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October 28 , 2007

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

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

IN THIS ISSUE:

Canadian Content

1. Release of The Fiscal Monitor (Department of Finance Canada) - October 26
2. Social Housing in Canada : We Can Do Better (Canadian Policy Research Networks)
- October 25
3. From the Toronto Star:
---
Dubious victory in war on poverty - October 24
--- Canada's social policy imperatives - October 23

4. What's New from the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC - October 23:
--- BC Child Care - Not For Sale
---
Hindsight from Australia - Foresight for BC

5. UN to Canada: Take action on housing, homelessness! (Wellesley Institute Blog) - October 22
6. Federal throne speech Tuesday: Three questions
(Wellesley Institute Blog)
- October 14
7. What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, August 2007 - October 26
--- Employment Insurance, August 2007 - October 23
--- Adult criminal court statistics, 2005/2006
- October 23
--- Youth court statistics, 2005/2006 - October 23

8.
Manitoba removes welfare-to-work barriers, fights poverty with jobs (Family Services and Housing + Competitiveness, Training and Trade) - October 17
9. Québec : Bilan de la troisième année de la Lutte contre la pauvreté (Emploi et Solidarité sociale Québec) - le 17 octobre
10. Saskatchewan Provincial Election 2007 - November 7

11. Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits - historical resources (Parliamentary Research Branch) - May 2002
12. It's official: federal Tory government no longer NEW! (Canada.com) - October 25

13. What's New - from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (University of Toronto) - October 26

International Content

14. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
15. Human Rights Education Associates
16. 25 October 2007 - CRINMAIL 927 (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

Have a great week!

Gilles Séguin
Canadian Social Research Links

http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net

E-mail:
gilseg@rogers.com

1. Release of The Fiscal Monitor - October 26
(
Department of Finance Canada)

Release of The Fiscal Monitor
October 26, 2007
The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, today released The Fiscal Monitor for August 2007.
Highlights
August 2007: budgetary surplus of $0.9 billion
April to August 2007: budgetary surplus of $8.7 billion

Related document:

* The Fiscal Monitor - August 2007

Source:
Department of Finance Canada

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

2. Social Housing in Canada : We Can Do Better - October 25
(Canadian Policy Research Networks)

What's new from Canadian Policy Research Networks (CPRN):

Social Housing in Canada : We Can Do Better
October 25, 2007 – Canada is the only industrialized country without a national housing strategy and for nearly a decade, hundreds of millions of dollars have been cut in funding social housing programs in each province. (...) This week, CPRN releases four studies produced in partnership with Social Housing Services Corporation of Ontario and the Knowledge Mobilization Unit of York University.
* Fostering Better Integration and Partnerships for Housing in Canada: Lessons for Creating a Stronger Policy Model of Governmental and Community Collaboration, by Michel Molgat Sereacki of the Université de Montréal
* Social Lives in Social Housing: Resident Connections to Social Services by Jeff May of York University
* Inclusion and Social Housing Practice in Canadian Cities: Following the Path from Good Intentions to Sustainable Projects by Joël Thibert of McGill University
* Sustaining Ontario’s Subsidized Housing by Supporting Non-Profit Organizations by Sally Turner of York University
- click the CPRN home page link above to access these studies.

All CPRN publications --- 1600+ links

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

3. From the Toronto Star:
---
Dubious victory in war on poverty - October 24
--- Canada's social policy imperatives - October 23

From the Toronto Star:

Dubious victory in war on poverty
October 24, 2007
By Carol Goar
We're winning the war on poverty, says Vancouver economist John Richards. The employment rate among low-income Canadians has risen in the past decade. The welfare rolls have shrunk. And the overall rate of poverty has declined. "The policy innovations of the last decade got much right," he concludes, in a study that is sure to delight hard-line conservatives and infuriate anti-poverty activists.

Canada's social policy imperatives
October 23, 2007
By John Stapleton and Pedro Barata
"Lost in the fray over Kyoto and Afghanistan in the throne speech was the bare mention of a federal commitment to combat poverty.That social policy does not top the government's to-do list is nothing new. But it is surprising that it is so far off the government's radar screen given the surplus of ideas, financial capacity and political interest in this area. When Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced the 2007 budget surplus at $13.8 billion, he allocated half to pay down Canada's debt and half to the new Advantage Canada program. This means that there is almost $7 billion dollars for Advantage Canada recipients. (...) Social programs should be designated immediately as beneficiaries of Advantage Canada, with a commitment to a clear allocation formula made available to Canadians. Canada's greatest advantage is surely its people, backed by public policy that affirms their security and well-being..."

Related links:

Speech from the Throne (October 16, 2007)
Source:
Government of Canada

Advantage Canada
Source:
Department of Finance Canada

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

4. What's New from the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC - October 23:
--- BC Child Care - Not For Sale
---
Hindsight from Australia - Foresight for BC

BC CHILD CARE - NOT FOR SALE
October 23, 2007
On October 1, 2007, the BC government announced that, for the first time, private companies could receive major capital child care grants. The Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC predicted that this change in public policy would make BC attractive to large foreign owned child care corporations. Our worst fears have now been confirmed. We have learned that a foreign-based corporation is actively trying to take over community-based child care providers across BC. If they succeed - the face of child care in BC will be dramatically changed now and for a long time to come.
This is not the solution to child care in BC.

Hindsight from Australia - Foresight for BC (PDF file - 200K, 4 pages)
October 23, 2007
"(...)Analysis from Australia suggests that the domination of corporate child care has decreased accountability, quality, affordability and accessibility. Increased public spending on child care has not produced child care services in the public domain ñ in other words an infrastructure for the long term."

Source:
Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC (CCCABC)
The Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC is a registered society, incorporated under the Society Act on November 2, 1995. The original child care advocacy organization, the BC Daycare Action Coalition, was formed in 1982. The purposes of the Society are to promote and support quality community-based child care services that benefit children, families and the public and in the best interests of society.

CCCABC Materials
- links to materials published by the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC:
* Position & Policy Papers
* Briefs
* Letters
* Newsletters

Advocacy resources
* News articles
* Publications
* Advocate's quick facts
* Timeline of child care in BC
* Advocacy Tools
* Links

- Go to the Non-Governmental Sites in British Columbia (C-W) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/bcbkmrk3.htm
- Go to the Non-Governmental Early Learning and Child Care Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ecd2.htm

5. UN to Canada: Take action on housing, homelessness! - October 22
(
Wellesley Institute Blog)

What's new on the Wellesley Institute Blog:

UN to Canada: Take action on housing, homelessness!
October 22, 2007
By Michael Shapcott
Canada has received both a sharp reprimand and a strong call to action in the preliminary observations of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing, Miloon Kothari, in his preliminary observations at the end of his fact-finding mission to Canada (October 22, 2007).

Source:
Wellesley Institute Blog
[ Wellesley Institute ]

Related links:

Downtown Eastside Seeks Foreign Aid
UN's Kothari: asked to 'intervene.'
Vancouver group asks UN to help homeless Canadians
By Jean Swanson*
October 18, 2007
"(...)The Human Rights Committee, which oversees the implementation by States parties of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, expressed its concern in 1999 that homelessness in Canada has lead to "serious health problems and even to death." The Committee recommended that Canada take positive measures to address this serious problem. But those positive measures have not been implemented and conditions have deteriorated since 1999."
Source:
The Tyee
HINT: Go to the "SEARCH THE TYEE" box (top left corner of The Tyee website's home page) and enter the word "homeless" to access over 1300 articles on homelessness and affordable housing in BC.
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*Jean Swanson is a coordinator of Carnegie Community Action Project, which is accountable to the 6,000 members of the Carnegie Community Centre Association, most of whom live in hotels, social housing, in shelters and on the streets of the Downtown Eastside.

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United Nations Human Rights Council
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), a department of the United Nations Secretariat, is mandated to promote and protect the enjoyment and full realization, by all people, of all rights established in the Charter of the United Nations and in international human rights laws and treaties.

- International Law - covenants, conventions and protocols

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The Right to Housing
- incl. * Introduction * Rights at Stake * International and Regional Instruments of Protection and Promotion * National Protection and Service Agencies * Advocacy, Educational and Training Materials * Other Resources
Source:
Study Guides
[ Global Human Rights Education Network ]

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Related Web/News/Blog links:

Google Search Results Links - always current results!
Using the following search terms (without the quote marks):
"UN Housing Rapporteur, Canada"
- Web search results page
- News search results page
- Blog Search Results page
Source:
Google.ca

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The Small-C Conservative View:

From him we don't need lectures
John Robson
October 26, 2007
"Hey. I finally found a public policy problem I can solve. Let's tell Miloon Kothari to buzz off. Not high on your list? Perhaps you missed the Tuesday Citizen story that after a quick tour of Canada this month, this international man of meddling pronounced himself "disturbed" by the lack of adequate housing in Canada. As opposed to where he's from, namely India?

Mr. Kothari is the UN Human Rights Council special rapporteur on adequate housing. Which pretty much lets you guess what he'd say about housing in an advanced western democracy after a whirlwind tour talking to the usual advocates and activists. He'd say it isn't up to international standards because we have a wretched exploitive market economy. And he did.

What I want to know is why the official reaction wasn't "Ah shaddap!"
(...)"

Source:
The Ottawa Citizen

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<begin left-wing rant>

John Robson writes weekly columns for the Citizen in Ottawa, where I live, and he seldom fails to give my cardiovascular system a good workout. In this particular gem, he dismisses the observations of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing as ironic because the Rapporteur is from India. The insinuation is that because India is not exactly a global model with respect to adequate housing, the Rapporteur - who speaks for the United Nations and *not* for the government of India - is not credible.What a crock of shit. It's a logical fallacy, a red herring --- like saying I can't speak out against cruelty to animals because I come from Canada, where we club cute baby seals to death. Or that I can't speak out against child abuse by perverted priests because I'm Catholic.

Robson rails against Mr. Kothari for having "the gall" to accuse our country of not obeying international law, specifically the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. "OK, we did sign it, he admits --- so let's withdraw from it, pronto." Wayttago, John! Let's do the same with all of our international covenants and conventions. Why should WE be held responsible for something that some long-gone Canadian government signed eons ago, before we realized that it might cost us money to respect those commitments (e.g., human rights, Kyoto)?

It's from you, John, that we don't need lectures.
Ah, shaddap.

</end left-wing rant>

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

6. Federal throne speech Tuesday: Three questions - October 14
(Wellesley Institute Blog)

Federal throne speech Tuesday: Three questions...
October 14, 2007
By Michael Shapcott
"(...)
Here are three key questions for the throne speech on housing and homelessness, which continue to be urgent priorities for Canadians right across the country.
ONE: Will the federal government renew and enhance housing, homelessness and rehab funding?
TWO: Will the federal government commit to funding and realistic targets for new affordable homes across Canada?
THREE: Will the federal government invest some of its multi-billion dollar surpluses in new affordable homes?

Source:
Wellesley Institute Blog
[ Wellesley Institute ]

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

7. What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, August 2007 - October 26
--- Employment Insurance, August 2007 - October 23
---
Adult criminal court statistics, 2005/2006 - October 23
--- Youth court statistics, 2005/2006 - October 23

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

October 26, 2007
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, August 2007 (preliminary)
In August, the average weekly earnings of payroll employees (seasonally adjusted) increased $1.13 from July to $772.59. The year-to-date growth, calculated as the average of the first eight months of 2007 compared with the average of the same eight months in 2006, was 3.1%.

October 23, 2007
Employment Insurance, August 2007 (preliminary)
An estimated 488,600 Canadians (seasonally adjusted) received regular Employment Insurance benefits in August, a 7.6% decrease from the previous month. The August figures are showing a decrease due to a temporary jump in July that was caused by the timing of the reference week for that month.

October 23, 2007
Adult criminal court statistics, 2005/2006
Adult criminal court cases have become more complex during the last 10 years, as cases involving multiple charges are accounting for a growing share of the total caseload. Cases involving multiple charges represented 60% of the adult caseload in 2005/2006, compared with 51% a decade earlier. In turn, this increased case complexity has likely contributed to the longer average time taken to complete a case in adult court. In 2005/2006, cases took 7 months on average to complete, significantly longer than 5 months 10 years earlier.

October 23, 2007
Youth court statistics, 2005/2006
Judges are seeing fewer young people aged 12 to 17 in their courtrooms, and fewer are being sent to custody, since the enactment of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) in April 2003. There were 56,271 youth court cases completed during the 2005/2006 fiscal year, down 2% from the previous year. Since 2002/2003, the year prior to the enactment of the new legislation, youth court caseload has dropped 26%. This is consistent with police-reported data showing that in 2005, the rate of youth charged with criminal offences was 26% lower than in 2002. The YCJA aims to keep the less serious offences out of youth courts by dealing with youth in less formal manners.

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

8. Manitoba removes welfare-to-work barriers, fights poverty with jobs - October 17
(
Family Services and Housing + Competitiveness, Training and Trade)

Province Fights Poverty With Jobs: Ministers
October 17, 2007
Rewarding Work Invests $4.75 Million To Remove Barriers to Employment
Four new programs to get Manitobans off welfare and into work under the Rewarding Work strategy were announced today by Family Services and Housing Minister Gord Mackintosh and Competitiveness, Training and Trade Minister Jim Rondeau.
Source:
Family Services and Housing
Competitiveness, Training and Trade

Related links:

Backgrounder (Word file - 35K, 1 page)
October 17, 2007

Rewarding Work
Last April ['07], the province announced Rewarding Work, a four-year, $27-million plan to bring down barriers to employment and help Manitobans on employment and income assistance find employment. The program complements other poverty-fighting measures announced in the last budget including tax changes that benefits 6,000 low-income Manitobans and an enhanced property credit of $125 a year for working low-income renters and homeowners. Other supports for low-income Manitobans include a minimum wage increase to $8 per hour last April and lower child-care costs.

`Rewarding Work' to help low-income working families and move Manitobans from welfare to work: Mackintosh
New Child Benefit, Lower-cost Child Care, Stronger Work Incentives, And Skills Package in 10-point Reconstruction of Income Supports
News Release
April 10, 2007
Filling thousands of job vacancies and increasing family prosperity are the objectives of a ground-breaking, four-year action plan to move Manitobans from welfare to work, Family Services and Housing Minister Gord Mackintosh announced today.

Reducing Poverty in Manitoba (PDF file - 134K, 17 pages)
Budget Paper E
Source:
Manitoba Budget 2007 (April 4, 2007)

Protesters pan welfare rates
NDP announces incentives to work
October 18, 2007
Poverty was the topic of the day yesterday at the Manitoba Legislature, with the government announcing new measures to entice people on social assistance to work shortly after demonstrators held a rally outside to demand increases to welfare rates.
Source:
Winnipeg Sun

- Go to the Manitoba Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/mbkmrk.htm

9. Québec : Bilan de la troisième année de la Lutte contre la pauvreté - Le 17 octobre
(Emploi et Solidarité sociale Québec)

Note to anglophone researchers:
The following links are to the Québec Government report on the third year of the Government Action Plan to Combat Poverty and Social Exclusion (PDF file - 400K, 66 pages) April 2004. As at October 28, the news release and report are only available in French. I'm nonetheless including the links in this newsletter because of the recent groundswell of interest in anti-poverty strategies in the research and policy communities in Canada and elsewhere.
[This might be a good time to try out Google's Language Tools]

Plan d’action gouvernemental
en matière de lutte contre la pauvreté et l’exclusion sociale
– Un bilan positif pour la troisième année de sa mise en œuvre

Communiqué
Le 17 octobre 2007
"(...) Rappelons que ce plan d’action découle de l’application de la Loi visant à lutter contre la pauvreté et l’exclusion sociale. Cette loi guide l’action gouvernementale et engage l’ensemble de la société québécoise dans le défi de faire du Québec, sur un horizon de dix ans, l’une des nations industrialisées où l’on compte le moins de personnes vivant dans la pauvreté et l’exclusion sociale."

Bilan de la troisième année (fichier PDF - 440Ko., 32 pages)

Source:
Emploi et Solidarité sociale Québec

- Go to the Québec Links (English) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/qce.htm
- Rendez-vous à la page de liens de recherche sociale au Québec: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/qcbkmrk.htm

10. Saskatchewan Provincial Election 2007 - November 7, 2007

Saskatchewan Provincial Election 2007 is on November 7, 2007.

See Saskatchewan Votes 2007 for extensive election coverage.
Source: CBC Saskatchewan

- Go to the Political Parties and Elections Links in Canada (Provinces and Territories) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/politics_prov_terr.htm
- Go to the Saskatchewan Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/skbkmrk.htm

11. Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits - historical resources - May 2002
(Parliamentary Research Branch)

Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits - historical resources
May 2002
-
annotated links to selected web sites having information on CPP Disability and other related income security programs.
- incl. * studies on CPP prior to 2002 * Studies on CPP and Related Income Security Programs by Research Institutes * Government Studies on CPP and Related Income Security Programs * Quebec Pension Plan (QPP) * Facts and Figures * Applying for the CPP Disability Benefit * The CPP Disability Benefit Appeals Process * Disability Tax Credit * Other Groups, Organizations
NOTE: even though the content and links on the linked page are five years old in 2007, very few of the links are broken, and you may find a few historical gems here...
Source:
Parliamentary Research Branch
[ Parliament of Canada
]

- Go to the Disability Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/disbkmrk.htm

12. It's official: federal Tory government no longer new! - October 25
(Canada.com)

From the "Let-the-bells-ring-out-and-the-banners-fly" department:

It's official: Tory government no longer new
October 25, 2007
OTTAWA - They may have stretched linguistic latitude, but the Conservative government has finally decided it can't keep calling itself Canada's New Government, 21 months after being elected. The ubiquitous slogan has quietly disappeared from the federal government's website and communications. Henceforth, it will just be known as the bland but grammatically accurate Government of Canada.
Source:
Canada.com

Best news all week from Ottawa!

13. What's New - from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - October 26
(CRRU- University of Toronto
)

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

The Childcare Resource and Research Unit offers a free weekly "e-mail news notifier" service.
Here's the content of the latest issue of this bulletin.

For more information about this service, including subscription information,
see http://www.childcarecanada.org

26-Oct-07

This week it was revealed in the Toronto Star that Australia-based for-profit child care chain
ABC Learning Centres is taking steps to move into Canada. Below are press releases and news articles that relate to this development.

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What's New
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BIG BOX OPERATOR EYES CANADA’S CHILD CARE
Press release from the Canadian Union of Public Employees discusses for-profit expansion in Canada.
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=110649

HINDSIGHT FROM AUSTRALIA - FORESIGHT FOR BC
Report from the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC warns BC not to model its child care policy after Australia's.
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=110650

Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC press release
http://www.cccabc.bc.ca/act/actions/2007/NFS/1019a.html

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Child care in the news
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Corporate child care faces no roadblocks [CA-ON]
Toronto Star, 25 Oct 07
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=110653

Aussie day-care company eyes Calgary; City operators being approached to sell facilities [CA-AB]
Calgary Herald, 24 Oct 07
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=110647

ABC sets up in Canada [AU]
Courier-Mail, 24 Oct 07
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=110648

Children's care not for sale [CA]
Toronto Star, 23 Oct 07
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=110646

ABC Canada expansion denied [AU]
Courier-Mail, 23 Oct 07
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=110651

'Big-box' daycare coming to Canada [CA]
Toronto Star, 20 Oct 07
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=110645

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This week's issues of Poverty Dispatch:

October 25, 2007
* Rural Poverty - Ohio
* Poverty Rate and Low-Wage Work - Washington D.C.
* Editorial: The Working Poor and Work Supports - Minnesota
* Paid Sick Leave Campaign - Ohio
* Low-income Utility Assistance and Rising Energy Costs - New Jersey
* State Budget and Medicaid Spending - Michigan
* State Children's Health Insurance Program
* Study: Smoking Rates of Urban Poor - Baltimore, MD
* Minimum Wage Increase - Missouri
* Prisoner Re-entry Programs - Kansas
* Repeat Teen Birth Rates
* Report: Cost of High School Dropouts - North Carolina

October 22, 2007
* Medicaid Reform - Kansas
* Child Welfare and Foster Care - Illinois, Los Angeles, CA
* Food Assistance - Wichita, KS
* Healthy San Francisco Program
* Health Care Coverage and Latino Children - Missouri
* The Working Poor and Rising Food and Energy Prices
* Low-wage Workers and Retirement
* Disaster Aid and Low-income Residents - Florida
* Opinion: Low-income Utility Assistance and Health
* Opinion: Postsecondary Education

Search Poverty Dispatches

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

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

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

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

15. Human Rights Education Associates

Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)
HREA is an international non-governmental organisation that supports human rights learning; the training of activists and professionals; the development of educational materials and programming; and community-building through on-line technologies.

Study Guides
"The Study Guides offer introductions to various human rights topics. The guides present definitions, key rights at stake, human rights instruments, and protection and assistance agencies. They guides also offer links to the full text of international treaties relevant for the topic, and other useful resources on the HREA and University of Minnesota Human Rights Library web sites."
Topics include:
* Children & youth * Education * European human rights system * Ethnic and racial minorities * Food & water * Freedom of assembly and association * Freedom of expression * Freedom of movement * Freedom of religion or belief * Housing * Indigenous peoples * Inter-American human rights system * International humanitarian law * Persons with disabilities * Refugees * Right to culture * Right to a family * Right to life * Right to means for adequate health * Right to vote * Rights of non-citizens * Slavery and forced labour * Sexual orientation and human rights * Sustainable development * The aged * Torture, inhuman or degrading treatment * United Nations human rights system
[Click the Study Guides link above to access any of these guides.]

Library
The HRE Library contains over 2,000 full-text guides, curricula, textbooks and other documents that can be used for both formal and non-formal education about, for and in human rights.

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

16.  October 25, 2007 - CRINMAIL 927
(Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

From the Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)

25 October 2007 - CRINMAIL 927
* VIOLENCE: Time to deliver - talks to appoint a Special Representative underway [news]
* DISABILITY: Promoting the rights of children with disabilities [publication]
* EUROPE: Children's NGOs welcome adoption of EU reform treaty [news]
* POVERTY: Each and Every Child: Understanding and working with children in the poorest and most difficult situations [publication]
* GUINEA-BISSAU: Rewards and supervision cut child malaria deaths [news]
* EMPLOYMENT - Plan Asia (2) [job postings]
**NEWS IN BRIEF**
**QUIZ**

Earlier issues of CRINMAIL
- links to 200+ 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, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the launch of the EURONET Website.

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

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


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Make sure, eh...

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Two hunters are out walking in the woods when one of them falls to the ground.
He doesn't seem to be breathing, and his eyes are rolling back in his head.

The other guy whips out his cell phone and calls 911.
He gasps to the operator, "I think my  friend is dead! What do I do?"

The operator, in a calm soothing voice says, "Just take it easy. I can help.
First, let's make sure he's dead."

There is silence for a moment, then a shot rings out on the phone.......
The hunter says, "OK, then what?"

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