Canadian Social Research Newsletter
August 19, 2012

Welcome to the weekly Canadian Social Research Newsletter,
a listing of the new links added to the Canadian Social Research Links website in the past week.

This week's issue of the newsletter is going out to 2,572 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. Québec Votes 2012 : September 4 (leaders' debates this coming week)
2. Alberta makes strides against homelessness (Toronto Star) - August 14
3. Latest Media and Policy News: 15 August 2012 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
4. SPARmonitor : August 15, 2012 (Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto)
5. The Harper Patronage List, 2006 to date (Sixth Estate) - July 2012
6.
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, July 2012 - August 17
--- Health Reports, August 2012 (August 15):
----- Cause-specific mortality by education in Canada: A 16-year follow-up study

----- Unintentional injury hospitalizations among children and youth in areas with a high percentage of Aboriginal identity residents: 2001/2002 to 2005/2006

--- Elementary and secondary education expenditures, 2009/2010 - August 14
--- Employment, Earnings and Hours, May 2012 - August 13
--- Labour Force Survey, July 2012 - August 10

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

International content

8. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
9. Joseph Stiglitz: From voice in the wilderness to people’s prophet (Toronto Star) - August 12
10. CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

Have a great week!

Gilles
[ gilseg@rogers.com ]

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1. The Québec election is September 4.

From the
Montreal Gazette:

[ http://www.montrealgazette.com/ ]

Québec Votes 2012
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/quebecvotes/index.html

Selected content:

Why anglo Quebec needs to hear the Quebec leaders debate
http://blogs.montrealgazette.com/2012/08/18/why-anglo-quebec-needs-to-hear-the-quebec-leaders-debate/
August 18, 2012
(...) On Sunday night (Aug. 19 at 8pm), the leaders of the Quebec Liberal Party, the Parti Quebecois, the Coalition Avenir Quebec and Quebec Solidaire will debate the issues of this election and, if previous such encounters are anything to go by, the opposition will gang up on the incumbent, in this case Liberal leader Jean Charest.

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From
CBC Montreal:

[ http://www.cbc.ca/montreal/ ]

CBC Election 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/quebecvotes2012/

Selected content:

Watch the Quebec leaders' debate on CBC
http://www.cbc.ca/news/
(CBC, Sunday Aug. 19 at 8pm)
Join CBC News on Sunday to watch the Quebec election leaders' debate on television and online, with translation.
The leaders of the four main political parties will face off for a two-hour, French-language debate starting at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, Aug. 19. CBC News Network will carry the debate live with English translation. We'll also be live-streaming at cbc.ca.
NOTE : Three additional face-to-face debates will be broadcast (in French) on the TVA network on August 20, 21 and 22 - see the TVA link below for more info

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Le débat en français:

http://www.radio-canada.ca/sujet/elections-quebec-2012/2012/08/19/003-debat-quatre-chef.shtml
Le débat sera diffusé en direct sur Radio-Canada.ca dimanche à partir de 20 h et il sera disponible sur le site de Radio-Canada [ http://www.radio-canada.ca/ ] en rediffusion par la suite.
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Vote Compass
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/quebecvotes2012/features/votecompass.html
Vote Compass is an educational tool developed by political scientists.
Answer a short series of questions to discover how you fit in the Quebec political landscape.
NOTE: you don't have to be from Quebec to try the Vote Compass.
I'm from Ontario, and, according to my Vote Compass answers, I'd vote for the Green Party.
<Probably because the NDP has no provincial party in Quebec...>

Timeline : the campaign day by day
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/quebecvotes2012/features/timeline/

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

Hébert: Minority mandate might best serve Quebecers
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1243380
August 17, 2012
By Chantal Hébert
MONTREAL—If there ever were an election that no party deserves a win, or at least not with the top prize of a majority mandate, it’s the one currently unfolding in Quebec. Three weeks into the campaign, the Liberals, the Parti Québécois and the Coalition Avenir Québec have all failed to dispel the serious doubts that so many voters harbour about each of them. Consequently, none has earned the support of more than a third of the electorate and the proportion of undecided is growing faster than the support of the PQ front-runner. That may change after a round of debates that gets underway on Sunday night.

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De TVA:
[ http://tva.canoe.ca/ ]

Face à face 2012
Les 20, 21 et 22 Août à 21h
http://tva.canoe.ca/emissions/faceafacequebec2012/concept
Les 3 aspirants au poste de premier ministre du Québec ont accepté de débattre des grands enjeux de la présente campagne électorale lors de 3 face à face qui seront diffusés les 20, 21 et 22 août.
Les 3 face à face d’une heure seront animés par le chef d’antenne de TVA, Pierre Bruneau et, conformément à l’entente conclue avec les 3 partis qui peuvent aspirer à gouverner le Québec, porteront sur quatre grands thèmes : économie - gouvernance - politiques sociales - question nationale et identité.

2. Alberta makes strides against homelessness - August 14
(Toronto Star)

Alberta makes strides against homelessness
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/1241519
August 14, 2012
By Gillian Steward
Between 1994 and 2006, Calgary had the fastest growing number of homeless men, women and children in Canada. There were plenty of new condo towers but there wasn’t enough housing for many of the people who laboured to build those glass palaces. Today it’s a different story. Calgary’s 10-year-plan to end homelessness is showing results and has become a model for other Canadian cities. So much so, that Tim Richter, the CEO of the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF), is moving on to head up the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, a collaboration of several interest groups designed to mobilize communities across the country to develop their own ten-year plans.

[Gillian Steward is a Calgary writer and journalist, and former managing editor of the Calgary Herald.]

Source:
Toronto Star

http://www.thestar.com/

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Related link:

A Plan For Alberta : Ending Homelessness in 10 years (PDF - 1.8MB, 48 pages)
http://www.housing.alberta.ca/documents/PlanForAB_Secretariat_final.pdf
October 2008
Prepared By:
The Alberta Secretariat
For Action On Homelessness
http://www.housing.alberta.ca/Alberta_Secretariat.cfm

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- Go to the Alberta Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/abkmrk.htm

- Go to the Homelessness and Housing Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/homeless.htm

3. Latest Media and Policy News: 15 August 2012
(Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)

From Jennefer Laidley of the
Income Security Advocacy Centre:

Latest Media and Policy News: 15 August 2012
http://goo.gl/OMPuz

Top Stories:

Open File covers the loss of the Community Start-up and Maintenance Benefit:
http://www.openfile.ca/toronto/story/ontario-disability-housing-credit-be-phased-out-2013

Here’s a great blog about the current welfare reforms in the UK, from someone on disability benefits there:
http://diaryofabenefitscrounger.blogspot.ca/

What it’s like to live on minimum wage in Toronto:
http://www.openfile.ca/toronto/story/whats-it-living-minimum-wage-toronto

Ontario Politics

Sept 6 is by-election day. Polls in Vaughan and Kitchener-Waterloo show a split in support:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1241559--ontario-liberals-supported-in-vaughan-but-lose-ground-in-kitchener-waterloo-new-polls-show

Across the Province

Changes to the Welcome Policy at City of Toronto:
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1241438--toronto-budget-free-recreation-for-more-poor-families-but-less-for-others

Federal

“We don't want a system that locks people up and throws away the key without fair representation”:
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Justice+system+staggering+under+weight+federal+reforms/7082722/story.html

Inequalities are a threat to medicare:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/real-inequalities-a-threat-to-medicares-mission-incoming-cma-chief-says/article4478135/

Here’s an information sheet that explains the changes to federal health coverage for refugees:
http://yourlegalrights.on.ca/resource/85128

International

Why isn’t unprecedented poverty part of the US election discussion?:
http://www.cantonrep.com/newsnow/x521655710/-Poverty-said-the-emperor-with-no-clothes

Poverty-stricken East London wonders whether it will gain from nearby Olympics
http://www.sacbee.com/2012/08/10/4714765/poverty-stricken-east-london-wonders.html

Volume 5 of Unemployment Stories:
http://gawker.com/5934202/unemployment-stories-vol-five-i-go-to-bed-every-night-hoping-i-wont-wake-up

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By Jennefer Laidley
Policy & Research Analyst
Income Security Advocacy Centre

http://www.incomesecurity.org/

Subscribe to ISAC's Media and Policy News e-list:
http://goo.gl/XEGZg

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

4. SPARmonitor : August 15, 2012
(
Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto)

From the
City of Toronto:

SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change
[SPAR = Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto]

This Bulletin is a quick inventory of current social research information. Its purpose is to
promptly disseminate to interested staff recently produced research materials and initiatives relevant to social policy.

SPARmonitor : August 15, 2012 (PDF - 136K, 4 pages)
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/SPAR_Research_Bulletin_87.pdf

This issue covers the following:

Ø Long-Term Care Task Force on Resident Care and Safety
Ø Ontario Home Care Association Submission
Ø Young Carers in Canada: The Hidden Costs and Benefits of Young Caregiving
Ø Compulsory School Attendance: What Research Says and What It Means for State Policy
Ø Payroll Employment, Earnings and Hours, May 2012
Ø Filling the Data Gap: A Conversation on Coordinating and Using Program Data
Ø Eleventh Annual National Report Card on Health Care

Source:
SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change
http://www.toronto.ca/sdfa/spar-archives.htm
- includes links to bulletins from January to March 2011 (more to come) and to all 33 issues of SPARmonitor for 2010.
[ Social Development, Finance & Administration
http://www.toronto.ca/sdfa/index.htm ]
[ City of Toronto
http://www.toronto.ca/ ]

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

5. The Harper Patronage List, 2006 to date - July 2012
(Sixth Estate)

The Harper Patronage List
http://sixthestate.net/?page_id=1381
July 2012
Jobs for Conservatives since 2006:
1134
Jobs for members of other parties since 2006:
78 Liberal
4 NDP
1 Bloc
1 Green
(...)
Since 2006, the general trend is to hire a vastly disproportionate number of people who have ties to the federal Conservative Party or its provincial allies. Stephen Harper once denounced this system as the Prime Minister rewarding his “buddies,” [ http://sixthestate.net/?p=1181 ] but while in office has been uninterested in changing the system. Instead he has continued to appoint party insiders and supporters at a frenzied pace, even to the Senate, which he once demanded be fully democratized through elected Senators with term limits. Since the May 2011 general election, he has even appointed several losing candidates to the Senate, so that they could have a seat in Parliament anyways after being denied one by the public.

Source:
Sixth Estate

http://sixthestate.net/

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

6. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
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Consumer Price Index, July 2012 - August 17
--- Health Reports, August 2012 (August 15):
----- Cause-specific mortality by education in Canada: A 16-year follow-up study

----- Unintentional injury hospitalizations among children and youth in areas with a high percentage of Aboriginal identity residents: 2001/2002 to 2005/2006

--- Elementary and secondary education expenditures, 2009/2010 - August 14
--- Employment, Earnings and Hours, May 2012 - August 13
--- Labour Force Survey, July 2012 - August 10

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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August 17, 2012
Consumer Price Index, July 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120817/dq120817a-eng.htm
Consumer prices rose 1.3% in the 12 months to July, following a 1.5% increase in June. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the Consumer Price Index declined 0.1% in July, after decreasing 0.2% in June.
- includes links to five charts and three tables

Source:
The Consumer Price Index
- product main page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=62-001-X&lang=eng
This monthly release of the The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Canada, the provinces, Whitehorse and Yellowknife, provides a descriptive summary of retail price movements, inflation rates and the factors underlying them. The CPI also contains the following tabular information: latest price index movements for the eight major components; price index changes on one and 12-month bases for an extensive number of components and groups; historical monthly information; and price indices reclassified according to categories of goods and services.
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* On the product main page, click View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

[ Earlier editions of this report (back to 2001):
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=62-001-X&chropg=1&lang=eng ]

Guide to the Consumer Price Index (1998)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=62-557-X&lang=eng

Related subjects:

* Prices and price indexes
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=3956&lang=eng&more=0

* Consumer price indexes
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action?pid=3956&id=2178&lang=eng&more=0

August 15, 2012
Health Reports, August 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120815/dq120815a-eng.htm
The August 2012 online issue of Health Reports, released today, contains the following two articles:

Cause-specific mortality by education in Canada: A 16-year follow-up study
HTML : http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-003-x/2012003/article/11700-eng.htm
PDF (796K, 11 pages) : http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-003-x/2012003/article/11700-eng.pdf
- examines cause-specific mortality rates by level of education in a broadly representative sample of Canadians aged 25 or older, to determine if the association between education and mortality differs by cause of death.

Unintentional injury hospitalizations among children and youth in areas with a high percentage of Aboriginal identity residents: 2001/2002 to 2005/2006
HTML : http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-003-x/2012003/article/11699-eng.htm
PDF (1.1MB, 11 pages) : http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-003-x/2012003/article/11699-eng.pdf
- examines hospitalizations for unintentional injury among children and youth in communities where at least 33% of residents reported Aboriginal identity.

Related subjects:

Health
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2966&id=2966&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Source:
Health Reports - product main page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=82-003-x&lang=eng
Health Reports, published by the Health Analysis Division (HAD) of Statistics Canada, is a peer-reviewed journal of population health and health services research. It is designed for a broad audience that includes health professionals, researchers, policymakers, and through media coverage, the general public. The journal publishes articles of wide interest that contain original and timely analyses of national or provincial/territorial surveys or administrative databases.
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* Click the product main page link, then "View" to read the latest issue or "Chronological index" for earlier issues

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

August 14, 2012
Elementary and secondary education expenditures, 2009/2010
HTML : http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120814/dq120814d-eng.htm
PDF (96K, 1 page) : http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120814/dq120814d-eng.pdf

Available without charge in CANSIM:

Tables 478-0014 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=478-0014&p2=31
Tables 478-0015 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=478-0015&p2=31

August 13, 2012
Employment, Earnings and Hours, May 2012
HTML : http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/72-002-x/72-002-x2012005-eng.htm
PDF (2.4MB, 385 pages):
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/72-002-x/72-002-x2012005-eng.pdf

Highlights
Tables
Charts
Data quality, concepts and methodology
User information
Related products

Source:
Employment, Earnings and Hours - main product page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=72 -002-X&lang=eng
This publication presents a timely picture of employment, earnings and hours.
The tabulations focus on monthly labour market information and some historical data series.
NOTE: Online data on payroll employment, earnings and hours for the current month is usually posted to the site a month behind this report.
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* On the main product page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.
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Related subjects:

* Labour
http://goo.gl/FsMeZ

* Employment and unemployment
http://goo.gl/mMHwY

* Hours of work and work arrangements
http://goo.gl/DGFGo

* Industries
http://goo.gl/idqT8

* Wages, salaries and other earnings
http://goo.gl/EK2Qr

August 10, 2012
Labour Force Survey, July 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120810/dq120810a-eng.htm
Following two months of little change, employment in July declined by 30,000, the result of losses in part-time work. The unemployment rate rose 0.1 percentage points to 7.3%.

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

See also:

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

Related subjects:

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

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

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

7. 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

August 18, 2012

What's new online this week:

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

Save Peel child care - Flyer from OCBCC (Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care)
15 Aug 2012 | Ontario
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/12/08/save-peel-child-care-flyer-ocbcc
Flyer from the OCBCC lists actions that parents can take to stop the closure of all 12 Learn.Play.Care regionally operated child care centres in Peel Region, Ontario.

Alberta inclusive child care project
15 Aug 2012 | Alberta
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/12/08/alberta-inclusive-child-care-project
Research report identifies the facilitators and barriers to access to inclusive child care from the perspectives of parents of children with special needs and child care staff and directors in Alberta.

Child care funding: Where do we stand now?
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/12/08/child-care-funding-where-do-we-stand-now
15 Aug 2012 | Ontario
Update from the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care provides a summary of the policies that have been put out by the Ministry of Education in relation to the new child care funding secured in the 2012 budget.

Child care in America: 2012 state fact sheets
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/12/08/child-care-america-2012-state-fact-sheets
14 Aug 2012 | United States
Report from Child Care Aware of America provides information about key indicators that describe child care nationally and in individual states.

Child care - Solutions for children, families, communities and the economy: 2013 pre-budget consultation brief of the Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/12/08/child-care-solutions-children-families-communities-and-econ
14 Aug 2012 | Canada
2013 pre-budget consultation brief from the CCAAC states that "a universal, affordable, quality ECEC system will increase child care accessibility to the growing number of preschool-aged children, alleviate the financial burden of child care costs on young families and allow working families to get ahead of increasing housing costs and stagnating incomes".

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.

CAW child care centre to close
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/12/08/caw-child-care-centre-close
17 Aug 2012 | Ontario

Child care advocates achieve victories in several states
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/12/08/child-care-advocates-achieve-victories-several-states
15 Aug 2012 | United States

Daycare subsidies dry up in Windsor
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/12/08/daycare-subsidies-dry-windsor
15 Aug 2012 | Ontario

The federal government wants its money back
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/12/08/federal-government-wants-its-money-back
15 Aug 2012 | Canada

School boards offer update on daycare (Kenora)
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/12/08/school-boards-offer-update-daycare-kenora
15 Aug 2012 | Ontario

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source:
Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU)

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

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

8. 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:

August 17, 2012
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2012/08/17/
Jobs Recovery Favors Single, Younger Workers
A Plan for Urban Poverty?

August 16, 2012
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2012/08/16/
Earned Income Tax Credit - Pennsylvania
Chronic Homelessness - Los Angeles, CA
Check-Cashing Stores

August 15, 2012
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2012/08/15/
Asset Poverty - New Orleans, LA
Prison Overcrowding - California

August 14, 2012
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2012/08/14/
States and Medicaid
Poverty and Low-wage Work - Japan
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

August 13, 2012
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2012/08/13/
Race to the Top Competition
States and Medicaid Expansion

August 10, 2012
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2012/08/10/
States and Medicaid Expansion
Long Term Unemployment
High School Graduation Rate - Texas
Welfare-to-Work Program - South Carolina

August 9, 2012
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2012/08/09/
Welfare Reform
Hunger Among Seniors - Florida

August 8, 2012 : no Dispatch today

August 7, 2012
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2012/08/07/
States and Medicaid Coverage
Schools and Longer Academic Calendars

August 6, 2012
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2012/08/06/
Prisoner Re-entry Program - Newark, NJ
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

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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

9. Joseph Stiglitz: From voice in the wilderness to people’s prophet - August 12
(Toronto Star
)

Joseph Stiglitz: From voice in the wilderness to people’s prophet
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/1240639
August 12, 2012
By Carol Goar
Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz has written six books in the last 10 years warning of the dangers of extreme income polarization. The American economist’s latest wake-up call is his most urgent.
The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future [ http://goo.gl/LA30s ] , is clear (it is written for non-economists), compelling (his evidence is irrefutable) and comprehensive (he covers everything from the rise of social unrest to the despoiling of the ecosystem). People are finally paying attention. The 450-page book has been on the bestseller list for almost a month.
The media are listening.
(...)
But political leaders, bankers and business magnates are resolutely shutting their ears.
(...)
An economist less resilient than Stiglitz — who was fired by the World Bank for refusing to toe the line; ridiculed for 40 years by the ascendant proponents of free markets, small government, deregulation and privatization; and treated by most of his peers as a dissident — would be in despair by now. But the 69-year-old native of Gary, Ind., is sanguine. He is convinced people will respond if he makes the case clearly enough with enough examples that reflect what’s happening in their lives.
(...)
Looking ahead, the economist sees two possible scenarios.
One is that the mega-rich 1 per cent of the population will realize it is in their own interest to reverse today’s extreme polarization of income. No one benefits from a less productive, less dynamic and less efficient economy.
The other is that the 99 per cent will realize they’ve been sold a bill of goods by their leaders and demand change in ways governments, political parties and employers cannot brush off. People intuitively get it, he says. They just have to muster the political will to act.

Source:
Toronto Star

http://www.thestar.com/

More info about Joseph Stiglitz from Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Stiglitz

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

10. CRINMAIL (Newsletter of the Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

Child Rights Information Network (CRIN):
http://www.crin.org/
CRIN envisions a world in which every child enjoys all of the human rights promised by the United Nations, regional organisations, and national governments alike. (...) Our inspiration is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which we use to bring children's rights to the top of the international agenda. We launch advocacy campaigns, lead international children's rights coalitions, and strive to make existing human rights enforcement mechanisms accessible for all. More than 2,100 organisations in 150 countries rely on CRIN's publications, research and information.

The latest information on children's rights around the world:
CRINMAIL
http://www.crin.org/email/
CRIN publishes several email lists on children's rights issues in English, French, Spanish and Arabic. We also issue thematic editions on armed conflict, violence against children and strategic litigation. You can subscribe to any of these email lists and unsubscribe at any time.

CRINMAIL - Children's Rights Newsletter (weekly)
Latest issues:

15 August 2012, CRINMAIL issue 1289
http://www.crin.org/email/crinmail_detail_popup.asp?crinmailID=4358
In this issue:
The CRINlympics
News in Brief
Upcoming events
Also includes:
* World news * Reports * Events * Issues * Law
* Advocacy * Challenging breaches * Take action * Campaigns * Toolkits

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8 August 2012, CRINMAIL issue 1288
http://www.crin.org/email/crinmail_detail_popup.asp?crinmailID=4352
In this issue:
Latest news and reports
- Violence continues in Syria
- Sudan student protests met with force
- Juvenile dies following arrest in Pakistan
- Recruitment of children: Mali /Myanmar
- UN News
Children's rights wiki: Spotlight on the Democratic Republic of Congo
Employment
Also includes:
* World news * Reports * Events * Issues * Law
* Advocacy * Challenging breaches * Take action * Campaigns * Toolkits

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CRINMAIL Archive (earlier issues):

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

Option 2: (WITHOUT table of contents)
http://goo.gl/C0JNx
- On the CRINMAIL website --- does *not* include the table of contents for each issue (so you must click on each link to see its contents), but it goes back much further (pre-2006). Follow this link to see hundreds of earlier weekly issues, many of which are special editions focusing on special themes, such as the 45th Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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NOTE:
The CRINMAIL Children's Rights Newsletter is only ONE of several weekly newsletters produced and distributed by CRIN.
See the complete list of newsletters:
http://www.crin.org/email/

Source:
Child Rights Information Network (CRIN):

http://www.crin.org/
CRIN envisions a world in which every child enjoys all of the human rights promised by the United Nations, regional organisations, and national governments alike. (...) Our inspiration is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which we use to bring children's rights to the top of the international agenda. We launch advocacy campaigns, lead international children's rights coalitions, and strive to make existing human rights enforcement mechanisms accessible for all. More than 2,100 organisations in 150 countries rely on CRIN's publications, research and information.

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


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Quotable quotes

Lillian Carter (mother of Jimmy Carter):
"Sometimes, when I look at my children, I say to myself, Lillian, you should have remained a virgin. "

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Eleanor Roosevelt:
"I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalog: - 'No good in a bed, but fine against a wall.'"

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Mark Twain:
"Last week, I stated this woman was the ugliest woman I had ever seen. I have since been visited by her sister, and now wish to withdraw that statement."

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George Burns:
"The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending --- and to have the two as close together as possible.

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Victor Borge:
"Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year."

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Mark Twain:
"Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint."

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Socrates:
"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."

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Groucho Marx:
"I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury."

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Jimmy Durante:
"My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe."

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Zsa Zsa Gabor:
"I have never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back."

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Alex Levine:
"Only Irish Coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat."

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Rodney Dangerfield:
My luck is so bad that if I bought a cemetery, people would stop dying."

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Spike Milligan:
"Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery."

Source:
Can't recall - likely email

 

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Catch-22 illustrated (photo):
http://i.imgur.com/kdxH7.jpg

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http://www.wimp.com/kitchenedition/

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Singing horses
http://www.flashgames247.com/play/203.html
(Click on each of the horses)