Canadian Social Research Newsletter
May 25, 2014

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

This week's issue of the newsletter is going out to 2,695 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. International Human Rights Organizations Take On Government of Canada in Homelessness Case (ESCR-Net) - May 23
2. Ten Things to Know About Yellowknife’s Northern Property Conundrum (Nick Falvo in Northern Public Affairs) - May 23
3. Upcoming world conference dominates 2014 session of UN Forum on Indigenous issues (United Nations News Centre) - May 22
4. The Economic Leadership and Prosperity of Canadian Women : Testimony to the Standing Committee on the Status of Women, April 30, 2014 ( Kate McInturff, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - May 20
5. Post-secondary education : A debate on the distributional effects of tuition reductions versus those of targeted grant programs - May 2014
6. 15th International Congress of the Basic Income Earth Network - Montreal, June 27-29, 2014 (Basic Income Earth Network)
7. On the Job : Why Unions Matter in Alberta (Parkland Institute) - May 2014
8. The New Brunswick Drug Plan (New Brunswick Common Front for Social Justice)
9. The Tuition Map: New interactive tool on tuition fees in Canada (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - May 2014
10. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, April 2014 - May 23
--- Employment Insurance, March 2014 - May 22
--- Health Reports, May 21
--- Quality : The Sequel
(StatCan Blog) - May 2014
--- Income of immigrants: Atlantic provinces, 2011 - May 21
--- Job vacancies in brief, three-month average ending in February 2014 - May 20
--- Income of immigrants: Quebec, 2011 - May 20
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. Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

Have a great week!

Gilles
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Pause for reflection...

1. International Human Rights Organizations Take On Government of Canada in Homelessness Case - May 23
(
ESCR-Net)

International Human Rights Organizations Take On Government of Canada in Homelessness Case
http://www.escr-net.org/node/365508
May 23, 2014
ESCR-Net is appearing jointly with Amnesty International in an historic constitutional case in Canada, brought by individuals affected by widespread homelessness in that country. A rare three day hearing at the Court of Appeal for Ontario commences Monday May 26th in Toronto.

The international human rights organizations are already at loggerheads with the Government of Canada, after Canada tried to prevent the Court from looking at critical recommendations from UN treaty bodies and records of commitments Canada has made to them. In a preliminary judgment on the interventions, the Court ruled against the Government, permitting ESCR-Net to rely on concluding observations and summary records of UN treaty bodies.

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Written submissions of Amnesty International and ESCR-Net (PDF - 1MB, 29 pages)
http://socialrightscura.ca/documents/R2HOCA/AI-ESCR-Net%20-%20OCA.pdf

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Government of Canada’s submissions and other documents
http://socialrightscura.ca/eng/legal-strategies-charter-challenge-homlessness-motion-to-strike.html

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Source:
ESCR-Net
(economic, social and cultural rights)
http://www.escr-net.org/
ESCR-Net is a global movement working together to advance social justice through human rights. ESCR-Net Members around the world advance economic, social and cultural rights by facilitating mutual learning and strategy sharing, developing new tools and resources, engaging in advocacy, and coordinating information-sharing and networking.

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Related link:

Social Rights in Canada
A Community-University Research Alliance Project (CURA)
http://socialrightscura.ca/eng/index.html

CURA Publications
http://socialrightscura.ca/eng/publications.html
- incl. 150+ links to articles and studies about economic, social and cultural rights.

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- Go to the Human Rights Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/rights.htm

2. Ten Things to Know About Yellowknife’s Northern Property Conundrum - May 23
(Nick Falvo in
Northern Public Affairs)

Ten Things to Know About Yellowknife’s Northern Property Conundrum:
Nick Falvo comments on Northern Property’s decision to “tighten” its policy on renting to income assistance recipients.

http://www.northernpublicaffairs.ca/index/falvo-10-things-to-know-about-yellowknifes-northern-property-conundrum/
May 23, 2014

On May 20, I was a guest on The Trailbreaker (CBC North) with host Loren McGinnis discussing a controversial decision by Northern Property [ http://www.npreit.com/ ], the NWT’s largest for-profit residential landlord.

The 8-minute podcast is available here:
https://soundcloud.com/lorenmcginnis/housing-social-assistance


Northern Property has been in the news lately for announcing that it will “tighten” its policies on renting units to recipients of income assistance. According to a company spokesperson: “two-thirds of its tenants currently on income assistance are behind in rent payments.”

Here are 10 things to know about this conundrum:
1. Rental housing in Yellowknife is expensive.
2. There is unemployment in the NWT.
3. Northern Property is big.
4. Northern Property may be in a monopoly situation.
5. The for-profit vs. non-profit debate is old.
6. The Government of the NWT can pay now or pay later.
7. This problem may get worse.
8. The Government of the NWT could expand the Transitional Rent Supplement Program (TRSP).
9. The Government of the NWT could fund more head leases.
10. Over the long term, the role of the federal government is crucial.

NOTE : Click the top link above ("Ten Things...") for much more detailed information AND over two dozen links to contextual information.

Source:
Northern Public Affairs

http://www.northernpublicaffairs.ca/

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- Go to the Northwest Territories Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ntbkmrk.htm

3. Upcoming world conference dominates 2014 session of UN Forum on Indigenous issues - May 22
(United Nations News Centre)

Upcoming world conference dominates 2014 session of UN Forum on Indigenous issues
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=47868#.U4CjJ_ldWo0
22 May 2014 – Calls for the full, equal and effective participation by the world’s 370 million indigenous peoples in the upcoming, first-ever World Conference devoted to the realization of their rights gained momentum during a two-week annual forum at United Nations Headquarters.

Source:
UN News Centre
http://www.un.org/News/

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- Go to the First Nations Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/1stbkmrk.htm

4. The Economic Leadership and Prosperity of Canadian Women : Testimony to the Standing Committee on the Status of Women, April 30, 2014 - May 20
(
Kate McInturff, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)

New from the
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives:

The Economic Leadership and Prosperity of Canadian Women:
Testimony to the Standing Committee on the Status of Women, April 30, 2014
(PDF - 12K, 5 pages)
https://www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/National%20Office/2014/05/the_economic_leadership_and_prosperity_of_canadian_women.pdf By Kate McInturff
May 20, 2014
Kate McInturff is a Senior Researcher at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. She is the director of the CCPA's initiative on gender equality and public policy, Making Women Count, and is an ongoing contributor to the Alternative Federal Budget. The attached document is her testimony to the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women from April 30, 2014. Her comments focus mainly on the economic leadership and prosperity of women in Canada.

Source:
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

https://www.policyalternatives.ca/

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- Go to the the Canadian Non-Governmental Sites about Women's Social Issues page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/womencanngo.htm

5. Post-secondary education : A debate on the distributional effects of
tuition reductions versus those of targeted grant programs - May 2014

In a nutshell:
What's best : Universal access to financial assistance for post-secondary education
OR means-tested assistance for lower-income students only??

NOTE:
The text whose link appears below is the continuation of a battle of the blogs focusing on the distributional effects of tuition reductions versus those of targeted grant programs in post-secondary education. It began as a blog post in early May (2014) by Alex Usher (President of Higher Education Strategy Associates and Editor-in-Chief of the Global Higher Education Strategy Monitor and a few days later, a rebuttal by Nick Falvo, Ph.D. candidate at Carleton University in Ottawa. The May 20 link below will take you to the latest Salvo by Falvo (!), but if you wish to catch up on the whole parry and thrust of the debate - including allegations of drinking neoliberal Kool-Aid and dubious choices of model jurisdictions (gettin' snarky!) - click the link immediately below, which will take you to a special section of the University Links page of this website:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/univbkmrk.htm#pse_tuition
...where you'll find links to all relevant blog entries.
The blog entry below *will* be meaningless without the context provided by the earlier blogs.

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Alex Usher Needs to Consider Taxation
http://www.academicmatters.ca/2014/05/alex-usher-needs-to-consider-taxation
May 20, 2014
By Nick Falvo
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To put it bluntly, Mr. Usher appears to have drunk the neoliberal Kool-Aid. To read his recent posts, one would think that Canada’s federal government has no choice but to offer means-tested financial assistance to only some students.
I beg to differ...

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

6. . Fifteenth International Congress of the Basic Income Earth Network - Montreal, June 27-29, 2014
(Basic Income Earth Network)

2014 Basic Income Congress in Montreal
http://biencanada.ca/congress/

You are invited to attend the 15th International Congress of the Basic Income Earth Network.
The congress title is “Re-democratizing the Economy.”

When : Friday June 27th to Sunday June 29th, 2014
Where : McGill Faculty of Law, Montreal, Quebec

There will also be a Preconference Workshop Day on Thursday June 26th, 2014. This day is optional and is also the 13th annual North American Basic Income Guarantee (NABIG) Congress.

Registration for the congress can occur through a Pal Pay payment or through Eventbrite linked from the congress page below.
http://biencanada.ca/congress/registration

*** The deadline for the early registration (discounted) fees is 31 May 2014 ***

Congress Schedule and program

http://biencanada.ca/congress/congress-program

The theme of the congress intends to address the recent global economic crisis, and the dominant austerity response of national and international governing bodies. Some writers suggest this approach has vastly increased economic inequality, poverty, financial insecurity and social exclusion across the globe. Individuals and families in both the developing and developed world are experiencing tremendous vulnerability and powerlessness against an economy seemingly spiraling out of control. Many believe the time has now come to radically rethink our response to the crisis and its resulting precariousness, and the structural organization of the economic fabric in our societies.

The 2014 BIEN Congress aims to explore the role a universal and unconditional basic income could play in re-democratizing our economy.

Related links:

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

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

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

On Twitter: @Push_for_BIG

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

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

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

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

7. On the Job : Why Unions Matter in Alberta May 2014
(Parkland Institute)

Six charts that show why Alberta is the "most unequal province in Canada"
http://www.pressprogress.ca/en/post/6-charts-show-why-alberta-most-unequal-province-canada
May 21, 2014
If you want to know why "Alberta is now by far the most unequal province in Canada," a report* released Wednesday by the Parkland Institute sums it up.

"Due to exceptional increases in income for the richest 1% of Albertans, while the incomes of the rest of the population have virtually stagnated, Alberta is now the most unequal province in the country," the report concludes. "These changes coincided and are closely associated with the declining strength of unions in the province."

Click the link above for six charts that show what's going on in Alberta, and the relationship between unions and growing inequality.

Source:
PressProgress

http://www.pressprogress.ca/

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* The Parkland Institute report:

On the Job:
Why Unions Matter in Alberta
(PDF - 732K, 58 pages)
http://parklandinstitute.ca/research/summary/on_the_job
By David Campanella, Bob Barnetson and Angella MacEwen

Executive Summary
http://parklandinstitute.ca/research/summary/on_the_job

Media Release
http://parklandinstitute.ca/media/comments/unions_critical_to_well_being_of_all_albertans_new_study
May 21, 2014

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

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

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

8. The New Brunswick Drug Plan - May 1
(
New Brunswick Common Front for Social Justice)

NOTE : The English version of the following appears below the French.

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Du nouveau au
Ministère de la Santé du Nouveau-Brunswick:

Le régime médicaments du Nouveau-Brunswick
http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/fr/ministeres/sante/AssurancemaladiesMedicaments/Le_regime_medicaments_du_N-B.html
Le Régime médicaments du Nouveau-Brunswick permet aux Néo-Brunswickois d’éviter les coûts des médicaments onéreux et d’assurer que tous les Néo-Brunswickois aient accès à une assurance-médicaments sur ordonnance. C’est le bon régime pour la province et pour tous les Néo-Brunswickois, maintenant et à l’avenir.
Le régime couvre les médicaments inscrits au formulaire du Plan de médicaments sur ordonnance du Nouveau-Brunswick [ http://goo.gl/xKJXVw ]. Il n’y a aucune franchise, et personne ne se verra refuser la couverture du régime en raison de son âge, de son sexe ou de problèmes de santé préexistants.

Le régime médicaments du Nouveau-Brunswick sera mis en œuvre en deux phases. La première phase a commencé le 1er mai. Les Néo-Brunswickois qui ont une carte d'assurance-maladie valide peuvent maintenant adhérer au régime.

Source:
Ministère de la Santé du Nouveau-Brunswick
http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/fr/ministeres/sante.html

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Réaction du Front commun pour la justice sociale
du Nouveau-Brunswick:

Le Régime médicaments du Nouveau-Brunswick
Le 1er mai 2014
La majorité des citoyens du Nouveau-Brunswick est couverte par un régime de médicaments privé ou public. Cependant, plus de 70 000 familles n’ont pas de régime d’assurance médicaments; ceci représente à peu près 150 000 personnes, ou un cinquième de la population de la province. Cette année, l’adhésion au Régime médicaments est sur une base volontaire, mais le 1 avril 2015, il sera obligatoire pour tous ceux qui n’ont pas une assurance privée ou un régime d’assurance offert par l’employeur. La majorité des citoyens qui ont besoin du Régime médicaments auront de la difficulté à payer la prime mensuelle et la quote-part pour chaque prescription. Les employeurs qui n’ont pas de régime d’assurance sur leur lieu de travail refusent de contribuer au régime, laissant ainsi le gouvernement et les citoyens à payer toute la note. Le Front commun à une solution.

Document complet (PDF - 284K, 5 pages)
http://frontnb.ca/uploads/file/R%C3%A9gime%20m%C3%A9dicaments%20du%20NB_%20Final.pdf

Source:
Front commun pour la justice sociale du Nouveau-Brunswick

http://frontnb.ca/Default.asp/fr

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English version

From the
New Brunswick Department of Health:

The New Brunswick Drug Plan
http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/health/MedicarePrescriptionDrugPlan/NBDrugPlan.html
The New Brunswick Drug Plan can help New Brunswickers avoid catastrophic drug costs and ensure that prescription drug insurance is available to every New Brunswicker. It’s the right plan for the province, and for all New Brunswickers, today and tomorrow.

The plan covers drugs listed on the New Brunswick Drug Plan formulary [ http://goo.gl/xKJXVw ]. There is no deductible and coverage will not be denied because of age, gender or pre-existing medical conditions. The New Brunswick Drug Plan will be implemented in two phases. Phase one begins on May 1, 2014, however, New Brunswickers with a valid Medicare card can enrol in the plan.

Source:
New Brunswick Department of Health
http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/health.html

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From the
New Brunswick Common Front for Social Justice:

The New Brunswick Drug Plan
May 1, 2014
Currently, a majority of New Brunswick citizens are covered by either a public or a private drug insurance plan. However, more than 70,000 families do not have a prescription drug insurance plan; this represents approximately 150,000 persons, or one-fifth of the province’s total population. The participation in the Drug Plan is voluntary this year, but will be mandatory April 1, 2015 for all those who don’t have a qualify private plan or a workplace plan. The majority of citizens who need this Drug Plan have low income and will be hard pressed to pay the monthly premium and the co-payment for each prescription. Businesses that don’t have a drug plan at their workplace and don’t want to contribute to the Plan leave the government and citizens to foot the bill. The NB Common Front has a solution to this situation.

Complete document
http://frontnb.ca/uploads/file/NB%20Drug%20Plan_Final(3)(1).pdf (small PDF file - 5 pages)

Source:
New Brunswick Common Front for Social Justice

http://frontnb.ca/Default.asp/en

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- Go to the New Brunswick Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/nbkmrk.htm

9. The Tuition Map: New interactive tool on tuition fees in Canada - May 2014
(Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)

New interactive tool on tuition fees in Canada
https://www.policyalternatives.ca/newsroom/updates/new-interactive-tool-tuition-fees-canada
CCPA's latest research innovation is an interactive map that shows you how paying for full-time undergraduate university has changed since 1975, across provinces, and across faculties.
(...)
The Tuition Map Project invites you into the data wheelhouse and steer your way from questions to answers. The graphics animate the trends and comparisons. You can also dig deeper by downloading spreadsheets. Whether you're in university or not, we're hoping to unleash your curiosity about the country we live in; how it's changing; and how we could shape change.

The Tuition Map:
Explore tuition for full-time undergraduate programs across Canada
http://apps.policyalternatives.ca/
Search tuition by province or by degree, compare average tuition by jurisdiction and over time (1975 to 2013)

Source:
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
https://www.policyalternatives.ca/

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

10. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, April 2014 - May 23
--- Employment Insurance, March 2014 - May 22
--- Health Reports, May 21
--- Quality : The Sequel
(StatCan Blog) - May 2014
--- Income of immigrants: Atlantic provinces, 2011 - May 21
--- Job vacancies in brief, three-month average ending in February 2014 - May 20
--- Income of immigrants: Quebec, 2011 - May 20

What's new from The Daily:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/dai-quo/a-daily-quotidien-eng.htm

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

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

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May 23, 2014
Consumer Price Index, April 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140523/dq140523a-eng.htm

Consumer prices rose 2.0% in the 12 months to April, following a 1.5% increase in March. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the Consumer Price Index increased 0.2% in April, after rising 0.3% in March.

May 22, 2014
Employment Insurance, March 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140522/dq140522b-eng.htm
In March, 509,800 people received regular Employment Insurance benefits, little changed from February. The number of beneficiaries has been relatively stable since May 2013, following a long-term downward trend that began in the summer of 2009.

Related CANSIM Tables:

* Table 276-0003 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0003&p2=31
* Table 276-0004 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0004&p2=31
* Table 276-0011 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0011&p2=31
* Table 276-0020 to 276-0022 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0020..276-0022&p2=31
* Table 276-0030 to 276-0032 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0030..276-0032&p2=31
* Table 276-0040 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0040&p2=31
* Table 276-0041 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0041&p2=31

More info about Employment Insurance
from Service Canada
:
http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/sc/ei/index.shtml

Related subjects:

Labour
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2621&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2627&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Non-wage benefits
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2628&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

May 21, 2014
Health Reports, May 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140521/dq140521b-eng.htm
The May 2014 online issue of Health Reports, released today, contains two articles:
* Self-reported financial barriers to care among patients with cardiovascular-related chronic conditions
* Are the fittest Canadian adults the healthiest?

May 21, 2014
Quality : The Sequel
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/blog-blogue/cs-sc/qts-qls-eng
StatCan Blog, May 2014
NOTE : Scroll down to the bottom of the blog posting for the Comments section for the stock reply to any query regarding the quality of the National Housing Survey...

May 21, 2014
Income of immigrants: Atlantic provinces, 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140521/dq140521e-eng.htm
Data from the Longitudinal Immigration Database for the Atlantic provinces are now available for 1980 to 2011.

Available in CANSIM:
* Table 054-0016 :
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=054-0016&p2=31
* Table 054-0017 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=054-0017&p2=31

May 20, 2014
Job vacancies in brief, three-month average ending in February 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140520/dq140520c-eng.htm
There were 194,000 job vacancies among Canadian businesses in February, a decline of 21,000 compared with February 2013. There were 7.0 unemployed people for every job vacancy, up from 6.3 one year earlier. This increase in the ratio of unemployment to job vacancy was mostly the result of the decline in job vacancies.The national job vacancy rate was 1.3% in February, down from 1.5% a year earlier.

Related subjects:

Labour
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2621&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Employment and unemployment
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=1803&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Industries
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2623&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

May 20, 2014
Income of immigrants: Quebec, 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140520/dq140520d-eng.htm
Data from the Longitudinal Immigration Database for Quebec are now available for 1980 to 2011.

Available in CANSIM

* Table 054-0014 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=054-0014&p2=31
* Table 054-0015 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=054-0015&p2=31

Check past issues of The Daily:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/cgi-bin/DAILY/daily.cgi?s=last
Select day / month / year to access issues of The Daily going back to 1995.

StatCan Blog
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/blog-blogue/eng
The goal of the StatCan Blog is to pull back the curtain to explain some of the agency’s inner workings, and to show the links between quality statistics and the lives of Canadians.
Source:
The Daily

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

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

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

May 25, 2014
What's new online this week:

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

Who'll make the grade on child care?
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/05/wholl-make-grade-child-care
20 May 2014 | Ontario
Press release and letter to the leaders of Ontario's three main political parties announces upcoming report card on child care.

Toronto home-based childcare project: More than a home
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/05/toronto-home-based-childcare-project-more-home
21 May 2014 | Ontario
Online survey by Family Services Toronto/Campaign 2000 seeks to learn more about "independent home-based childcare providers" as part of a project funded by the Metcalf Foundation.

The truth about Canada's middle class and the next generation
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/05/truth-about-canadas-middle-class-and-next-generation
21 May 2014 | Canada
Blog from Public Sector Digest by Generation Squeeze's Paul Kershaw discusses the policy gaps that leave younger generations struggling to find a balance between work and family.

Call for papers: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/05/call-papers-international-journal-child-care-and-education-
21 May 2014 | International
International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy (IJCCEP) invites submission of articles concerning policy reforms, empirical research on early childhood education and care (ECEC), policy analyses and comparisons, and more.

ChildForum ECE sector survey
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/05/childforum-ece-sector-survey
21 May 2014 | Australia and New Zealand
Survey from ChildForum (NZ) asked the ECE sector for their feelings about government performance on ECE services. Results show that "nearly two thirds of respondents (62.8%) felt that things were going to get worse".

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

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

City of Sydney committed to more child care
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/05/city-sydney-committed-more-child-care
21 May 2014 | Australia and New Zealand

To reduce inequality, start with families
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/05/reduce-inequality-start-families
21 May 2014 | United States

Confidence in the early childhood education sector 'eroding'
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/05/confidence-early-childhood-education-sector-eroding
21 May 2014 | Australia and New Zealand

Tim Hudak's education plan threatens Ontario's economic future
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/05/tim-hudaks-education-plan-threatens-ontarios-economic-future
21 May 2014 | Ontario

Childcare provides boost to education and economy
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/05/childcare-provides-boost-education-and-economy
20 May 2014 | International

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

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CRRU Archive

All newer content from January 2013 to date is archived in a special section of the Early Childhood Development Links page of this site.
Click the link immediately below to go there:

http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ecd2.htm#crru

For links to weekly issues of this weekly alert from June 2009 to December 2012*,
check out the CRRU Links Archive on this site:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/crru_links_archive.htm

* NOTE (by Gilles):
In December 2012, my HTML editing software was crashing whenever I would open the above archive page to add or edit something.
After several hours of tinkering in a vain attempt to make everything work, I finally decided to go with Plan B : you can still click the link above to access the CRRU archive (including contents of each issue from June 2009 to December 2012), but all new content since then is archived on the Non-Governmental Early Learning and Child Care Links page : http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ecd2.htm.

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

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

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

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

Source:
Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU)

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

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

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

Latest issues of Poverty Dispatch:

May 23, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/05/23/
Medicaid Patient Health
Inequality and Education

May 22, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/05/22/
Job Corps
Unemployment Poll (2 articles)

May 21, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/05/21/
Public Assistance Eligibility (3 articles)
College Graduation Gap

May 20, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/05/20/
Long-term Unemployment
Rental Assistance and Lack of Affordable Housing
Foster Care

May 19, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/05/19/
Homeless Encampments

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

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

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Source:
Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP)

http://www.irp.wisc.edu

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

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

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

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

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

13. Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)
http://crin.org/

CRIN is a global children’s rights advocacy network. Established in 1995, we press for rights - not charity - and campaign for a genuine shift in how governments and societies view and treat children. We link to nearly 3,000 organisations that between them work on children’s rights in every country in the world and rely on our publications, research and information sharing.

Our Vision
CRIN envisions a world in which every child enjoys all their human rights guaranteed by the United Nations, regional organisations and national governments.

CRIN weekly newsletter (Latest issue):

21 May 2014 CRINmail issue 1378
http://www.crinarchive.org/email/crinmail_detail_popup.asp?crinmailID=5063
In this issue:
Latest news and reports
- Children’s rights defenders suffer retaliation
- From political conflict to mass starvation
- Calls to cease use of solitary confinement
- Children’s right to health on the agenda
- Physical integrity and self-determination
- Children in protest and participation
- New resources, publications & calls for submissions
Children's access to justice in Colombia
Upcoming events
Employment
Also in this issue:
World news
Publications
Events
Issues
Law
Advocacy
Challenging breaches
Take action
Campaigns
Guides

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CRINMAIL Archive (earlier issues)
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/CRINMAIL_archive.htm
- includes a table of contents for each issue, as in the above, back to 2009-2010

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Subscribe to CRINMAIL
and other newsletters
:
http://www.crin.org/en/node/293

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CRIN News Archive
http://crin.org/en/library/news-archive

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CRIN Country Pages : CANADA
http://crin.org/en/library/countries/canada

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Children's rights Wiki - from CRIN
http://wiki.crin.org/mediawiki/index.php
The Children's Rights Wiki assembles all information about children's rights in every country in one place. The purpose of the project is to make the huge volume of information that exists on children's rights more accessible, assist children's rights advocates in identifying persistent violations, and inspire collective action. This is a web-based, multi-lingual and interactive project.

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Canada and Children's Rights
http://wiki.crin.org/mediawiki/index.php?title=Canada
- from the Children's Rights Wiki

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


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One afternoon a wealthy lawyer was riding in the back of his limousine when he saw two men eating grass by the roadside. He ordered his driver to stop and he got out to investigate.
"Why are you eating grass?" he asked them.
"We don't have any money for food," the poor man replied.
"Oh, come along with me then," said the lawyer.
"But sir, I have a wife with six children," the second man answered.
"Bring them as well."
They all climbed into the limousine - no easy task - and one of the poor fellows said, "Sir, you are too kind. Thank you for taking all of us with you."
"No problem," said the lawyer, "The grass in my yard is about two feet tall."

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For three years, the young attorney had been taking his brief vacations at this country inn. The last time he'd finally managed an affair with the innkeeper's daughter. Looking forward to a exciting few days, he dragged his suitcase up the stairs of the inn then stopped short. There sat his lover with an infant on her lap! "Helen, why didn't you write when you learned you were pregnant?" he cried. "I would have rushed up here, we could have gotten married, and the baby would have my name!"
"Well," she said, "when my folks found out about my condition, we sat up all night talkin' and talkin' and decided it would be better to have a bastard in the family than a lawyer."

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Spanglish Serenata:
One Semester of Spanish Love Song
(video, 1:41)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngRq82c8Baw

2nd Semester of Spanish, Spanish Love Song (video, 3:01)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNuGKbwRudE

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Playlist: Graduation…now what?
http://www.ted.com/playlists/158/graduation_now_what

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5 Things You Can't Find on Google
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232136

 

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