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Rights-Based Housing Consultation
05-17-18
Contribute to the Rights-Based Housing Consultation! The Government of Canada has launched a consultation around the rights-based National Housing Strategy. It is critical that the Government hear from people across Canada that the Strategy must recognize and realize the right to housing, and provide mechanisms for people to access that right.
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United Nations review tells Canada to step up to end poverty, homelessness, and inequality
05-11-18
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GENEVA – The countries responsible for reviewing Canada’s human rights record for the third Universal Period Review (UPR) issued a list of recommendations focusing on addressing the inequalities and socioeconomic disparities facing Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, migrant workers, and other marginalized communities.
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We need action! Universal pharmacare is an urgent matter
05-9-18
Universal pharmacare in Canada has been a major source of discussion lately, and yet no decisive action has been taken by the federal government. Currently in Canada, hospital and physician care is universal, but prescription drug coverage is not.
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Canada Without Poverty in court on Monday
04-21-18
Canada Without Poverty in court on Monday to challenge government restrictions on charities’ freedom of expression April 20, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Statement to the Pre-Session of the Third UPR
04-12-18
Statement made at the UPR-Info.org Pre-Session for Canada’s 3rd UPR 12 April 2018, to delegates of the United Nations and Canadian Non-governmental Organizations Delivered by Harriett McLachlan, Canada Without Poverty Deputy Director (interim) and immediate past-President of the Board of Directors
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Filling health care gaps, addressing stress
04-4-18
April is a time with a lot of national and international observances and this week we rolled over into both Stress Awareness Month and National Oral Health Month – two areas where we can see the overwhelming and growing inequality that has made its home in Canada.
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