Canadian Social Research Newsletter
July 27, 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.

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Scroll to the bottom of this newsletter to see some notes, a disclaimer
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IN THIS ISSUE OF THE
CANADIAN SOCIAL RESEARCH NEWSLETTER:

Canadian content

1. Fifty years since Canada's last constitutional amendment on income security (John Stapleton, Vibrant Communities Canada) - July 21
2.
Preventing poverty not a charitable tax goal, Canada Revenue Agency tells Oxfam (CBC) - July 25
3. Media and Policy News for 25 July (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
4. The Fiscal Monitor for April and May 2014 (Finance Canada) - July 25
5. Can Increasing Inequality Be a Steady State? (Lars Osberg, Dalhousie University) - June 18 (2014)
6. SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change - July 23 (2014) issue [SPAR = Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto]
7. This Harper fellow is quite something, eh? (Scott Feschuk in Macleans Magazine) - July 25
8. Six Hundred Reasons why Harper is a scumbag (West Coast Native News) - July 22
9. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Spending on research and development in the higher education sector, 2012/2013 - July 25
--- Employment Insurance, May 2014 - July 18
--- Newsletter for Communities - July 2014
--- Police-reported crime statistics, 2013 - July 23
--- Family income and income of individuals, related variables: Sub-provincial data, 2012 - July 23
--- Job vacancies in brief, three-month average ending in April 2014 - July 22
--- Total income of farm operators, 2012 - July 22
10. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit

International content

11. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
12.
Wagemark
13. Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

Have a great week!

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

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Pause for reflection...


1. Fifty years since Canada's last constitutional amendment on income security - July 21
(
John Stapleton, Vibrant Communities Canada)

Another species faces extinction:
50 years since Canada's last constitutional amendment on income security
http://vibrantcanada.ca/blogs/john-stapleton/another-species-faces-extinction
By John Stapleton
July 21, 2014
John Stapleton explores why it’s wicked hard to amend Canada’s Constitution and why we needed Constitutional Reform for the establishment of income security in Canada. He then goes on to say : "We are beginning once again to think seriously as a nation about a guaranteed annual income and we are starting to indulge a perennial Canadian question: ‘Where will the money come from?’"
- includes an excellent overview of historical use of Constitutional Amendments in Canadian history, notably the creation of the Canada Pension Plan via constitutional amendment in 1964.

"So", concludes Stapleton, "on July 31, 2014, raise a glass of your favourite libation and toast the anniversary of the last Constitutional amendment made in support of a national income security system for all Canadians. I’m betting that we will reach the 100th anniversary without further amendment."

Source:
Vibrant Communities Canada
http://vibrantcanada.ca/

Open Policy Ontario (John Stapleton's blog)
http://openpolicyontario.com/

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

2. Preventing poverty not a charitable tax goal, Canada Revenue Agency tells Oxfam - July 25
(CBC)

Preventing poverty not a charitable tax goal, Canada Revenue Agency tells Oxfam
http://www.cbc.ca/asithappens/features/2014/07/25/preventing-poverty-not-a-charitable-tax-goal-cra-tells-oxfam/
July 25, 2014
The Canadian Revenue Agency has told the international development agency Oxfam Canada that it cannot include "preventing poverty" as part of its mandate if it wants to keep its charitable status. Oxfam has a non-profit status and can now only "alleviate" poverty, not prevent it because preventing it may benefit people who are not poor.

According to CRA officials : "Relieving poverty is charitable, but preventing it is not."
And so, Oxfam Canada is now working to "alleviate" poverty. Not prevent it.

Source:
http://www.cbc.ca/

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- Go to the Voluntary Sector Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/voluntary.htm

3. Media and Policy News for 25 July
(Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)

From Jennefer Laidley of the
Income Security Advocacy Centre:
[
http://www.incomesecurity.org/ ]

Latest Media & Policy News: 25 July 2014
[NOTE : The page is incorrectly dated July 18]

http://goo.gl/Cd8PMc

Top Stories
Click the link above to access any of the links below.

Health Providers Against Poverty issue open letter to Wynne, Hoskins and Jaczek on necessary action for the next Poverty Reduction Strategy
First Nation issues eviction notice to City of Vanaacouver after City tries to evict people who are homeless
Inclusive zoning: Vancouver’s done it, can Toronto be next?
Here’s how not to do inclusive zoning. Zoning, yes. Inclusive, no
Canada Revenue Agency says “preventing poverty” not allowed as a charitable goal

Ontario

An analysis of Budget 2014 says harsh austerity is coming
Ban on recruitment fees for migrant workers a start, but proactive enforcement needed
Ending wait lists for developmental disability services tops in all party report

Around the Province

Anti-poverty groups in Windsor to launch living wage campaign in the fall
Community garden in Niagara Falls feeds people and grows friendships

Across the Country

Halifax activist says fixing poverty is within our grasp
Alberta politicians enact poverty simulation; poverty reduction strategy in jeopardy
PEI advocates say social assistance food allowance numbers don’t add up
Is PEIs change of heart on Ontario’s pension plan a flip-flop, or pragmatism?
BC’s Delta Optimist says Guaranteed Minimum Income worth a second look

National

Seven reasons disabled Canadians are losing CPP benefits
The Agenda asks, is Ottawa fighting the deficit with EI premium increases?
Here’s the Mowat post
What’s happening to EI? Asks Hamilton Legal. In a word, Cuts
Supreme Court sides with government over EI surplus case
CLC response: EI is failing unemployed workers in Canada
NUPGE response
How the Harper government plays with your emotions to sell you meaningless tax credits
Canada Without Poverty: How the positive court decision on refugee health care could hurt the poor
Note: Ontario is billing Ottawa for $2 million in refugee health care costs
Restaurant owners take Ottawa to court over restrictions to migrant workers program

International

New website matches donors with people who need helping paying their Detroit water bill to avoid disconnection or get reconnected
Council of Canadians delivers water to Detroit to protest shutoff
In NYC: When poverty makes you sick, a lawyer might help with the cure
Japan’s Supreme Court rules “foreigners” not entitled to state welfare
Irish advocates say social welfare entitlements should be more accessible to migrants
Swedish restrictions on benefits for undocumented migrants mean more living on the street
Laws targeting people who are homeless increasing in the USA
Child poverty rates are also increasing in the USA
UK think-tank urges finding savings by limiting child benefits to four children per household

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Compiled by
Jennefer Laidley
Policy & Research Analyst
Income Security Advocacy Centre
http://www.incomesecurity.org/

Check the ISAC Media and Policy News archive:
http://goo.gl/I32FD
(Back to August 2012, does not include a table of contents for each issue)

Check Gilles' expanded Media and Policy News archive:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/isac_media_scan.htm
(Back to April 2012, includes a table of contents for each issue)

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

Subscribe to the main ISAC E-List (to receive info on ISAC's law reform work, the social assistance review, and other OW / ODSP -related information):
http://goo.gl/j3gzt

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- Go to the Income Security Advocacy Centre Media Scan page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/isac_media_scan.htm

4. The Fiscal Monitor for April and May 2014 - July 25
(Finance Canada)

From
Finance Canada:

Release of The Fiscal Monitor for April and May 2014
http://www.fin.gc.ca/n14/14-095-eng.asp
July 25, 2014
The Department of Finance reports a $1.1-billion deficit in April and May 2014; the Government remains on track to balance the budget in 2015.
There was a budgetary deficit of $1.1 billion in the April to May 2014 period, compared with a $2.7-billion deficit for the same period in the previous year.

The Fiscal Monitor for April and May 2014
http://www.fin.gc.ca/fiscmon-revfin/2014-04-eng.asp

[ Earlier editions of the Fiscal Monitor back to 1996:
http://www.fin.gc.ca/pub/fm-rf-index-eng.asp ]

Source:
Finance Canada
http://www.fin.gc.ca/

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- Go to the Federal Government Department Links (Agriculture to Environment ) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/fedbkmrk.htm

5. Can Increasing Inequality Be a Steady State? - June 18 (2014)
(Lars Osberg, Dalhousie University)

From the OECD iLibrary:
[ http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/ ]

Can Increasing Inequality Be a Steady State?
http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/economics/can-increasing-inequality-be-a-steady-state_5jz2bxc80xq6-en
By Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University)
18 June 2014
NOTE : You can access this 51-page report as a PDF file (924K) or read it online.
Click the link above, then select the format that you prefer under " Click to Access: PDF / READ "

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From PressProgress:

Rising income inequality the "new normal": study
http://www.pressprogress.ca/en/post/rising-income-inequality-new-normal-study
News Release
July 24, 2014
Increasing levels of economic inequality are the “new normal” and we can expect them to get worse, not better. That’s the key takeaway from a recent study (See above, OECD iLibrary link) on long-run levels of income growth in Canada, Australia and the United States published by the OECD. The study highlights the explosive rise of incomes in the top 1% over the last 30 years, and their growing share as compared to the bottom 90% and 99%. Authored by eminent Canadian economist and Broadbent Fellow Lars Osberg, it argues “there is no natural upper bound to the real incomes of the top 1% and thus no natural upper bound to their income gap with median households.”

Related links:

* Thomas Piketty spells out why inequality exploded in the '80s
http://www.pressprogress.ca/en/post/listen-thomas-piketty-spells-out-why-inequality-exploded-80s
May 26, 2014

* Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's dire
warning for Canada: income inequality will get a lot worse

http://www.pressprogress.ca/en/post/oecds-dire-warning-canada-income-inequality-will-get-lot-worse
July 13, 2014

* Canada's rich are richer than you think... 39% richer
http://www.pressprogress.ca/en/post/canadas-rich-are-richer-you-think-39-richer
June 17, 2014

Source:
PressProgress
http://www.pressprogress.ca/

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

6. SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change - July 23 (2014) issue
[SPAR = Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto]

From the
City of Toronto:

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

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

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Latest issue of the
SPARmonitor
:

SPARmonitor : July 23 (2014) - issue 134 (PDF - 176K, 4 pages)
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/SPAR_Research_Bulletin_134.pdf

This issue covers the following:

Ø How Much Could We Improve Children’s Life Chances by Intervening Early and Often?
Ø Is a Student Loan Crisis on the Horizon?
Ø Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health 2014
Ø Like Wonder Women, Goddesses and Robots: How Immigrant Women are Impacted by and Respond to Precarious Employment
Ø Prescription Medication use by Canadians Aged 6 to 79
Ø The Ups and Downs of Minimum Wage: Insights on Canadian Society
Ø Target-Benefit Plans in Canada – An Innovation Worth Expanding

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Source:
SPARmonitor
- Monitoring Toronto's Social Change
http://www.toronto.ca/sdfa/spar-archives.htm
- includes links to bulletins from January to March 2011 and to all 33 issues of SPARmonitor for 2010.
But curiously, nothing since then...

[ Social Development, Finance & Administration
http://www.toronto.ca/sdfa/index.htm ]
[ City of Toronto
http://www.toronto.ca/ ]

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Selected earlier issues of the SPARmonitor
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/onbkmrk2.htm#spar
(This link will take you partway down the Ontario NGO Links page, where you'll find links to over three dozen earlier issues of the SPARmonitor going back to June 2011.)

7. This Harper fellow is quite something, eh? - July 25
(Scott Feschuk in Macleans Magazine)

NOTE (by Gilles): In the unlikely event that there are any Conservative Party of Canada supporters
reading this and you're one of them, you might just want to skip this item and the next one below.
I'm just sayin'...

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This Harper fellow is quite something, eh?
Oh, the things Stephen Harper’s powerful backroom masters make him say

http://www.macleans.ca/authors/scott-feschuk/this-stephenharper-fellow-is-quite-something-eh/
By
Scott Feschuk
July 25, 2014
(...)
Voters of Canada, I ask you: Who among us has not grown weary of our notoriously weak-willed PM being manipulated by his backroom masters into saying mean things about his rivals? If only Harper had the gumption to exert some control over his government! Alas, the poor man is but a puppet of the 37 different communications directors he’s summarily fired. (...)
...to sum up the world according to Stephen Harper: former federal governments here at home? Hopeless. All other governments on the planet? Inferior. Every other advanced economy? Feeble. Then again, maybe that’s just what the PM’s “people” are forcing him to say.

Source:
Macleans Magazine

http://www.macleans.ca/

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

8. Six Hundred Reasons why Harper is a scumbag - July 22
(
West Coast Native News)

Six Hundred Reasons why Harper is a scumbag
http://westcoastnativenews.com/six-hundred-reasons-why-harper-is-a-scumbag/
[Open Letter to the Toronto Star from a Concerned Citizen]
By Derrick
July 22, 2014

NOTE:
1. Read the list.
2. Memorize the list.
3. Remember the list on Voting day in 2015.

TO : The Toronto Star

Dear Sirs,
Stephen Harper promised to change Canada into something we would not recognize.
Unless one has been in a cave, on a perpetual drug trip or inebriated on a beach in Brazil, one would know he has succeeded.
(...)
There are THOUSANDS of serious and corrupt issues which Harper and the Conservatives should be held accountable for, and, based on that message you conveyed to Canadians, you are typical of Canada’s Main Stream Media falling asleep at the switch. The following are six hundred of thousands of reasons your pages should constantly be screaming blue murder about Canada’s destruction by Harper and EVERY Conservative MP, (all voting as a unified caucus).

Twenty-Five Random Reasons:

– Team Harper’s Racism
– Harper’s Disdain for Vets, Natives, Murdered Women, Unemployed and the Elderly
– Harper’s Enemy List
– Harper’s Senate Scandal
– Harper’s Destruction of Canadian Jobs
– Harper’s Control of His Caucus
– Harper’s Control of the CBC
– Harper’s Hate for Science
– Harper is a Fascist
– Harper Gutting Canada’s Safety Laws & Regulations
– Harper Government’s Zero Respect for Missing & Murdered Native Women
– Harper Government’s Apology to First Nations Insincere
– Harper Gave Us Duffy - Brazeau - Wallin
– Harper Ignores Starving Canadian Children
– Harper Deregulates Canada’s Water Safety
– Harper’s Economic Disaster Plan
– Harper Lied About Gun Registry Cost
– Harper’s MP John Baird Not Received Well at United Nations
– Harper’s Repeated Proroguing of Parliament
– Harper’s Disastrous Riot Results at Toronto’s G20 Conference
– Harper Giving Billions of Canadian Taxpayers’ Money to Big Oil, Including Billionaire Koch Brothers
– Harper Creates Worst Deficit in Canadian History
– Harper Attack Ads
– Harper Continually Refuses to Meet Press to Answer Tough Questions
– Harper’s Fantino Drove Vets to Tears

Your readers and all Canadians deserve better from you.
And I want MY Canada back!

Sincerely,
Michael T. Rilstone
[ Click the link at the top of this section (Six Hundred Reasons...) to see the other 575 reasons Stephen Harper is a scumbag.]

[Scroll to the bottom of the posting for 20 comments about the article.]

Source:
West Coast Native News
http://westcoastnativenews.com/
West Coast Native News features discussions about what Aboriginals are talking about. WCNN is owned and operated independently. We aim to Inspire new possibilities for understanding life, by celebrating the strength and potential of the human spirit.

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

9. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Spending on research and development in the higher education sector, 2012/2013 - July 25

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Employment Insurance, May 2014 - July 18
--- Newsletter for Communities - July 2014
--- Police-reported crime statistics, 2013
- July 23
--- Family income and income of individuals, related variables: Sub-provincial data, 2012 - July 23

--- Job vacancies in brief, three-month average ending in April 2014 - July 22
--- Total income of farm operators, 2012
- July 22

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 ]

July 25, 2014
Spending on research and development in the higher education sector, 2012/2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140725/dq140725b-eng.htm
Spending on research and development (R&D) in Canada's higher education sector increased 2.3% on a fiscal year basis between 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 to $12.1 billion. The higher education sector is composed of universities and affiliated research hospitals, experimental stations and clinics.

July 24, 2014
Employment Insurance, May 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140724/dq140724a-eng.htm
In May, the number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits fell by 12,100 or 2.3%, after a year of little change. The total number of beneficiaries for the month was 504,100. The change in the number of regular EI beneficiaries reflects various situations, including people becoming beneficiaries, people going back to work and people no longer receiving regular benefits.

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

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

July 24, 2014
Newsletter for Communities - July 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-016-x/11-016-x2014007-eng.html
- incl. links to info about:
* Mixed unions in Canada, 2011
* Canadian Demographics at a Glance (short quiz)
* Prescription medication use by Canadians aged 6 to 79
* Police-reported hate crime in Canada, 2012
* Other News

Earlier issues of the Community Newsletter
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?objId=11-016-X&objType=2&lang=en&limit=0

July 23, 2014
Police-reported crime statistics, 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140723/dq140723b-eng.htm

The Police-reported Crime Severity Index, which measures the volume and severity of crime, declined 9% in 2013 compared with 2012. This was the 10th consecutive decrease in the index. The traditional crime rate also declined in 2013 compared with 2012, falling 8%.1111111

Family income and income of individuals, related variables: Sub-provincial data, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140723/dq140723c-eng.htm

Related subjects:

Crime and justice
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2693&id=2693&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Crimes and offences
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2693&id=2102&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

July 23, 2014
Family income and income of individuals, related variables: Sub-provincial data, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140723/dq140723c-eng.htm
Calgary had the highest median total family income (before tax) of all census metropolitan areas (CMAs) in 2012 at $98,300, according to data derived from personal income tax returns. Calgary was followed by Edmonton ($96,030) and Ottawa–Gatineau ($94,230). These three CMAs have occupied the top three positions since 2009

Related subjects:

Income, pensions, spending and wealth
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3868&id=3868&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Household, family and personal income
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3868&id=2812&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

July 22, 2014
Job vacancies in brief, three-month average ending in April 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140722/dq140722a-eng.htm
In April, there were 227,000 job vacancies among Canadian businesses, little changed compared with April 2013. There were 6.1 unemployed people for every job vacancy, also little changed compared with one year earlier. The national job vacancy rate was 1.5% in April, virtually unchanged compared with 12 months earlier.

Related CANSIM Tables
Table 284-0001 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=284-0001&p2=31
Table284-0003 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=284-0003&p2=31

July 22, 2014
Total income of farm operators, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140722/dq140722d-eng.htm
Data on total income of farm operators for 2012 are now available

Related CANSIM Tables
Tables 002-0034 to 002-0042 :
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=002-0034..002-0042&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

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

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

July 26, 2014
What's new online this week:

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

From ‘migrant’ to ‘citizen’: Learning from the experiences of former caregivers transitioning out of the Live-in Caregiver Program
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/07/%E2%80%98migrant%E2%80%99-%E2%80%98citizen%E2%80%99-learning-experiences-former-caregivers-
23 Jul 2014 | Canada
Preliminary analysis from the Gabriela Transitions Experience Survey (GATES), "the first large-scale study to systematically investigate the barriers impeding live-in caregivers’ settlement in Canada".

Privatization of schools: Selling out the right to quality public education for all
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/07/privatization-schools-selling-out-right-quality-public-educ
23 Jul 2014 | Canada
Special section of the Summer 2014 issue of Our Schools/Our Selves "examines the privatization of education on an international scale".

The 50-state child care licensing study: 2011-2013 edition
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/07/50-state-child-care-licensing-study-2011-2013-edition
23 Jul 2014 | United States
Report from the US National Association for Regulatory Administration provides highly detailed information on child care licensing, both for centres and family child care homes, in each US state. Maps and tables allow for comparison across the US.

Learning from the margins: Early childhood imaginaries, “normal science,” and the case for a radical reconceptualisation of research and practice
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/07/learning-margins-early-childhood-imaginaries-%E2%80%9Cnormal-scienc
23 Jul 2014 | International
Chapter by Mathias Urban from the 2014 book "Reconceptualizing early childhood care and education: Critical questions, new imaginaries and social activism".

Childcare and early childhood learning: Australian Productivity Commission draft report
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/07/childcare-and-early-childhood-learning-australian-productiv
23 Jul 2014 | Australia and New Zealand
Australia is in the midst of a government inquiry into early childhood education and care. We've collected the draft report and a selection of media articles reacting to the Commission's recommendations.

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

Stop the baby battle, and give dads their own paid leave
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/07/stop-baby-battle-and-give-dads-their-own-paid-leave
24 Jul 2014 | Canada

Surrey Board of Trade makes case for national child care program
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/07/surrey-board-trade-makes-case-national-child-care-program
23 Jul 2014 | Canada

Filipino Canadians fear end of immigrant dreams for nannies
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/07/filipino-canadians-fear-end-immigrant-dreams-nannies
23 Jul 2014 | Canada

We’re arresting poor mothers for our own failures
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/07/we%E2%80%99re-arresting-poor-mothers-our-own-failures
23 Jul 2014 | United States

Call for rethink to education systems which marginalise children
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/07/call-rethink-education-systems-which-marginalise-children
23 Jul 2014 | Europe

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

11. 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.
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:

July 25, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/07/25/
State Medicaid Programs – Oregon, North Carolina (2 articles)

July 24, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/07/24/
Ryan Poverty Plaan (2 articles)

July 23, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/07/23/
2014 Kids Count Data Book (2 articles)

July 22, 2014
No Poverty Dispatch

July 21, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/07/21/
Youth Unemployment
Inequality: Life Expectancy and Birthweights
State Minimum Wage Increases

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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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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

12. Wagemark

Wagemark
https://www.wagemark.org/
In 1977, famed business theorist Peter Drucker wrote in the pages of the Wall Street Journal, that “the most radical but also the most necessary innovation would be a published corporate policy that fixes the maximum compensation of all corporate executives as a multiple of the lowest paid regular full-time employee.”

Wagemark is an international wage standard used by companies, non-profit organizations and government agencies to certify that the ratio between their highest and lowest earners is competitive and sustainable.

The mission of the Wagemark Foundation [ https://www.wagemark.org/about/wagemark-foundation/ ] is to advance the Wagemark Standard as a leading international wage certification system and encourage greater wage responsibility and transparency within and across organizations. The Wagemark Foundation is governed by an independent Board of Directors. It operates internationally and is based in Toronto, Canada.

Wagemark Certified organizations [ https://www.wagemark.org/registry/ ] are committed to ensuring that the wage ratio between the highest earn and the average earnings of the lowest decile of earners within their organization does not exceed 8:1.

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- Go to the Banks and Business Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/bookmrk3.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):

23 July 2014 - CRINmail issue 1387
https://www.crin.org/en/home/what-we-do/crinmail/crinmail-1387
In this issue:
Latest news and reports
- Inhuman sentencing in Iran and Nigeria
- ‘Strong possibility’ Israel is guilty of war crimes
- Salvation Army failed to probe abuse claims
- Child marriage soars among refugees in Jordan
- Benefits of sex ed ‘go unrecognised’, study finds
- Discrimination on the school grounds
- ‘Strictest’ US curfew law raises alarm bells
Access to justice for children in South Sudan
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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http://www.crin.org/en/node/293
NOTE : In addition to CRINmail English, you can subscribe to the following newsletters:
* Armed Conflict CRINmail
* Child Rights at the United Nations
* Children in Court CRINmail
* CRINmail EN ESPAÑOL
* CRINmail Francais
* CRINmail in Arabic
* CRINmail in Russian
* Violence CRINmail

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


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http://www.fun-with-words.com/ambiguous_headlines.html
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