department Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/fedbkmrk3.htm

2. Response on the financing of Employment Insurance and recent measures - October 9
(Parliamentary Budget Officer)

From the
Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO):

Response on the financing of Employment
Insurance and recent measures
(PDF - 304K, 10 pages)
http://www.pbo-dpb.gc.ca/files/files/EI_response_EN.pdf
October 9, 2014
A number of concerns surrounding the Employment Insurance program have been communicated to PBO by Members of Parliament.  

This report answers the following questions on EI administration:  
Question 1:  How far above forecast break-even rates are legislated EI premium rates in 2015 and 2016?
Question 2:  How much extra revenue does this contribute to the budget outlook?
Question 3:  What is the job impact of the Small Business Job Credit and the EI premium rate freeze?  
Question 4:  Why has access to employment insurance fallen?
Question 5:  By how much could access or benefits be increased at current EI premium rates while keeping the account in balance?
Question 6:  What was the cost of the Canadian Employment Insurance Financing Board?

Related links from the PBO:

Fiscal Sustainability Report 2014
http://www.pbo-dpb.gc.ca/files/files/FSR_2014.pdf
September 30, 2014
This report provides an assessment of the long-term sustainability of government finances for three government sub-sectors: the federal government; subnational governments consisting of provinces, territories, local, and aboriginal governments; and the Canada and Quebec Pension Plans.

Expenditure Monitor: 2014-15 Q1 (PDF - 340K, 10 pages)
http://www.pbo-dpb.gc.ca/files/files/Expenditure_Monitor_2014_15Q1_EN.pdf
September 25, 2014
This note presents detailed analysis of Government spending for the first three months of the fiscal year, highlighting the success of ongoing spending restraint and implementation of the fiscal and economic plan presented in Budget 2014.

Source:
Parliamentary Budget Officer

http://www.pbo-dpb.gc.ca/
The mandate of the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) is to provide independent analysis to Parliament on the state of the nation’s finances, the government’s estimates and trends in the Canadian economy; and upon request from a committee or parliamentarian, to estimate the financial cost of any proposal for matters over which Parliament has jurisdiction.

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Other related links

From
CBC News :
http://www.cbc.ca/news/

Northerners stand to lose $7M with new EI changes
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/northerners-stand-to-lose-7m-with-new-ei-changes-1.2795805
Changes that divide each territory into 2 labour market zones take effect Sunday
October 10, 2014
Northern residents may lose more than $7 million in employment insurance benefits with changes to EI rules coming into effect this weekend. The changes take effect Sunday and affect Yukon, N.W.T., Nunavut and Prince Edward Island.

Pricey EI rate cut will yield only 800 jobs: PBO report
Canadian Federation of Independent Business says it lobbied for EI measures after government "gutted" temporary foreign workers program.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/pricey-ei-rate-cut-will-yield-only-800-jobs-pbo-report-1.2793591
By Louise Elliott
October 9, 2014
It was touted as a job-creator in a tough job market, but new evidence suggests the Conservative plan to cut Employment Insurance premiums for small business won't achieve its stated goal of making it easier for employers to hire new workers. And the head of a key lobby group acknowledges the decision by the government may be linked to other political considerations. In a new report, the parliamentary budget officer, Jean-Denis Fréchette, says the small business job credit announced last month by Finance Minister Joe Oliver would generate only 800 new jobs over two years — 200 new full-time equivalent jobs in 2015 and 600 new jobs in 2016.

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

Canadians overpaying EI to pad surplus, budget watchdog says
Latest EI cuts for small business will create few jobs, parliamentary budget officer says.
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/10/09/canadians_overpaying_ei_to_pad_federal_surplus_budget_watchdog_says.html
The federal government’s handling of employment insurance will reduce job creation by 9,000 jobs over the next two years and force Canadians to pay $4.5 billion more in EI premiums than needed, the parliamentary budget officer says.

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From the
Chronicle-Herald (Halifax):

http://thechronicleherald.ca/canada/

Tories using Employment Insurance to pad books by $5 billion, report says
http://thechronicleherald.ca/canada/1242520-tories-using-ei-to-pad-books-by-5-billion-report-says
By Paul Mcleod
October 9, 2014
OTTAWA — Artificially high employment insurance premiums will cost thousands of jobs while temporarily padding Ottawa’s books by billions of dollars, according to a new report by Canada’s financial watchdog. The Conservative government already knew it was facing an EI fund surplus and will lower premiums for some employers through the small business job credit. Parliamentary budget officer Jean-Denis Frechette found the credit will create only 200 jobs next year and 600 in 2016. But keeping premiums artificially high will cost 2,000 jobs next year and 8,000 jobs in 2016, Frechette found.

Northerners stand to lose $7M with new EI changes
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/northerners-stand-to-lose-7m-with-new-ei-changes-1.2795805
Changes that divide each territory into 2 labour market zones take effect Sunday
October 10, 2014
Northern residents may lose more than $7 million in employment insurance benefits with changes to EI rules coming into effect this weekend. The changes take effect Sunday and affect Yukon, N.W.T., Nunavut and Prince Edward Island.

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- Go to the Employment Insurance Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ei.htm

3. Making Sense of Poverty Measures - October 9
(Katherine Scott, Citizens for Public Justice)

Making Sense of Poverty Measures
http://cpj.ca/content/making-sense-poverty-measures
By Katherine Scott
October 9, 2014
Every Fall, many in the anti-poverty movement in Canada report on poverty trends. First with CPJ’s annual poverty report [see http://cpj.ca/research-reports ] on October 17th, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, and again when Campaign 2000 releases its National Report Card [ see http://www.campaign2000.ca/reportcards.html ] on November 24th , the anniversary of the all-party resolution to eliminate poverty among Canadian children by the year 2000, passed unanimously by the House of Commons in 1989. And every Fall, there is a debate about the best poverty measure to use.

Canada has no official poverty measure. Instead, Statistics Canada produces three main measures of low income: the Low Income Cut-Off (LICO), the Low Income Measure (LIM), and the Market Basket Measure (MBM). And so the discussion grinds on as to the best measure for credible and consistent reporting on poverty. Each measure has its advantages and its limitations. But much public confusion and debate have resulted as individuals and groups have used the different measures in their work...

Source:
Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ)
http://cpj.ca/
CPJ is a national organization of members inspired by faith to act for justice in Canadian public policy.

Related link from StatCan:

Low Income in Canada - A Multi-line and Multi-index Perspective (PDF - 784K, 112 pages)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75f0002m/75f0002m2012001-eng.htm
By Brian Murphy, Xuelin Zhang and Claude Dionne
March 2012
International practice has shown that using a number of different low-income thresholds can facilitate a more complete picture of the low-income population and this report examines three such lines: Statistics Canada's after-tax low income measure (LIM) and after-tax low income cut-off (LICO), and the Market Basket Measure (MBM) of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC). [October 2014 update : this Department is know known as Employment and Social Development Canada]. None of these lines is considered definitive and all have their strengths and limitations. Together they allow a more complete examination of the low income population in Canada.

This report uses these three thresholds applied to the Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) and the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID) to present and examine broad trends in the low-income population over a 34 year period from 1976 to 2009, with particular attention given to the changes between 2007 and 2009. The report examines the incidence (rate), gap ratio (depth), severity and persistence of low income for Canada as a whole and across different provinces, cities, family types, as well as for specific groups with a high risk of persistent low income.

Source:
Statistics Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/

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

4. Vital Signs Reports paint a stark picture of youth unemployment across Canada - October 8
(rabble.ca)

Vital Signs Reports paint a stark picture of youth unemployment across Canada
http://rabble.ca/news/2014/10/vital-signs-reports-paint-stark-picture-youth-unemployment-across-canada
October 8, 2014
By Ella Bedard
Stability is not in the cards for Canadian workers, with young workers particularly affected, according to this year's Vital Signs Reports from the Community Foundations of Canada. The first Vital Signs was produced by the Toronto Community Foundation in 2001. It assembled local research and national data to paint a broad strokes picture of community health. Since its inception the Vitals project has expanded to include a total of 49 Canadian communities big and small, who have produced reports or are acting on findings from previous reports.

Source:
rabble.ca

http://rabble.ca

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From
VitalSigns:

27 communities across Canada launch quality-of-life reports on October 7
http://www.vitalsignscanada.ca/en/blog-387-27-communities-across-canada-launch-quality
(Ottawa, ON) Sept. 30, 2014 – Community foundations in 27 communities across Canada are releasing their Vital Signs 2014 reports on Tuesday, October 7. Vital Signs is an annual community check-up conducted by community foundations across Canada that provides a comprehensive look at how our communities are faring in key quality-of-life areas.

Local Reports:
http://www.vitalsignscanada.ca/en/localreports
Here, you'll find links to all of the local reports released on October 7, 2014.
A total of 49 community foundations are involved in the Vital Signs program – either producing a report or acting on the findings of previous reports.
The communities releasing Vital Signs reports in 2014 are:

* British Columbia: Abbotsford, Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve Region, Golden, Nanaimo, Phoenix (Grand Forks), Shuswap, Squamish, Sunshine Coast, Surrey, Victoria
* Alberta: Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta, Southeastern Alberta
* Saskatchewan: Regina
* Manitoba: Winnipeg
* Ontario: Huronia (Simcoe County), Kingston, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Peterborough, Sudbury, Toronto, Windsor
* Atlantic provinces: Fredericton, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia

Vital Signs
http://www.vitalsignscanada.ca/en/home
Vital Signs is a community check-up conducted by community foundations across Canada. Each Vital Signs report measures the vitality of its community in key areas, providing the community with critical information that can help set priorities and identify opportunities for action

Community Foundations of Canada
http://www.cfc-fcc.ca/

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- Go to the Municipal Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/municipal.htm

5. BIEN NewsFlash - October 2014
(BIEN = Basic Income Earth Network)

BASIC INCOME EARTH NETWORK (BIEN)
http://www.basicincome.org
NewsFlash Volume 27, no. 77, October 2014
This is the newsletter of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), which was founded in 1986 as the Basic Income European Network and expanded to become an Earth-wide Network in 2004. It serves as a link between individuals and groups committed to or interested in basic income. It fosters informed discussion on this topic throughout the world.

NewsFlash Home Page
http://www.basicincome.org/bien/news.html
NOTE : Select the NewsFlash issue you wish to access (Volume 27, no. 77 - October 2014) and then choose which version (PDF or HTML) you wish to read; also includes links to earlier issues of NewsFlash back to the early 1980s.

Table of Contents for
NewsFlash Volume 27, no. 77, October 2014:

1. Editorial
2. Events
* New York, NY: Call for Proposals released for The 14th Annual NABIG Congress, Feb. 26 –Mar. 1, 2015: Deadline for submission: November 10, 2014
* INTERNATIONAL: Basic Income Week Observed in Several Countries
* CYBERSPACE: BIEN organizes Basic Income AMA Series: The 7th Annual International Basic Income Week, September 15-21, 2014
* LONDON, UK: Citizen’s Income: A solid foundation for tomorrow’s society, 6th June 2014
3. News
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BRAZIL: Eduardo Suplicy, long-term advocate of Unconditional Basic Income, defeated in his bid for reelection to the Brazilian Senate
* CANADA: A Guaranteed Income is the Way of the Future, Says Minister Blais
* EUROPEAN UNION: Basic Income Supporter Elected President of European Commission
4. BI Literature
5. Audio-video
6. About the Basic Income Earth Network and its NewsFlash

For up-to-date information about basic income, see:
http://binews.org/

Subscribe to NewsFlash
http://www.basicincome.org/bien/subscribe.php

Related links:

The BIG Push : A Basic Income Canada Network (BICN) Campaign
http://www.thebigpush.net/
The BIG Push is a historic national campaign for basic income in Canada.

Our goals for The BIG Push campaign are to:
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Raise public awareness of basic income – what it is and why it is needed
* Build public and policy support for an expanded system of basic income in Canada
* Secure public commitments to expand the system of basic income in Canada.

More about basic income : http://www.thebigpush.net/learn-more.html
Our campaign goals : http://www.thebigpush.net/goals.html
Our current work : http://www.thebigpush.net/current-work.html
Our executive team : http://www.thebigpush.net/campaign-executive-team.html
Want to get involved? http://www.thebigpush.net/get-involved.html
Donate to support our work : http://www.thebigpush.net/donate.html
Sign up for e-News : http://www.thebigpush.net/contact.html

On Twitter: @Push_for_BIG

The Big Push Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/BIGPushCampaign

Basic Income Canada Network
http://biencanada.ca/

Bien Canada is the Canadian affiliate of Basic Income Earth Network:
http://www.basicincome.org/

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

6. Federally Registered Pooled Registered Pension Plans Now Available - October 7
(
Finance Canada)

Federally Registered Pooled Registered Pension Plans Now Available:
New federal retirement savings option available to businesses and individuals working in federally regulated industries as well as residents of the territories
http://www.fin.gc.ca/n14/14-133-eng.asp
October 7, 2014
Minister of State (Finance) Kevin Sorenson today announced that the five insurance companies that have federal Pooled Registered Pension Plan (PRPP) licences (Sun Life, Great West Life, Manulife, Standard Life and Industrial-Alliance) have been registered with the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions and the Canada Revenue Agency. This was the final step necessary for the plan administrators to make federal PRPPs available to Canadians.

Source:
Department of Finance
http://www.fin.gc.ca/

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Comment by Gilles:
Gee, I guess the folks at Finance Canada
haven't read this C.D. Howe report from August 2012:

Pooled Registered Pension Plans: Pension Savior — or a New Tax on the Poor? (PDF - 1MB, 24 pages)
http://www.cdhowe.org/pdf/Commentary_359.pdf
August 23, 2012
By James Pierlot and Alexandre Laurin
Ottawa needs to rethink the tax rules for Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPPs) to realize their potential. As it is, many low- to middle-income Canadians should avoid this new retirement saving vehicle.

Source:
C.D. Howe Institute
http://www.cdhowe.org

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And perhaps they haven't read the following Financial Post article:

Tax rules make pooled pensions a bad choice for many Canadians: C.D. Howe
http://business.financialpost.com/2012/08/23/tax-rules-make-pooled-pensions-a-bad-choice-for-most-canadians-c-d-howe/
By Barbara Shecter and Gordon Isfeld
August 23, 2012

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- Go to the Pooled Registered Pension Plans Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/prpp.htm

7. Living Wage momentum growing - October 7
(PovNet et al.)

From PovNet (BC):

Living Wage momentum growing
http://www.povnet.org/node/5595
October 7, 2014
Communities, workers, and places of work are all starting to see the benefits of paying a living wage. A living wage is not the same as the minimum wage, which is the legal minimum all employers must pay.

Source:
PovNet

http://www.povnet.org/
PovNet provides online tools that facilitate communication, community and access to information around poverty-related issues in British Columbia and Canada. We work to collect relevant news and resources of use to advocates, community workers, marginalized communities and the general public.

Related links:

Living Wage Canada [ http://livingwagecanada.ca/ ] says a living wage needs to reflect what earners in a family need to bring home based on the actual costs of living in a specific community.

Canadian Living Wage Framework (small PDF file - 5 pages)
http://livingwagecanada.ca/files/3913/8382/4524/Living_Wage_Full_Document_Nov.pdf

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The Living Wage for Families Campaign [ http://www.livingwageforfamilies.ca/ ] has been going strong in BC for several years, and its website contains an extensive collection of related resource material.

Living Wage for Families Campaign Blog
http://www.livingwageforfamilies.ca/blog/category/general/blog-category-01/

The Living Wage for Families Campaign is hosted by
First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition
http://www.firstcallbc.org/
First Call supports BC's children and youth through three strategies:
- Public Education
- Community Mobilization
- Public Policy Advocacy

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From rabble.ca:
http://rabble.ca

A living wage lifts workers and the economy
http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/policyfix/2014/10/living-wage-lifts-workers-and-economy
October 6, 2014
As of October 1, minimum-wage earners in Manitoba will earn $10.70 per hour -- just over $20,800 annually. This leaves a family of four, with both parents working, with an income that is more than $1,500 below the poverty line.

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From the Globe and Mail:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/

The quest for a 'living wage' gathers steam
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/top-business-stories/the-quest-for-a-living-wage-gathers-steam/article20910670/
October 3, 2014
(...) The living wage is calculated as the hourly rate at which a household can meet its basic needs, once government transfers have been added to the family's income and deductions have been subtracted.

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The Intersection Between Living Wage and Minimum Wage:
Podcast with Trish Hennessy and Adam Vasey
(Podcast, duration 53 minutes)
http://vibrantcanada.ca/content/intersection-between-living-wage-and-minimum-wage-0
The minimum wage is the hourly rate legislated for all workers, the bare minimum a worker can earn. And it often gets confused in public discussions around living wage, a wage that reflects what earners need to bring home based on the actual costs of living in a specific community. In this podcast, Trish Hennessy, of CCPA-Ontario, and Adam Vasey, of Pathway to Potential, discuss the intersection between the living wage and the minimum wage.

Trish Hennessy is the founding director of the new Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' (CCPA) Ontario office [ https://www.policyalternatives.ca/offices/ontario ].
Adam Vasey has been Director of Pathway to Potential [ http://pathwaytopotential.ca/ ] since 2009; he is responsible for the development of a collaborative, multi-sector strategy for the prevention and reduction of poverty in Windsor-Essex County

NOTE : On the same page as the podcast, you'll find links to the following additional resources:
* Living Wage Canada Canadian
* Living Wage Framework
* Tools and Resources for Employers
* Tools and Resources for Communities
* Developing and Launching a Living Wage Campaign

Source:
Vibrant Communities Canada
http://vibrantcanada.ca/

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

8. Québec Handy Numbers, 2014 Edition- April 7, 2014
(
Institut de la statistique du Québec)

QUÉBEC
NOTE : The English version follows the French version below.

Le Québec chiffres en main, Édition 2014 (PDF - 8,2Mo., 71 pages)
http://www.stat.gouv.qc.ca/quebec-chiffre-main/pdf/qcm2014_fr.pdf
Avril 2014
Le Québec chiffres en main, édition 2014 est produit par l'Institut de la statistique du Québec avec l'aide de plus de 50 spécialistes de l'actualité chiffrée. La brochure comporte des tableaux statistiques et des graphiques relatifs à la réalité québécoise : territoire, population, conditions de vie, économie et finances.

Source:
Le Québec chiffres en main
http://www.stat.gouv.qc.ca/quebec-chiffre-main/qcmfr.htm
NOTA : Cette page offre des liens vers les versions antérieures de cette brochure jusqu'à l'année 2003

Le Québec chiffres en main est une brochure annuelle de
l'Institut de la statistique du Québec
http://www.stat.gouv.qc.ca/

Du nouveau de l'Institut:

L’inégalité du revenu disponible des ménages est restée relativement stable à partir des années 2000
http://www.stat.gouv.qc.ca/salle-presse/communique/communique-presse-2014/octobre/oct1407.html
Communiqué de presse
Le 7 octobre 2014
Après une légère diminution de l’inégalité du revenu disponible des ménages entre les années 1976 et 1990, l’inégalité s’est accrue de façon significative au cours des années 1990, pour se stabiliser par la suite dans les années 2000. Quoique les tendances aient été les mêmes au Québec que dans le reste du Canada, on dénote que l’inégalité entre les ménages a été plus faible au Québec.
(...)
Ces résultats sont tirés d’un article publié aujourd’hui par l’Institut de la statistique du Québec dans le bulletin Données sociodémographiques en bref:
http://www.stat.gouv.qc.ca/statistiques/conditions-vie-societe/donnees-sociodemographiques.html

- Rendez-vous à la page de liens de recherche sociale au Québec:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/qcbkmrk.htm

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English version:

Québec Handy Numbers, 2014 Edition (PDF - 7.8 MB, 71 pages)
http://www.stat.gouv.qc.ca/quebec-chiffre-main/pdf/qcm2014_an.pdf
Québec Handy Numbers (2014 Edition) was published by the Institut de la statistique du Québec in collaboration with over 50 specialists in the field of Québec data. It features statistical tables and charts on several aspects of Québec society: territory, population, living conditions, the economy and finance.
Released April 17, 2014

Source:
Québec Handy Numbers
http://www.stat.gouv.qc.ca/quebec-chiffre-main/qcm_an.htm
- includes a drop-dowm menu with links to earlier editions of this booklet back to 2003

Québec Handy Numbers is an annual booklet of the
Institut de la statistique du Québec:
http://www.stat.gouv.qc.ca/default_an.html
(English home page)

Also from the Institut:

Disposable income inequality among households relatively stable since the 2000s
http://www.stat.gouv.qc.ca/salle-presse/communique/communique-presse-2014/octobre/oct1407_an.html
October 7, 2014 – After a slight decrease in inequality of household disposable income between 1976 and 1990, inequality increased significantly during the 1990s and stabilized in the 2000s. Although trends in Québec were similar to that of the rest of Canada, inequality between households was lower in Québec.
(...)
These results are drawn from an article released today by the Institut de la statistique du Québec, in the bulletin Données sociodémographiques en bref:
http://www.stat.gouv.qc.ca/statistiques/conditions-vie-societe/donnees-sociodemographiques_an.html

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- Go to the Québec Links (English) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/qce.htm

9. [Long form Census] Eye-opening research stopped in its tracks - October 7
(Carol Goar in the Toronto Star)

Eye-opening research stopped in its tracks: Goar
University of Toronto researcher David Hulchanski recounts how Ottawa destroyed his mapping device for urban poverty.

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2014/10/07/eyeopening_research_stopped_in_its_tracks_goar.html
By Carol Goar
October 7, 2014
It took David Hulchanski five years to create the most sophisticated tool to track urban poverty ever devised. The work was painstaking. The result was startling and worrisome. It took Tony Clement five minutes — if that — to destroy Hulchanski’s mapping device.

“My research has been turned into a historical project,” the pioneering urban planner said disconsolately.
This is one of the first documented cases of the damage done by the Conservative government’s 2010 decision to scrap Canada’s mandatory, full-length census.

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

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- Go to the Census 2011 questionnaire links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/2011_census_questionnaire.htm

- Go to the Social Statistics Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/stats.htm

10. Taking the measure of Fat City: Ottawa affluent and troubled, report finds - October 7
(
Elizabeth Payne, Ottawa Citizen)

Taking the measure of Fat City: Ottawa affluent and troubled, report finds
http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/taking-the-measure-of-fat-city-ottawa-affluent-and-troubled-report-finds
By Elizabeth Payne
October 7, 2014
Life in Fat City is not always easy, a new report on Ottawa’s community well-being suggests. The report (to be released Tuesday October 7 at 10:30 am), called Bridging the Gap [ http://goo.gl/r1A4ZF ], notes that Ottawa, with a large percentage of public sector workers, has the highest median income of any municipality in Canada and enjoys one of the lowest unemployment rates. But there is a dark side to the relative affluence. Low-income Ottawa residents spend more of their money on housing than people in other parts of the country, leaving less for necessities such as food and transportation. In addition, Ottawa has the lowest rate of “community belonging” in the province, suggesting a sense of isolation among many.

Source:
Ottawa Citizen

http://ottawacitizen.com/

Related links:

Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centres of Ottawa (CHRC)
http://www.coalitionottawa.ca/
CHRC) is a network of multi-service, community-based health and resource centres, which recognizes the importance of responding to the diversity of needs within local communities and pays particular attention to those members of the community who are most vulnerable and at risk.

Community Health and WellBeing
http://communityhealthandwellbeing.org/
Our Vision : The best possible health and wellbeing for everyone living in Ontario.

Community Health & Wellbeing is a project of the
Association of Ontario Health Centres (AOHC)
http://aohc.org/

Earlier report by the AOHC:

Measuring What Matters
How the Canadian Index of Wellbeing can improve quality of life in Ontario

http://issuu.com/aohc_acso/docs/2014-02-13_-_discussion-paper-final

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

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

11. Canada Remains on Track to Balance Budget in 2015 - October 6
(Finance Canada)

Canada Remains on Track to Balance Budget in 2015:
Minister of Finance reports smaller-than-expected deficit of $5.2 billion in 2013–14
http://www.fin.gc.ca/n14/14-131-eng.asp

October 6, 2014
News Release
Finance Minister Joe Oliver today released the Annual Financial Report of the Government of Canada for 2013–14 [ http://www.fin.gc.ca/afr-rfa/2014/index-eng.asp ] . The report shows a sharp downward trend in the Government’s annual deficit, reflecting Canada’s improving economic position. In 2013–14, the deficit fell to $5.2 billion, a $10.7-billion improvement from the projection in Economic Action Plan 2014. The 2013–14 deficit is down by more than 90 per cent from the $55.6-billion deficit recorded in 2009–10.

Related Products:

Annual Financial Report of the Government of Canada for 2013–14
http://www.fin.gc.ca/afr-rfa/2014/index-eng.asp ]

Fiscal Reference Tables—October 2014
http://www.fin.gc.ca/frt-trf/2014/frt-trf-14-eng.asp

Backgrounder: Highlights From the Annual Financial Report for 2013–14
http://www.fin.gc.ca/n14/data/14-131_1-eng.asp

Frequently Asked Questions About the Annual Financial Report
http://www.fin.gc.ca/afc/faq/afr-rfa-eng.asp

Economic Action Plan 2014
http://www.budget.gc.ca/2014/home-accueil-eng.html

Source:
Finance Canada
http://www.fin.gc.ca/

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- Go to the 2015 Canadian Government Budgets Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/budgets_2015.htm

- Go to the Federal Finance Department Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/fedbkmrk3.htm

12. Pharmacare national prescription drug program gains support - October 5
(CBC News)

Pharmacare national prescription drug program gains support
Politicians are starting to take up the cause for public system to cover current out of pocket costs
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/pharmacare-national-prescription-drug-program-gains-support-1.2788351
October 5, 2014
It's a buzzword in the medical community, although one that hasn't quite caught fire yet with Canadians at large: pharmacare, a national program that would see prescription drugs covered through a publicly funded system rather than out of pocket.

Many doctors are clamouring for it. Canadians dream of it when faced with sky-high drug costs as they fight cancer, diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses. Even private insurers aren't entirely opposed...

Source:
CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/news/

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

13. The Future of Inequality - October 4
(Andrew Jackson in The Broadbent Blog)

The Future of Inequality
https://www.broadbentinstitute.ca/en/blog/future-inequality
October 4, 2014
By Andrew Jackson
Best-selling author Thomas Piketty argues in his book, Capital in the Twenty First Century [ http://goo.gl/MnLGp5 ], that inequality is set to return to the extreme levels of the “Gilded Age” of the late nineteenth century when very large shares of income and wealth were concentrated in the hands of the super rich. And he is far from alone.

In a gloomy long-term prognostication, Policy Challenges for the Next Fifty Years [ http://goo.gl/QdgWP5 ], the OECD*, the major think-tank of the advanced economies, anticipates that the incomes of those at the top will continue to grow much more rapidly than those at the middle and bottom.

[ * OECD = Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ]

Source:
The Broadbent Blog

https://www.broadbentinstitute.ca/en/blog/

The Broadbent Institute
https://www.broadbentinstitute.ca/en/

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

14. Ottawa should think hard before squandering money on income splitting - October 3
(
Caledon Institute of Social Policy)

Ottawa should think hard before squandering money on income splitting
Income splitting would be a big tax win for the minority 15 per cent of households — most with high incomes.

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2014/10/03/ottawa_should_think_hard_before_squandering_money_on_income_splitting.html
By Sherri Torjman and Ken Battle
October 3, 2014
More low- and modest-income Canadians would be better off if Finance Minister Joe Oliver used tax cuts to enhance the child tax benefit rather than bringing in income splitting, according to Sherri Torjman and Ken Battle of the Caledon Institute of Social Policy.
(...)
Income splitting is out of step — and not just with trends in family structure. Its projected $2.6-billion cost is a lot of buck for relatively small impact. An enhanced Canada child tax benefit would be a far better use of such money.

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

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

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

15. First World Hunger Revisited : Food Charity or the Right to Food? September 2014
( Edited by Graham Riches, Tiina Silvasti)

First World Hunger Revisited:
Food Charity or the Right to Food? (280 pages)
http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/first-world-hunger-revisited-graham-riches/?K=9781137298720
Second Edition
Edited by Graham Riches, Tiina Silvasti
Click the link above, then scroll down the next page to see the table of contents of this book and the list of contributors.
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
http://www.palgrave.com/
Publication Date : September 2014

* Paperback edition : $32.00 + delivery
* Hardcover edition : $100 + delivery
This book will also be available online in Ebook (EPUB) and Ebook (PDF) editions

First World Hunger Revisited exposes the hidden functions and limits of food charity and corporately sponsored food banks as primary responses to widespread domestic hunger and income poverty in twelve rich 'food-secure' societies and emerging economies: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Estonia, Finland, Hong Kong, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, the UK and the USA. Who wins, who loses when governments violate their Right to Food obligations under international law to ensure the food security of their vulnerable populations? It challenges the effectiveness of food aid and argues for integrated income redistribution, agriculture, food, health and social policies informed by the Right to Food, whilst critiquing the lack of public policy and political will in achieving food security for all.

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Graham Riches is Emeritus Professor and former Director of the School of Social Work, University of British Columbia, Canada.
Tiina Silvasti is Professor of Social and Public Policy in the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

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

16. Who Earns What? - September 2014
(Macleans)

Who Earns What?
http://www.macleans.ca/tag/who-earns-what/
September 27, 2014

Selected content:

* Who earns what : Global CEO-to-worker pay ratios
* How many average workers’ salaries would it take to pay an average CEO salary?
* Who earns what, from cradle to grave
* Who earns what : Canada's highest-paid women
* Who earned more : Eugenie Bouchard or Milos Raonic?
* Who earns what : Canadian jobs from eh to zed
* Who earns what : a sample of coffeeshop starting wages
* more...

Did YOU know that in Vancouver, the title of "Asphalt Raker" is worth $53,508 per year?
(Presumably after several years of perfecting their asphalt-raking techniques...)

[ Disclaimer : To all asphalt rakers in Vancouver, I apologize. But really, eh.]

Source:
macleans.ca
http://www.macleans.ca/

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- Go to the Banks and Business Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/bookmrk3.htm

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

17. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
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Labour Force Survey, September 2014- October 10
--- Study: Cross-border shopping, 2006 to 2012 - October 8

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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October 10, 2014
Labour Force Survey, September 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141010/dq141010a-eng.htm
Employment increased by 74,000 in September, nearly all in full-time work. This pushed the unemployment rate down 0.2 percentage points to 6.8%, the lowest since December 2008.

October 8, 2014
Study: Cross-border shopping, 2006 to 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141008/dq141008a-eng.htm
Cross-border shopping by Canadians in the United States rose between 2006 and 2012, but even with those increases, purchases from the United States were between 1% and 2% of total Canadian retail sales.

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

18. 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

October 11, 2014
What's new online this week:

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

Update on ChildCare 2020: Canada’s fourth national child care policy conference
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/09/update-childcare-2020-canada%E2%80%99s-fourth-national-child-care-p
17 Sep 2014 | Canada

Democratic experimentation in early childhood education
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/10/democratic-experimentation-early-childhood-education
8 Oct 2014 | International
Book chapter by the University of Ghent's Michel Vandenbroeck and Jan Peeters critiques "the dominant discourse on the societal function of ECEC - the human capital paradigm." Note: Author Michel Vandenbroeck will be speaking at ChildCare 2020: Canada’s fourth national child care policy conference.

Students' educational and developmental outcomes at age 16: Effective pre-school, primary and secondary education (EPPSE 3-16) project
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/10/students-educational-and-developmental-outcomes-age-16-effe
8 Oct 2014 | Europe
Latest report from The Effective Pre-school, Primary and Secondary Education (EPPSE) project finds that the significant positive effects for pre-school experiences on child outcomes last up to and continue beyond the end of compulsory education.

Universal child care, maternal employment, and children's long-run outcomes: Evidence from the U.S. Lanham Act of 1940
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/10/universal-child-care-maternal-employment-and-childrens-long
8 Oct 2014 | United States
Discussion paper from The Institute for the Study of Labor [US] provides an analysis of the Lanham Act - the first, and only, federally-administered program in the United States to serve children regardless of family income.

City of Vancouver capital plan for 2015-2018
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/10/city-vancouver-capital-plan-2015-2018
8 Oct 2014 | British Columbia
Vancouver's four year capital plan, adopted unanimously by city council on October 1, includes "$30 million to establish 1,000 new child care spaces between 2015 and 2018."

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

Early childhood education and day care poised to be a federal election issue in 2015
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/10/early-childhood-education-and-day-care-poised-be-federal-election-is
8 Oct 2014 | Canada

Ottawa should think hard before squandering money on income splitting
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/10/ottawa-should-think-hard-squandering-money-income-splitting
8 Oct 2014 | Canada

Vancouver city council approves $30-million daycare initiative
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/10/vancouver-city-council-approves-30-million-daycare-initiative
8 Oct 2014 | British Columbia

Manitoba Government announces capital building fund to create additional high-quality, affordable child care for families
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/10/manitoba-government-announces-capital-building-fund-create-additiona
8 Oct 2014 | Manitoba

The 15-hour workweek: Canada’s part-time problem
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/10/15-hour-workweek-canada%E2%80%99s-part-time-problem
8 Oct 2014 | Canada

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

19. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
(Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Poverty Dispatch (U.S.)
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch
The Poverty Dispatch is a daily scan of U.S. web-based news items dealing with topics such as poverty, welfare reform, child welfare, education, health, hunger, Medicare and Medicaid, etc.. The Dispatch is distributed by the Institute for Research on Poverty, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. News articles from online newspapers are posted here in a number of general categories, and are tagged with more specific keywords relevant to each article.

Tags
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/tags/

Clicking on a word or expression in the list of tags will call up all relevant news items from past Dispatches under that tag.
Tags include:
* Academic achievement * Affordable Care Act (ACA) * Applicants * Budget cuts * California * Cash assistance * Census * Child poverty * Child welfare * Child well-being * Cities * Economic stimulus * Eligibility * Enrollment * Florida * Food insecurity * Foster care * Health care costs * Health insurance coverage * Homeless families * Income * Indiana * Jobless benefits * Job losses * Jobs * Kids Count * Low-wage work * Medicaid * Michigan * Minnesota * Neighborhoods * Ohio * Poverty measurement * Poverty rate * Privatization * Recession * Safety net * Schools * Shelters * SNAP/Food Stamps * States * Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) * Texas * Unemployment rate * Wisconsin

Latest issues of Poverty Dispatch:

October 10, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/10/10/
Health Insurance Coverage (3 articles)
Food Deserts – Wichita, KS

October 9, 2014
No Poverty Dispatch today.

October 8, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/10/08/
Medicaid Expansion – Mississippi
Consumer Debt Loads
Homelessness and Housing First – Utah (2 articles)
Access to Health Care – Wisconsin

October 7, 2014
No Poverty Dispatch today.

October 6, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/10/06/
Unemployment Rates (2 articles)

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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. 2. 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

20. Childhood Food Insecurity in the U.S.: Trends, Causes, and Policy Options - Fall 2014
(
The Future of Children)

Childhood Food Insecurity in the U.S. : Trends, Causes, and Policy Options (PDF - 3.1MB, 24 pages)
http://futureofchildren.org/futureofchildren/publications/docs/ResearchReport-Fall2014.pdf
By Craig Gundersen and James P. Ziliak
Fall 2014
In 2012, nearly 16 million U.S. children, or over one in five, lived in households that were food insecure, which the U.S. Department of Agriculture defines as “a household-level economic and social condition of limited access to food.”1 Even when we control for the effects of other factors correlated with poverty, these children are more likely than others to face a host of health problems, including but not limited to anemia, lower nutrient intake, cognitive problems, higher levels of aggression and anxiety, poorer general health, poorer oral health, and a higher risk of being hospitalized, having asthma, having some birth defects, or experiencing behavioral problems.

Source:
The Future of Children
http://futureofchildren.org/
The Future of Children promotes effective policies and programs for children by providing timely, objective information based on the best available research. Our Research Report series complements The Future of Children journal by focusing in depth on a contemporary issue of children’s wellbeing, presenting the latest research and explaining its implications for policy in a succinct and accessible format.

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

21. 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.

Link to the latest issue of CRINMAIL (children's rights newsletter):

8 October 2014 - CRINmail issue 1398
https://www.crin.org/en/home/what-we-do/crinmail/crinmail-1398
In this issue:
The year in children's rights 2013-14
Latest news and reports
- Argentina bans corporal punishment of children
- Doctors say mandatory detention is ‘abusive’
- Gender bias and torture fears in juvenile system
- Complaints over school dress codes
- UN news
Access to justice for children in Mongolia
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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http://www.crin.org/en/node/293
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* Armed Conflict CRINmail
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* Children in Court CRINmail
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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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The English Plural (*$^#@ !)

We'll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes,
but the plural of ox becomes oxen, not oxes;
one fowl is a goose, but two are called geese,
yet the plural of moose should never be meese;
you may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice,
yet the plural of house is houses, not hice.

If the plural of man is always called men,
Why shouldn't the plural of pan be called pen ?
If I speak of my foot and show you my feet,
and I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet ?
If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth,
why shouldn't the plural of booth be called beeth ?

Then one may be that, and three would be those,
yet hat in the plural would never be hose;
and the plural of cat is cats, not cose.
We speak of a brother and also of brethren,
but though we say mother, we never say methren.
Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him,
but imagine the feminine: she, shis and shim !

Let's face it - English is a crazy language.
There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger;
neither apple nor pine in pineapple.
English muffins weren't invented in England .

(...)

And in closing ...

If Father is Pop ...
How come Mother's not Mop ?

Source:
The English Plural According to Grorge Carlin

http://oldguysrule77.blogspot.ca/2012/04/english-pluralaccording-to-george.html
[Click the link to read the entire monologue.]

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Signs of Spring in Ottawa - HD 1080p - Time Lapse (video, duration 3:44)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZv7n8giGiQ

America's Joyous Future?
http://imgur.com/gallery/gwVVB9I

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