Canadian Social Research Newsletter
July 14, 2013

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 2,653 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. Impact Newsletter - Summer 2013 issue (Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services, University of Ottawa)
2. [Ontario] McMeekin says welfare report getting push back (Hamilton Spectator) - July 13
3. Exploring Employment Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities : Report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities - June 2013
4. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Police-reported hate crimes, 2011 - July 11
--- Police-reported data on street gang crime, 2011 - July 11
--- Financial information of universities and colleges, 2011/2012
- July 11
--- Report on the Demographic Situation in Canada, 2008 to 2012 - July 9
--- Spending on research and development in the higher education sector, 2011/2012
- July 5
5. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit

International content

6. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
7. [United States] Everything You Need to Know About the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) - July 12
8. CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

Have a great week!

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

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P.S. Summer issues of the Canadian Social Research Newsletter tend to be a bit shorter than the rest of the year, but this week's is the slimmest in awhile. Last weekend, the entire Canadian Social Research office staff (!!) was laid low by the most awful of scourges : the Dreaded July Mancold. And worse yet, it started immediately after my spouse left to visit her sister in southern Ontario --- so not even a sympathetic "There, there..."
I'm still not "back" <sniff> --- but gettin' better all the time...

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Go to the home page of the
Canadian Social Research Links website:

http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/index.htm


1. Impact Newsletter - Summer 2013 issue - July 13
(Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services, University of Ottawa)

Impact Newsletter - Summer 2013 issue (PDF - 1.7MB, 12 pages)
http://www.socialsciences.uottawa.ca/crecs/eng/documents/ImpactSummer2013-web.pdf
In this number:
--- Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Award
--- Province-wide Evaluation of the Differentiated Instruction Professional Learning Strategy (DIPLS)
--- How Helping Results in Engaged Communities
--- CRECS data gathering service
--- Profil: Julie Gosselin
--- 4th Edward F. Kelly Conference, a Success!
--- Knowledge Mobilization on the road
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---Pour guérir, il faut d’abord un chez-soi
--- Évaluation en/in action
--- Experience, Skills and Knowledge (Mobilization)
--- Psychologie hors des sentiers battus
--- CRECS Open House
--- Noon-hour Colloquium Series

Links to all 20 issues of the newsletter (back to the Winter of 2001)
http://www.socialsciences.uottawa.ca/crecs/eng/pub_newsletter.asp

Liens vers les 20 numéros du bulletin (débutant en hiver 2001):
http://www.socialsciences.uottawa.ca/crecs/fra/pub_bulletin.asp

Source:
Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services
http://www.socialsciences.uottawa.ca/crecs/eng/index.asp
CRECS is an interfaculty research centre under the auspices of the Faculties of Education and Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa.
CRECS is part of:
Faculty of Social Sciences

http://www.socialsciences.uottawa.ca/eng/index.asp
Part of:
University of Ottawa
http://www.uottawa.ca/welcome.html

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- Go to the Canadian Universities and Colleges Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/univbkmrk.htm

2. [Ontario] McMeekin says welfare report getting push back - July 13
(Hamilton Spectator)

McMeekin says welfare report getting push back
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/3891191-mcmeekin-says-welfare-report-getting-push-back/
ByDaniel Nolan
July 13, 2013
Social Services Minister Ted McMeekin says a landmark report on reforming Ontario's $8.3 billion welfare system is getting a rough ride from groups across the province. The minister is in the midst of a 20-city tour gathering input to the 183-page report that came out last fall and was put together by commissioners Frances Lankin and Munir Sheikh. He says he's also met with 118 groups since becoming minister in Premier Kathleen Wynne's government in January. (...) The minister said merging OW and ODSP has drawn "a fair bit" of comment because stakeholders believe it will create "winners and losers" over the issue of benefits. He said he has "mixed feelings" about the recommendation.

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

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

3. Exploring Employment Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities : Report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development
and the Status of Persons with Disabilities
- June 2013

Exploring Employment Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities:
Report of the Standing Committee on
Human Resources, Skills and Social Development
and the Status of Persons with Disabilities
Ed Komarnicki (Chair)
JUNE 2013
41st PARLIAMENT, FIRST SESSION
Posted July 12, 2013
http://goo.gl/O0NGu

TIP: You can navigate this report by starting at the Table of Contents link below and clicking on a desired chapter.
Or, if you prefer to read the report"front to back", you can click the teeny tiny "Next" link that appears in the top right-hand corner and the bottom left-hand corner of each page .

Table of Contents:
http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=6213884&Language=e&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=1&File=9
LIST OF MEMBERS
MANDATE
EXPLORING THE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 1 — BACKGROUND
CHAPTER 2 — BARRIERS TO EMPLOYMENT
CHAPTER 3 — PROMOTING EMPLOYMENT FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
CHAPTER 4 — LEGISLATIVE MEASURES AND POLICIES TO ACHIEVE EMPLOYMENT EQUITY
CHAPTER 5 — INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM WITNESSES
CONCLUSION
LIST OF RECOMMENDATIONS
LIST OF APPENDICES
APPENDIX A: LIST OF WITNESSES
APPENDIX B: LIST OF BRIEFS
REQUEST FOR GOVERNMENT RESPONSE
DISSENTING OPINION OF THE NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF CANADA
SUPPLEMENTARY OPINION OF THE LIBERAL PARTY OF CANADA

Earlier reports of this Committee and
Government Responses:

http://www.parl.gc.ca/committeebusiness/ReportsResponses.aspx?Cmte=HUMA&Language=E&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=1

Home page of this Committee:
http://www.parl.gc.ca/committeebusiness/CommitteeHome.aspx?Cmte=HUMA&Language=E&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=1

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

4. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
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Police-reported hate crimes, 2011 - July 11
--- Police-reported data on street gang crime, 2011 - July 11
--- Financial information of universities and colleges, 2011/2012
- July 11

--- Report on the Demographic Situation in Canada, 2008 to 2012
- July 9

--- Spending on research and development in the higher education sector, 2011/2012
- July 5

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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July 11, 2013
Police-reported hate crimes, 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130711/dq130711a-eng.htm
Police-reported hate crimes declined for a second consecutive year in 2011. Canadian police services reported 1,332 hate crimes in 2011 or 3.9 hate crimes per 100,000 population. The rate was 5% lower than in 2010.

July 11, 2013
Police-reported data on street gang crime, 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130711/dq130711d-eng.htm
Data for 2011 on street gang crime are now available for a sub-set of police services across Canada reporting to the newest version of the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey.

July 11, 2013
Financial information of universities and colleges, 2011/2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130711/dq130711e-eng.htm
Final data for the 2011/2012 academic year from the Financial Information of Universities and Colleges Survey are now available.

July 9, 2013
Report on the Demographic Situation in Canada, 2008 to 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130709/dq130709a-eng.htm
The Report on the Demographic Situation in Canada, Statistics Canada's analysis of the current demographic situation of the country, is now available. The report includes analysis of trends in population growth, age structure and marital status, and looks at each component of population growth: fertility, mortality and migration (interprovincial and international).

Report on the Demographic Situation in Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/91-209-x/91-209-x2013001-eng.htm
- includes stats on the following demographic indicators:
* Population growth, age and sex structure * Fertility * Mortality * Migration * Marital status * Population projections * Other products

Earlier editions of this report - back to 1994
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=91-209-X&chropg=1&lang=eng

Related Subjects:

Population and demography
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3867&id=3867&lang=eng&type=DAILYART
Population estimates and projections

http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3867&id=3433&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

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

July 8, 2013
Spending on research and development in the higher education sector, 2011/2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130708/dq130708b-eng.htm
Spending on research and development (R&D) in Canada's higher education sector increased by 3.4% on a fiscal year basis between 2010/2011 and 2011/2012 to $11.6 billion. The higher education sector comprises universities and affiliated research hospitals, experimental stations and clinics. Provincially, R&D spending by higher education institutions increased in every province except Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan.

Check past issues of The Daily:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/cgi-bin/DAILY/daily.cgi?s=last
Select a month and year from the two drop-down menus to access all issues of The Daily for a particular month.



Source:
The Daily

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


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.

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- Go to the Federal Government Department Links (Fisheries and Oceans to Veterans Affairs) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/fedbkmrk2.htm

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

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

July 14, 2013
What's new online this week:

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

Inclusion of young children with disabilities in regulated child care in Canada. A snapshot: Research, policy and practice
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/07/inclusion-young-children-disabilities-regulated-child-care-
10 Jul 2013 | Canada
Occasional paper no. 27 from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit establishes a baseline for considering issues and progress on inclusion of children with disabilities in regulated child care programs in Canada. The report was supported by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers through the union's Child Care Fund.

A detailed look at parental leave policies in 21 OECD countries
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/07/detailed-look-parental-leave-policies-21-oecd-countries
9 Jul 2013 | International
Report includes 21 country profiles that include "the duration of leave, the level of financial support during leave (if any), the eligibility requirements for parents seeking to use leave, provisions for taking leave on a part-time basis, and whether workers may return to their previous jobs upon their return to work".

The promise of early childhood development in Latin America and the Caribbean
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/07/promise-early-childhood-development-latin-america-and-carib
9 Jul 2013 | Latin America and the Carribean
Report published by the World Bank positions early childhood education as a core strategy for addressing inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The raising of America: Early childhood and the future of our nation
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/07/raising-america-early-childhood-and-future-our-nation
9 Jul 2013 | United States
Website for upcoming film that aims to "reframe the way we look at early child health and development". The project includes an hour-long documentary for PBS broadcast and video release, 6 shorter 20-30 minute video episodes, an online learning center and a national public engagement campaign.

Transitioning into and out of parental leave: Recommendations for three stages of support
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/07/transitioning-and-out-parental-leave-recommendations-three-
3 Jul 2013 | Newfoundland
Research from the The Harris Centre Strategic Partnership Student Research Fund at Memorial University of Newfoundland argues that "childcare issues are at the heart of work-family conflict, and need to be addressed".

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

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

Ontario child care review needed in wake of tot's death
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/07/ontario-child-care-review-needed-wake-tots-death
12 Jul 2013 | Ontario

Toddler dies at unlicensed Vaughan daycare which has been ordered shut
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/07/toddler-dies-unlicensed-vaughan-daycare-which-has-been-ordered-shut
10 Jul 2013 | Ontario

Province to create 3 new children’s centres
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/07/province-create-3-new-children%E2%80%99s-centres
10 Jul 2013 | Nova Scotia

Childcare challenges exacerbate female attrition
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/07/childcare-challenges-exacerbate-female-attrition
10 Jul 2013 | Australia and New Zealand

Child care on the third shift
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/07/child-care-third-shift
10 Jul 2013 | United States

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

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CRRU Archive

All newer content from January 2013 to date is archived in a special section of the Early Childhood Development Links 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):
I recently (Dec. 2012) discovered that my HTML editing software crashes when I try to open the above archive page to add or edit something.
After several hours of tinkering in a vain attempt to make everything work, I finally decided to go with Plan B : you can still click the link above to access the CRRU archive (including contents of each issue from June 2009 to December 2012), but all new content since then is archived on the Non-Governmental Early Learning and Child Care Links page : http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ecd2.htm.

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Subscribe to the CRRU email notices and updates
http://www.childcarecanada.org/res/enews/index.html
Sign up to receive email notices of updates and new postings on the CRRU website which will inform you of policy developments in early childhood care and education, new research and resources for policy, newly released CRRU publications, and upcoming events of interest to the child care and broader community.

Links to child care
sites in Canada and elsewhere
http://www.childcarecanada.org/links/index.html

CRRU Publications
http://www.childcarecanada.org/pubs/
- briefing notes, factsheets, occasional papers and other publications

ISSUE files
http://www.childcarecanada.org/resources/issue-files
- theme pages, each filled with contextual information and links to further info

Source:
Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU)

http://www.childcarecanada.org
CRRU is a policy and research oriented facility that focuses on early childhood education and child care (ECEC) and family policy in Canada and internationally.

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

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

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

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

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:

July 12, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/07/12/
Anti-Poverty Plan – Philadelphia, PA (2 articles)
High School Dropout Age – Kentucky
EBT Card Balances – Massachusetts

July 11, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/07/11/
State Cuts to Unemployment Benefits
The Farm Bill and SNAP (2 articles)

July 10, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/07/10/
Medicaid and Children’s Dental Care – Utah
Drug Testing and Assistance Programs – North Carolina

July 9, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/07/09/
Affordable Care Act and Medicaid Coverage (2 articles)
Summer Food Programs (2 articles)

July 8, 2013
SNAP Application Process – New Jersey
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/07/08/

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Earlier Poverty Dispatches (back to July 2006):
1. Go to the Poverty Dispatch home page: [ http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/ and click on a date in the calendar in the top right-hand corner of the page. Change the month by clicking the link at the bottom of the calendar.
OR
3. Go to the Poverty Dispatch home page and click on a category or a tag in the right-hand margin.
4. See http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/povdispatch_archive.htm (more complete listing, but only goes back to December 2011)

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NOTE : You can subscribe to this email list or RSS feed
by clicking "Subscribe" in the right-hand margin on any page of the Poverty Dispatch website

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Source:
Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP)

http://www.irp.wisc.edu

University of Wisconsin-Madison
http://www.wisc.edu/

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

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

- Go to the Links to American Non-Governmental Social Research (M-Z) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us3.htm

- Go to the Poverty Measures - International Resources page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/poverty2.htm

7. [United States] Everything You Need to Know About the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - July 12
(Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)

Round-Up: Everything You Need to Know About
the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

http://www.offthechartsblog.org/round-up-everything-you-need-to-know-about-snap/
July 12, 2013
Yesterday, the House of Representatives broke from the long-standing, bipartisan practice of pairing food assistance and agriculture programs when it passed a stand-alone farm bill reauthorizing agriculture programs, but removed the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp program).

Click the link above for the following compilation of analyses and blog posts that provide background about the SNAP program:
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Introduction to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - March 28, 2013
--- SNAP Is Effective and Efficient - January 29, 2013
--- SNAP Responded to the Recession and Will Shrink as the Economy Improves - May 15, 2013
--- SNAP Benefits Will Be Cut for All Participants in November 2013 - May 1, 2013
--- The Relationship Between SNAP and Work Among Low-Income Households - January 29, 2013

Source:
Off the Charts Blog
http://www.offthechartsblog.org/
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

http://www.cbpp.org/
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is a nonprofit, nonpartisan policy organization 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 Food Banks and Hunger Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/foodbkmrk.htm

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

8. 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)

Here's the link to the latest issue of CRINMAIL:

10 July 2013 - CRINMAIL issue 1335
http://www.crin.org/email/crinmail_detail_popup.asp?crinmailID=4810
In this issue:
Latest news and reports
- UN Committee questions Vatican over child abuse
- Egypt’s crisis poses new challenges and opportunities
- Corporal punishment - fresh concerns, new laws
- Court upholds parents’ conviction in faith-healing death
- Police arrest 1,000 underage drinkers
- Schools targeted by Islamist extremists
- Ninety per cent of schools fail to meet safety standards
- Inter-American Commission session deadline
Children's Rights Wiki: Spotlight on Denmark
Upcoming events
Employment

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

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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

NOTE : The official CRINMAIL archive [ http://goo.gl/C0JNx ] --- does *not* include the table of contents for each issue as in the most recent issues above. Users must click on the link to each issue to see its contents, but the collection of links goes back much further (pre-2006).

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NOTE:
The CRINMAIL Children's Rights Newsletter is 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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How Do Court Reporters Keep Straight Faces?

These are from a book called Disorder in the Courts and are things
people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and published
by court reporters that had the torment of staying calm while the
exchanges were taking place.

ATTORNEY: She had three children , right?
WITNESS: Yes.
ATTORNEY: How many were boys?
WITNESS: None.
ATTORNEY: Were there any girls?
WITNESS: Your Honor, I think I need a different attorney. Can I get a new attorney?

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ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?
WITNESS: By death..
ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?
WITNESS: Take a guess.

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ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?
WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard
ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female?
WITNESS: Unless the Circus was in town I'm going with male.

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ATTORNEY: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?
WITNESS: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.

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ATTORNEY: Doctor , how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?
WITNESS: All of them. The live ones put up too much of a fight.

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ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to?
WITNESS: Oral...

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ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
WITNESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 PM
ATTORNEY: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time?
WITNESS: If not, he was by the time I finished.

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ATTORNEY: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?
WITNESS: Are you qualified to ask that question?

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ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?
WITNESS: No..
ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.

Source:
http://www.sjacob.org/home/humour/DisorderInTheCourt.html
(Click the source link for more like this..)

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And, in closing:

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Two mesmerizing routines - one new and one not-so-new:

The Cups Song (video, duration 2:43)
http://www.wimp.com/cupssong/

Hand Dancing with Cleary & Harding (video, duration 2:19)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iANRO3I30nM

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Fishing bears in Alaska--- LIVE!
http://explore.org/#!/live-cams/player/brown-bear-salmon-cam-brooks-falls
Exclusive live footage from Alaska's Brooks River in Katmai National Park. Every year over a hundred Brown Bears descend on a mile long stretch of Brooks River to feast on the largest Sockeye Salmon run in the world.

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Cat-Friend vs Dog-Friend (video, duration 2:29)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbycvPwr1Wg

Dog Girlfriend vs Cat Girlfriend (video, duration 3:21)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4GPG4eNNEk

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19 Things The Bible Forbids Other Than Homosexuality
http://www.buzzfeed.com/omgitsanf/19-things-the-bible-forbids-other-than-homosexuali-b83k

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Nine foods you should never eat again
http://www.trueactivist.com/nine-foods-you-should-never-eat-again/
("Oh, no ---- NOT BACON!!!")

 

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