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CWP in the News:


March 2017

Groups raise concerns about federal budget 2017 (Prairie Messenger, Mar 29)
Budget shows vast majority of new housing funds delayed more than five years (Toronto Star, Mar 22)
3 ways the Trudeau government’s first ‘gender-based’ budget failed to deliver on its own goals (Press Progress, Mar 22)
It will take a decade for Canada to build world class public transit in its cities, budget says (National Observer, Mar 22)
Poverty rate shockingly high in the U.S., just as rampant in Canada (Newfoundland & Labrador Independent, Mar 22)

February 2017

Poverty Violates Human Rights. Canada Must Do More To Defeat It. (Huffington Post Canada, Feb 16)
Taking action on poverty (Lethbridge Herald, Feb 15)
What are the chances feminist Trudeau will provide Canadians with a national gender equality plan? (Rabble, Feb 15)

December 2016

Persistence of massive child poverty in Canada a national disgrace (The Independent, Dec 17)
Human Rights Day Reminds Us Our Rights Record Is Unequal (Huffington Post Canada, Dec 12)

November 2016

Are We There Yet? Gender Equality In Canada (Huffington Post Canada, Nov 29)
Canadians Want A Rights-Based National Housing Strategy (Huffington Post Canada, Nov 23)

October 2016

Not a hand out, but a hand up (Spruce Grove Examiner, Oct 28)
A human rights approach to poverty reduction (Niagara This Week, Oct 19)
Chew on This campaign looks to raise awareness of poverty (The Melfort Journal, Oct 18)
Local members of Empowering People in Communities group share the word of nationwide ChewOnThis! campaign (Stratford Beacon Herald, Oct 17)
Chew on this, Halifax! Activists visit City Hall for International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (The Nova Scotia Advocate, Oct 17)
“Chew on This” event brings hunger awareness to Downtown Red Deer (Red Deer News Now, Oct 17)
“Chew On This!” raising poverty awareness (CHEX TV, Oct 17)
Chew On This! event to raise poverty awareness (Erie Media, Oct 16)
Anti-poverty march in Kelowna on Monday (The Daily Courier, Oct 15)
ChewOnThis event in Stratford Monday to highlight need for poverty plan (Stratford Beacon Herald, Oct 14)
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is Oct. 17  (The Journal Pioneer, Oct 14)
Anti-Poverty Rallies Planned (Blackburn News, Oct 13)
Housing Advocates Eagerly Await New Federal Strategy (Torontoist, Oct 12)
Richmond residents asked to ‘Chew On This’ (Richmond News, Oct 12)

September 2016

Charities and Politics Case (CBC Ottawa Morning, Sept 7)
Like unions and political parties, charities deserve freedom of speech (The Global and Mail, Sept 6)
As It Happens: Charities Coalition (CBC, Sept 6)
Canada Without Poverty launches charter challenge (CBC News, Sept 6)
Anti-poverty group launches challenge of political-activity limits (CBC News, Sept 6)

July 2016

Victoria’s tent city could inspire national conversation about homelessness this summer (Rabble, July 27)
Super InTent City sheds light on national housing needs (Rabble, July 13)
Le logement est un droit fondamental, selon la rapporteuse spéciale de l’ONU (La Presse, July 12)
UN: Canada’s national housing strategy needs human rights pillar (Maclean’s, July 12)
A sign society is taking poverty more seriously (CBC Ottawa Morning, July 4)

June 2016

Jean Swanson, Michael Walker, and Emily Molnar among Vancouver residents named to Order of Canada (The Georgia Straight, June 30)
A national housing strategy must be part of any plan to end poverty in Canada (Rabble, June 29)
Human Rights Must Guide Canada’s Housing Strategy (Yahoo, June 28)
Child benefit won’t mean a clawback, YTG says (The Whitehorse Daily Star, June 28)
‘We Can Do Better’: Residents, Advocates Fight for Victoria Tent City (The Tyee, June 27)
Victoria’s Tent City community provides shelter and dignity to those without homes (Rabble, June 27)
Michèle Biss and D.J. Larkin: Stop blaming those who are homeless (Times-Colonist, June 23)
Cap-And-Trade Keeps Poor Ontarians Trapped In Energy Poverty (Huffington Post, June 14)
Toronto guide talks of human rights and plans for homeless youth (Can-India News, June 10)

May 2016

The Answer Company Gives Back with a Company Wide Volunteer Day at Habitat for Humanity (Digital Journal, May 11)

March 2016

Small disappointments can trip a prime minister: Goar (Toronto Star, March 30)
Canada’s charity chill continues (Toronto Star, March 20)
Charities push back against Liberals on political audits (CBC News, March 14)
Canada has one foot in the ‘rights’ door, one foot still planted firmly outside (Rabble, March 11)
Funny Justin Trudeau Memes, Because The Canadian Prime Minister Is That Good-Looking (Bustle, March 10)
UN Tells Canada to Clean Up Its Act on Inequality, Social Rights (Tyee, March 8)
Canada sending team of ministers to UN status of women meetings (Embassy, March 8)
UN raises concern over Canada’s persistent ‘housing crisis’(Toronto Star, March 7)

February 2016

The ‘right’ time to act on poverty (Rabble, February 29)
In Canada, Housing Is a Right. Right? (The Tyee, February 26)
Canada Defends Record On Economic, Social Rights At UN (Huffington Post, February 25)
Time for Canada to reclaim its role as human rights leader (Rabble, February 24)
Social policy fails human rights pledges:activists (Radio Canada International, February 24)
CWP President Harriett McLachlan’s address to the UNCESCR (Rabble, February 23)
On World Day of Social Justice, and everyday, let’s commit to end poverty (Christian Week, February 20)
Got Bannock? Feeding the hungry and homeless (APTN- InFocus, February 4)

January 2016

Poverty can be ‘persistent’ or temporary: Fraser Institute report (Toronto Star, January 25)
NDP National Revenue critic calls for investigation of CRA political audits (iPolitics, January 22)
Savings at the pump not offsetting soaring produce prices, experts say (Vancouver Sun, January 20)
Canada urgently needs national housing program, say advocates (Rabble, January 18)
Canada has big issues progressives want solved in 2016 (Rabble, January 11)
Out of Sight, Out of Mind: What Homeless Counts Miss (National News Watch, January 11)


CWP Press Releases:


April 2017
Canada Without Poverty launches This Is Poverty Canada Campaign (Apr 26)

March 2017
Federal budget takes aim at repairing social safety net, makes housing and childcare priorities (Mar 23)
February 2017
Government of Canada Announces Consultation Process for Canada’s Poverty Reduction Strategy (Feb 16)
Women in Canada Call For A National Gender Equality Plan (Feb 1)


October 2016
Thousands Across Canada Call for Federal Action on Poverty (Oct 17)

June 2016
Human Rights Must Guide Canada’s Housing Strategy (June 28)

March 2016
Federal budget delivers on some important first steps (March 22)
Canada failing on economic and social rights – UN reports (March 7)

February 2016
UN tells Trudeau government – human rights are not optional (February 24)
CWP President delivers distressing address to UN (February 22)

January 2016
CWP welcomes winding down of charitable political audits (January 21)

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