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by Jennefer Laidley

June 25 to August 10, 2010
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The Social Researcher's
Daily Media Scan

Jennefer Laidley is with the Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) in Toronto.
Jennefer scans the electronic media for links to items of interest for social researchers and advocates in Toronto, and she also covers (to a lesser extent) the provincial, national and international scenes.

Thanks for agreeing to share your work, Jennefer!

NOTE: Although it's called Daily Media Scan, Jennefer does her media scan each day she's in the office, which is not every weekday, and I update this Daily Scan page (the page you're now reading) regularly but not necessarily daily.

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In her spare time, Jennefer sings with John Campey and the Data Hounds, indie backyard sensation group in Toronto, best-known for their non-violent protest supporting Census detainees and their chart-busting classic "Count Me In"!

John Campey and the Data Hounds say Count Me In! (YouTube video)
July 19, 2010
The original hit by John Campey and the Data Hounds --- a real toe-tapper that went viral and garnered thousands of views after it was featured on the national TV news in mid-July.

Non-violent protest supporting Census detainees (YouTube video)
August 05, 2010
John Campey and the Data Hounds hold a demonstration outside Toronto's Don Jail to show support for all those Canadians who've been incarcerated for failure to fill out the long form census. Which would be nobody. [ For lyrics, click the down arrow that's located beside the number of views beneath the video.]

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Creating Harper Hysteria (National Post)
July 21, 2010
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2010/07/21/kevin-libin-census-move-provokes-harper-hysteria/

(note the comment about a “lame protest song”...)

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Count Me In! coverage compilation (YouTube video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xa6tEow2tB4
- newsclips from all the major network news shows on the subject of the Harper decision and the public backlash

 


August 10 (2010)

From:
Jennefer Laidley
Interim Research and Policy Analyst
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

ISAC website:
www.incomesecurity.org

Social Assistance Review website:
www.sareview.ca

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Inmates stuck in cycle of jail and homelessness:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/inmates-stuck-in-cycle-of-jail-and-homelessness/article1667524/

Ombudsman to report on emergency rooms:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/08/09/ombudsman-lhin.html

Ralph Benmergui: “Progressives must school themselves in the art of war”:
http://www.themarknews.com/articles/2003-the-lack-of-real-news

Economy:

Chrysler’s numbers getting better:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/08/09/chrysler-earnings.html

Dramatic housing slowdown:
Post:
http://www.nationalpost.com/Canada+sees+dramatic+housing+slowdown+global+report+says/3380495/story.html

CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/08/10/july-housing-starts.html

It’s global:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/global-housing-rebound-loses-steam/article1667774/

Are those jobs numbers accurate?:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/dismal-july-job-figures-under-fire/article1667417/

Recovery is just not normal:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/experts-podium/all-evidence-suggests-recovery-is-far-from-normal/article1667365/

National:

Colour of Poverty calls out Conservatives on threats to employment equity:
http://thetyee.ca/Blogs/TheHook/Federal-Politics/2010/08/06/PolicyCalledIntoQuestion/

On the prison farm protests:

Blockade:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/story/2010/08/09/ot-prison-farms.html

Selling the cattle:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/story/2010/08/10/ot-prison-cattle.html

Arrests:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario/protesters-arrested-in-rally-at-kingston-prison-farm/article1666663/

On those FIGHTER JETS!:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/845780--mcquaig-f-35-jets-are-useless-without-war

Now it’s veterans:
http://www.nationalpost.com/Shrinking+Veterans+Affairs+Department+would+huge+mistake+critics/3377834/story.html

Are they trying to discredit the Auditor General?:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/liberal-staffer-accuses-tories-of-trying-to-discredit-auditor-general/article1667099/

Budget deficit may end one year early:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/08/09/canada-government-balancedbudget.html

Green Party leadership:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/green-party-leadership-race-in-the-balance/article1667490/

On Stimulus:

Despite job losses, Harper says stimulus must end:
http://thetyee.ca/Blogs/TheHook/Federal-Politics/2010/08/06/Harper-No-Stimulus/

Problems with stimulus spending:

CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/08/09/pbo-stimulus-spending.html

Star:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/stimulus/article/845525--stimulus-fund-plagued-by-delays-watchdog-says

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/delays-could-cost-cities-provinces-stimulus-cash-report-warns/article1666763/

Construction scramble:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/end-of-stimulus-program-produces-construction-scramble/article1667390/

Globe says government should be flexible on stimulus end:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/theres-a-smarter-way-to-end-this-stimulus/article1667315/

Poll Numbers:

They’re neck and neck:
http://www.nationalpost.com/Liberal+Conservative+popularity+narrows+dead+heat+poll/3378332/story.html

Reveals ‘critical mass of frustration’:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/pm-faces-critical-mass-of-frustration-polls-suggest/article1667831/

On the Census:

The assault on reason will be remembered at the polls:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/the-long-form-will-return-voters-wont/article1667205/

Munir Sheikh speaks out:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/we-still-have-time-to-reverse-the-census-decision/article1667194/

Coverage of his speaking out:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/former-statscan-chief-makes-last-ditch-plea-to-save-census/article1667393/

Conservatives again ignore Parliament, refusing to produce census docs:
http://thetyee.ca/Blogs/TheHook/Federal-Politics/2010/08/05/tories-refuse-census-docs/

Harper says jail time threat is inappropriate:

CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/08/09/harper-long-form-census-scrapped.html

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/harper-breaks-silence-on-census-says-jail-threats-are-inappropriate/article1667251/

Here’s what the new census will look like:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/an-alternative-guide-to-the-new-census/article1666670/

On Unreported Crime:

He, too, is a victim. (Ed: good column, except for that final line):
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2010/08/09/john-moore-i-am-a-victim-of-unreported-crime/

August 9 (2010)

From:
Jennefer Laidley
Interim Research and Policy Analyst
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

ISAC website:
www.incomesecurity.org

Social Assistance Review website:
www.sareview.ca

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Special Diet Allowance op ed by a very concerned recipient, published Saturday:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/845003--save-ontario-s-diet-allowance

The Premiers come out of their meeting with an agreement on bulk drug buying – but no consensus on the census:
CBC:

http://www.cbc.ca/politics/story/2010/08/06/premiers-meeting-health-care-environment-census.html

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/provinces-to-team-up-on-drug-purchases/article1665258/

Some thoughts on what they missed doing:

Dropping the economic ball:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/844942--premiers-drop-economic-ball

Need to save public services: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/we-need-a-grand-bargain-to-save-our-public-services/article1664718/

Premier Dad:
http://www.thestar.com/news/ontario/mcguinty/article/845344--the-upside-and-downside-of-being-premier-dad

Legalizing online gambling?:
http://www.thestar.com/news/ontario/article/844961--ontario-set-to-bet-on-legalized-online-gambling

New curriculum coming this fall:
CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/08/08/ontario-curriculum.html

Star:
http://www.parentcentral.ca/parent/education/schoolsandresources/article/845420--lessons-on-bullying-cyberstalking-and-defibrillators-coming-this-fall

We need a war on bedbugs:
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/bedbugs/article/844964--fiorito-we-need-a-declaration-of-war-on-bedbugs

Economy:
Wheat futures soar, bread prices may be next:
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Wheat-futures-soar-bread-cnnm-159383351.html

The Conference Board on preventing the next disaster:
http://www.conferenceboard.ca/Economics/hot_eco_topics/default/10-08-06/Preventing_the_Next_Financial_Crisis.aspx

Our “jobs machine” runs in reverse:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/canadas-job-machine-goes-in-reverse/article1664046/

National:
Now that he’s back on the job, here’s what he should be dealing with:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/845338--pm-has-some-explaining-to-do

“If you thought Harris wreaked devastation on Ontario , Harper may have bigger plans — and on a national scale.”
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/stephenharper/article/845013--siddiqui-harper-s-ottawa-becomes-republican-la-la-land

Stimulus spending and the BBQ circuit:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/stimulus-projects-may-miss-deadlines-harper-joins-iggy-on-bbq-circuit/article1666507/

Um, didn’t the Conservatives say they were going to end this kind of hog-troughery?:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/quebec/key-tory-ridings-in-quebec-showered-in-stimulus-money-study/article1665981/

Ignatieff’s image recast:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/845356--hebert-michael-ignatieff-s-tour-recasts-his-image

The new Minister of Vocal Amplification:
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2010/08/06/don-martin-canadas-new-minister-of-vocal-amplification/

No “major” cuts:
http://www.nationalpost.com/Public+service+major+cuts+Baird/3374596/story.html

Taking stock of a Conservative summer:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/second-reading/bruce-anderson/stephen-harpers-summer-so-far/article1665839/

Should have been there:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/governance-and-its-discontents/article1665657/

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/an-eloquent-reminder-of-how-crisis-spurs-innovation/article1664762/

On Law and Order:

Critics say the plan won’t work:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/845272--ottawa-s-prison-plan-won-t-work-critics-say

The latest instalment of “VHC: Ottawa ”:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/just-the-facts-maam/article1664717/

And Stock Day’s prisonyard of dreams:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/stockwell-days-prisonyard-of-dreams/article1664643/

“Escalating the bonkers American war on drugs, gambling and sex”:
http://www.nationalpost.com/Terence+Corcoran+Stephen+Harper+Prohibition/3371491/story.html

Arrests at prison farm protest:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario/nine-arrested-at-prison-farm-protest/article1666432/

What it looks like across the border:
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/845073--america-capital-of-punishment

On the census:

Lauded economist slams the decision:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/lauded-economist-slams-census-decision/article1665623/

Another Globe editorial: “The ‘they’ Mr. Clement is condemning is, in fact, ‘us.’”
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/senseless-census-argument-number-four/article1665067/

No consensus among the premiers:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/no-consensus-on-census/article1665255/

Paul Martin says they’re dumbing us down:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/census/article/845380--paul-martin-accuses-tories-of-dumbing-down-canada

On the G20:

Class action lawsuit filed:
Globe:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/how-peaceful-protest-led-to-a-class-action-suit/article1664385/

Star:
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/torontog20summit/article/844755--g20-lawsuit-seeks-45m-in-damages

Canada a permanent home for G20 secretariat?:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/make-canada-the-g20s-permanent-home/article1664535/

Globalization depends on the G20:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/success-of-globalization-rests-with-g20-paul-martin-says/article1665734/

August 6 (2010)

From:
Jennefer Laidley
Interim Research and Policy Analyst
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

ISAC website:
www.incomesecurity.org

Social Assistance Review website:
www.sareview.ca

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65 years ago today – Hiroshima :
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/844517--hiroshima-s-call-to-sanity

Labour Market Survey is out – the news is not good (more below) and shows that ending stimulus now is a bad idea:
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2010/08/06/an-appalling-jobs-report/

Funeral homes can no longer afford to pay for burials for people on low income:
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/844092--funeral-homes-subsidizing-services-for-the-poor

Circus focuses on the marginalized:
http://www.thestar.com/living/disabilities/article/844386--circus-spotlight-is-on-the-marginalized

What the Premiers are talking about:

Drugs:
http://www.thestar.com/news/ontario/article/844586--mcguinty-urges-provinces-to-join-forces-on-drug-regimes

Health care costs:
Post:

http://www.nationalpost.com/Premiers+disagree+cure+soaring+health+care+costs/3362898/story.html

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/premiers-tackle-elephant-in-the-room/article1663763/

Government’s role in the economy:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/premiers-split-over-ottawas-role-in-stimulating-economy/article1663640/

Coyle’s take:
http://www.thestar.com/news/ontario/article/844644--coyle-b-c-premier-wants-olympic-efforts

And here’s what we’d like them to be talking about:
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/activists-call-for-war-on-poverty-100102259.html

Around the Province:

Remember – a lot depends on how you cast your vote, says Pat Capponi:
http://thestar.blogs.com/yourcitymycity/2010/08/when-living-and-dying-are-beyond-your-means.html

Around the Country:

Service cuts to social assistance, in BC:
http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/August2010/06/c9013.html

Yukon working toward a government-wide social inclusion and poverty reduction strategy – campaign starting:
http://whitehorsestar.com/archive/story/theres-a-vital-social-message-at-your-feet/

The Economy:

More on the bad employment numbers – we’ve lost more than 139,000 full time jobs:

ProgEcon:
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2010/08/06/job-market-stalls/

Financial Post:
http://www.financialpost.com/news/Canada+sees+first+loss+2010/3366839/story.html

Post:
http://www.nationalpost.com/Canada+sheds+jobs+numbers+disappoint+again/3367041/story.html

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/jobless-rate-edges-back-to-8/article1664046/

Markets take a hit as a result:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/08/06/canada-job-employment.html

Who’s hiring and who’s firing:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/top-business-stories/as-jobs-market-stalls-whos-winning-and-whos-losing/article1664058/

Ken Lewenza’s take on the jobs numbers:
http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/August2010/06/c8975.html

Flaherty says we’re not out of the woods yet:
http://www.nationalpost.com/World+economy+woods+says+Flaherty/3367309/story.html

And he’s no ideologue:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/ideological-purity-wont-blind-flaherty-to-role-of-government/article1664354/

National:

Harper rallies the troops:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/harper-emerges-briefly-to-rally-conservative-troops/article1663127/

Harper says economy too frail for an election:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/08/06/cabinet-shuffle-harper.html

Harper says opposition threatening election:
http://www.nationalpost.com/Harper+accuses+opposition+pushing+election/3363423/story.html

Harper focuses on economy:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/census/article/844324--harper-focuses-on-the-economy-as-poll-numbers-drop

Harper ignores the census:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/08/05/harper-caucus-meeting.html

Harper burns bridges:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/844407--hebert-harper-burning-his-bridges

Harper’s summer of fun:
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2010/08/05/don-martin-harper-needs-to-stick-to-issues-that-matter/

If there were an election today….
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/snap-election-would-leave-harper-with-razor-thin-minority-pollster-says/article1662785/

On the Cabinet Shuffle:

Baird named new house leader:

Post:
http://www.nationalpost.com/John+Baird+named+House+Leader+cabinet+shuffle/3367437/story.html

Jane Taber at Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/pm-hands-procedural-reins-to-john-baird/article1664178/

Star:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/844706--pm-names-baird-house-leader-in-mini-shuffle

Is the shuffle on the Titanic?:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/is-harper-just-shuffling-deck-chairs-on-the-titanic/article1664093/

Chief Atleo welcomes new Indian Affairs minister:
http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/August2010/06/c8995.html

On More Prisons:

Even Kelly McParland doesn’t buy their rationale for more prisons:
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2010/08/05/kelly-mcparland-stockwell-days-criminal-logic/

Post forum on the unreported-crime-means-we-need-more-prisons absurdity:
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2010/08/06/full-comment-forum-justifying-more-jails/

Stock Day is no longer alarmed:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/stockwell-day-stands-his-ground-on-crime-stats/article1662976/

Internal polling told them crime’s not that big an issue:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/844433--ottawa-s-own-poll-downplays-crime-concerns

Census:
This is the attitude that arises when government sees society simply as a group of utility maximizing individuals:

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/census-critics-just-want-easy-ride-clement-says/article1663469/

Star:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/census/article/844203--clement-mocks-critics-of-tories-census-change

Shawn Graham is unimpressed:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/nb-premier-lashes-out-at-harper-government-over-census-comments/article1664428/

Inconsistencies abound:
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2010/08/06/taxpayers-and-the-census/

It’s a manufactured crisis, says Layton :

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/parking-woes-top-census-fury-jack-layton-says/article1663269/

“It’s no big deal”:

http://www.nationalpost.com/Census+issue+life+death+concern+Tories/3362950/story.html

Conservatives miss document deadline :

http://www.nationalpost.com/Liberals+want+more+debate+Tories+miss+census+deadline/3362955/story.html

Carol Goar separates fact from myth – it’s been death by a thousand cuts:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/844537--goar-separating-fact-from-myth-in-the-census-saga

On the G20:

Class action lawsuit launched:

Post:
http://news.nationalpost.com/2010/08/06/woman-launches-g20-wrongful-detainment-lawsuit/

CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/08/06/g20-class-action546.html

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/police-ag-named-in-45-million-g20-class-action-suit/article1664385/

Globe 2:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/nb-premier-lashes-out-at-harper-government-over-census-comments/article1664428/

International:

How about instead of convincing them to give half their cash away to make a better world, why not convince your billionaire pals to start with paying their taxes and decent, liveable wages?:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2010/aug/05/philanthropy-does-not-pay-taxes

On gay marriage:
“Minority rights are not something you submit to a vote”:
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2010/08/05/john-moore-the-bible-loses-again/

August 5 (2010)

From:
Jennefer Laidley
Interim Research and Policy Analyst
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

ISAC website:
www.incomesecurity.org

Social Assistance Review website:
www.sareview.ca

Bedbug pandemic possible:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2010/08/04/pei-bed-bug-pandemic-584.html

People with disabilities need more info about supports:
http://www.thestar.com/living/disabilities/article/843734--disabled-benefits-should-be-better-tax-credits-and-benefits-for-disabled-should-be-better-advertised

NDP calls on three ministers to resign:
http://www.thestar.com/news/ontario/article/843813--three-ministers-should-resign-during-opp-probe-opposition

Vibrant Communities in York region:
http://poverty-awareness.blogspot.com/2010/08/vibrant-communities-provincial-poverty.html

On the Premiers’ meeting:
Poverty activists jockeying for attention:
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/interest-groups-jockeying-for-leaders-attention-100011974.html

Could you get serious about Aboriginal education please?:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/premiers-urged-to-get-serious-about-aboriginal-education/article1662351/

Fragile economic recovery tops agenda:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/fragile-economic-recovery-tops-agenda-at-premiers-meeting/article1662749/

Economy, health care, and water:
http://www.cbc.ca/politics/story/2010/08/05/premiers-meeting-council-conferations.html

NB premier disagrees with Stelmach; wants more stimulus – and questions census decision:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/nb-premier-calls-for-more-federal-stimulus-questions-census-decision/article1661532/

Poverty summit yesterday:
http://www.brandonsun.com/breaking-news/Local-summit-to-focus-on-eradicating-povery-in-Canada-99932879.html

Around the Country:

Energy poverty in Halifax :
http://www.thecoast.ca/halifax/energy-poverty/Content?oid=1754699

CPJ blog on New Brunswick poverty reduction:
http://www.cpj.ca/en/blog/rebekah/moving-forward-poverty-reduction-new-brunswick

Economy:

GM and Chrysler report strong sales:
http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2010/08/04/july-canadian-auto-sales.html

Toronto housing market down:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/buyers-exit-toronto-housing-market/article1662642/

Same for Vancouver and elsewhere:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/vancouver-homes-market-goes-cold/article1661751/

Why? Realtors think it’s the HST:
http://www.nationalpost.com/cooling+housing+market+realtors/3362495/story.html

National:

Mike Creek on Peacock Poverty, on the ongoing work toward a national poverty reduction strategy:
http://www.peacockpoverty.org/2010/08/04/poverty-on-the-federal-level-mike-creek-2/

The Star says, don’t let the facts stand in the way of ideology:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/844005--day-s-fantasy-world

What’s really alarming? The Globe says it’s “doubling the cost of the prison system, at a time of restraint, on the thinnest of pretexts”:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/sound-the-alarm-on-stockwell-days-statistics/article1662083/

Travers talks bogeymen:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/843930--travers-tories-enlist-imaginary-enemies

Emasculating the opposition while failing to till his own soil (sorry for the massively mixed metaphors there):
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/and-in-this-corner-the-great-grit-slayer/article1662057/

Don’t we already have a coalition?:
http://www2.macleans.ca/2010/07/02/a-coalition-dont-we-have-one-already/

Moon buggy stimulus:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/made-in-canada-moon-buggy-backed-by-stimulus-cash/article1662294/

Polls show they’re finally running neck-and-neck:

CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/08/04/ekos-poll.html

Post:
Thumbs up for Iggy:

http://news.nationalpost.com/2010/08/05/ekos-poll-conservative-lead-slipping/

Globe:
It’s the revenge of the propeller-heads:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/revenge-of-propeller-heads-leaves-tories-even-with-liberals/article1662564/

On the Census:

Lawsuit filed against changes:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/08/04/census-lawsuit.html

Injunction could delay implementation:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/injunction-could-delay-voluntary-census/article1662060/

Um, fighter jets vs mandatory census…. Which one has broader impact?:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/844047--bad-policy-brilliant-politics

Bob Rae’s take:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/a-voice-in-the-wilderness-bob-rae-weighs-in-on-census/article1661579/

You gotta know that when the media start printing unflattering pictures of the pols, they’re on shaky ground:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/whats-harpers-take-on-census-he-wont-say-just-yet/article1662335/

On the G20:

From Caledon :
http://www.caledoncitizen.com/news/2010-08-05/Our_Readers_Write/Is_Canada_really_free.html

International:

How do you measure poverty? A new index shows how:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/aug/04/poverty-about-more-than-money

Hmm. Poverty impact statements, eh? Interesting…
http://host.madison.com/ct/news/opinion/column/phil_haslanger/article_30f53617-bf6f-5a69-ab24-d42c0f2980f7.html

The growing gap in the US :
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/ranks-millionaires-club-climbs-numbers-people-living-poverty/story?id=11327341

Great article about the effects of depression-related illness:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/aug/02/depression-mental-health-breakdown


August 4 (2010)

From:
Jennefer Laidley
Interim Research and Policy Analyst
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

ISAC website:
www.incomesecurity.org

Social Assistance Review website:
www.sareview.ca

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The criminal investigation is about carpet cleaning contracts and kickbacks:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario/carpet-cleaning-contracts-behind-probe-of-ontario-ministries/article1661192/

Sales tax credit payments start next week:
http://news.ontario.ca/rev/en/2010/08/putting-more-money-in-families-hands.html

Tories want transparency on Stewardship Ontario:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/843498--tories-seek-light-on-secretive-recycling-agency

Laurel Rothman’s in Winnipeg , wanting the Premiers to discuss poverty – which is not on their agenda:
http://www.thestar.com/news/ontario/article/843635--coyle-poverty-absent-from-premiers-agenda

Here’s her Op Ed from the Winnipeg Free Press, with Sid Frankel:
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/provinces-need-to-pull-children-out-of-poverty-99821394.html

And here’s what they will be talking about:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/843516--premiers-set-nation-s-agenda

But let’s hope they don’t talk about this – why an ‘economic charter of rights’ is bad policy:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/843583--economic-rights-don-t-need-their-own-charter

Building a better wheelchair:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2010/08/04/shad-valley-wheelchair-invention.html

Ratna Omidvar, on success now:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/immigrants-want-success-now-not-tomorrow/article1660760/

ECT saved my life:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/facts-and-arguments/shock-treatments-saved-my-life/article1660852/

Around the province:

Smiths Falls painting over reminder of job losses:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/story/2010/08/04/hershey-tower.html

Economy:

Worrying about deflation:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/843581--something-new-to-worry-about-this-summer-deflation

Optimism fading in small businesses:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/top-business-stories/small-businesses-gloomier-in-poor-signal-for-the-economy/article1661274/

National Issues:

Doctors recommend massive health care system overhaul, including universal prescription drug coverage:
http://www.healthzone.ca/health/newsfeatures/article/843623--doctors-call-for-major-health-care-overhaul

http://www.healthzone.ca/health/newsfeatures/article/843592--doctors-group-urges-universal-access-to-prescription-drugs

Transparency over stimulus spending questioned:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/tories-scrap-stimulus-reports/article1660896/

“Making really important and expensive policy decisions sort of on the seat of our pants.”
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/stockwell-day-cites-alarming-rise-in-unreported-crime-to-justify-new-prisons/article1661054/

Ivison’s take on unreported crime:
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2010/08/03/john-ivison-nothing-baffling-about-days-crime-comments/

National Politics:

Conservatives raking in more cash than Liberals:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/tories-rake-in-more-cash-than-rivals/article1660766/

More on the paltry war chest:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/paltry-war-chest-says-a-lot-about-ignatieffs-leadership/article1661336/

On the Census:

Globe editorial: Will they listen?:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/short-census-question-will-the-government-listen/article1660871/

Premiers plotting census strategy:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/annual-premiers-meeting-to-plot-census-strategy/article1661111/

Race, earnings, and the census:
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2010/08/03/race-and-earnings-revisited/

International:

China is building 3 MILLION UNITS of affordable housing this year:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/asia-pacific/chinas-luckiest-people-get-the-keys-as-low-income-housing-arrives/article1661186/

If he ain’t a socialist, then what is he?:
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2010/08/04/david-frum-the-socialist-in-the-white-house/

New study says poverty causes brain development problems in children:
http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/08/01/toxic-stress/

Millions of Japanese stuck in hidden poverty:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iJeyV7uhigbErXZgsQmWp6AAMW4g

Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers are having no impact on the ground in poorest countries – partly a problem of lack of disaggregated data:
http://uk.oneworld.net/article/view/165721/1/

August 3 (2010)

From:
Jennefer Laidley
Interim Research and Policy Analyst
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

ISAC website:
www.incomesecurity.org

Social Assistance Review website:
www.sareview.ca

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Workers Action Centre – Call to Action Against Bill C-68:
http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/722817/ebc8c41f96/283613579/9fa0e959e4/

Critics say it’s no way to enforce employment standards:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/08/03/ontario-workplace-complaints546.html

Questions on Census derail Stockwell Day’s presser:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/census-questions-derail-stockwell-days-economic-performance/article1660338/

He was talking about government’s commitment to be “tough on crime” by spending on prisons, despite not having stats to back it up:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/08/03/canada-economy-stockwell-day.html

More on Stock Day:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/what-stockwell-day-meant-to-say/article1660585/

How the Post reported the foo-faraw:
http://www.nationalpost.com/Stockwell+concerned+about+rise+unreported+crimes/3355016/story.html

But here’s what he said about the census – they’re not backing down:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/census/article/843306--tories-won-t-compromise-on-census

The Canadian Institute of Actuaries gets in on the opposition:
http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/August2010/03/c8072.html

And, uh oh, condo sales in Toronto drop for first time in 16 years:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/condo-sales-in-toronto-drop-for-first-time-in-16-years/article1660475/

Premiers meeting this week – will it be recovery? Or deficits?:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/843068--premiers-dilemma-economic-recovery-or-fighting-deficits

Changes to Ontario ’s employment standards puts the onus on workers – Workers Action Centre to launch campaign today:
http://www.thestar.com/news/ontario/article/843099--employment-bill-stymies-complaints-against-employers-critics-say

The New Deal was not a stimulus package:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/842648--goodbye-john-maynard-keynes-hello-margaret-thatcher

Economy:

EI and the recovery:
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2010/08/03/employment-insurance-and-the-recovery/

National:

Switching from stimulus to restraint – while spending big bucks:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/842900--pm-s-actions-words-at-odds

Demographics signal bleak future:
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/842990--demographics-point-to-bleak-future

On the Census:

Statistical Society of Canada meets this week and launches a petition to save the mandatory long form:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/canadas-stat-crunchers-join-census-fight/article1659883/

Don Gutnick on the Fraser Institute’s involvement:
http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2010/07/29/WhyAttackCensus/

International:

Jobless in US slipping into poverty:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/8878764.stm

80% of kids in areas of London live in “intolerable poverty”:
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23861869-eight-out-of-10-children-live-in-poverty-in-three-areas-of-city.do

August 2 (2010)


From:
Jennefer Laidley
Interim Research and Policy Analyst
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

ISAC website:
www.incomesecurity.org

Social Assistance Review website:
www.sareview.ca

People with low incomes more likely to die from cancer, no matter the time of detection:
CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/08/02/income-cancer-study.html

Star:
http://www.healthzone.ca/health/newsfeatures/article/842984--poorer-canadians-less-likely-to-survive-cancer

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/poorer-canadians-less-likely-to-survive-cancer-study/article1659431/

Ontario Libs need to kickstart their agenda:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/adam-radwanski/ontario-liberals-need-to-kickstart-election-agenda/article1659211/

Good teachers effect not only what you learn, but also what you earn:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/home-cents/how-your-kindergarten-teacher-affects-what-you-earn/article1656161/

The Economy:

Economic expansion is slowing:
http://www.nationalpost.com/Economic+momentum+ebbing/3341691/story.html

We must extend EI stimulus:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/we-must-extend-ei-stimulus-measures/article1657989/

Homelessness is sure to rise post-recession:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/842175--homeless-tide-sure-to-rise

It’s a staples recovery:
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2010/07/30/staples-recovery/

US jobless numbers expected Friday:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/features/at-the-bell/all-eyes-on-jobs-numbers/article1659367/

Retail housing forecast revised:
http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/July2010/30/c7518.html

National:

Violence against women in Canada – a reason to fear our government:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/violence-against-women-an-international-epidemic/article1657795/

And meanwhile, women are still vanishing from Vancouver ’s DTES:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/842988--women-still-vanishing-from-vancouver-s-eastside

Maybe they’re not so tough on crime:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/nunavut-shows-the-feds-are-not-so-tough-on-crime/article1656701/

Is further diversification the plan behind the review of employment equity?:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/a-chance-to-diversify-the-senior-civil-service-ranks/article1657898/

PMO’s communications spending up by $1M:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/prime-ministers-office-spending-to-jump-more-than-1-million/article1659233/

Who’s doing what this summer:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/summer-vacation-pm-off-the-clock-ignatieff-on-the-bus/article1658081/

Walkom on Iggy’s bus tour:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/842490--walkom-a-day-with-michael-ignatieff-and-uncle-vladimir-as-the-liberal-leader-tries-to-show-voters-he-s-a-normal-guy

Travers on how Harper’s done it:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/stephenharper/article/842374--travers-stephen-harper-changes-canada-by-changing-politics

On the Census:

New questionnaire going to print August 9 – time’s running out:

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/time-running-out-on-census-compromise/article1657642/

Star:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/census/article/842655--time-almost-up-for-census-compromise

Statisticians gather for conference in Vancouver :
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/number-crunchers-vancouver-convention-set-to-hail-statscans-ex-chief/article1657511/

Catholic bishops join the chorus of those opposed:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/07/30/tories-census-catholics.html

Ivan Fellegi explains bias:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/842176--voluntary-census-intrinsically-biased

The census helps demographers know – which one are you?:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/census/article/842471--who-are-you-the-census-helps-demographers-know

Plugging Zerbesias:
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2010/08/01/who-we-are-data-libre-and-census-watch/

The issue of privacy:
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2010/07/30/privacy-and-the-census-its-really-not-all-about-you/

Census, homelessness, and gated communities:
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2010/07/31/census-homelessness-and-gated-communities/

News from Calgary :
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2010/08/01/calgary-stampede-census-related-of-course/

Is it compromise? Or capitulation?:
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2010/07/31/george-jonas-drop-the-census-charade/

Some census wordplay:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/warren-clements/like-jackhammers-and-foul-smells-its-an-assault-on-the-census/article1657561/

More opposition from Quebec :
http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/July2010/30/c7617.html

On the G20:

Don’t criticize the government, or you’ll go back to jail:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/07/30/g20-hundert-henderson.html

International:

Cuba vows to take steps out of the economy:
http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2010/08/01/cuba-economy.html

Immigrant squatters in Paris roughly removed:
http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2010/07/31/paris-squatters-eviction-video.html

What’s up with China ’s economy:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/commentary/derek-decloet/why-chinas-economy-isnt-always-what-it-seems/article1658155/

July 30 (2010)

From:
Jennefer Laidley
Interim Research and Policy Analyst
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

ISAC website:
www.incomesecurity.org

Social Assistance Review website:
www.sareview.ca

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Bob Rae’s words of wisdom for Dalton McGuinty:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/841959--coyle-rae-of-hope-for-dalton-mcguinty

A family’s campaign against bedbugs:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/one-familys-campaign-against-bedbugs/article1656654/

Ontario spends less per PSE student than any other province:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/tuition-creeping-beyond-government-funding/article1656628/

The war against seniors poverty is not won:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/842180--goar-new-pool-of-cheap-labour-seniors

Economy:

GDP is up, just barely:

CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/07/30/canada-gdp-may.html

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/canadian-gdp-edges-higher/article1657050/

How recovery has slowed to a crawl:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/top-business-stories/canadas-recovery-slows-to-crawl-gdp-up-01-in-may/article1656967/

US economy doing better, but slowing too:

CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2010/07/30/us-economy-gdp.html

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/us-economic-recovery-losing-speed/article1657035/

But US central banker warns of deflation:
http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2010/07/29/deflation-bullard.html

Federal:

Some Ottawa gab:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/ignatieff-busts-a-move-as-pm-prepares-to-go-public/article1657031/

More on the Conference Board’s prediction of an early end to the deficit:
Post:
http://www.financialpost.com/news/Federal+deficit+eliminated+year+ahead+schedule/3336981/story.html

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/deficit-battle-may-end-early-think-tank/article1656411/

But the provinces will have a tough time:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/top-business-stories/ottawa-finances-on-track-but-provinces-face-hard-choices/article1655911/

Here’s the Conference Board’s report:
http://www.conferenceboard.ca/Economics/hot_eco_topics/default/10-07-29/Canadian_Feds_Ahead_of_Plan_on_Fiscal_Rebalancing.aspx

On the Census:

Economists don’t like government’s decision:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/economists-weigh-in-on-census-debate/article1656565/

Can the provinces fix it?:
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2010/07/29/can-the-provinces-fix-the-census-fiasco/

An exit strategy:
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2010/07/29/an-exit-strategy-for-the-conservatives/

Stanbury on “coercion”:
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2010/07/30/stanbury-on-coercion/

International:

Greek PM’s nix of shadow economy takes some getting used to:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/broken-europe/greeks-adjust-to-pms-elimination-of-untaxed-shadow-economy/article1656692/


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July 29 (2010)

From:
Jennefer Laidley
Interim Research and Policy Analyst
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

ISAC website:
www.incomesecurity.org

Social Assistance Review website:
www.sareview.ca

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The end of the era of GM in Windsor :

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/the-end-of-a-shift-at-gm-the-end-of-an-era-in-windsor/article1655349/

Star:
http://www.thestar.com/wheels/article/841515--gm-closes-transmission-plant-in-windsor

GM’s gone, now Ford’s laying off workers in Windsor :

CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/windsor/story/2010/07/29/wdr-ford-layoffs-essex-engine-100729.html

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/ford-to-cut-nearly-400-jobs-in-windsor/article1655882/

Star editorial on Ontario government’s failure to communicate:

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/841471--a-failure-to-communicate

Price shock coming on electricity bills:

http://www.thestar.com/business/article/841415--hydro-utilities-warn-of-price-shock

ORC cleans house just before police raid:

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/841599--realty-corp-axed-staff-days-before-opp-raids

Across the Province:

Why not have a party for Toronto elections?:

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/07/29/toronto-party-elections456.html

Tory could actually win:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/marcus-gee/john-tory-could-enter-torontos-mayoral-race-late-and-win/article1655227/

Grants help in Hamilton-Wentworth:

http://www.ancasternews.com/news/article/216048

Barrie’s Nana hosting fundraiser August 14:

http://www.thebarrieexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2688898

Around the Country:

Woman in New Brunswick denied EI to care for son after brain surgery:

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2010/07/29/nb-ei-benefits-denied-brain-surgery-636.html

Meals on Wheels van stolen in Calgary :

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/calgary/story/2010/07/29/calgary-meals-wheels-van-stolen-keys.html

The Economy:

Home resale prices up:

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/07/28/home-resale-prices.html

But gains are unlikely to continue:

http://www.nationalpost.com/Canadian+home+prices+gain+most+months/3332901/story.html

Federal:

Deficit could be gone by 2015, says Conference Board:

Post:
http://www.nationalpost.com/Federal+deficit+eliminated+year+ahead+schedule/3336981/story.html

CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2010/07/29/conference-board-federal-deficit.html

Annual civil service survey scrapped to save cash:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-scraps-civil-service-survey/article1654843/

Behind the scenes in the PMO:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/lawrence-martin/the-incredible-shrinking-tory-tent/article1654999/

Where’s Waldo?:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/is-pm-on-well-earned-holiday-or-hiding-from-controversy/article1655865/

Reforming the Indian Act:

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/841560--how-to-reform-the-indian-act

On the Census:

Reviews are not kind to Tony Clement:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/the-reviews-are-in-and-they-are-not-kind-to-tony-clement/article1654547/

Spare a thought for poor Tony Clement:

http://www2.macleans.ca/2010/07/28/the-drowning-of-tony-clement’s-credibility/

Something about that “technical issue” stinks:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/the-munir-sheikh-matter-was-no-technicality/article1655113/

Somebody else should have resigned:

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/841556--siddiqui-civil-servants-shine-amid-tory-darkness

Waking the sleeping giant:

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/census/article/841407--travers-census-clamour-wakes-sleeping-nation

A mistake, but part of a trend:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/census-call-is-part-of-data-collection-trend/article1653638/

Layton wants to meet to find a fix:

http://www.cbc.ca/politics/story/2010/07/29/layton-harper-census-reform.html

Premiers will discuss how to find a fix at Federation meeting next week:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/premiers-seek-difficult-compromise-on-census/article1655218/

(Note: info about Federation meeting: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/July2010/28/c7049.html )

Canadian Library Association joins calls to reinstate:

http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/July2010/29/c7366.html

Great. Now the census carcass is getting picked over:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/voluntary-census-deletes-questions-about-unpaid-work/article1655060/

On the G20:

The only charge brought under the phantom regulation seems to have disappeared itself:

CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/07/29/g20-charges-security651.html

Globe: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/man-shows-up-to-face-g20-five-metre-charges-discovers-they-dont-exist/article1655049/

Star: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/841512--charge-mysteriously-disappears-for-g20-accused

10 questions an inquiry should address:

http://spacingtoronto.ca/2010/07/05/lorinc-10-questions-a-g20-inquiry-should-address/

And, just for fun:

Post columnist says the biggest threat to marriage is heterosexuals:

http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2010/07/28/lorne-gunter-heterosexuals-are-the-greatest-threat-to-marriage/

July 28 (2010)

From:
Jennefer Laidley
Interim Research and Policy Analyst
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

ISAC website:
www.incomesecurity.org

Social Assistance Review website:
www.sareview.ca

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McGuinty confirms details of OPP raid:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/07/27/opp-raid.html

MCSS one of three ministries being investigated for corruption:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario/mcguinty-confirms-identifies-three-ontario-ministries-under-investigation/article1654025/

Communications incompetence:
http://www.thestar.com/news/ontario/article/840796--coyle-liberals-excel-at-communications-incompetence

Sloppy, but learning:
http://www.thestar.com/news/ontario/article/840833--dalton-mcguinty-admits-government-has-been-sloppy-but-vows-to-learn-from-mistakes

OEB creating low-income energy programs across the province:
http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/July2010/22/c6180.html

Ontario in “impressive recovery”:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/top-business-stories/ontario-from-whipping-boy-to-impressive-rebound/article1650095/

Laurel Rothman and Trish Hennessy on how to spur recovery:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/839720--fight-poverty-to-spur-recovery

Across the Province:

It’s the end of General Motors in Windsor :
CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/windsor/story/2010/07/28/wdr-gm-plant-closing.html

Post:
http://www.nationalpost.com/says+goodbye+Windsor/3329642/story.html

Food as a municipal election issue:
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/torontomayoralrace/article/837863--fiorito-chewing-on-food-as-an-election-issue

John Tory mulling mayoralty bid in Toronto (again):
Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/speculation-mounts-over-john-tory-mayoral-bid/article1654064/

Post:
http://news.nationalpost.com/2010/07/27/john-tory-mulls-entering-mayoral-race-friends-say/

Post again:
http://news.nationalpost.com/2010/07/28/john-tory-for-mayor-of-toronto-no-no-no-no-yes-perhaps-yes/

Around the Country:

First Nations announce Poverty Reduction Approach:
http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/July2010/20/c5025.html

Affordable condo experiment in downtown Vancouver :
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/developer-experiments-with-affordable-condos-near-downtown-vancouver/article1651548/

More on family law changes in BC:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/family-law-reforms-pushing-conflict-resolution-out-of-the-courtroom/article1644954/

The tension between past and future in Aboriginal communities:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/battling-aboriginal-tradition/article1652255/

The Economy:

The jobs recovery is far from complete:
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2010/07/21/jobs-recovery-far-from-complete/

The missing link – jobs and inflation:
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2010/07/19/jobs-and-inflation-the-missing-link/

Inflation down:
http://www.nationalpost.com/Consumer+prices+rise+June+StatsCan/3313201/story.html

Erin Weir on 1% menace:
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2010/07/23/one-percent-menace/

Consumer confidence falls in July:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/07/27/july-consumer-confidence-drops.html

Poll shows folks not feeling confident:
http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/July2010/21/c5728.html

Rick Salutin on the fear factor:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/the-fear-factor-in-national-economics/article1648818/

Federal:

Deficit reduced as growth ramps up:

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/federal-deficit-narrows-to-44-billion/article1649591/

Post:
http://www.nationalpost.com/Higher+revenue+sends+deficit+down/3314041/story.html

Finally, the polls show movement:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/tory-lead-narrows-in-latest-poll/article1653188/

Time to end the Indian Act:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/839638--it-s-time-to-end-the-indian-act

Here’s a privacy issue for ya:
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2010/07/20/the-privacy-issue-that-harper-should-focus-on-credit-info/

What’s up with the Green party?:
Globe: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/can-greens-achieve-mass-appeal/article1647017/

Post:
http://www.nationalpost.com/Elizabeth+challenged+over+leadership+Green+party/3305924/story.html

Donkeys Against Prison Farm Closures:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/donkey-joins-demonstration-against-closure-of-prison-farms/article1649717/

New report on voluntary pensions:
http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/July2010/22/c6111.html

Even Kelly McParland thinks Iggy’s looking good on tour:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/with-harper-in-hiding-ignatieff-cracks-a-cold-one/article1652872/

But you wouldn’t know it from their editorial policy:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/silver-powers/another-sun-masterpiece/article1651884/

The Census (yes, there’s more):

Great Star editorial:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/840882--bias-triumphs-in-census-row

More on Sheik’s testimony:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/sheikh-shares-his-disdain-at-census-changes-with-commons/article1653937/

Government refuses to listen:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/survey-says-government-still-not-listening-on-census/article1653939/

Business relies on long form data – most can’t afford to purchase data:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/your-business/grow/expanding-the-business/business-concerned-over-census-changes/article1653800/

Decision is a mistake, and part of a longer-term trend:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/the-census-call-is-part-of-a-trend-on-data-collecting/article1653638/

They’re out to lunch:
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2010/07/27/john-ivison-conservatives-have-a-knack-for-picking-small-hills-to-die-on/

Globe continues to chastise government for bad policy:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/long-form-testimonials-shine-light-on-bad-census-policy/article1653802/

Ottawa shenanigans:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/liberals-take-poison-pen-to-ideal-tory-census/article1654300/

Employment Equity:

Great Star editorial on the Tory roots of employment equity:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/839637--job-equity-has-old-tory-roots

It’s “Play To The Base” month:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/placating-the-tory-faithful/article1649180/

PSAC’s response:
http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/July2010/23/c6356.html

Globe thinks the discussion is ‘reasonable’:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/census-distracts-from-reasonable-equity-discussion/article1650365/

Senator Donald Oliver on the review:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/senator-who-fought-for-employment-equity-defends-tories/article1651635/

Tasha K on “discriminatory hiring practices”:
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2010/07/23/tasha-kheiriddin-thats-affirmative-tories-seek-to-end-discriminatory-hiring-practices/

The national unity card:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/silver-powers/people-who-live-in-national-unity-glass-houses/article1653568/

The G20:

Supreme Court Charter rights ruling may have implications:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/charter-rights-ruling-raises-implications-for-g20-complaints/article1649475/

Yup, there were rubber bullets:
http://www.torontosun.com/news/torontoandgta/2010/07/27/14846736.html

Kielburgers on what’s lost:
http://www.thestar.com/news/globalvoices/article/838364--global-voices-the-point-of-the-g20-is-lost-in-the-headlines

Woman suing police for injuries:
http://news.nationalpost.com/2010/07/26/woman-suing-toronto-police-for-g20-injuries-report/

New review of police action:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/ontario-watchdog-launching-new-review-of-police-action-during-g20-summit/article1648886/

Various reviews are no substitute for full inquiry:

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/839178--no-substitutes-for-full-inquiry

78 complaints filed:

http://news.nationalpost.com/2010/07/22/rights-group-files-78-complaints-alleging-g20-police-brutality/

International:

The fight is on in France :

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/broken-europe/cest-la-vie-in-french-public-sector-but-the-fight-is-on/article1654013/

The EU Is eyeballing federal public contracts – new trade deal in the works:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/eu-eyes-canadas-lucrative-public-works-contracts/article1651777/

Prepping for Arizona ’s immigration law:

http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2010/07/28/arizona-immigration028.html

July 28 (2010)

From:
Jennefer Laidley
Interim Research and Policy Analyst
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

ISAC website:
www.incomesecurity.org

Social Assistance Review website:
www.sareview.ca

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The latest on the OPP raids – it was Transportation and the ORC:

Globe: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario/questions-linger-over-opp-raids/article1652761/

Globe: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario/transportation-ministry-ontario-realty-corp-raided-in-opp-probe/article1644411/

CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/07/26/opp-raid.html

Persichilli on the Bureaucracy: http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/839643--persichilli-no-one-bothers-to-watch-the-bureaucrats

Friday updated Globe story on proposed Ontario public sector wage freeze:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario/ontario-government-to-propose-wage-freeze-for-public-sector/article1649078/

Across the Province:

Fiorito calls for your stories on bedbugs:

http://www.thestar.com/article/839959--fiorito-help-us-win-the-war-on-bedbugs

Business partnership delivers free lunches in Halton:

http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/July2010/26/c6611.html

Around the Country:

BC overhauling family law:

CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2010/07/19/bc-family-law.html

Globe editorial: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/taking-family-law-beyond-the-courts/article1646554/

A report from the CCPA on meaningful training programs for people on BC who receive social assistance:

http://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/reports/meaningful-training-programs

The Economy:

Inflation falls to 1%:

CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/07/23/canada-inflation-june.html

Globe: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/inflation-rate-slows-in-june/article1649304/

Price deflation at Loblaw:

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/07/22/loblaw-earnings-fall.html

EI numbers up in May:

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/07/22/may-ei-beneficiaries-rise.html

National:

Deficit hits $4.4 billion:

http://www.cbc.ca/politics/story/2010/07/23/federal-deficit-finance.html

Conservatives now reviewing employment equity hiring in federal civil service:

CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/07/22/affirmative-action-review.html

Globe: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/tories-look-to-scrap-affirmative-action-in-federal-hiring/article1648642/

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/tories-take-aim-at-employment-equity/article1649115/

And cutting funds to more NGOs – Brian Stewart’s never seen anything like it:

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/07/23/f-vp-stewart.html

Meanwhile, HIV / AIDS on the rise in Canada :

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/a-changing-epidemic-canadas-aids-rate-on-the-rise/article1648558/

And groups blockading over prison farms:

CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/07/23/kingston-prison-farm.html

Star: http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/839620--200-protest-to-keep-prison-farms

Will Iggy catch a little of the Shawinigan ?:

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/838978--will-chretien-s-magic-rub-off-on-ignatieff

On the Census:

Linda McQuaig makes exactly the point:

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/840510--mcquaig-making-it-easier-to-ignore-the-poor

Globe stands firm:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/on-the-census-canada-should-accept-no-substitute/article1648942/

Bank of Canada to evaluate impact of voluntary census (plus other interesting economy stories):

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/top-business-stories/concensus-building-tory-decision-sparks-anger-study/article1648771/

Calls grow to take Stats Can arm’s length:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/calls-grow-for-arms-length-statscan/article1649084/

Why we’re so obsessed:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/why-were-census-obsessed/article1649356/

Lies, damn lies:

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/apicazo/2010/07/lies-damn-lies-and-census

National Stats Council comes out against:

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/census/article/840267--government-appointed-advisory-group-says-canadians-need-full-census-info?bn=1

On the G20:

New review of G20 policing:

Globe: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario/ontario-watchdog-launching-new-review-of-police-action-during-g20-summit/article1648886/

CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/07/22/oiprd-g20.html

A big rush:

Star: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/torontog20summit/article/840529--documents-show-cabinet-spent-little-time-on-secret-g20-change?bn=1

Star: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/torontog20summit/article/840529--cabinet-rushed-secret-g20-change-documents-show

Woman shot with rubber bullets speaks out:

Rabble: http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/alex/2010/07/woman-shot-g20-police-speaks-out

CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/mt_ept/stories/2010/07/26/g20-police-shot-rubber-bullets-woman-says.html

G20 art:

http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/article/839734--g20-art-eyes-the-face-of-authority

What about those security contracts?:

http://www.torontosun.com/news/columnists/joe_warmington/2010/07/26/14836151.html

Carol Goar:

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/torontog20summit/article/839654--goar-city-s-bruising-moment-in-the-global-spotlight

International:

Why the jobless recovery?:

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2010/07/a-grand-unified-theory-of-the-jobless-recovery/60409/

UK’s child poverty pledge doesn’t take important data into account:

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23859448-george-osbornes-child-poverty-pledge-fails-to-consider-cuts-in-benefits-cuts.do

Thursday, July 22 (2010)

Great Big Thursday Media Roundup - Whew!
...
From:
Jennefer Laidley
Interim Research and Policy Analyst
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

ISAC website:
www.incomesecurity.org

Social Assistance Review website:
www.sareview.ca

Ontario news

Op Ed in the Spec from Janet Gasparini , Doris Grinspun and Adrianna Tetley on changes to social assistance:
http://www.thespec.com/Opinions/article/811336

OCAP stages protest at Liberal headquarters over Special Diet Allowance; activists arrested:
Sun:

http://www.torontosun.com/news/torontoandgta/2010/07/21/14783981.html

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/9-arrested-at-anti-poverty-rally-after-liberal-party-office-occupied/article1648083/

Star:
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/838405--activists-detained-by-police-after-protest-at-liberal-offices

Petition to reinstate the Special Diet Allowance program:
http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/special-diet-allowance/sign.html

Background:
http://www.peacockpoverty.org/2010/07/21/reinstate-the-special-diet-allowance-in-ontario-canada-sign-the-petition/

Eco-fees gone:

CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/07/21/ontario-eco-fees592.html

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ontario-shelves-eco-fees-after-fierce-backlash/article1645400/

Star:
http://www.thestar.com/news/ontario/article/837836--taxpayers-on-the-hook-as-eco-fees-scrapped

But Liberals should take eco-fee issue as a warning:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/adam-radwanski/eco-fees-fiasco-should-be-a-warning-for-the-liberals/article1646636/

Ontario Human Rights Commission says election candidates with disabilities shouldn’t have to count accessibility costs in campaign spending limits:

CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/07/20/ont-human-rights.html

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario/exempt-accessibility-costs-for-political-candidates-with-disabilities-report/article1646347/

Still little news on the OPP raids of Ontario ministries:
http://www.thestar.com/news/ontario/article/837748--opp-probing-corruption-by-staff-in-at-least-three-ministries

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/07/19/opp-government-investigation456.html

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/07/20/ontario-raids.html

On the Public Sector Wage Freeze Proposal:

Ontario proposing public sector wage freeze:

Post:
http://www.nationalpost.com/Ontario+finance+minister+unions+back+wage+freeze/3296724/story.html

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/duncan-makes-austerity-pitch-to-labour-leaders/article1646654/

Dwight Duncan’s remarks:
http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/budget/ontariobudgets/2010/faq.html

One million people would be affected (ed. note: What will that do to growth in the economy?):
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/07/19/ontario-wages.html

It could garner public support:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/07/20/ontario-wage-freeze653.html

But it likely won’t happen without “a fierce fight”:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/07/20/ont-wage-freeze.html

The Globe says we should all be realistic:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/it-is-time-for-public-sector-realism/article1646088/

Others say it’s unreasonable and irrational:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/837616--public-sector-austerity-unreasonable-and-irrational

Star says it’s perhaps an echo of Bob Rae:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/837685--echo-of-bob-rae-s-social-contract

Response from Catholic Teachers:
http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/July2010/21/c5795.html

Response from OFL:
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Ontario-Federation-Labour-President-Sid-Ryan-Asks-Is-Finance-Minister-Dwight-Duncan-1293325.htm

Around the Country:

Canada Without Poverty tours southern British Columbia ; finds housing a mess:
http://thetyee.ca/News/2010/07/21/PovertyInBC/

The Economy:

Unemployment rolls swell again for first time in 8 months:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/top-business-stories/number-of-jobless-on-ei-up-for-first-time-in-eight-months/article1648144/

Erin Weir commentary:
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2010/07/22/more-unemployment-more-ei/

Bank of Canada hikes interest rates again:
CBC:

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/07/20/bank-canada-interest-rates.html

Star:
http://www.thestar.com/business/article/837806--central-bank-hikes-key-interest-rate-by-quarter-point

Post:
http://www.nationalpost.com/Bank+Canada+raises+overnight+interest+rate/3296898/story.html

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/mark-carney-hikes-rates-but-cuts-outlook/article1645785/

Bank of Canada says economy is slowing:

CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2010/07/22/bank-of-canada-monetary-policy-report.html

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/bank-of-canada-sees-slower-growth/article1648362/

Post:
http://www.nationalpost.com/Growth+petered+quarter+Bank+Canada/3309194/story.html

Post again:
http://news.nationalpost.com/2010/07/20/statscan-canadas-crime-rate-continues-to-drop-but-attempted-murders-and-drunk-driving-are-increasing/

National:

The Liberals were still trailing the Conservatives in the polls as of Tuesday:

CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/07/21/ekos-poll.html

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/conservatives-enjoy-modest-but-comfortable-lead/article1648216/

But this article sums up nicely the issues currently at play federally:
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2010/07/22/kelly-mcparland-stephen-harpers-summer-of-the-needless-crisis/

AFN Chief Atleo calling for replacing the Indian Act; new relationship:

CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2010/07/20/mb-afn-indian-act-manitoba.html

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/time-for-new-relationship-national-aboriginal-chief-says/article1646291/

The AFN’s new vision for aboriginal education:
http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/July2010/22/c6015.html

Crime was down again last year (thanks, StatsCan!):

CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/07/20/crime-statistics020.html

Star:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/837802--crime-rate-continues-to-drop-statscan-finds

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/canadas-violent-crime-rate-falls-more-slowly-than-overall-decline/article1645764/

Post:
http://news.nationalpost.com/2010/07/20/crime-rate-fell-17-in-past-decade-stats-can-report/

And Jay Hill, the Conservative House Leader, announces he’s not running again – does this mean Cabinet shuffle? Election?:

CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/politics/story/2010/07/21/jay-hill-bc-politics-house.html

Post:
http://www.nationalpost.com/Veteran+Tory+seek+election/3304769/story.html

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/jay-hills-exit-spurs-election-speculation/article1647188/

The Census:

Perhaps the biggest news is the resignation of the Chief Statistician, Munir Sheikh:

CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/07/21/statistics-canada-quits.html

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/statistics-canada-chief-falls-on-sword-over-census/article1647348/

Star:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/census/article/838401--statscan-chief-quits-over-census-furor

Post:
http://www.nationalpost.com/StatsCan+boss+resigns+over+changes+long+form+census/3305442/story.html

On the implications:

Spector:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/spector-vision/the-inconvenient-truth-in-mr-sheikhs-resignation/article1648067/

Ibbitson:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/john-ibbitson/long-or-short-tories-must-retreat-on-the-census/article1648011/

GREAT column from Travers:
http://www.thestar.com/printarticle/838589

Globe editorial:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/federal-statistical-folly-in-full-view/article1647903/

The Opposition parties are calling for a reversal of the decision:

CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/07/22/statscan-census-tories-.html

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/opposition-vents-spleen-over-tory-census-bungling/article1648350/

Post:
http://www.nationalpost.com/Tories+grilled+over+census+changes/3309773/story.html

But there has been all kinds of other coverage of this issue over the last two days – far too much for me to include here (I can’t keep up!). But here are a few juicy ones:

You may wish to vote on the Census question – there are currently a couple of polls, one on the Globe site and one on the CBC:

1) http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/glob e-online-poll-census/article1648059/
2) http://www.cbc.ca/news/pointofview/2010/ 07/census-is-it-an-invasion-of-privacy.html

The history of Canada ’s 345-year-old Census:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/a-history-of-counting-canadians/article1647613/

Ten ways the Census affects regular Canadians:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ten-ways-the-census-could-affect-you/article1646825/

Tony Clement gives his reasoning:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/tony-clement-clears-the-air-on-census/article1647055/

Carol Goar on the alienation of voters:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/838087--goar-busy-tony-clement-is-alienating-voters

Decision gets a drubbing in Quebec :
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/survey-says-census-plans-crash-and-burn-in-quebec/article1647660/

Provinces not pleased:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/provinces-rally-against-ottawa-as-anger-over-census-mounts/article1646827/

Neither is Toronto Planning:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/07/22/toronto-long-census545.html

Creating Harper Hysteria (note the comment about a “lame protest song”):
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2010/07/21/kevin-libin-census-move-provokes-harper-hysteria/

Here’s that “lame protest song”, by the way, which has been featured in most major media for the last couple of days:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HThxOTtWNR0&feature=related

The G20:

Toronto Police Board is looking for public input into their review
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/07/22/g20-police-board-review653.html

Authority in question:
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/torontog20summit/article/838726--police-board-s-authority-will-be-examined-in-wake-of-g20

International:

Obama urges action on emergency unemployment benefits:
http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2010/07/19/obama-unemployment.html

Obama signs financial reforms into law:

CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2010/07/21/obama-financial-reform-law.html

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/obama-signs-financial-overhaul-into-law/article1647296/

Monday, July 19 (2010)

From:
Jennefer Laidley
Interim Research and Policy Analyst
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

ISAC website:
www.incomesecurity.org

Social Assistance Review website:
www.sareview.ca

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Theresa made it out, with the right supports and opportunities:
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/837267--ex-addict-puts-poverty-behind-her

And so did Mike:
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/837262--escaping-the-poverty-trap

Inside McGuinty’s latest Caucus meeting – lots of issues; note Special Diet in particular:
http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/article/836887--is-mcguinty-too-sneaky-for-his-own-good

Dwight Duncan appeals for wage freezes tomorrow:
Globe:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario-to-appeal-for-public-sector-wage-freezes/article1644169/

Star:
http://www.thestar.com/news/ontario/article/837333--dwight-duncan-to-meet-with-labour-and-management-to-discuss-wage-freeze

Transport and ORC raided:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario/transportation-ministry-ontario-realty-corp-raided-in-opp-probe/article1644411/

Clarification to come today:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/07/18/opp-investigation.html

Around the province:

Star editorial exhorts next mayor to keep Miller’s program for disadvantaged communities:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/837236--keep-david-miller-s-program

Economy:

Jobs boom hits Ontario :
http://www.thestar.com/business/article/833996--june-jobs-boom-hits-ontario

Interest rates going up:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/bank-of-canada-poised-to-raise-interest-rates/article1644190/

Foreign investors looooooooove Canada :
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/top-business-stories/foreign-investors-continue-their-love-affair-with-canada/article1644487/

It’s not a double-dip, but we’re slowing down:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/canada-expected-to-follow-us-in-economic-slowdown/article1644192/

National:

Besides the Cheech and Chong story, lots of interesting rumours:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/canadas-gone-up-in-smoke-cheech-chong-complain/article1644527/

How things are faring on Iggy’s bus tour:

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/all-aboard-the-liberal-express/article1643059/

Star:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/837334--ignatieff-back-to-the-grassroots

On the Census:

Another Globe editorial, this time debunking government’s arguments to date:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/flawed-arguments-for-census-changes/article1643217/

He’s not changing his mind. Meanwhile, government continues to be interested in the “bedrooms” of farmers:
http://www.cbc.ca/politics/story/2010/07/16/clement-house-census.html

Fighting for the “too-lazy-to-mark-an-X vote” (actually, there’s so many great zingers in this column it’s hard to pick just one):
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/long-form-census-nah-well-ask-paul-the-octopus/article1643027/

Jeffrey Simpson on the government’s detestation of evidence-based policy making – “facts that don’t fit ideology or partisan gain are distinctly unwelcome”:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/pms-census-policy-senseless-but-great-for-the-party/article1642881/

Armine Yalnizyan, on why Simpson’s column nails it:
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2010/07/18/the-anti-information-information-society-brought-to-you-by-the-anti-government-government/

Oh my. The Fraser Institute now says everyone who’s opposed is a “special interest” whining because they’ll now have to pay for the info:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/no-more-free-ride-on-census-data-fraser-institute-says/article1642790/

Kathleen Perry takes on Tony Clement on The House:
http://www.cbc.ca/thehouse/

Is there a split in the Conservative Caucus, or not?:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/john-ibbitson/placating-tory-base-on-the-census-causes-harper-government-grief/article1644204/

They consent to answer questions in committee:
Post:

http://www.nationalpost.com/Government+explain+decision+scrap+long+form+census/3293569/story.html

Star:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/census/article/837279--conservative-and-liberal-mps-ready-to-square-off-on-census-debate

Even the Post’s Tasha K thinks keeping it is good, but thinks the form should be “revamped”:
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2010/07/19/tasha-kheiriddin-the-great-census-crisis-of-2010/

Armine Yalnizyan on the Globe’s poll:
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2010/07/18/the-globe%e2%80%99s-experiment-in-census-taking/

On the $16 billion fighter jets:

Globe says the $16 billion on fighter jets is a “cost of sovereignty”. Meanwhile, Tony Clement looks all excited and manly:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/f-35-fighters-are-the-price-of-sovereignty/article1643207/

Fighter jet deal raises questions:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/canadas-9-billion-jet-fighter-deal-raises-questions/article1643316/

Ah, the sound of freedom. Despite being the wrong choice, made by somebody else:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/836959--16-billion-for-the-wrong-planes

Conservatives prove to be spendthrifts, on all the wrong things:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/stephenharper/article/836823--travers-the-buck-starts-at-stephen-harper

Not so fast, says the Star:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/837235--not-so-fast-on-f-35-purchase

On the G20:

Hamilton activists prep for rally on Saturday:

http://www.thespec.com/News/Local/article/808773

“If I can’t dance…..” Toronto protestors have fun on Saturday:

Star:
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/torontog20summit/article/837176--face-painting-dancing-bubbles-at-g20-protest

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/g20-protest-starts-with-a-bubble-in/article1643632/

Complaints process flawed:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/letters/article/837240--g20-complaints-process-flawed

Alok Mukherjee’s trial:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/the-greatest-trial-of-alok-mukherjee/article1643178/

International:

Matched savings accounts help people move out of poverty:
http://www.visualeconomics.com/_2010-07-16/

China closes gates on poor migrant worker neighbourhoods at night to “enhance the idea of safety and reduce illegal crimes”:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/inside-chinas-gated-communities-for-the-poor/article1644361/

Germany contemplating welfare cuts as part of austerity plans:
http://articles.latimes.com/2010/jul/18/world/la-fg-germany-welfare-20100718

US government study shows poverty is most important factor in HIV infection:
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/jul/19/study-poverty-more-than-race-tied-to-hiv/

The Guardian’s economics editor says “the lunatics are back in charge, and want cuts cuts cuts”:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/jun/14/lunatics-economy-cuts-frankin-roosevelt

Friday, July 16 (2010)

From:
Jennefer Laidley (ISAC)

The Fraser Institute finally comes out on the census (They support the government. Surprise!):
http://www.nationalpost.com/Fraser+Institute+dismisses+need+mandatory+long+form+census/3287291/story.html

City of Toronto has already passed a resolution condemning the move – from Gord Perks’ website:
http://www.gordperks.ca/park_post/2010/07/16/items-of-interest-65/

$16 billion. On fighter jets:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-to-spend-16-billion-on-fighter-jets/article1642399/

Or maybe it’s $9 billion. Either way, that would sure pay for a lot of support for people who are poor:
http://www.nationalpost.com/Canada+spend+billion+fighter+jets/3286938/story.html

PS. Fighter jets? Seriously. FIGHTER JETS?

A commitment to community economic development:
http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/July2010/15/c4729.html

Around the Province:

More on the library bedbugs:
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/836359--fiorito-how-and-why-the-library-takes-on-bedbugs

Economy:

Doing better in June:
CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2010/07/16/composite-index-june.html

StatsCan:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/100716/dq100716b-eng.htm

But consumers are worried:
http://www.nationalpost.com/Consumers+worried+about+strength+recovery+Survey/3286413/story.html

Progressive Economics says corporations aren’t reinvesting those tax cuts, just hoarding them:
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2010/07/15/corporate-canada-recovery-more-cash-less-investment/

National:

CAW calls on feds to extend temporary EI measures:
http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/July2010/16/c4901.html

Iggy’s got imperial arrogance:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/the-humbling-of-michael-ignatieff/article1641551/

On the Census:

They refuse to change the decision:
http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2010/07/16/composite-index-june.html

But it’s not just a screw up, it’s really something special:
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/technology/Statisticians+wild/3284799/story.html

Census FAIL:
http://www.themarknews.com/articles/1858-the-conservatives-census-fail

Prominent economist says census change bad for public:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia/story/2010/07/16/ns-census-economist.html

Faith groups upset:
CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/07/16/census-faith016.html

CTV:
http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Politics/20100715/census-backlash-100715/

It’s bad for health care:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/census/article/836240--axing-long-form-census-threatens-health-care-improvements-doctors-warn

Why bedrooms matter:
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2010/07/16/what-hangs-on-bedrooms/

Star editorial:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/836488--the-politics-of-census-forms

Even the National Post thinks it’s a bad idea:
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2010/07/15/national-post-editorial-board-leave-the-long-form-census-alone/

Armine’s Media Round Up:
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2010/07/15/did-i-say-media-storm-over-the-census/

On the G20:

A licensed paralegal describes his experience:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/douglas-bell/linking-to-the-truth/article1641488/

JP bans note taking:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/douglas-bell/nota-bene/article1642298/

CCLA files five complaints:
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/torontog20summit/article/836519--civil-liberties-group-files-five-g20-police-complaints

Globe editorial:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/review-g8g20-spending-and-site-selection/article1641666/

International:
Welfare in Indiana – strict rules mean no bump in caseloads, despite high unemployment:
http://www.thestarpress.com/article/20100716/NEWS01/7160311/1002/

Thursday, July 15 (2010)

From:
Jennefer Laidley (ISAC)

Ontario Association of Food Banks launched farm partnership program yesterday:
http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/July2010/14/c4181.html

Around the Province:

Peel Poverty Action Group pushes Mississauga on affordable housing:
http://www.mississauga.com/news/news/article/847209

Across the Country:

Allergic woman relies on onion to save her life, since disability not enough to afford EpiPen:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2010/07/15/pei-onion-bee-sting-allergic-584.html

Economy:

Home sales continue to drop:
Post:
http://www.nationalpost.com/Home+sales+continue+drop/3281111/story.html

CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/07/15/housing-june-crea-sales.html

Stock Day launches roundtables on economic future:
http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/July2010/14/c4384.html

Gloomier outlook for US economy:
http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2010/07/14/fed-reserve-outlook.html

Maybe more stimulus?:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/fed-considers-new-steps-to-bolster-us-economy/article1639952/

National:

Cost cutter stalking Parliament Hill halls:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/jim-flahertys-cost-cutter-stalks-government-halls/article1640983/

Last of cash available for shovel-ready projects:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/cities-get-green-light-for-recycled-stimulus-funding/article1640242/

Ottawa Notebook:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/is-intrusive-ignatieff-on-his-way-out/article1640870/

On the Census:

It was Harper. He doesn’t like “fodder for critics”:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/835993--siddiqui-pm-facing-revolt-over-census-change

Libs want opportunity to call Clement on the carpet:
Globe:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/liberals-want-tony-clement-called-on-carpet-in-census-feud/article1639741/

CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/07/14/liberals-census.html

Clement willing; CMAJ says it’s “ideology over evidence”:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/clement-willing-to-testify-as-medical-journal-joins-census-fray/article1641394/

Only 3 privacy-related complaints in 10 years. Now there’s a reason:
Post:
http://www.nationalpost.com/Privacy+commissioner+sees+complaints+about+census+form/3278143/story.html

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/privacy-commissioner-not-consulted-on-plan-to-scrap-compulsory-census/article1640288/

Federal inquiry not needed…..yet:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/07/15/g20-federal-inquiry546.html

Garneau says its manipulative and stupid:
http://www.nationalpost.com/Census+changes+manipulative+move+Liberal/3277006/story.html

Decision is trouble:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/census/article/835932--axing-census-questions-adds-up-to-trouble-for-tories

CLC’s letter to Clement:
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2010/07/15/clc-letter-re-census/

On the G20:

Why is Harper going scot-free?
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/836033--hepburn-why-is-harper-escaping-g20-aftermath-scot-free

First court date tomorrow for man charged under made-up five-metre rule:
http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/July2010/14/c4409.html

No public inquiry, but lots of probes:
http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/story.cfm?content=175940

Wednesday, July 14 (2010)

From:
Jennefer Laidley (ISAC)

Trillium consulting with non-profit sector on “how to strengthen the relationship between the Ontario government and the province's not-for-profit sector”:
http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/July2010/14/c4170.html

Fox News North no big deal:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/relax-folks-we-wont-be-channelling-fox-news-north/article1638801/

Around the Province:

Letter from Minister of Education in the Belleville Intelligencer:
http://intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2665173

Employment’s up, but no hiring binge in Toronto :
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/835454--goar-employment-takes-off-except-in-toronto

Bedbugs in the library in tony Yorkville, Toronto :
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/835280--fiorito-bedbugs-moving-into-our-public-libraries

Economy:

Bankruptcies fall:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/bankruptcies-fall-in-april/article1639591/

US retail sales slip:
http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2010/07/14/us-retail-sales-june.html

National:

Why the Conservatives’ massive Budget bill means Canadians are not well governed:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/omnibus-bills-subvert-our-legislative-process/article1638860/

How the Budget managed to pass in the Senate:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/travel-commitments-kept-most-truant-liberals-from-senate-budget-vote/article1638437/

The impact on the environment:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/federalbudget/article/835436--federal-budget-bill-damages-the-environment-critic-says

Ignatieff’s make or break bus tour:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/john-ibbitson/michael-ignatieffs-make-or-break-summer-tour/article1639034/

Liberals need to reconnect to public:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/07/13/ignatieff-summer-bus-tour.html

Maybe Iggy’s not that smart:
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2010/07/13/kelly-mcparland-maybe-ignatieff-just-isnt-that-smart/

Conservatives still ahead in the polls:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/07/13/environics-poll.html

Funding politics seriously, French style:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/brian-topp/funding-politics-seriously/article1638793/

The Census Long Form:

Coalition of groups say long form census must be retained:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/filling-out-census-no-big-deal-groups-say/article1638680/

Tony Clement’s Muskoka census:
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2010/07/13/kelly-mcparland-they-dont-need-no-census-in-muskoka/

The G20:

A rough lesson in civics:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/835456--opinion-a-rough-lesson-in-civics

More on Tim Hudak’s response:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/radwanski/thugs-and-hooligans-the-sequel/article1638568/

Be careful around public works:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/835453--best-be-careful-around-public-works

Police board inquiry lacks powers for proper review:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/police-board-inquiry-lacks-power-for-full-g20-review-former-members/article1638902/

And, a public inquiry makes recommendations on how to improve policing after the G20 in ENGLAND :
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/nov/25/police-could-lose-public-consent

Tuesday, July 13 (2010)

From:
Jennefer Laidley (ISAC)

We may be axing the long form, but Britain is getting rid of the census altogether!
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/7882774/National-census-to-be-axed-after-200-years.html

Why the U-turn on the Supercorp:
http://www.thestar.com/news/ontario/article/834964--problems-force-liberal-retreat-on-supercorp

Windfall sought after Supercorp’s demise:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario/with-demise-of-supercorp-search-for-windfall-stymied/article1637902/

OPSEU is glad it’s gone:
http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/July2010/12/c3791.html

People’s Blueprint:

Unheard Voices:
http://www.peacockpoverty.org/2010/07/12/the-unheard-voices-by-paul-fitzgerald/

This Is My Life:
http://www.peacockpoverty.org/2010/07/12/this-is-my-life-by-paul-fitzgerald-peoples-blueprint-panel/

Around the Province:

Mayors in Leeds-Grenville says spending $100K on training for people on welfare little labour market attachment and multiple barriers to employment is a waste, because there are no jobs:
http://recorder.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2656718

Kingston radio station project helps people create sound stories of their experiences of poverty – and pays them, too:
http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2665495

National:

Harper’s nightmares:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/stephenharper/article/834970--travers-nightmares-lurk-in-stephen-harper-s-dreams

Nothing like the smell of sulphur in the morning:
http://www.nationalpost.com/Political+rhetoric+burns+with+fire+brimstone/3268773/story.html

On the Census Long Form:

Critics say changes could result in biased information:
http://www.nationalpost.com/Census+changes+could+result+biased+information+critics/3268332/story.html

Official Languages Commissioner reviewing long form decision:
CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/07/12/census-languages.html

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/official-languages-watchdog-launches-census-investigation/article1637536/

President of C.D. Howe comes out again decision:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/good-information-comes-at-a-price/article1637565/

Discussion is deemed “off topic” and “irrelevant”:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/web-links-to-census-discussion-vanish/article1637899/

A cadre of morons:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/letters/article/834998--census-too-important-to-gut

Bloated Budget Bill:
Senate passes the budget (despite strong words last night from Libs that it was “not the way to do the people’s business” so they would split it into several pieces – ed.):

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/senate-passes-budget-implementation-bill/article1637841/

Star:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/federalbudget/article/835103--senate-passes-budget-implementation-bill-after-voting-against-proposed-changes

Seven Liberals didn’t show up:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/senators-skip-town-after-liberals-fail-budget-bill-test/article1638026/

G20:

Marin’s tweets finally pique interest:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/silver-powers/ombudsman-biases-his-g20-investigation-before-it-starts/article1638087/

Conservatives filibuster to block G20 hearings:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/tory-filibuster-seeks-to-block-hearings-on-g20-policing/article1637756/

Same story, with different spin, from the Post:
http://www.nationalpost.com/Hold+hearings+security+issues+Opposition/3268337/story.html

International:

Schwarzenegger proposes cutting entire CalWORKS program to save the state $1B:
http://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/content?oid=1450327

Monday, July 12 (2010)

From:
Jennefer Laidley (ISAC) <laidleyj@lao.on.ca>
...
Ed Broadbent: “The Rise and Fall of Economic and Social Rights: What’s Next?”
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/reports/rise-and-fall-economic-rights

Raising money for one family in Hamilton :
http://www.thespec.com/News/Local/article/805359

Business is upbeat!, says Bank of Canada:
CBC:

http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2010/07/12/boc-survey-business-optimism.html

Even the Canadian Marketing Association is calling for the return of the long form:
http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/July2010/12/c3739.html

Iggy’s an elitist:
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2010/07/12/tasha-kheiriddin-is-that-a-whiff-of-sulfur-coming-from-the-liberal-bus/

Steve Paikin asks, Is it time for Open Government?:
http://www.tvo.org/cfmx/tvoorg/theagenda/index.cfm?page_id=7&bpn=779826&ts=2010-07-09%2020:00:00.0

Duff Conacher leaving Democracy Watch:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ethics-crusader-duff-conacher-leaving-democracy-watch/article1635404/

The Supercorp just ain’t gonna happen:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ontario-supercorp-dead-in-the-water/article1636269/

Adam Radwanski, on why the Ontario NDP are so anti-HST:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/adam-radwanski/ndp-tackles-punitive-taxation-stigma-by-engaging-in-hst/article1633669/

Grimm’s fairy tales a guidebook for Dalton McGuinty:
http://www.thestar.com/news/ontario/article/834667--coyle-everything-dalton-mcguinty-needs-to-know-he-can-find-in-grimm-s-fairy-tales

OAFB to launch farm partnership program for food banks:
http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/July2010/12/c3679.html

What does income insecurity sound like?:
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/newsroom/updates/sound-income-inequality

Who is that Kory Tenycke, and what’s his deal with Fox News North?:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/kory-teneycke-one-smooth-operator-whos-crazy-like-a-fox/article1635102/

Around the Province:

To Rob Ford, mayoralty candidate in Toronto : Fears are not enough:
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/torontomayoralrace/article/833758--hume-rob-ford-don-t-you-know-fears-are-not-enough

Economy:

Harper’s austerity prescription faulty:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/833949--dr-harper-s-faulty-prescription

How about we cut those corporate tax cuts in order to pay down the deficit? That would be austere:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/834317--opinion-cancel-corporate-tax-cuts-to-deal-with-deficit

OK, but what about monetary policy?:
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2010/07/12/media-storm-over-census/

Unemployment falls:
http://www.nationalpost.com/Canada+numbers+blaze+past+predictions+June/3255338/story.html

93,000 new jobs:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/07/09/canada-job-statistics.html

Private sector fuels job surge:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/canada-adds-93000-jobs-in-june/article1633942/

More jobs OK, but fewer hours (not so much):
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2010/07/09/more-jobs-but-fewer-hours/

Dollar and TSX go up:
http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2010/07/09/markets-dollar-up.html

Business bullish on recovery:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/canadian-business-bullish-on-recovery/article1636805/

Federal:
Stuffing the budget bill just not on, says Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/this-budget-bill-is-overstuffed/article1635128/

Conservatives playing down election threat:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/834423--tories-play-down-fall-election-threat

Harper secretive; Iggy out of touch:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/voters-see-harper-as-secretive-find-ignatieff-out-of-touch/article1636788/

What Iggy must do:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/bruce-anderson/what-michael-ignatieff-must-do-this-summer/article1636650/

And on the census long-form:

It’s the sound of backlash:

http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2010/07/09/rolling-thunder-census-review/

Statistical Society thinks government would want to be well informed:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/dont-mess-with-census-statisticians-tell-tories/article1635031/

Haroon Siddiqui thinks Ivan Fellegi is right:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/834321--siddiqui-gutting-of-census-stirs-opposition-to-stephen-harper

Globe says they’re senseless on the census:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/the-federal-government-is-senseless-on-the-census/article1635140/

NDP demands immediate reinstatement:
http://www.ndp.ca/press/ndp-demands-immediate-restoration-census-long-form

Researchers will be handcuffed:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/letters/article/834646--census-changes-will-handcuff-researchers

A media storm:
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2010/07/12/media-storm-over-census/

On the G20:

What was up with Dalton last week?:
http://www.thestar.com/news/ontario/article/833714--coyle-nixon-comment-a-low-point-for-dalton-mcguinty

The independent review will focus on decision making:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/g20-review-will-focus-on-decision-making-process-police-board-chair/article1635393/

Nobody really knew what was going on:
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/torontog20summit/article/834287--chain-of-command-questioned-in-g20

Deputy Police Chief says public inquiry might be a good idea:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/g20-inquiry-could-be-helpful-deputy-chief-says/article1633876/

Lorinc’s 10 questions for the review:
http://spacingtoronto.ca/2010/07/12/lorinc-10-more-questions-about-tpsbs-g20-review/

Conservative MPP Randy Hillier makes an excellent case; will probably be getting a phone call right about now:
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/torontog20summit/article/834320--opinion-g20-crackdown-reeks-of-tyranny

Did the cops take their ID off on purpose?:
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/834461

Thousands rally on Saturday to call for public inquiry:

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/thousands-of-protesters-rally-for-g20-public-inquiry/article1635610/

CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/07/10/g20-rally-toronto-independent-review.html

Star:
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/torontog20summit/article/834556--g20-protests-continue-as-1-200-march-sit-in-at-queen-and-spadina

It’s not just about the police, says the Star; we need a public inquiry:

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/834647--not-just-about-police

Continues to make the call:

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/letters/article/834500--inquiry-needed-into-g20-police-actions

Ontario Ombudsman to review the secret law that wasn’t:

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/ontario-ombudsman-to-investigate-secret-g20-law/article1634219/

CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/07/09/g20-ombudsman-security456.html

Star:
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/torontog20summit/article/834042--ombudsman-to-investigate-ontario-s-secret-g20-law

Post:
http://news.nationalpost.com/2010/07/09/ontario-ombudsman-to-probe-controversial-g20-five-metre-rule/

And here’s how Twitter worked and can work:
http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/article/834367--coverage-of-the-g20-proved-twitter-s-news-edge

Thursday, July 8 (2010)

From:
Jennefer Laidley (ISAC)
:

The Conservatives are threatening a fall election:
CBC:

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/07/08/tories-senate-election-threat.html

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/tory-campaign-chief-throws-down-fall-election-gauntlet/article1633200/

Because the still-Liberal-dominated Senate chopped some nasty bits out of the Budget:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/senators-carve-up-bloated-budget-bill/article1633015/

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/833604--senate-committee-takes-scalpel-to-budget-bill

Census long form cut not going over well in Harper’s constituency:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/census-change-doesnt-go-over-well-in-harpers-constituency/article1633298/

Doug Bell on why we should take G20 concerns seriously:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/douglas-bell/thugs-hooligans-and-other-citizenry/article1632841/

IMF says Canada will outperform in 2010:
http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2010/07/08/imf-canada-forecast.html

John Stapleton, on the day the music died:
http://www.themarknews.com/articles/1803-the-2010-g20-the-day-the-music-died

New interactive website on G8/G20, launched by rabble.ca:
http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/July2010/08/c3169.html

Several videos from Steve Paikin you may wish to watch:

On the G20:
http://www.tvo.org/cfmx/tvoorg/theagenda/index.cfm?page_id=7&bpn=779842&ts=2010-06-28%2020:00:00.0

Revisiting the New Deal:
http://www.tvo.org/cfmx/tvoorg/theagenda/index.cfm?page_id=7&bpn=779818&ts=2010-06-29%2020:00:00.0

Rethinking Keynes:
http://www.tvo.org/cfmx/tvoorg/theagenda/index.cfm?page_id=7&bpn=779819&ts=2010-06-30%2020:00:00.0

And…. Was Hillary Clinton talking about Canada ?
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/steel-vise-is-crushing-social-advocacy-in-some-democracies-clinton-warns/article1627753/

“Stellar” first quarter growth means Ontario ’s deficit may be lower than first thought:
CBC:

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/07/07/ontario-deficit.html

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario/ontarios-deficit-will-be-less-than-projected-213-billion-finance-minister/article1632055/

Around the Province:

Education and poverty in Belleville :
http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2658666

Andrea Horwath learns the trouble with transit in Toronto :
http://www.thestar.com/news/ontario/article/832669--coyle-ndp-leader-earning-her-ttc-legs

Around the Country:

Great. New cop documentary set in Vancouver ’s Downtown Eastside:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/television/series-follows-police-squad-in-downtown-eastside/article1631966/

Great. BC cutting $25 million out of welfare benefits:
http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Province+from+income+assistance/2742328/story.html

Economy:

OECD says long-term unemployment in Canada has doubled – recommends “monitoring” unemployed for “dependency”:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/top-business-stories/monitor-jobless-to-avoid-ei-dependency-oecd-says/article1632033/

Canada is No Poster Child, says CCPA:
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/newsroom/updates/why-canadian-model-cannot-be-used-promote-financial-liberalization-wto

More reasons to keep our mouths shut:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/why-canada-shouldnt-strut-on-the-global-stage/article1630573/

Seven signs of a slowdown:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/top-business-stories/seven-signs-of-a-slowdown-in-the-economy-15-in-us/article1630181/

Home sales predicted to fall:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/07/07/house-sales-forecast.html

House sales in Toronto sink 23%:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/07/06/toronto-house-sales-june.html

“Shared sacrifice” will be the new economic order:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/features/experts-podium/shared-sacrifice-will-be-the-new-economic-order/article1629347/

TD says HST will mean permanent price increases:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/top-business-stories/how-hst-will-permanently-boost-prices-in-bc-ontario/article1630354/

Federal:

Harper’s legacy could be sealed by austerity bid:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/harpers-pro-austerity-position-could-seal-his-legacy---for-good-or-bad/article1632397/

The Jaffer situation just won’t go away:
http://www.nationalpost.com/Ethics+commissioner+investigates+Tory+minister+over+Jaffer+dealings/3241933/story.html

PLUS: a) The Census Long-Form:

Liberals condemn Conservative move on Census long form:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/07/07/liberals-census.html

Why you should care:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/why-you-should-care-about-the-long-census-forms-demise/article1630413/

Because it’s “dumbing down” democracy:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/833169--travers-census-change-latest-move-in-pm-s-dumbing-down-of-canada

Need more proof? Listen to Armine Yalnizyan:
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/newsroom/updates/listen-ccpas-yalnizyan-take-census-longform-debacle-cbc-radio

b) Problems for the Federal Liberals:

Support for the Libs is down significantly:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/07/07/ekos-poll.html

Grave doubts in Liberal land:

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/grave-doubts-rising-in-liberal-land-as-support-hits-new-low/article1632695/

Post:
http://news.nationalpost.com/2010/07/08/liberals-sink-to-lowest-point-in-polls-in-past-year-while-stephen-harpers-conservatives-shine/

How the elites lost touch:
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2010/07/07/lorne-gunter-how-the-liberal-elites-lost-touch-with-canadians/

But a bus tour will do the trick:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/in-search-of-an-image-the-liberal-express-is-now-boarding/article1632006/

On the G20:

Margaret Atwood’s take:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/a-second-chance-or-a-boot-in-the-face/article1629286/

Norman Perrin returns civilian citation in protest:
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/torontog20summit/article/832700--fiorito-a-brave-man-s-g20-protest

SIU investigating assaults by police:
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/torontog20summit/article/832542--civilian-body-siu-to-probe-g20-role-of-police

Police union chief says independent inquiry will have no teeth:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/07/07/mccormack-g20-police-review414.html

MPs to wade in:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/mps-wade-into-g20-security-swamp/article1631864/

Pressure grows for better review:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/police-watchdog-investigating-five-injuries-from-g20-weekend/article1631726/

Star says Board review not enough:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/832814--board-review-of-g20-not-enough

McGuinty says he doesn’t want another; more discussion of five-metre “rule”:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/07/07/g20-mcguinty.html

Also says Charter guy also invoked War Measures Act. So there:
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/torontog20summit/article/833319--mcguinty-invokes-trudeau-and-nixon-to-defend-g20-actions

More on the protester who had his prosthetic leg taken by police:
CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/07/07/g20-summit-police-protester-pruyn.html

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/man-says-police-ripped-off-his-prosthetic-leg-during-g20-protest/article1631779/

Post:
http://www.nationalpost.com/police+yanked+prosthetic+amputee/3243287/story.html

Security cameras being removed from downtown Toronto :
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/07/06/g20-cameras.html

Why Tim Hudak is a knob:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/radwanski/tim-hudak-cops-out/article1631278/

International:

New study shows marriage not the panacea for poverty that Bush-era welfare policy thought it was:
http://www.womensenews.org/story/economyeconomic-policy/100706/marriage-loses-ground-anti-poverty-panacea

David Frum on child poverty in the USA . Seriously – it’s worth a read:
http://www.frumforum.com/losing-the-fight-against-child-poverty

------------------------------

By Jennefer Laidley
Interim Research and Policy Analyst
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

425 Adelaide Street West, 5th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3C1
Phone: 416-597-5820 x 5155
Fax: 416-597-5821

ISAC website:
www.incomesecurity.org

Social Assistance Review website:
www.sareview.ca

Tuesday, July 6 (2010)

John Richards gets his interpretation of strides made on lone-parent poverty in the Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/lone-parent-poverty-canadian-social-policy-can-still-do-better/article1629287/

Here is Armine Yalnizyan’s response, from two weeks ago:
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2010/06/24/lone-parent-success-story-not-because-of-tough-love/

Fundraising drive over; demand for Salvation Army services grew by more than 25 percent in 2009:
http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/July2010/06/c2304.html

The Star, on how to fund transit improvements:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/832369--how-to-fund-transit-plans

Around the Country:

The anti-HST movement in BC picks up even more steam:
CBC
:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2010/07/05/bc-fight-hst-court-announcement.html

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/vander-zalm-launches-bc-court-action-to-quash-hst/article1629049/

So, Progressive Economics asks, what’s the real deal on the HST and job growth?:
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2010/07/06/will-the-hst-boost-job-growth-and-over-what-timeframe/

Economy:

Mainstream economists say no to Volcker Rule for Canada :
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/832425--volcker-rule-not-for-canada

Scotiabank says fears of double-dip are overblown:
http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2010/07/05/double-dip-recession-holt.html

Meanwhile, building permits across the country fall 11%:
CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/07/06/building-permits-may.html

Post:
http://www.financialpost.com/news/Canadian+building+permits+unexpectedly+plunge/3240838/story.html

Home sales in Vancouver are down:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/vancouver-home-sales-drop-sharply/article1629806/

The TSX is down:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/big-drop-leaves-tsx-at-low-for-year/article1629285/

As are indexes in the US :
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/features/at-the-bell/markets-taking-a-turn-for-the-worse/article1628281/

Car sales are down:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-drive/toyota-canada-sales-dive-near-14/article1628802/

But, thank goodness, Lady Gaga has 10 million Facebook friends:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/technology/lady-gaga-sets-facebook-record/article1629890/

G20:

“Those responsible for ‘one of the most grotesque public expressions of police brutality, intimidation and mass violation of civil liberties’ need to be held to account”:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/07/05/g20-detentions.html

Police board orders independent (but not public) inquiry:
CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/07/06/g20-police-review611.html

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/independent-review-of-toronto-police-g20-conduct-moves-ahead/article1629887/

Post:
http://news.nationalpost.com/2010/07/06/adam-vaughan-independent-review-of-g20-police-actions-coming

Two more stories of unlawful detention:

Niagara at Large:
http://niagaraatlarge.com/2010/07/05/thorold-ontario-amputee-has-his-artificial-leg-ripped-off-by-police-and-is-slammed-in-makeshift-cell-during-g20-summit

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/facts-and-arguments/swept-from-a-peaceful-protest/article1624908/

Adam Radwanski says why the five-metres matters:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/radwanski/why-the-five-metres-mattered/article1628801/

Monday, July 5 (2010)

What about affordable housing?, asks Carol Goar:
http://www.thestar.com/news/ontario/article/831096--goar-housing-or-just-castles-in-the-air

The Star on the 0.7% rent guideline and the delayed affordable housing strategy:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/831520--where-s-housing-plan

Ed Schreyer says, build some damn houses! (Well, maybe not quite like that, but he says it):
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/831101--schreyer-build-houses-to-fight-poverty

Harper must pony up too:
http://www.straight.com/article-331966/vancouver/am-johal-stephen-harper-must-act-housing-or-face-political-price

WSIB fixes troubled injured worker re-training program:
http://www.thestar.com/news/investigations/workplacesafety/wsib/article/831165--wsib-fixes-troubled-injured-worker-re-training-program

Nick Falvo comments on the SARAC report:
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2010/07/01/social-assistance-in-ontario/

Radwanski on the timeline of the non-existent “five metre” law:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/adam-radwanski/a-timeline-on-the-g20-five-metre-rule-that-didnt-exist/article1626001/

Tom Walkom nails it, as usual:
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/torontog20summit/article/831443--walkom-the-g20-summit-s-grim-lessons-for-civil-liberties

The Globe on the HST:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-hst/article1624093/

How and why it happened:
http://www.thestar.com/news/ontario/hst/article/830336--why-ottawa-and-queen-s-park-embraced-the-hst

A new book says the solution to poverty is: just give people cash:
http://www.miller-mccune.com/business-economics/the-poverty-solution-cash-16977/

Around the province:

Circles program in Sarnia looks at micro-credit:
http://www.theobserver.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2652087

Toronto City Summit Alliance calls for massive investment in public transit:
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/transportation/article/831509--to-avoid-transit-disaster-gta-needs-road-tolls-and-taxes-now-report

A test on whether privatization can make the grade:

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/830785--measuring-the-merits-of-privatization

Around the Country:

Protests in Montreal , Toronto , Edmonton against G20 policing:

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/07/01/toronto-g20-protest.html

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/edmonton/story/2010/07/03/edm-g20-protest.html

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/831780--protesters-in-edmonton-march-to-demand-inquiry-into-arrests-at-g20-in-toronto

Another story of random high-handed abuse of police power in Toronto :

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/of-a-million-g20-stories-in-this-taken-city-this-was-mine/article1627063/

New Brunswick’s new Crown Corp on poverty reduction met last week:

http://dailygleaner.canadaeast.com/rss/article/1117664

Minimum wage goes up to $10/hour in Newfoundland – fulfills poverty reduction commitment:

CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2010/07/01/nl-minimum-wage-rises-to-10-dollars.html

Telegram:
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=345408&sc=79

Economy

Star cites faltering economy to warn against austerity:

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/831521--new-economic-clouds

US job numbers not looking good:

CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2010/07/02/us-jobs-report-june.html

Post:
http://www.nationalpost.com/sheds+jobs+first+time+this+year/3227371/story.html

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/us-sheds-125000-jobs-in-june/article1626302/

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/us-jobless-claims-rise-unexpectedly/article1625499/

Will it be a double dip?

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/fears-of-double-dip-recession-grow-in-us/article1626145/

Comparisons to the Dirty Thirties:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/top-business-stories/an-economist-muses-on-the-creepy-comparisons-to-1930s/article1616598/

National

Armine Yalnizyan comments on recent Stats Can decision to end long-form Census:
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/newsroom/updates/ccpa-senior-economist-calls-statistics-canadas-census-decision-senseless

A petition that you can sign asking for reinstatement of the long-form:
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2010/07/04/sign-the-petition-reverse-the-statcan-decision/

CAUT calls for reinstatement of the long-form:
http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/July2010/02/c9863.html

Genealogy site calls decision “ludicrous”:
http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/June2010/30/c9458.html

The Star says the decision is the wrong move:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/831021--wrong-move-on-census

Letter to editor:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/letters/article/831901--census-tells-us-who-we-are

Commercial property rights extended to First Nations:
http://www.cbc.ca/politics/story/2010/06/30/first-nations-land-title-claim.html

Conservatives do well on fundraising:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/tories-maintain-sizable-fundraising-edge/article1627295/

International

Pain for people in poverty in Britain :
http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/politics/domestic_politics/welfare+reform+who+will+suffer+most/3696677

“Shirking fathers” in Britain could lose benefits:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/jun/28/poverty-tsar-shirking-fathers-lose-benefits

Britons on the breadline:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/the-impact-of-welfare-cuts-britons-on-the-breadline-2017939.html

They cut free school meals:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/jun/30/iain-duncan-smith-poverty-budget

The Globe loves the British budget:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/britains-budget-is-an-example-for-the-g20-and-canada/article1628072/

Proportional representation vote to be held:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/europe/uk-coalition-to-hold-electoral-reform-vote/article1626252/

Wednesday, June 30 (2010)

From:
Jennefer Laidley (ISAC)

Hey there – I’m away now until Monday. Talk to you then.

Stories on the HST:

Star:
http://www.thestar.com/news/ontario/hst/article/829843--businesses-divided-on-the-arrival-of-the-hst

Star:
http://www.thestar.com/news/ontario/hst/article/830336--why-ottawa-and-queen-s-park-embraced-the-hst

Star:
http://www.thestar.com/business/article/830105--does-the-hst-have-consumers-running-for-cover

What’s up in BC:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/fight-hst-petition-claims-more-than-700000-signatures/article1622630/

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/bc-business-groups-seek-to-have-anti-hst-bid-rejected/article1623229/

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/830269--anti-hst-campaign-reaches-critical-mass-in-b-c

Around the Province:

Al Gosling’s Revenge:

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/830246--fiorito-al-gosling-s-revenge

Economy:

Economy stalls in April:

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/canadas-economy-stalls-in-april/article1624077/

Post:
http://www.nationalpost.com/unchanged+April+StatsCan/3220067/story.html

CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2010/06/30/april-gdp-canada.html

Erin Weir commentary:
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2010/06/30/gdp-stalls/

Canadians feeling less confident:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/canadians-less-confident-in-the-economy-poll/article1622828/

Same thing around the world:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/world-recovery-under-threat-as-growth-slows-stimulus-wanes/article1623760/

Double-dip recession coming to the US , analyst warns:
http://business.financialpost.com/2010/06/29/u-s-double-dip-recession-is-officially-coming-analyst-warns

Carney joining the Basel Committee:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/carney-to-chair-international-financial-forum/article1622884/

Jim Stanford on foxes and hens:
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2010/06/30/fox-guarding-the-henhouse/

The G20 news keeps getting more interesting:

First, is it a new economic model?:
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2010/06/24/the-g20-towards-a-new-economic-model/

And what the G20 meant for people who are homeless:
http://www.thestar.com/columnists/article/829255--fiorito-g20-s-positive-discussion-for-the-homeless

BIG NEWS:
Apparently, the police were just telling a fib about that little regulation change that curtailed civil liberties in Toronto during the Summit :

CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/06/29/g20-chief-fence571.html

Star:
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/torontog20summit/article/830030--no-extra-powers-granted-to-police-during-g20-summit-liberals

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/police-admit-no-five-metre-rule-existed-on-security-fence-law/article1622864/

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/police-accused-of-unnecessary-g20-mass-arrests/article1623566/

Post:
http://news.nationalpost.com/2010/06/29/police-given-no-special-powers-during-g20-province

Stories of people who experienced its fallout:

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/torontog20summit/article/829921--i-will-not-forget-what-they-have-done-to-me?bn=1

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/829854--outraged-protesters-rally-against-police

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/torontog20summit/article/830323--g20-detainees-gather-to-heal

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/830109--confusion-rife-at-g20-bail-court

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/06/29/g20-oiprd-reporters-complaint.html

Largest mass arrests in Canadian history:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/g8-g20/news/g20-related-mass-arrests-unique-in-canadian-history/article1621198/

Adam Radwanski says there’s a whole lot of ‘splaining to do :
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/adam-radwanski/mcguinty-washes-his-hands-of-police-mistreatment-allegations/article1623731/

Sid Ryan, on what the protests were all about:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/829904--thousands-stood-up-for-humanity

Star calls for public inquiry:

Once:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/829878--mass-arrests-not-justified

Twice:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/830230--why-inquiry-is-needed

Three times:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/830298--excessive-arbitrary-policing

More calls:
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/torontog20summit/article/830057--calls-for-g20-inquiry-ratchet-up

Monday, June 28 (2010)

Happy Monday
June 28, 2010
...

From:
Jennefer Laidley (ISAC)
...

Hi all – I’m not going to include a post-mortem on the G20 protests, just a few stories on what the summiteers decided on (see below).

Some international news first:

UK targets people on disability and housing benefits:

Guardian:
http://m.guardian.co.uk/ms/p/gmg/op/skysepQunFNTe3RtcOrYA_w/view.m?id=485499&tid=120787&cat=News

Yahoo:
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20100628/tuk-welfare-cuts-loom-as-chancellor-eyes-45dbed5.html

Belfast:
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/politics/osbornes-warning-over-welfare-bill-14857372.html

Belfast 2:
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/politics/welfare-pound11bn-of-benefits-cuts-will-push-many-households-over-the-edge-14852148.html

Study finds welfare cuts can cost lives:

Reuters:
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE65N6PS20100624?feedType=RSS&feedName=scienceNews&rpc=76

BBC:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/10403797.stm

Ekklesia:
http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/12476

Science Daily:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/06/100624214312.htm

Other Things Going On in Ontario :

Sarnia-Lambton programs help people get off OW – touted as “best practice”:
http://theobserver.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2643563

Henderson says, get the lead out on AODA:
http://www.thestar.com/living/disabilities/article/828644--henderson-enough-with-the-talk-it-s-time-for-action

Now to the G20 Summiteers:

Carol Goar highlights ILO’s training document [ http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ilo_training_strategy.doc (MS Word file - 431K, 46 pages) ] , presented to G20 leaders this weekend – this should be a must-read in preparation for the Ontario Social Assistance Review:
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/torontog20summit/article/828920--goar-skills-training-good-jobs-and-growth

Um…. Wasn’t the G20 supposed to be about maternal health? Appears it ended up being about neo-con economic policy….

Summit ends with decision to reduce deficits by half within three years, then reduce debt by 2016 – all voluntary, of course, but very reminiscent of the 1990s:

CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/06/27/g20-economics.html

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/g8-g20/economy/as-world-walks-economic-tightrope-g20-leaders-pledge-to-slash-deficits/article1620266/

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/g8-g20/opinion/kudos-in-order-as-pm-shepherds-g20-to-surprising-consensus/article1620986/

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/g8-g20/economy/fears-of-another-crisis-spur-nations-to-promise-cuts/article1621006/

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/g8-g20/economy/a-historic-step-toward-a-new-world-balance/article1620835/

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/g20-reaction-why-canada-had-a-platform-to-gloat/article1621217/

Star:
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/torontog20summit/article/829266--g20-adopts-canadian-compromise-on-deficits-bank-tax

Post:
http://www.nationalpost.com/Canada+scores+solid+experts/3209232/story.html

Post:
http://www.financialpost.com/news/deals+deficit+debt+stabilization+strong+Canada/3208422/story.html

Argentina’s President doesn’t agree with deficit fighting:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/g8-g20/economy/europes-focus-on-cutting-deficits-absolutely-wrong-argentine-president/article1620028/

$1 billion spent on riot police to keep regular folks out, but hand-picked business leaders get to speak to the G20 and tell them what THEY want??:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/g8-g20/economy/for-business-leaders-debt-reduction-not-stimulus-spending-is-top-priority/article1620804/

No bank tax. What a surprise:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/g8-g20/economy/canada-beats-back-bank-tax-at-g20/article1620278/

Globe thinks deficit cutting is great news:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/g8-g20/opinion/deficit-reduction-agreement-clear-welcome/article1620927/

Star thinks the summit was great:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/829514--summit-proves-worth

Simpson thinks it’s all for show:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/g8-g20/opinion/the-g20-summits-bottom-line-good-intentions/article1620694/

Walkom has a good take:
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/torontog20summit/article/829484--walkom-g20-flounders-on-economy-after-promising-start

Naomi Klein, on what the G20 did and did not achieve:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/g8-g20/opinion/sticking-the-public-with-the-bill-for-the-bankers-crisis/article1620729/

Across the Country:

Still can’t believe Vander Zalm has returned (makes me all shuddery), but here he is launching recall campaigns in BC:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2010/06/24/bc-recall-campaign-hst.html

---

By Jennefer Laidley
Interim Research and Policy Analyst
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

425 Adelaide Street West, 5th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3C1
Phone: 416-597-5820 x 5155
Fax: 416-597-5821

ISAC website:
www.incomesecurity.org

Social Assistance Review website:
www.sareview.ca

Friday, June 25 (2010)

[Partial listing of Jennefer's links for June 25, with a special focus on the G20]

_____

G20:

Why I will protest:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/facts-and-arguments/why-i-will-protest-at-the-g20/article1616661/

More on the police state that’s descended in Toronto:
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/torontog20summit/article/828372--man-arrested-and-left-in-wire-cage-under-new-g20-law

Here’s why Dave Vasey got arrested – thanks to provincial Cabinet:
Star:
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/torontog20summit/article/828367--g20-law-gives-police-sweeping-powers-to-arrest-people

CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/06/25/g20-new-powers.html

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/g8-g20/news/police-given-greater-arrest-powers-near-g20-security-zone/article1617664/

They can use the sound cannons after all:
CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/06/25/g20-sound-cannon.html

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/g8-g20/police-can-use-sound-cannons-but-with-limits-judge/article1617752/

And, um, WHAT? Sharpshooters??
http://www.torontosun.com/news/g20/2010/06/24/14501406.html

The downtown core is seriously empty:
http://news.nationalpost.com/2010/06/25/scott-stinson-at-the-g20-out-of-town-reporters-wonder-where-everyone-is

Rick Salutin on democratic decline:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/the-men-who-came-to-dinner/article1616898/

Um, where’s all the money going?
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/torontog20summit/article/828308--g20-canada-s-billion-dollar-summit-mystery

Maybe here:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/where-the-money-is-going/article1616969/

Paul Martin says abortion is AOK:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/06/24/martin-abortion.html

---

By Jennefer Laidley
Interim Research and Policy Analyst
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

425 Adelaide Street West, 5th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3C1
Phone: 416-597-5820 x 5155
Fax: 416-597-5821

ISAC website:
www.incomesecurity.org

Social Assistance Review website:
www.sareview.ca


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