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Canada Without Poverty launches This Is Poverty Canada Campaign
04-26-17
Canada Without Poverty launches This Is Poverty Canada Campaign Apr. 26, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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This is Poverty. This is Canada.
04-26-17
Every once in a while, the old myths about poverty will come out of the shadows. Everyone in the anti-poverty community has heard these remarks before: people on welfare are simply lazy; they just don’t try hard enough to get ahead; they exploit social programs set up to help only the deserving; people experiencing homelessness […]
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35 Years of Progress – but a Ways to Go
04-19-17
This week, Canada is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, a critical part of our Constitution that has become a symbol of national pride and a cornerstone of Canadian identity.
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Un- and Under-employed: the “New Normal” of Precarious Work
04-12-17
Last year, Finance Minister Bill Morneau declared that multiple career changes and “job churn” was the new reality that Canadians would have to get used to.
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#RightsMatter: Reflecting on the 1st Review of Canada at UN CRPD
04-7-17
The past week was historic for the rights movement in Canada. The very first review of the country under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) was held at the United Nations.
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When Middle Class Doesn’t Mean Getting By
03-29-17
The middle class is courted consistently by candidates and government officials seeking public support. In fact, just last week, the federal government released Budget 2017, which was entitled, “Building a Strong Middle Class”. This leaves us wondering: when it comes down to it, who really is the “middle class”?
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