Canadian Social Research Newsletter
October 20, 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 2,583 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. Do welfare rules provide a route out of poverty in Alberta? (John Stapleton) - October 18
2. Ontario Social Assistance Review : Final report due Wednesday October 24 at 10a.m.
3. Bill C-45, the Jobs and Growth Act, 2012, tabled in the House of Commons (Finance Canada) - October 18
4. International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (United Nations) - October 17
5. Call for Abstracts : Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) 2013 Annual Conference - June 9-12, 2013
6. [British Columbia] Dozens step up for Welfare Food Challenge (Vancouver Sun) - October 16
7. Public Investments in Early Childhood Education and Care in Canada, 2010 (Human Resources and Skills Development)
- October 15
8. Harper’s Attack on Democracy, Itemized by Lawrence Martin (Armine Yalnizyan, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - April 2011
9. Update on the National Council of Welfare website archive - October 19
10. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, September 2012 - October 19
--- Recent Developments in the Canadian Economy: Fall 2012 - October 19
--- Employment Insurance, August 2012 - October 18
--- Study: Profile of parents in stepfamilies, 2011 - October 18
--- Newsletter for Communities - October 18
--- Job vacancies, three-month average ending in July 2012 - October 18
--- Health Reports, October 2012 - October 17
11. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit

International content

12. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
13. [U.S.] Below the line: Poverty in America (Christian Science Monitor) - October 7
14. [U.S.] Income Inequality : Special collection of 788 New York Times articles about income inequality
15. [U.S.] The State of Working America, 12th Edition (Economic Policy Institute) - September 2012
16. [International] For richer, for poorer [Growing inequality] (The Economist) - October 13
17. [International] Facebook In the News: In the wake of recent events, there are more concerns about Facebook's privacy settings (The Scout Report, University of Wisconsin)
18. CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

Have a great week!

Gilles
[ gilseg@rogers.com ]

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1. Do welfare rules provide a route out of poverty in Alberta? - October 18
(John Stapleton)

Alberta

Do welfare rules provide a route out of poverty in Alberta? (PDF - 84K, 4 pages)
http://www.vibrantcalgary.com/uploads/pdfs/Income_Replacement_J_Stapleton.pdf
By John Stapleton
October 18,2012
John Stapleton's paper sets out "what Canadians believe to be the six best routes out of poverty" (e.g., * Get Help from Your Family * Get a Job and Keep it * Get Training and Education. Then he compares each of those routes (benchmarks) to the Alberta Works (welfare) program to see whether, indeed, welfare rules provide a route out of poverty in Alberta.

Source:
Poverty Costs 2.0

http://www.vibrantcalgary.com/blog/poverty-costs-20-creating-policies-that-save/
Poverty Costs 2.0 is about sharing great ideas to help us invest in lasting solutions to poverty. The ideas will come in the form of policy recommendations to help move forward on the provincial commitment to create a 5 year plan to end child poverty and a 10 year plan to reduce poverty.

As part of the Poverty Costs 2.0 initiative, John Stapleton's text is the first post summarizing a policy recommendation authored by one of the top policy-thinkers in the country. Full, expanded recommendations will be collated in a book to be released early 2013. The final document will contain no less than 10 papers with recommendations from the best policy minds in Canada as well as several additional papers addressing broad systemic issues within the province.

Poverty Costs 2.0 is an initiative of
Vibrant Communities Calgary
http://www.vibrantcalgary.com/

Vibrant Communities Across Canada
There are Vibrant Communities in 10 other cities in Canada – find out more at
http://vibrantcommunities.ca/

Related links:

Action to End Poverty in Alberta
http://www.actiontoendpovertyinalberta.org/
Action to End Poverty in Alberta is a non-profit initiative that works collaboratively with all levels of government, the community and with people experiencing poverty, to help develop and implement a comprehensive strategy and action plan to end poverty in Alberta.

Open Policy - John Stapleton's website
http://openpolicyontario.com/

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

- Go to the Provincial and Territorial Anti-poverty Strategies and Campaigns page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/antipoverty.htm

2. Ontario Social Assistance Review : Final report due Wednesday October 24 at 10a.m.

The Commission for the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario
will release its final report and recommendations on Wednesday, October 24 at 10a.m..

Source:
Commission for the Review
of Social Assistance in Ontario
http://www.socialassistancereview.ca/home

NOTE : For 300+ links to more information on
the review, go to the Ontario Social Assistance Review Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/on_sa_review.htm

3. Bill C-45, the Jobs and Growth Act, 2012, tabled in the House of Commons - October 18
(Finance Canada)

Harper Government Continues Pro-Growth
Agenda with the Jobs and Growth Act, 2012

http://www.fin.gc.ca/n12/12-126-eng.asp
October 18, 2012

Mews Release
The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, today introduced in Parliament:

Bill C-45, the Jobs and Growth Act, 2012 (457 pages):
http://www.scribd.com/doc/110422989/C-45-Jobs-and-Growth-Act-2012

[Click the link above and then scroll down to the online reader or click the orange "Download or Print" button to the right of the text.]

The Act implements key initiatives from Economic Action Plan 2012 to help grow Canada’s economy, fuel job creation and secure Canada’s long-term prosperity.
(...)
The proposed Jobs and Growth Act, 2012 will bolster Canada’s economy and help improve communities across Canada with initiatives that build a strong economy and create jobs; support families and communities; promote clean energy and enhance neutrality of the tax system; and respect taxpayers’ dollars.

Related Document:

Economic Action Plan 2012
http://www.budget.gc.ca/2012/home-accueil-eng.html
[ 2012 federal Budget ]
March 29, 2012

Source:
Finance Canada
http://www.fin.gc.ca/fin-eng.asp

Also (earlier) from Finance Canada:

Minister Flaherty Tables Notice of Ways and Means Motion
to Implement Tax Provisions in Economic Action Plan 2012
and Other Tax Measures

http://www.fin.gc.ca/n12/12-124-eng.asp
October 15, 2012
The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, today tabled in the House of Commons a detailed Notice of Ways and Means Motion to implement certain tax provisions in Economic Action Plan 2012 (see the link above), as well as certain previously announced tax measures.
The Notice of Ways and Means Motion includes tax measures from Economic Action Plan 2012 in the areas of Personal Income Tax, Corporate Income Tax and International Taxation.

Related link:

Notice of Ways and Means Motion with explanatory notes:
http://www.fin.gc.ca/drleg-apl/bia-leb-1012-eng.asp ]

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Related media coverage:

Conservatives bill overhauls future pensions for MPs and federal employees
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1273354
October 18, 2012
By Les Whittington and Tonda MacCharles

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- Go to the 2012 Canadian Government Budgets Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/budgets_2012.htm

4. International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - October 17
(United Nations)

From the
United Nations:

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
17 October 2012

Ending the Violence of Extreme Poverty:
UN Observes International Day for Eradication of Poverty, 17 October
(small PDF file)
http://www.un.org/en/events/povertyday/pdf/press2012.pdf
Press Release
16 October, 2012
On 17 October, the 2012 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty will be observed around the world, focusing on the theme: “Ending the Violence of Extreme Poverty: Promoting Empowerment and Building Peace”.
Representatives of Governments and civil society, including people living in poverty, will gather at UN Headquarters in New York to give voice to how poverty violates fundamental human rights and the need to build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to intensify anti-poverty efforts.

For more information on the observance of the Day and the programme at UN Headquarters, see:
http://social.un.org/index/Home/tabid/40/news/311/Default.aspx

and

http://www.un.org/en/events/povertyday/

To learn how to participate in the social media action, visit
www.endpoverty2015.org

Additional Resources
http://www.un.org/en/events/povertyday/links.shtml
UN System
*
The United Nations and Development
* Department of Economic and Social Affairs
* Dag Hammarskjöld Library
* United Nations Bookshop
* UN Works
* Stand up Against Poverty
* Millennium Campaign
* Millennium Project
* International Movement ATD Fourth World
* Overcoming Extreme Poverty
Related Events
*
Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20)
* Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty
* First UN Decade for the Eradication of Poverty
* International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

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On Day for Eradication of Poverty, UN highlights needs for a holistic approach to helping word’s poor
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=43307&Cr=poverty&Cr1=#.UH7xucXA9IE

17 October 2012 – With inequalities growing dramatically both within and between countries over the last 10 years, the United Nations marked the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty today with calls to tackle not only the material aspects of the scourge but also its social and educational dimensions and the unequal access to justice.

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Background
- includes a link to the UN General Assembly Resolution A/RES/47/196 of 31 March 1993:
Observance of an International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (small PDF file)

Millennium Development Goals
1. End Poverty and Hunger
2. Universal Education
3. Gender Equality
4. Child Health
5. Maternal Health
6. Combat HIV/AIDS
7. Environmental Sustainability
8. Global Partnership

Source:
United Nations

http://www.un.org/

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From
Dignity for All: the campaign for a poverty-free Canada:

Parliamentarians Unite to Speak Out Against Poverty:
Campaign Urges Government to Take Action on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
http://www.dignityforall.ca/en/parliamentarians-unite-speak-out-against-poverty-les-parlementaires-s%E2%80%99unissent-pour-d%C3%A9noncer-la-pauv
October 17, 2012
News Release
[ NOTA : La version française du communiqué suit l'anglais sur la même page ci-dessus. ]
OTTAWA October 17, 2012 – Dignity for All: the campaign for a poverty-free Canada is marking the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty today with a public event and the release of Poverty Trends Scorecard – Canada 2012, a report that highlights the need for continued federal investments to assist those struggling to make ends meet.

Poverty Trends Scorecard – Canada 2012 (PDF - 2.8MB, 24 pages)
http://www.cpj.ca/files/docs/PovertyTrendsScorecard.pdf

(...)The campaign, in conjunction with the newly formed All-Party Anti-Poverty Caucus (APC) [ http://goo.gl/pHCE4 ], is encouraging parliamentarians to show their support for eliminating poverty by wearing an “End Poverty” button and attending a panel discussion on Parliament Hill with persons who have a lived experience of poverty, APC representatives, and members of the public.
(...)
In 1989 and 2009 unanimous motions were passed in the House of Commons that expressed a desire to take action against poverty. Recent parliamentary reports have provided concrete suggestions as to how that goal can be achieved.

Source:
Dignity for All
http://www.dignityforall.ca
Dignity for All: the campaign for a poverty-free Canada is a non-partisan coalition of over 575 provincial and national organizations, 9000 individuals, and 154 Members of Parliament and Senators from all parties, dedicated to realizing a poverty-free Canada.

Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ)
http://www.cpj.ca/
CPJ promotes public justice in Canada by shaping key public policy debates through research and analysis, publishing and public dialogue.

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From
Canada Without Poverty:

A wealthier nation doesn’t necessarily mean lower poverty rates
http://www.cwp-csp.ca/2012/10/international-day-to-eradicate-poverty/
October 17, 2012
Op-Ed in Embassy Magazine
http://www.embassymag.ca/
By Julia Sanchez and Leilani Farha
The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed every year since 1993, when the UN General Assembly designated a day to promote awareness that poverty and destitution in all countries must be eradicated. This has become a stated development priority for most donor countries as well as many national governments and local groups working on the ground in both developed and developing countries.
Despite the multiple commitments and efforts to do away with extreme poverty, there are as many poor people today then there were in the early 1990s, with poverty in some nations, including Canada, being stubbornly persistent.


[The co-authors are Julia Sanchez (President-CEO of the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC), Canada’s coalition to end global poverty)
and Leilani Farha (Executive Director of Canada Without Poverty and the CWP-Advocacy Network, organizations dedicated to the elimination of poverty in Canada)

Source:
Canada Without Poverty
http://www.cwp-csp.ca/
Canada Without Poverty is a federally incorporated, non-partisan, not-for-profit and charitable organization dedicated to the elimination of poverty in Canada.

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- Go to the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/october_17.htm

5. Call for Abstracts : Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) 2013 Annual Conference - June 9-12, 2013

Moving Public Health Forward : Evidence, Policy, Practice
Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) 2013 Annual Conference
Ottawa Convention centre
June 9-12, 2013
http://www.cpha.ca/en/conferences/conf2013.aspx
Conference presentations will explore how evidence of different types can be used successfully in different situations and for different purposes. CPHA’s 2013 Annual Conference will provide a unique venue to explore new perspectives on the various types of evidence available and how best to use them. Participants will discuss the integration of evidence into policy and practice and back into the research cycle as well as the factors beyond evidence that influence the policy development process

Call for Abstracts
http://www.cpha.ca/en/conferences/conf2013/callabstracts.aspx
- includes Guidelines for Abstract Submission - Selection Criteria & Review Process - Abstract Acceptance - Presentation Guidelines - more...
Deadline for submissions is November 21, 2012.

Application for Workshops
http://www.cpha.ca/en/conferences/conf2013/workshops.aspx
CPHA is accepting applications for Workshops to be hosted in conjunction with the CPHA 2013 Annual Conference. Workshops are 90 minutes and will provide an opportunity for delegates to gain new knowledge and skills and provide a forum for discussion and interaction.
Deadline for applications is November 21, 2012.

Application for Pre-conference and Breakfast Sessions
http://www.cpha.ca/en/conferences/conf2013/pre.aspx

Source:
Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA)

http://www.cpha.ca/en/default.aspx
The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) is the national, independent, not-for-profit, voluntary association representing public health in Canada.

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

6. [British Columbia] Dozens step up for Welfare Food Challenge - October 16
(Vancouver Sun)

Dozens step up for Welfare Food Challenge
http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Dozens+step+Welfare+Food+Challenge/7394016/story.html
By Randy Shore
October 16, 2012

Brent Mansfield, of Vancouver, will spend a week eating only what he can afford on the $26 welfare food stipend. The $26 that a single person on welfare receives for a week’s food doesn’t go far, so there won’t be much, if any, meat. Ironically, Mansfield’s vegetarian meal plan won’t really contain many vegetables either.
(...) Mansfield is one of 100-plus souls who will spend a full week eating only what they can afford to buy with a typical welfare food stipend. The Welfare Food Challenge is organized by Raise the Rates, a coalition of B.C. anti-poverty groups.

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

Related link:

Welfare Food Challenge website
http://welfarefoodchallenge.org/
This autumn we issued the Welfare Food Challenge, inviting people in British Columbia to live on the amount of money a person on welfare has to purchase food for a week – $26. The Dietitians of Canada in their report The Cost of Eating in BC in 2011 point out that the cost of basic healthy food is more that the total amount of money that welfare provides for all subsistence – food, personal hygiene, clothes, travel, etc.

Raise the Rates
http://raisetherates.org/
Raise the Rates is a coalition of community groups and organizations concerned with the level of poverty and homelessness in British Columbia.

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The Cost of Eating in BC : 2011 (PDF - 4.7MB, 16 pages)
http://www.dietitians.ca/Downloadable-Content/Public/CostofEatingBC2011_FINAL.aspx
Source:
Dietitians of Canada
http://www.dietitians.ca/

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

7. Public Investments in Early Childhood Education and Care in Canada, 2010 - October 15
(Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)

Public Investments in Early Childhood Education and Care in Canada, 2010
Posted online in October 2012
HTML ---
http://www.ecd-elcc.ca/eng/ecd/ececc/page00.shtml
PDF (9.5MB, 270 pages) --- http://www.ecd-elcc.ca/eng/ecd/ececc/early_childhood_education-eng.pdf
This report, published by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, is similar in format and information to Early Childhood Education and Care in Canada (1992, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2008 [ http://goo.gl/Iv2ir ] ) developed and published by the Childcare Resource and Research Unit [ http://www.childcarecanada.org/ ]. Data is provided for each province and territory as well as for the federal government. Comparative and longitudinal tables are included.

NOTA : Vous trouverez la version française (HTML et PDF) de cette étude au lien suivant:
http://goo.gl/rV6fc

Source:
Early Childhood Development (ECD)
http://www.ecd-elcc.ca/eng/ecd/ecd_home.shtml
In September 2000, First Ministers [except Quebec] reached an important agreement on early childhood development to foster the well-being of Canada’s young children. Under this agreement, the Government of Canada is providing $500 million per year to help provincial and territorial governments improve and expand early childhood development programs and services.

Related link:

Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC)
http://www.ecd-elcc.ca/eng/elcc/elcc_home.shtml
In March 2003, federal/provincial/territorial governments [except Quebec] reached an important agreement on early learning and child care programs and services to foster the well-being of Canada ’s young children . Under this framework, the Government of Canada is providing $1.05 billion over 5 years to help provincial and territorial governments improve access to affordable, provincially and territorially regulated early learning and child care programs and services.

ECD and ELCC are part of
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/home.shtml

8. Harper’s Attack on Democracy, Itemized by Lawrence Martin - April 2011
(Armine Yalnizyan, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)

Harper’s Attack on Democracy, Itemized by Lawrence Martin
http://behindthenumbers.ca/2011/04/27/harpers-attack-on-democracy-itemized-by-lawrence-martin/
April 27, 2011
By Armine Yalnizyan
(...)
The case for painting Harper as an anti-democrat stems from dozens of actions, catalogued below. They can be roughly divided into three categories: Treatment of the parliamentary process; degree of information control; intimidation of opponents.

TREATMENT OF PARLIAMENTARY PROCESS
* Prorogations of Parliament
* Contempt of Parliament
* Scorn for parliamentary committees
* Challenging constitutional precepts
* Lapdogs as watchdogs
* The Patronage Machine
* Abuse of Process

INFORMATION CONTROL
*
The government communications vetting system
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Public service brought to heel
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Access to information
*
Document tampering
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Media curbs

INTIMIDATION OF OPPONENTS
*
Afghan detainees
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My way or the highway
*
Personal attack ads
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A democratic party?

Source:
Behind the Numbers
http://behindthenumbers.ca/
A blog of the
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/

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

9. UPDATE on the National Council of Welfare website archive - October 19

UPDATE on the
National Council of Welfare (NCW) website archive
October 19:

Argh.
The October 14 issue of the Canadian Social Research Newsletter [ http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/personal/news141012.htm ] included an update on the final outcome of the website of the National Council of Welfare (NCW). In that update, I passed along a URL sent to me by someone at Library & Archives Canada (LAC) to an archived version of the site (including its dozens of reports).
Here it is:
http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/205/301/ncw-cnb/2012-09-27/www.ncw.gc.ca/h.4m.2_40-eng.jsp@lang=eng.htm
SPOILER : The home page and some secondary pages on the site work well, but you can't access most of the Council's reports because the search feature doesn't work in the archive copy. Because the site has no "Browse Reports" feature (i.e., a static page with a list of all online reports with their respective links), users must use the search feature to access any reports (except for those in the "Communities" section). I've sent an alert re. the search feature issue to the LAC contact person, and I'm hoping that this glitch will get ironed out in the near future.

I'll be updating this page as soon as that search feature on the NCW site archive is functional, i.e., as soon as the NCW's reports are accessible.

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Related correction:

In an earlier newsletter, I posted the following:

"Here's the complete NCW website* as it appeared in the fall of 2011:
http://web.archive.org/web/20110706182021/http://www.ncw.gc.ca/h.4m.2@-eng.jsp
Source:
Internet Archive
http://archive.org/ "
* NOT.

An intrepid newsletter subscriber informed me last week that the content links (to the reports) at the above URL were all dead.
By the time I checked it myself, the link to the home page itself was dead.
The error message reads:
"Bummer. The machine that serves this file is down. We're working on it."
Curious...

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Here's how to Find NCW reports:

1. From the Internet Archive:
Complete list of NCW publications up to March 2009

http://web.archive.org/web/20090321183249/http://www.ncwcnbes.net/en/publication-list.html

2. From the Government of Canada Publications website:

The Government of Canada Publications website [ http://www.publications.gc.ca/ ] has electronic versions of many of the Council's reports going back about 20 years.

1. Go to the Internet Archive National Council of Welfare (NCW) Publications List (above)
2. Select a title from the list and copy it (CTRL+C).
[If the title has a link, click on it to access that report via the Internet Archive.]
2. Paste the title (CTRL+C) into this search box:

http://www.publications.gc.ca/site/eng/search/search.html
On the search page, be sure to click "View only publications available for download or order."
3. Click the Search button.

For example, here's the search result page using "Welfare incomes" as search string:
http://goo.gl/dnp4O
Click the link for the year of the report you wish to obtain, and (on the next page), click the link beside "Electronic Document" for a full copy in PDF format.

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COMMENT:
Another challenging aspect of this archiving initiative : the staff cuts earlier this year at Library & Archives Canada. I don't have official numbers, but I recall reading that LAC would suffer a 50% + reduction in person-years. That doesn't bode well for the future of federal government archives in Canada...

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- Go to the National Council of Welfare links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ncw.htm

10. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
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Consumer Price Index, September 2012 - October 19
--- Recent Developments in the Canadian Economy: Fall 2012 - October 19
--- Employment Insurance, August 2012 - October 18
--- Study: Profile of parents in stepfamilies, 2011 -
October 18
--- Newsletter for Communities
- October 18
--- Job vacancies, three-month average ending in July 2012
- October 18
--- Health Reports, October 2012
- October 17

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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October 19, 2012
Consumer Price Index, September 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/121019/dq121019a-eng.htm
Consumer prices rose 1.2% in the 12 months to September, matching the increase in August. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the Consumer Price Index rose 0.2% in September after increasing 0.4% in August.
- 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

October 19, 2012
Economic Insights:
Recent Developments in the Canadian Economy: Fall 2012
By Cyndi Bloskie and Guy Gellatly, Analysis Branch
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-626-x/11-626-x2012019-eng.htm
This special edition article in the Economic Insights series is designed to provide users with a concise, integrated summary of recent changes in output, employment, household demand, international trade and prices.

October 18, 2012
Employment Insurance, August 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/121018/dq121018b-eng.htm
Following three months of little change, 534,400 people received regular Employment Insurance benefits in August, up 16,400 (+3.2%) from July.

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

October 18, 2012
Study: Profile of parents in stepfamilies, 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/121018/dq121018d-eng.htm
In September 2012, data on the family structure and number of children in stepfamilies were released from the 2011 Census of Population, marking the first time information on stepfamilies had been collected in the census. A new report available today examines in more detail the characteristics of parents or stepparents in stepfamilies gathered by the 2011 General Social Survey.

Related links:

October 18, 2012
Being a parent in a stepfamily: A profile

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-650-x/89-650-x2012002-eng.htm
By Mireille Vézina

Selected Tables on Families in Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-650-x/89-650-x2012001-eng.htm
For the fifth time, in 2011, the General Social Survey (GSS) collected detailed information on families in Canada. Previous GSS surveys on this topic were conducted in 1990, 1995, 2001 and 2006. The 2011 survey updated most of the information collected in previous surveys, including leaving the family home, conjugal history (marriages, common-law unions, separations and divorces), children (biological, adopted or step), maternity and parental leave, childcare arrangements, intentions to form (or re-form) a union, fertility intentions, custody and financial support agreements and work history.

Related subjects:

Census : Main Page
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/index-eng.cfm

Families, households and housing
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=40000&id=40000&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Family types
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=40000&id=40005&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Living arrangements of individuals
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=40000&id=40002&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

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

Newsletter for Communities : October 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/sc-rb/news-bulletin/newsletters-bulletins-cc-eng.html
October 18, 2012
In the news:
* Finding data on your community
* More Statistics Canada releases
* Upcoming events and activities
* Did you miss these events?
* About the Newsletter for Communities
* Questions or comments?

October 17, 2012
Job vacancies, three-month average ending in July 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/121017/dq121017c-eng.htm
Canadian businesses had 264,000 job vacancies in July, an increase of 32,000 from July 2011. For every job vacancy, there were 5.3 unemployed people, down from 6.0 in July 2011.

October 17, 2012
Health Reports, October 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/121017/dq121017e-eng.htm
The October 2012 online issue of Health Reports, released today, contains three articles:
*
Seeking medical help to conceive
* Social participation and the health and well-being of Canadian seniors
*The difference in hypertension control between older men and women

Related subjects:

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



Check past issues of The Daily:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/cgi-bin/DAILY/daily.cgi?s=last


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

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

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

October 20, 2012

What's new online this week:

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

Public investments in early childhood education and care in Canada 2010
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/12/10/public-investments-early-childhood-education-and-care-canad
17 Oct 2012 | Canada
This report, published by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, is similar in format and information to Early Childhood Education and Care in Canada (1992, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2008) developed and published by the Childcare Resource and Research Unit. The full report is available online only and in French.

Double dutch: The case against deregulation and demand-led funding in childcare
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/12/10/double-dutch-case-against-deregulation-and-demand-led-fundi
16 Oct 2012 | Europe
Report by the Institute for Public Policy Research (UK)challenges claims made by Liz Truss (now Minister for Childcare and Education) that "UK should learn from the Dutch childcare system" and suggests Denmark may be a better example to follow.

Parental involvement in early learning: A review of research, policy and good practice
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/12/10/parental-involvement-early-learning-review-research-policy-
16 Oct 2012 | Europe
Report from the Bernard van Leer Foundation aims to "gain more insight into the current theories and practices in relation to parental involvement in early learning in the Netherlands".

Child care modernization feedback: Approaches for funding and quality
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/12/10/child-care-modernization-feedback-approaches-funding-and-qu
10 Oct 2012 | Ontario
Response to modernizing child care in Ontario discussion from Petr Varmuza & Laura Coulman focuses on funding and quality in child care services and "is centered on the core assumption that any substantial transformation (or modernization, if you will) in any one area of child care is not possible without a comprehensive Ontario child care policy framework".

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 44 of the Convention. Concluding observations: Canada
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/12/10/consideration-reports-submitted-states-parties-under-articl
10 Oct 2012 | Canada
Concluding observations on Canada from the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child states that "early childhood care and education continues to be inadequate for children under four years of age. Furthermore, the Committee is concerned that the majority of early childhood care and education services in the State party are provided by private, profit-driven institutions, resulting in such services being unaffordable for most families".

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.

Denmark holds the key to affordable childcare, think tank argues
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/12/10/denmark-holds-key-affordable-childcare-think-tank-argues
16 Oct 2012 | Europe

Sure Start parent campaigners join unions to launch national childcare campaign
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/12/10/sure-start-parent-campaigners-join-unions-launch-national-childcare-
16 Oct 2012 | Europe

Charitable organizations: A pillar of democracy
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/12/10/charitable-organizations-pillar-democracy
16 Oct 2012 | Canada

Rita Chudnovsky: Plan for $10-a-day childcare striking a chord in B.C.
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/12/10/rita-chudnovsky-plan-10-day-childcare-striking-chord-bc
15 Oct 2012 | British Columbia

Early childhood education squeezed too tightly
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/12/10/early-childhood-education-squeezed-too-tightly
10 Oct 2012 | British Columbia

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

12. 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:
(older external links may be broken)

October 19, 2012
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2012/10/19/
September 2012 State Unemployment Rates
Teen Birthrate – Milwaukee, WI
Foster Care System – South Carolina
Household Size and Shared Housing – Sacramento, CA

October 18, 2012
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2012/10/18/
Income Inequality in the US
States and Medicaid Expansion – Mississippi

October 17, 2012
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2012/10/17/
Welfare-to-Work Program – Ohio

October 16, 2012
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2012/10/16/
States and Medicaid – Tennessee, Michigan
Small Businesses and Microlending

October 15, 2012
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2012/10/15/
Poverty Measurement in the US
Student Achievement Goals – Florida

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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

13. [U.S.] Below the line: Poverty in America - October 7
(Christian Science Monitor)

Below the line: Poverty in America
Official figures say 46 million Americans live in poverty.
Beyond that, there's little about poverty that Americans can agree on.
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-Issues/2012/1007/Below-the-line-Poverty-in-America
By Jina Moore
October 7, 2012
Last month, the US Census Bureau released the latest official poverty figures, putting the number of poor people at 46.2 million, or 15 percent of the population. That's the same as the previous year – meaning the United States has sustained, for the second year in a row, the biggest increase in poverty since the government started keeping poverty records in 1969.
But what do these numbers tell us?
And what are they used for?
And what – and who – might they leave out?

Source:
Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/
The Christian Science Monitor is an international news organization that delivers thoughtful, global coverage via its website, weekly magazine, daily news briefing, email newsletters, and mobile site. The Monitor is global, both in practice and in spirit. The Christian Science Monitor is a real news organization owned by a church – The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Mass.

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

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

14. [U.S.] Income Inequality : Special collection of 788 New York Times articles about income inequality

United States

From the
New York Times:

Income Inequality (Special collection of 788 NYTimes articles about income inequality)
http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/i/income/income_inequality/index.html
Updated October 16, 2012

Income inequality has soared to the highest levels since the Great Depression [ http://goo.gl/9Bczh ] and the recession has done little to reverse the trend, with the top 1 percent of earners taking 93 percent of the income gains in the first full year of the recovery. The yawning gap between the haves and the have-nots — and the political questions that gap has raised about the plight of the middle class — has given rise to anti-Wall Street sentiment and animated the presidential campaign. Now, a growing body of economic research suggests that it might mean lower levels of economic growth and slower job creation in the years ahead, as well.

A new study [ http://stateofworkingamerica.org/subjects/wealth/?reader ] by the left-of-center Economic Policy Institute [ http://www.epi.org/ ], a research group in Washington, has found that the top 1 percent of households now hold a larger share of overall wealth than the bottom 90 percent does.

Source:
New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/

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

15. [U.S.] The State of Working America, 12th Edition - September 2012
(Economic Policy Institute )

United States

From the
Economic Policy Institute
:

The State of Working America , 12th Edition
http://stateofworkingamerica.org/
September 2012
The State of Working America... has been the Economic Policy Institute’s flagship publication since 1988. For the first time, the entire book, including the full text and all of the charts, is available online and fully downloadable, along with summary fact sheets that include the book’s key findings. Additionally, the “Open Data” feature enables academics, policymakers, journalists, and the public to download additional data on selected income, jobs, and wages charts.

The State of Working America includes a wide variety of data on family incomes, wages, jobs, unemployment, wealth, and poverty that allow for a clear, unbiased understanding of the economy’s effect on the living standards of working Americans.

Complete report:

The State of Working America, 12th Edition
http://stateofworkingamerica.org/subjects/overview/?reader
September 2012
By Lawrence Mishel et al.
Like its predecessors, this edition of The State of Working America digs deeply into a broad range of data to answer a basic question that headline numbers on gross
domestic product, inflation, stock indices, productivity, and other metrics can’t wholly answer: “How well has the American economy worked to provide acceptable growth in living standards for most households?”

According to the data, the short answer is, “not well at all.” The past 10 years have been a “lost decade” of wage and income growth for most American families.

Source:
Economic Policy Institute
http://www.epi.org/
The Economic Policy Institute, a nonpartisan, nonprofit Washington, D.C. think tank, was created in 1986 to broaden the discussion about economic policy to include the interests of low- and middle-income workers.

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

16. [International] For richer, for poorer (Growing inequality) - October 13
(The Economist)

For richer, for poorer
http://goo.gl/l79JM
Growing inequality is one of the biggest social, economic and political challenges of our time.
But it is not inevitable.

By Zanny Minton Beddoes
October 13, 2012
(...)
Although inequality has been on the rise for three decades, its political prominence is newer. During the go-go years before the financial crisis, growing disparities were hardly at the top of politicians’ to-do list. One reason was that asset bubbles and cheap credit eased life for everyone. Financiers were growing fabulously wealthy in the early 2000s, but others could also borrow ever more against the value of their home.
That changed after the crash. The bank rescues shone a spotlight on the unfairness of a system in which affluent bankers were bailed out whereas ordinary folk lost their houses and jobs. And in today’s sluggish economies, more inequality often means that people at the bottom and even in the middle of the income distribution are falling behind not just in relative but also in absolute terms.

This article is part of the Special Report on the World Economy:
http://www.economist.com/printedition/specialreports?year[value][year]=2012&category=76985

Source:
The Economist

http://www.economist.com/

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

17. [International] Facebook In the News: In the wake of recent events, there are more concerns about Facebook's privacy settings
(The Scout Report, University of Wisconsin)

From The Scout Report : Facebook In the News
(Week ending October 19)
In the wake of recent events, there are more concerns about Facebook's privacy settings.

Facebook users raise privacy concerns as company tweaks security settings
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/oct/15/facebook-users-privacy-concerns-security

When the Most Personal Secrets Get Outed on Facebook
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/when-the-most-personal-secrets-get-outed-on-facebook.html

Three years, deleting your photos on Facebook now actually works
http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/08/facebook-finally-changes-photo-deletion-policy-after-3-years-of-reporting/

Three Facebook Privacy Loopholes
http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2012/10/12/three-facebook-privacy-loopholes/

Facebook: Data Use Policy
http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy

The Brief History of Social Media
http://www.uncp.edu/home/acurtis/NewMedia/SocialMedia/SocialMediaHistory.html

Once upon a time, if you wanted to learn something about someone you would have to ask face-to-face. Perhaps you could read about them in a newspaper or scan through an old school yearbook. Today, over 1 billion people use Facebook and their past, present, and future activities, likes, interests, and dislikes are avail! able for widespread public consumption, consideration, and dissection. Facebook and other social networking sites can be immensely valuable, but the balancing act between preserving one's privacy and sharing information with others is delicate as well as problematic. This week, there was more concern raised about Facebook's privacy settings and there was widespread confusion among users. This Monday, Facebook announced another dispatch about their vast range of privacy controls. This came after a variety of online rumors that Facebook was scanning private messages between users to equate conversation with page "likes" and several other pieces of related scuttlebutt made the rounds as well. As with most stories involved with online interactions, this story is very much in flux even at the time of this writing. [KMG]

The first link will take users to a bit of reporting from this Monday's Guardian that deals with some of the recent concerns raised about Facebook's privacy settings. The second link will take interested parties to a thoughtful piece that originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal about some very personal secrets that were inadvertently revealed via Facebook. The third link will take individuals to a good piece from Ars Technica about the ability to permanently delete one's photos from Facebook. The fourth link leads to a nice summary of three notable Facebook privacy loopholes, courtesy of the Wall Street Journal "Digits" blog. The fifth link will take users to Facebook's official data use policy in its entirety. Finally, the last link provides a nice summary history of social media, courtesy of Professor Anthony Curtis of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

Source:
The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2012
https://www.scout.wisc.edu/

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

18. 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 issue:

17 October 2012 - CRINMAIL 1298
http://www.crin.org/email/crinmail_detail_popup.asp?crinmailID=4435
In this issue:
NEW REPORT: Harmful practices based on tradition, culture, religion or superstition
Latest news and reports
- UNICEF to leave Russia
- Detained child migrant population grows
- Court upholds women's right to inherit
- School district gives choice to transgender pupils
- Amendments sought in draft law on armed conflict
- Mapping corporal punishment worldwide
- Ensuring children's participation
- Girls' rights given boost on international day
Children's Rights Wiki: Spotlight on Nepal
Upcoming events
Employment
Also includes:
* World news * Reports * Events * Issues * Law
* Advocacy (Challenging breaches - Take action - Campaigns - Toolkits

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CRINMAIL Archive (earlier issues):

Option 1: (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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More Regrettably Phrased Classified Ads:

"Get rid of aunts: Zap does the job in 24 hours."

"Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Free Sample!"

"Save regularly in our bank. You'll never reget it."

"Wanted. Hunting rifle, suitable for teenagers."

"Christmas tag sale. Handmade gifts for the hard-to-find person."

"Mother's helper -- peasant working conditions."

"Buy your new bedroom suite from us, and we will stand behind it for six months."

"Government employer looking for candidates. Criminal background required."

"His and hers bicycles, $25 each or both for $55."

"For sale: an antique desk suitable for lady with thick legs and large drawers."

"Now is your chance to have your ears pierced and get an extra pair to take home, too."

"We'll move you worldwide throughout the country."

"Tattoos done while you wait."

"Tired of cleaning yourself? Let me do it."

"Dog for sale: eats anything and is fond of children."

"Stock up and save. Limit: one."

"For Rent: 6-room hated apartment."

"TO LET: 4 bedroom house close to town. No poets."

"This house has been fully insulted."

"Our experienced Mom will care of your child. Fenced yard, meals, and smacks included."

"Illiterate? Write today for free help."

"Semi-Annual after-Christmas Sale."

Source:
http://rinkworks.com/

 

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Life as a dog (video, duration 1:27)
http://www.wimp.com/doglife/

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What does Google really look like, you ask?
http://imgur.com/a/xQPKq

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40 Things To Say Before You Die
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jessicahagy/2012/10/04/40-things-to-say-before-you-die/
Before you’re sprawled on your deathbed, there are some things you really have to say.
They’re not complicated. They’re not poetry.
They’re just short sentences with big meaning.
My favourite : #2 ("I love you.")

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Don’t get scammed on vacation
http://www.50plus.com/travel/dont-get-scammed-on-vacation/313/

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Toronto's Condo Boom for visual people
http://www.cbc.ca/news/interactives/before-after/toronto-condos/ba.html
Before and after: 8 photos of urban transformation

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