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July 15, 2007

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.

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Scroll to the bottom of this newsletter to see some notes and a disclaimer.

IN THIS ISSUE:

Canadian Content

1. A Poverty Reduction Strategy for Ontario (Ontario Campaign 2000) - July 13 + Ontario political parties respond (Toronto Star) - July 14
2. What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Current economic conditions - July 12
--- Work injuries - July 10
3. Happy (?) Anniversary, Universal Child Care Plan! (Human Resources and Social Development Canada, Canadian Union of Public Employees)
- July 10
4. Old Age Security Rates, July 1 (Human Resources and Social Development Canada) - June 2007
5. Income-Related Household Food Security in Canada, 2004 (Canadian Community Health Survey, Health Canada)
6. What's New - from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (University of Toronto) - July 12

International Content

7. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
8. (U.S.)
Snapshots: Health Care Costs - (Kaiser Family Foundation
)

9. Study : One in Eight U.S. Households with Infants is Food Insecure (Child Trends) - July 12
10. State of World Population 2007 (United Nations Population Fund) - June 27
11. Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - recent content (various sources)

12. CRINMAIL #897 (Child Rights Information Network) - July 12

Have a great week!

Gilles Séguin
Canadian Social Research Links

http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net

E-mail:
gilseg@rogers.com

1. A Poverty Reduction Strategy for Ontario - July 13
Ontario political parties respond to the discussion paper - July 14
(Ontario Campaign 2000)

Poverty plan targets election:
Blueprint by activists urges Ontario
political parties to commit to strategy during upcoming campaign
July 13, 2007
By Kerry Gillespie
"(...) More than 330,000 Ontarians rely on food banks to survive – and 40 per cent of them are children. Today, a group dedicated to ending child poverty in Canada is releasing a blueprint for reducing child poverty in Ontario in the hopes of setting the agenda for the Oct. 10 provincial election. The Campaign 2000 report, obtained early by the Star, calls for all three political parties to commit to developing a comprehensive poverty reduction strategy. The goal should be to reduce child poverty by 25 per cent within five years and by 50 per cent within 10 years, the report states."
Source:
The Toronto Star

The Discussion Paper:

A Poverty Reduction Strategy for Ontario (PDF file - 425K, 14 pages)
July 2007.
By Jacquie Maund (Campaign 2000), Sarah Blackstock (Income Security Advocacy Centre), Greg deGroot -Maggetti (Citizens for Public Justice), Sara Farrell (Toronto Public Health), Elizabeth Ablett (Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care).
This report calls on all Ontario political parties to commit to a “Poverty Reduction Strategy for Ontario” as they finalize their party platforms for the October election.
Source:
Ontario Campaign 2000
[ Campaign 2000 ]

Ontario's political parties respond:

No commitments offered on poverty group's targets
But parties to meet with Campaign 2000 officials
July 14, 2007
By Kerry Gillespie
"Ontario's political parties yesterday would not commit to the firm targets for reducing poverty that have been proposed in a new report by the non-profit coalition Campaign 2000. Liberal officials said they appreciate the suggestions and the dedication of the group, which yesterday called on Ontario politicians to commit during the upcoming election campaign to cut child poverty in half within 10 years. The Liberals also talked about improvements they've made, including raising the minimum wage and welfare rates and introducing a child benefit for low-income families."

Related link:

War on Poverty - from The Toronto Star
- series of articles and editorials about the plight of Canada's needy and possible reforms to the social programs that assist them.
(...and a number of related Star articles)

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

2. What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Current economic conditions - July 12
--- Work injuries - July 10

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

July 12, 2007
Current economic conditions
Output levelled off in April, after three consecutive gains, hampered in part by labour disputes. Employment growth resumed in June, after a two-month pause, as gains in services outweighed more losses in manufacturing. The economy continued to be influenced by gains in commodity prices and the exchange rate. Food and energy prices continued their upward trend, while metals remained near their historic highs. Partly as a result, the Canadian dollar posted its second fastest quarterly increase ever, just under 7%, hovering near a 20-year high in May and June.

Related link:

Canadian Economic Observer, July 2007
HTML version
PDF version
(689K, 97 pages)
- incl. *Current economic conditions * Economic events * Feature article * Tables * Charts * User information

Earlier editions of The Canadian Economic Observer - back to 1990

Canadian Economic Observer
Historical statistical supplement, 2006/07
(PDF file - 723K, 157 pages)

Earlier issues of the statistical supplement - back to 2000

July 10
Work injuries
By Kathryn Wilkins and Susan G. Mackenzie
In the years 2002 to 2004, acute injuries occurring on the job resulted in an average of 465 deaths annually, and close to 300,000 compensated time-loss claims. The consequences of occupational injuries can be appreciable: lost work time and income, medical expenses, compensation costs, possible long-term health problems or disability, and a burden on the family of the injured worker.
Complete article:
HTML version
PDF version
(245K, 18 pages)
Source:
Health reports (link to earlier issues back to 1996)

3. Happy (?) Anniversary, Universal Child Care Plan! - July 10
(Human Resources and Social Development Canada, Canadian Union of Public Employees)

What's new from Human Resources and Social Development Canada:

Canada's New Government Celebrates Giving Parents Greater Choice in Child Care
WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, July 10, 2007 - Canada's New Government made a commitment to support Canadian families and give them real choice in child care, and it is delivering on that promise. Since launching the Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) in July 2006, the Government has provided 1.5 million Canadian families with monthly UCCB cheques of $100 for every child under six years old.
Related link:

Canada's Universal Child Care Plan - "Provides Choice, Support and Spaces."

A new $1,200 Choice in Child Care Allowance for pre-school kids
And capital assistance for building new childcare spaces
December 05, 2005
- from the website of the Conservative Party of Canada

Happy Anniversary from the Party Poopers!

One year later, Canadian families still have no child care solution
Harper Conservatives celebrate first anniversary of failed plan
July 10, 2007
Monte Solberg, minister of Human Resources and Social Development, is in Winnipeg today, holding a celebration of the so-called “Universal Child Care Benefit”.“I’m not sure what there is to celebrate,” said CUPE National President Paul Moist. “This plan hasn’t delivered a single child care space.”
NOTE: check the right-hand margin for 14 links to related websites and articles
Source:
Canadian Union of Public Employees

Also from CUPE:

Early learning and child care - It's time
July 13, 2007
The Canadian Union of public Employees (CUPE) has published a new booklet that makes the case for a universal, high quality, not-for-profit child care system. The booklet outlines the major issues facing child care workers, and promotes CUPE's plan to help build a stronger system through organizing, advocacy and collective bargaining.

Complete report:

Early learning and child care - It's time (PDF file - 2.5MB, 24 pages)
July 2007
"(...) The Canadian Union of Public Employees believes Canada urgently needs a high-quality early learning and child care (ELCC) system. Many CUPE members are parents with young children. They need quality child care so they can work with peace of mind. More than half of CUPE members are women, and women still bear the major responsibility for child-rearing."

- Go to the Human Resources and Social Development Canada Links page - http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/hrsdc.htm
- Go to the Government Early Learning and Child Care Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ecd.htm
- Go to the Non-Governmental Early Learning and Child Care Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ecd2.htm

- Go to the Union Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/unionbkmrk.htm

4. Old Age Security Rates, July 1 - June 2007
(Human Resources and Social Development Canada
)

From Human Resources and Social Development Canada:

June 2007
* Old Age Security (OAS) program rates for July 1, 2007 to September 30, 2007 are now available.

Consult the OAS payment rates or print the latest Information Card.

- Go to the Human Resources and Social Development Canada Links page - http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/hrsdc.htm
- Go to the Seniors (Social Research) Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/seniors.htm

5. Income-Related Household Food Security in Canada, 2004
(Canadian Community Health Survey, Health Canada
)

Canadian Community Health Survey, Cycle 2.2, Nutrition (2004):
Income-Related Household Food Security in Canada

HTML version
PDF version
- 2.9MB, 124 pages
The Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion, Health Canada, is pleased to release Canadian Community Health Survey, Cycle 2.2, Nutrition (2004)—Income-Related Household Food Security in Canada. This report provides, for the first time in Canada, national and provincial estimates of income-related food security at the household, adult and child level based on a standard multiple-indicator measure of food security. This report will be of value to policy analysts, public health professionals, researchers, academic faculty and students with an interest in nutrition and healthy eating, social determinants of health and population health.
Source:
Canadian Community Health Survey
The Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) initiative began in 2000 with its main goals being the provision of population-level information on health determinants, health status and health system utilization. This series of surveys is a joint effort of Health Canada, Statistics Canada and the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)

Related Health Canada links:

Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion
Topics of Interest:
* Canada's Food Guide * Dietary Reference Intakes * Healthy Weights * Nutrition Labelling * Food & Nutrition Surveillance * Healthy Eating Research * Nutrition Policy Reports

Health Canada Population health surveys
* Canadian Community Health Survey * National Population Health Survey * Canadian Health Measures Survey * Joint Canada /United States Survey of Health * Health Services Access Survey
2003
- incl. links to more info for each survey

Source:
Health Canada

Related external links:

Canadian Community Health Survey - Nutrition (from Statistics Canada)
Canadian Institute for Health Information

Canada-U.S. context:

Food Insecurity in Canada and the United States:
An International Comparison
(PDF file - 315K, 33 pages)
May 2007
"(...) The higher overall prevalence of food insecurity in the U.S. reflects primarily higher prevalence rates in the lower-middle, middle, and upper-middle income adequacy categories—corresponding to incomes ranging from the U.S. poverty line to about three times the U.S. poverty line. (...) Food insecurity is more strongly associated with lower educational attainment in the U.S. than in Canada. In particular, among households lacking an adult with at least secondary (i.e., high school) graduation, food insecurity is about twice as prevalent in the U.S. as in Canada."
Source:
New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH)
See also:
- Top 10 myths about Food Stamps
- 1.3 million New Yorkers (one in six) live in food insecure households. 417,000 of them are children.

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

6. What's New - from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (University of Toronto) - July 12

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

The Childcare Resource and Research Unit offers a free weekly "e-mail news notifier" service.

12-Jul-07

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What's New
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CHILD CARE STILL A PATCHWORK OF UNDERFUNDED PROGRAMS
Press release from the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care analyzes the recent Best Start funding announcement from the Ontario government.
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=105907

TWO-WAY AND MONOLINGUAL ENGLISH IMMERSION IN PRESCHOOL EDUCATION: AN EXPERIMENTAL COMPARISON
Working paper from the National Institute for Early Education Research (US) discusses the “most effective support for both English and Spanish language acquisition in preschool.”
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=105906

PROVINCIAL CHILD CARE FUNDING RATES ARE STILL GOING DOWN
First in a series of “Setting the Record Straight” documents from the BC Child Care Advocacy Forum analyzes recent BC government changes.
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=105905

EARLY LEARNING STANDARDS: RESULTS FROM A
NATIONAL SURVEY TO DOCUMENT TRENDS IN STATE-LEVEL POLICIES AND PRACTICES
Article from the current issue of Early Childhood Research and Practice discusses “the implications that the development and implementation of early learning standards have for early childhood policies and practices.”
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=105904

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Child care in the news
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Demand for day care far exceeds supply [CA-ON]
Cobourg Daily Star, 10 Jul 07
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=105900

Government told to make having children easier [CA-NB]
Canadian Press, 10 Jul 07
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=105901

Saving the 'Best' for last [CA-ON]
Lindsay Post, 10 Jul 07
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=105902

Parents struggle to find or afford summer childcare [GB]
Guardian, 10 Jul 07
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=105903

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This week's issues of Poverty Dispatch:

July 12, 2007
* Report: States' Work Support Spending
* Unspent Welfare Aid - Colorado
* Child Care Assistance - Colorado
* Children's Medicaid Coverage - Texas
* State Children's Health Insurance Programs
* Opinions: Children's Health Insurance Program
* States and Health Care Reform - Pennsylvania
* Racial Health Disparities - Wisconsin
* Grandparents Raising Grandchildren - Kansas
* Returning Home After Hurricane Katrina
* State Income Tax Burden - Georgia
* Opinion: Refundable Earned Income Tax Credit
* Bus Strike and Effect on the Working Poor - Orange County, CA
* The Working Poor and Access to Higher Education

July 9, 2007
* Editorial: Privatization of Social Services - Indiana
* Welfare Reform and Work Requirements - Pennsylvania
* Editorial: Welfare and Self-sufficiency through Education
* Editorial: Spending of Welfare Funds - Hawaii
* State Children's Health Insurance Program
* Prenatal Care for Undocumented Immigrants
* Hunger and Food Assistance - Michigan, Iowa
* Heat Waves and the Homeless - Phoenix, AZ
* Rooming Houses - Waukesha, WI
* Payday Lending - Oregon
* Rates of Elderly Widows Living in Poverty
* Mother-Child Prisons and Female Prison Overcrowding - California
* School Integration by Socioeconomic Status
* Grant Program for Low-income College Students - Tennessee

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

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

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

- Go to the Links to American Government Social Research page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us.htm
- Go to the Links to American Non-Governmental Social Research (A-J) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us2.htm
- Go to the Links to American Non-Governmental Social Research (M-Z) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us3.htm

8. Snapshots: Health Care Costs (U.S.)
(Kaiser Family Foundation
)

Snapshots: Health Care Costs
This is "a series of online publications ... that use charts, data and analysis to provide insight into the political and policy debates about the cost of health care in the United States." Some of the topics include out-of-pocket spending for health care, insurance premium cost-sharing and coverage take-up, health care spending in the U.S. compared with other countries, and effect of changes in medical technology on health care costs.
- incl. links to eight snapshots dated from May 2006 to March 2007.
Sample snapshots:
* Effect of Tying Eligibility for Health Insurance Subsidies to the Federal Poverty Level, February 2007
* Health Care Spending in the United States and OECD Countries, January 2007
* Distribution of Out-of-Pocket Spending for Health Care Services, May 2006
Source:
Kaiser Family Foundation
Reviewed in:
New this Week
[New This Week Archive - links to weekly issues back to October 2005]
[ Librarians' Internet Index ]

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

9. Study : One in Eight U.S. Households with Infants is Food Insecure - July 12
(Child Trends
)

One in Eight U.S. Households with Infants is Food Insecure
New Report Links Food Insecurity to Maternal Depression,
Poor Parenting, and Overweight Toddlers

Press Release
July 12, 2007
Washington, DC – One in eight U.S. households with infants (12.5 percent) reports being “food insecure”, according to a new analysis by Child Trends. “Food insecure” is defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to be “limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods.
- the brief also links food insecurity with maternal depression, poor parenting, and-paradoxically-overweight toddlers.

Related Research Briefing based on the report:

Food Insecurity and Overweight among Infants and
Toddlers: New Insights into a Troubling Linkage
(PDF file - 178K, 6 pages)
By Jacinta Bronte-Tinkew, Ph.D., Martha Zaslow, Ph.D., Randolph Cappsa , Ph.D., and Allison Horowitz, B.A.
July 2007
"(...) This Research Brief is based on a forthcoming paper in the Journal of Nutrition titled “Food Insecurity Works Through Depression, Parenting and Infant Feeding to Influence Overweight and Health in Toddlers,” co-authored by the same group as the research briefing."

Source:
Child Trends
Founded in 1979, Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center serving those dedicated to creating better lives for children and youth.

Related link from Child Trends:

Child Trends DataBank
"...the one-stop-shop for the latest national trends and research on over 100 key indicators of child and youth well-being, with new indicators added each month."
HINT: the best way to see the content in this databank is by clicking the "You may also search by: (Subgroup / Age / Alphabetically)" links immediately under the photos on the Child Trends home page.

- Go to the International Children, Families and Youth Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/chn2.htm
- Go to the Food Banks and Hunger Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/foodbkmrk.htm

10. State of World Population 2007 - June 27
(United Nations Population Fund)

Recent release from the United Nations Population Fund:

SPEED, SCALE OF URBAN GROWTH WILL REQUIRE ‘REVOLUTION IN THINKING’, WARNS UNFPA
Asian, African Cities to Swell by Equivalent of one China, One U.S. Combined
(Word file - 49K, 2 pages)
News Release
UNITED NATIONS, New York, 27 June 2007—Humanity will have to undergo a “revolution in thinking” in order to deal with the doubling of urban populations in Africa and Asia by 2030, warns UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. In a new report released today, The State of World Population 2007: Unleashing the Potential of Urban Growth, the organization maintains that over 30 years, the population of African and Asian cities will double, adding 1.7 billion people—more than the populations of China and the United States combined.

Complete report:
HTML version
PDF version
(2.8MB, 108 pages)

Press Kit & Resources - includes links to the main report and Growing Up Urban (Youth Supplement), press summary, press releases and much more...

Country-by-Country data
Use the drop-down menu to find data on urbanization for 78 countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean with over 7 million people. Data is presented for each showing changes in the urban population starting in 1950 and projected through 2030.
The data sets reflect:
* Percentage of rural and urban dwellers compared to the total population
* Percentage of the total population living in urban areas
* Annual rate of change of the urban population
* Urban population by size of settlement (only for countries with cities of more than 750,000 people)
Data sets are presented in Excel files. Use the tabs at the bottom of the page to navigate from one data set to another.

Vancouver: Prosperity and poverty
make for uneasy bedfellows in world’s most ‘liveable’ city
(Word file - 46K, 3 pages)
"(...) As the 2007 State of World Population report: Unleashing the Potential of Urban Growth points out, this is the kind of price that a city—any city—will pay if it fails to support, plan for or house an expanding population of the urban poor. What makes the Downtown Eastside so different is that it is located in one of the most prosperous cities in one of the world’s most prosperous countries. "

Previous Years' Reports - back to 1997, focusing on a different theme each year

Related links:

State of World Population 2007 (site review)
In terms of human settlement patterns, the world’s population is undeniably becoming more and more urbanized. By 2008, over half of the world’s population will be living in urban areas, and by 2030, it is estimated that 5 billion people will live in urbanized areas. This is but one of the aspects of the world’s population that is discussed within the interactive pages of the 2007 State of World Population report. Released in June 2007, the report can be viewed in its entirety on this site, and it is available in English, Spanish, French, Arabic, and Russian. The website also includes a youth supplement, titled “Growing Up Urban”. Here, visitors can learn about the experiences of young people in Taijin, China, Mumbai, Caior, and San Salvador. A multimedia presentation is also made available here, and visitors can listen to those who have recently moved to cities talk about their experiences, opportunities, and challenges.
Source:
United Nations Population Fund
Reviewed by:
The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007.

Google Search Results Links - always current results!
Using the following search terms (without the quote marks):
"State of World Population 2007"
Web search results page
News search results page
Blog Search Results page
Source:
Google.ca

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

11. Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - recent content (various sources)

APO Weekly Briefing ===> the content of this link changes each week
The content of this page changes each week, and it includes links to a few book/report reviews, about two dozen new reports, a few job ads and 60+ events (mostly conferences) of interest to social researchers...
Source:
Australian Policy Online (APO)
With nearly 120 member centres and institutes, Australian Policy Online offers easy access to much of the best Australian social, economic, cultural and political research available online.
NOTE: the APO home page includes links to the five most popular reports on the APO website, and this list is updated each week.

APO Archive
The APO archive is grouped into 23 subject areas, with entries appearing in reverse chronological order.
* Ageing *Asia and the pacific * Citizenship and the law * Disability * Economics and trade * Education * Employment and workplace relations * The environment * Foreign policy and defence * Gender and sexuality * Health * Housing * Families and households * Immigration and refugees * Income, poverty and wealth * Indigenous * Media, communications and cultural policy * Politics and government * Population, multiculturalism and ethnicity * Religion and faith * Rural and regional * Science and technology *
Social policy * Urban and regional planning * Youth

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

12. CRINMAIL #897 - July 12
(Child Rights Information Network)

From the Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)

12 July 2007 - CRINMAIL 897
- IRAQ: Child rights network launched [news]
- INDIA: Piloting the Child Reporter’s Programme - a participatory initiative with children [publication]
- VIOLENCE: Young people brief CRIN on youth justice [news]
- MIDDLE EAST and NORTH AFRICA: Funding and partnership opportunities [news]
- HUMAN RIGHTS: Professional training for activists [call for applications]
- EMPLOYMENT - Macro International (2) [job postings]
**NEWS IN BRIEF**
**QUIZ**

Earlier issues of CRINMAIL
- links to 227 earlier weekly issues (as at July 12/07), many of which are special editions focusing on a particular theme, such as the 45th Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the launch of the EURONET (European Children's Network) Website.

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

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


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The 10 Dumbest George W. Bush Quotes
http://www.thedigitalbeat.com/2007/04/10-dumbest-george-w-bush-quotes.html


1. "You work three jobs? Uniquely American, isn't it? I mean, that is fantastic that you're doing that." (Bush speaking to a divorced mother of three, Omaha, Nebraska, Feb. 4, 2005)

2. "Yes, Peter. Are you going to ask that question with shades on?... I'm interested in the shade look, seriously.... For the viewers, there’s no sun." (Bush ribbing partially blind reporter Peter Wallsten, June 14, 2006)

3. "I would say the best moment of all was when I caught a 7.5 pound largemouth bass in my lake." (Bush describing the highlight of his time in office to a German interviewer, May 7, 2006)

4. "The point now is how do we work together to achieve important goals. And one such goal is a democracy in Germany." (Bush in Washington, D.C., May 5, 2006)

5. "I'm not the expert on how the Iraqi people think, because I live in America, where it's nice and safe and secure." (Bush in Washington, D.C., Sept. 23, 2004)

6. "Too many good docs are getting out of the business. Too many OB-GYNs aren't able to practice their love with women all across this country." (Bush in Poplar Bluff, Mo., Sept. 6, 2004)

7. "I'm honored to shake the hand of a brave Iraqi citizen who had his hand cut off by Saddam Hussein." (Bush in Washington, D.C., May 25, 2004)

8. "Then you wake up at the high school level and find out that the illiteracy level of our children are appalling." (Bush in Washington, D.C., Jan. 23, 2004)

9. "I believe that a prosperous, democratic Pakistan will be a steadfast partner for America, a peaceful neighbor for India, and a force for freedom and moderation in the Arab world." (Bush in Islamabad, Pakistan, which is not known for being part of the Arab world, on March 3, 2006)

10. "You never know what your history is going to be like until long after you're gone." (Bush in Washington, D.C., May 5, 2006)


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