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January 5, 2014
* Raise the Minimum wage to $21.90 an hour? Just like 100 years ago… (John Stapleton, Open Policy Ontario) - December 29
* Canadian Native Reservations Lead To 'Social Evil', Say Scholars (Science 2.0) - January 5
* All in a Day's Work? CEO Pay in Canada (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - January 2
* [New Brunswick] 2013 Annual Review of David Alward’s government (Common Front for Social Justice Inc.) - December 2014
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Nothing new since December 24
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* The [U.S.] Supplemental Poverty Measure : Update (Census Bureau) - January 3
* [United States] The Campaign for a Bigger Paycheck (New York Times Editorial Board) - January 1
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)


December 29, 2013
* Five steps to better schools on First Nations reserves (John Richards and Michael Mendelson in the National Post) - December 23
* How to put Canada back together again : Four big recommendations for repairing the tears in our social fabric (Michael Valpy in the Toronto Star) - December 22
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Fiscal Arrangements Certificates: Federal Equalization Program, 2014/2015 - December 24
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, October 2013 - December 23
--- Income and mobility of immigrants, 2011 - December 23
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [United States] Inequality for Dummies (New York Times) - December 22
* [International] The Twin Challenges of Reducing Poverty and Creating Employment (Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations) - December 27
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

December 22, 2013
* The Mowat Centre's Top 8 Reports That Will Change Canada As We Know It - December 20
* Limited Revenue? If yes, where to shop? (cost of a healthy diet in Moncton, New Brunswick) (New Brunswick Common Front for Social Justice, Inc) - December 19
* Income Inequality and Basic Income : Update (Rob Rainer, Basic Income Canada Network) - December 18
* SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change - December 4 + December 18 issues [SPAR = Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto]
* Making Every Job a Good Job : A Benchmark for Setting Ontario's Minimum Wage (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Ontario Office) - November 14
* Federal minister James "Grinch" Moore says child poverty not Ottawa’s problem (News Radio 1130, Vancouver) - December 15
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, November 2013 - December 20
--- Provincial and territorial economic accounts, 1981 to 2006 - December 20
--- Employment Insurance, October 2013 - December 19
--- Homicide in Canada, 2012 - December 19
--- Pension plans in Canada, as of January 2012 - December 19
--- Canada's population estimates, third quarter 2013 - December 19
--- Job vacancies, three-month average ending in September 2013 - December 19
--- Financial information of community colleges and vocational schools, 2011/2012 - December 16
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [U.S.] In the War on Poverty, a Dogged Adversary (New York Times) - December 17
* [U.S.] Census Bureau Introduces New Interactive Mapping Tool along with Latest American Community Survey Statistics (U.S. Census Bureau) - December 17
* Why Shopping at Walmart Is No Bargain
(AlterNet.org) - December 12
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

December 15, 2013
* The “Welfareization” of Disability Incomes in Ontario : What are the factors causing this trend? (John Stapleton, Metcalf Foundation) - December 13
* Welfare in Canada 2012 (Caledon Institute of Social Policy) - December 11
* Media and Policy News for December 11 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* Income Inequality in Canada : An Overview (House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance) - December 2013
* The Future We Want : Recommendations for the 2014 Budget [federal] (House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance)
* Here’s a thought : The Canada Skills Grant (By Michael Mendelson, Caledon Institute of Social Policy) - December 2013
* Status of Women Canada Commemoration Sites
* Conservatives dismantling social programs built over generations (Toronto Star) - December 9
* Maverick Conservative Senator Segal supports unions and the Rand Formula (Unifor - December 7), then announces his retirement from the Senate
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
---- National balance sheet and financial flow accounts, third quarter 2013 - December 13
--- Canadian Survey of Economic Well-being, 2013 - December 12
--- Household food insecurity, 2011-2012 - December 12
--- Employer pension plans (trusteed pension funds), second quarter 2013 - December 11
--- 2011 National Household Survey : Immigration and Ethnocultural Diversity - December 11
--- High-income trends among Canadian taxfilers, 2011 - December 9
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [United States] Trends in Poverty with an Anchored Supplemental Poverty Measure
(Christopher Wimer, Columbia University) - December 5
* [United States] Making the poor — and the U.S. — poorer still (Washington Post) - December 8
* [International] Human Rights Day : December 10
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

December 8, 2013
* Nelson Mandela, R.I.P. - December 5
* National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women - December 6
* Recent postings on the House of Commons Website (Committees) + subscription info - December 6
* Minister Flaherty Hosts Pre-Budget Consultations in the Greater Toronto Area + online consultation (Finance Canada) - December 6
* Flaherty’s Funny Math with the Employment Insurance Surplus (Angella MacEwen in Progressive Economics Forum) - December 6
* Protecting Ontario's Vulnerable Workers (The Northumberland View) - December 4
* Media and Policy News for December 2 AND December 4 (By Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* New from the Caledon Institute of Social Policy:
--- Disability in December (December 2013)
--- Laurie Needs Affordable Housing (December 2013)
--- Federal Policy Monitor (November 2013)
--- Provincial/Territorial Policy Monitor (November 2013)
* [Ontario] 2013 Hunger Report (Ontario Association of Food Banks) - December 2
* Fall 2013 Session of the National Housing Research Committee, November 4-6, 2013 (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
* Right to strike has no place in the public service (Debate : Tom Flanagan and Jim Stanford) - November 26
* Really fast drivers, three Senators, Toronto’s mayor and the emergence of ‘Melford’ (John Stapleton, Open Policy) - November 24
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
---- Labour Force Survey, November 2013 - December 6
--- Canada's natural resource wealth, 2012 - December 6
--- Canadian Survey on Disability, 2012 - December 3
--- Programme for International Student Assessment, 2012 - December 3
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [United States] NEW from The Brookings Institution:
--- A Dozen Facts about America’s Struggling Lower-Middle-Class - December 4
--- Strengthening The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for a More Food-Secure, Healthy America - December 4
--- Giving Secondary Earners a Tax Break : A Proposal to Help Low- and Middle-Income Families - December 2013
* International Day of Persons with Disabilities (United Nations) - December 3
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

December 1, 2013
* Release of The Fiscal Monitor for September 2013 (Finance Canada) - November 29
* The Harper Record on Housing in How Ottawa Spends, 2013-14 edition - November 29
* [Toronto] Soundbites- e-bulletin : Special edition: City Budget 2014 (Social Planning Toronto) - November 28
* How Harper can avoid turning a Budget Implementation Bill into a Duffy budget bill (By Armine Yalnizyan in the Progressive Economics Forum) - November 27
* (Manitoba) The Living Wage: An Idea Whose Time Has Come (Policy Fix : Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Manitoba Office) - November 27
* The 2013 Charity 100 Grades + Canada’s top-rated charities of 2013 (MoneySense) - June 2013
* 2013 Report Cards on Child and Family Poverty (Campaign 2000)
National report + BC + AB (Edmonton and Calgary)] + ON + NB + NS - November 26
* Evaluation of the Labour Market Agreements : Final Report (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada) - March 31, 2013
* 2013 Fall Report of the Auditor General of Canada - November 25
* SGNews (formerly Straight Goods) joining forces with rabble.ca - September 19
* Updated links to Statistics on Old Age Security and the Canada Pension Plan
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
---- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, September 2013 - November 27
--- Socioeconomic overview of the farm population, 2011 - November 27
--- Farm income, 2012 - November 26
--- Canadian Internet Use Survey, 2012 - November 26
--- Study: Long-term trends in unionization, 1981 to 2012 - November 26
--- Understanding public–private sector differences in work absences - September 19
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [United States] Conservative Leads Effort to Raise Minimum Wage in California (New York Times) - November 25
* [ International, incl. Canada] Pensions at a Glance 2013 : OECD and G20 Indicators (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) - November 26
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

November 24, 2013
* When good advice goes bad [financial planning for people in poverty] (John Stapleton, Open Policy) - November 22
* When zero-tolerance prevails: very fast drivers, three Senators, and Toronto’s mayor (John Stapleton, Open Policy) - November 17
* Prince Edward Island Pilot Food Costing Project Report (PEI Food Security Network) - November 2013
* SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change - November 20 issue
[SPAR = Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto]
* Media and Policy News for November 18 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* New releases from the Caledon Institute of Social Policy:
--- Strengthening the Canada Pension Plan: Take it to the public - November 2013
--- Time for Talk, Not Action (Canada Job Grant program) - November 2013
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
---- Consumer Price Index, October 2013 - November 22
--- Employment Insurance, September 2013
- November 21
--- Two articles in the Newsletter for Communities (November 2013 issue):
***** Study: An Overview of the Working Lives of Older Baby Boomers, 1983 to 2010
***** Skills in Canada: First results from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, 2012
--- The Labour Force Survey’s volatility – myth or reality?
- November 20
--- Hours worked and labour productivity in the provinces and territories, 2012
- November 20
--- Job vacancies in brief, three-month average ending in August 2013 - November 19
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

November 17, 2013
* Canada’s Premiers Focused on Growing the Economy and Creating Jobs (Council of the Federation) - November 15
* Poverty: Where do we draw the line? (Chris Sarlo, Fraser Institute) - November 14
* Update of Economic and Fiscal Projections (Finance Canada) - November 12
*
Media and Policy News for November 11 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
----- Employment Insurance Coverage Survey, 2012 - November 15
----- Canadian Community Health Survey: Public Use Microdata File, 2011/2012 and 2012 - November 13
----- National Housing Survey Aboriginal Population Profile, 2011 - November 13
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

November 10, 2013
* Veterans' Week — November 5 to 11 (Veterans Affairs Canada)
*
How income inequality hurts every Canadian's chance of building a better life (The Globe and Mail) - November 6
* Media and Policy News for November 6 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* HungerCount 2013 (Food Banks Canada) - November 5
* SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change - October 23 and November 6 issues [SPAR = Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto]
* Building on evidence: 13 things to include in Ontario’s municipal homelessness reduction strategies (St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto) - October 2013
* Ontario's minimum wage workers below poverty line: Canadian Union of Public Employees (minimum wage consultations) - November 6
* Removal of Ordering and Application Services from the Publications Canada Website (Publications Canada) - October 10
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
----- Labour Force Survey, October 2013 - October 8
----- Provincial and territorial economic accounts, 2012 - October 8
----- National and provincial-territorial input-output tables, 2010 - October 8
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* How's Life 2013 : Measuring Well-Being (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development - OECD) - November [incl. Canada]
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

November 3, 2013
* Koch foundation donated again to Fraser Institute in 2011, U.S. tax records show (Vancouver Observer) - October 31
* Top 10 howlers in Stephen Harper’s convention keynote (PressProgress) - November 2
* Fourteen Components of Fascism (Canadian Dimension) - February 8, 2012
* Five Things You Should Know About Poverty in British Columbia (BC Poverty Reduction Coalition) - October 2013
* Canada Child Tax Benefit Guideline Table : July 2013 to June 2014 (Canada Revenue Agency)
* New from Finance Canada:
--- 2011-12 Public Accounts Of Canada
Tabled - October 30
--- Release of The Fiscal Monitor for August 2013
- October 27
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, August 2013 - October 31
--- Foreign control in the Canadian economy, 2011 - October 30

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [U.S.] 29 Incredible Facts Which Prove That Poverty In America Is Absolutely Exploding (The Economic Collapse Blog) - October 27
* [U.S.] Resetting the Poverty Debate : Renewing Our Commitment to Shared Prosperity (Half in Ten) - November 2013
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

October 27, 2013
* [Ontario] Poverty patchwork : Can the grassroots trust the Wynne government after missing targets? (Now Toronto) - October 2013
* Social Assistance in Canada (Conference Notes by Nick Falvo) - October 24
* Vibrant Communities Canada : Cities Connect – October 2013 updates
* Ten Things You Might Not Know About Poverty In Canada (CBC) - October 17
* Harper Government on Track for Balanced Budget in 2015 (Finance Canada) - October 2013
* Harper Government Focused on Job Creation and Economic Growth with Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 2 (Finance Canada) - October 22
* Bank of Canada Inflation Calculator and Investment Calculator (updated links)
* [Ontario] Social Assistance, Pension and Tax Credit Rates, October to December 2013 (Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services) - October 2013
* [Ontario] Submission to the Cabinet Committee on Poverty Reduction and Social Inclusion (Ottawa Poverty Reduction Network) - October 2013
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Employment Insurance, August 2013 - October 24
--- Job vacancies in brief, three-month average ending in July 2013 - October 22
--- Population estimates by census subdivision, 2011 and 2012 - October 22
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [United States] Drug Tests Falter as Way for States to Deny Public Aid (New York Times) - October 25
* [United States] How do you solve a problem like poverty? (The Scout Report) - October 25
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

October 20, 2013
* Homelessness Policy : A Presentation (Nick Falvo in the Progressive Economics Blog) - October 18
* Harper Government™ tables Notice of Ways and Means Motion to Implement Remaining Tax Measures From Economic Action Plan 2013 and Other Previously Announced Tax Measures - October 18
* [Ontario]
Income Security Advocacy Centre Submission on the Minimum Wage - October 18
* [Ontario]
Income Security Advocacy Centre Submission on Ontario's Next Five-Year Poverty Reduction Strategy - October 4
* Better daycare for $7/day: One province's solution for Canada (Globe and Mail) - October 18
* Welfare Incomes Crowdfunding Campaign Update: October 19 (Caledon Institute of Social Policy)
* International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (United Nations) - October 17
* World Food Day (United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization) - October 16
* Speech from the Throne : October 16
--- Full text of the Speech (National Post)
--- Seven of the Dumbest Things Said During the Throne Speech
(ShitHarperDid.com)
--- Hard on Families, Light on Crime: Some Thoughts on the Throne Speech (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)
--- Six themes highlighted in the 2013 federal throne speech
* National Conference on Ending Homelessness, October 28 to October 30, 2013 (Ottawa) - (Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness)
* Canada faces a 'crisis' on aboriginal reserves: UN investigator (CTV News) - October 15
* Vital Signs reports for 2013 (Community Foundations of Canada) - October 2013
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, September 2013 - October 18
--- The General Social Survey: An Overview - October 18
--- Health Reports - October 2013 issue - October 16
--- Study: Research and development of Canadian non-profit organizations, 2013 - October 15

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

October 13, 2013
* Welfare Incomes Crowdfunding Campaign Update : October 13 (Caledon Institute of Social Policy)
* SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change - October 9 issue [SPAR = Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto]
* What’s wrong with income-splitting? Nothing — if you’re wealthy (iPolitics) - October 9
* Nova Scotia Provincial Election - October 8
* A Closer Look At Who Is Making Minimum Wage In Ontario (Wellesley Institute) - October 8
* [Edmonton] Tracking the Trends 2013: 12th Edition (Edmonton Social Planning Council) - October 2013
* Fertile Ground: Sowing the seeds of change in Canada’s food system (Community Foundations of Canada) - October 2013
* Measuring the food security environment in Canada (Health Canada) - October 2013
* 2013 Edmonton Vital Signs (Edmonton Social Planning Council) - October 2013
* Housing First in Canada: Supporting Communities to End Homelessness (The Homeless Hub) - October 2013
* Baird makes "inappropriate" remarks about the Maldives; UN rapporteur on Indigenous peoples arrives in Canada - October 7, 8
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, September 2013 - October 11
--- Skills in Canada: First results from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, 2012 - October 8
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [United States] Six Myths About Food Stamps (Moyers & Company) - October 8
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

October 6, 2013
* Proposed changes to Canada Pension Plan spur momentum for pension reform (Globe and Mail) - October 3
* Migrant Agricultural Workers challenge unjust denial of Employment Insurance benefits (Income Security Advocacy Centre) - October 2013
* Hennessy's Index: Pseudo Census (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - October 2013
* Behind the Numbers (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Blog) - Recent Posts
* Who’s Hungry 2013: A Tale of Three Cities (Daily Bread Food Bank, Toronto) - September 24
* Welfare Incomes Crowdfunding Campaign Update : October 6 (Caledon Institute of Social Policy)
* Welfare Re-form : The Future of Social Policy in Canada (Luncheon and Keynote Address by Sherri Torjman, Vice-President of the Caledon Institute of Social Policy) - October 24, 2013
* Why Canada’s voluntary census is worthless (Globe and Mail) - October 4
* 2013 State of the Federation Conference : Aboriginal Multilevel Governance Conference (Kingston, Ontario - November 28-30, 2013)
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- An Overview of the Working Lives of Older Baby Boomers, 1983 to 2010 - October 2
--- Family income and income of individuals, related variables: Sub-provincial data, 2011 - October 2
--- Your Guide to Data Sources on Census Program Topics, Census year 2011 - September 30
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [U.S.] Getting Older, Growing Poorer (New York Times) - October 5
* [U.S.] A Radical Fix for the Social Safety Net: Replace It All With One BIG (Basic Income Guarantee) Idea (Daily Finance) - October 2
* [United Kingdom] People under 25 should not be able to claim welfare, must be forced to ‘earn or learn’: British PM David Cameron (National Post) - October 2
* [International] Sizing up poverty in Hong Kong (South China Morning Post) - September 30
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

September 29, 2013
* New from the Caledon Institute of Social Policy:
--- A Note on Poverty Reduction in Ontario - September 2013
--- The War on Poverty or the Weapon of Choice? Musings on Our Crowdfunding Campaign (Welfare Incomes) - September 26
* The Young and the Jobless : Youth Unemployment in Ontario (By Sean Geobey, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives | Ontario) - September 2013
* Release of The Fiscal Monitor for July 2013 (Finance Canada) - September 26
* SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change - September 25 issue
[SPAR = Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto]
* Bring back the compulsory census (Winnipeg Free Press) - September 24
* 2013 State of the Federation : Aboriginal Multilevel Governance (Kingston, Ontario - November 28, 29, 30)
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, July 2013 - September 27
--- Canada's total population estimates, 2013 - September 26
--- Final estimates of 2011 Census coverage - September 26
--- Canada's population estimates, second quarter 2013
- September 26
--- Deaths, 2010 and 2011 - September 25
--- Life Tables, Canada, Provinces and Territories, 2009 to 2011 - September 25
--- Report on the Demographic Situation in Canada - September 25
--- Government Finance Statistics, second quarter 2013 - September 24
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [U.S.] Obamacare’s real danger for the GOP is that it will succeed (Washington Post) - September 23
* [U.S.] Recent articles from the New York Times:
--- Free to Be Hungry - September 22
--- Silencing [Canadian] Scientists - September 21
* [U.S.] Wealth Inequality in America - November 20, 2012
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

September 22, 2013
* Caledon Institute of Social Policy : Data Rescue Campaign (Saving the Welfare Incomes report) - September 12
* [Manitoba] Rent Aid changes in 2013 : Province increases aid to low-income families (Josh Brandon, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Manitoba) - September 19
* Media and Policy News for September 19 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* Five years of economic recovery have been far from equal (Globe and Mail) - September 19
* Canada Gives Human Rights the Cold Shoulder: Disgraceful Response to UN Human Rights Review Contains No New Commitments (Globe and Mail) - September 19
* Canada rejects UN rights review of violence against aboriginal women (Toronto Star) - September 19
* Unemployment is higher than you think. (Progressive Economics Forum) - September 18
* [Ontario] Budget Changes to Social Assistance Began September 1 (Income Security Advocacy Centre) - September 2013
* Most Highly Unionized Countries Top "Happiest Countries” List, Again. Why? (By Dr. David Doorey in his Law of Work Blog) - September 9

*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, August 2013 - September 20
--- Employment Insurance, July 2013 - September 19

--- Canadian Community Health Survey: Mental Health, 2012 - September 18
--- Health Reports, September 2013 - September 18
--- Sharing expertise - September 18
--- Job vacancies, three-month average ending in June 2013 - September 17
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2012 (U.S. Census Bureau) - September 17
*
[U.S.] Recent postings on the Urban Institute Blog:
--- We can end child poverty. Or, at least, do more
- September 16
--- Ten myth-busting facts about welfare - September 11
* 2012 American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau) - September 19
* [U.S.] Implementing Obamacare (Washington Post) - September 20
* [International] Comparative Welfare Entitlements Dataset (CWED) - September 19
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

September 15, 2013
* Caledon Institute of Social Policy Launches Data Rescue Campaign - September 12
* Government of Canada Moving Forward With Its Plan for Jobs, Growth and Long-Term Prosperity (Finance Canada) - September 13
* Canadian Mental Health Association 2013 National Conference (Ottawa) update - September 13
* Fact Sheets : 2013-2018 Renewal of New Brunswick Poverty Reduction Plan (New Brunswick Common Front for Social Justice) - September 13
* Degrees of Uncertainty : Navigating the changing terrain of university finance (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - September 11
* Making Women Count : Research that makes a difference in the lives of women in Canada (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - September 9
* Behind the Numbers (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives blog) - September 13
* Media and Policy News for September 12 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change [SPAR = Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto] - September 11 issue
* Social well-being in Canada: how do the provinces measure up? (The Broadbent Institute) - September 9
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- University tuition fees, 2013/2014 - September 12
--- 2011 National Household Survey: Income of Canadians - September 11
--- 2011 National Household Survey: Homeownership and shelter costs in Canada - September 11
--- New StatCan products and studies (links to 29 National Household Survey tables) - September 11
--- Study: Caregivers in Canada, 2012 - September 10
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [U.S.] - Official Poverty Measure Masks Gains Made Over Last 50 Years (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) - September 13
* [U.S.] Mindlessly Gutting Food Stamps (New York Times) - September 8
* World Happiness Report 2013 (UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network) - September 9
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

September 8, 2013
[Ontario] Robin Hood Doctor Under Fire for Helping the Poor (Krystalline Kraus, rabble.ca) - September 7
* [Ontario] Administrative Justice Support Network (Guide to appeal courts in Ontario)
* Court dismisses landmark Charter challenge on behalf of homeless Canadians (Toronto Star) - September 6
* [New Brunswick] Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation to hold public sessions - August 26
* Social Assistance Reform in New Brunswick
* Media and Policy News for September 6 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* New way to keep the war on poverty alive (Toronto Star, Caledon Institute on Social Policy) - September 4
* Unifor: Canada’s Newest Union (Jim Stanford, Progressive Economics Forum) - September 1
* The New Attack on Unions (Andrew Jackson in Progressive Economics Forum) - September 3
* On income inequality, Andrew Coyne misses the mark (Andrew Jackson in The Broadbent Blog) - September 3
* Indecent proposals: why the Fraser Institute is wrong on immigration (By Patti Tamara Lenard, Broadbent Institute) - September 3
* Ontario welfare reforms roll out this month (Laurie Monsebraaten, Toronto Star) - September 2

*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Canadian economic accounts, second quarter 2013 and June 2013 - August 30
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, June 2013 - August 28

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* United States Department of Agriculture : Many Americans struggling to find enough to eat (Huffington Post) - September 5
* A Debt-Free Degree? Oregon's New Plan Would Eliminate Upfront College Costs (Huffington Post) - August 7
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

September 1 , 2013
* Bringing it all back Home : Inflation, Poverty Lines and Social Assistance Rates (John Stapleton, Open Policy) - August 29
* The Fiscal Monitor: June 2013 (Finance Canada) - August 30
* Labour Day: celebrating our role as workers (Canadian Union of Public Employees) - August 30
* Hennessy's Index : Unions (Trish Hennessy, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - August 2013
* Canadian Mental Health National Conference (Ottawa) - October 17-18, 2013
* Poverty impairs cognitive function (Science Journal) - August 29
* SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change - August 28 issue [SPAR = Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto]
* [Ontario] Here we go again: Consultation on poverty reduction going nowhere - (Hamilton Spectator) - August 26
* Harper Government Providing Families With Back-to-School Tax Relief (Finance Canada) - August 27
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Canadian economic accounts, second quarter 2013 and June 2013 - August 30
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, June 2013 - August 28
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* The Astonishing Decline of Homelessness in America (The Atlantic) - August 26
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

August 25, 2013
* The Cost of Raising Children (Fraser Institute) - August 22
* Consultation on Ontario's Minimum Wage System : Submit your views before October 18, 2013! (Ontario Ministry of Labour)
* Media and Policy News for August 19 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report 2012 (Employment and Social Development Canada)
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, July 2013 - August 23
--- Employment Insurance, June 2013 - August 22
--- Health Reports - August 21
--- Classify this - August 21
--- Job vacancies, three-month average ending in May 2013 - August 20

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [U.S.] Why Get off Welfare? (Cato Institute) - August 22
* United Kingdom : Update on Living Wage (Living Wage Commission) and Minimum Wage (Joseph Rowntree Foundation) June/July 2013
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

August 18, 2013
* Raising Ontario's minimum wage makes good economic sense (Toronto Star) - August 13
* Health Care : Let's Talk About It. (Ottawa Council on Aging Bulletin, Summer 2013)
* Le système de santé : Parlons-en (Bulletin du Conseil sur le vieillissement d'Ottawa - Été 2013)
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Statistics Canada delays final release of National Household Survey - August 13
--- Tracking government finances - July 17 StatCan blog post

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

August 11, 2013
* Toronto doctor faces sanctions for helping poor [Special Diet Allowance] (World Socialist Web Site) - August 9
* Funding Cuts to Alberta’s Post-Secondary Education Sector: There Are Alternatives (Nick Falvo in Progressive Economics Forum) - August 7
* Why Is Tom Mulcair Opposed to Tax Increases? (Nick Falvo in progressive Economics Forum) - August 9
Income Inequality, Equality of Opportunity, and Intergenerational Mobility (Miles Corak) - July 2013
* Corporate Welfare at Industry Canada since John Diefenbaker (Fraser Institute) - July 23
* Minimum wage needs to be re-engineered (Toronto Star) - August 6
* Guide to the Guaranteed Annual Income (National Council of Welfare) - January 1976
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, July 2013 - August 9
--- 2011 National Household Survey announcement: Income and Housing - August 7
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [United States] The Pay is Too Damn Low (James Surowiecki in The New Yorker) - August 12
* Demise of the Council for Employment, Income and Social Cohesion in Paris (Alternatives Economiques) - 2009
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

August 4, 2013
* Ontario Social Assistance, Pension and Tax Credit Rates, July to September 2013
(Ministry of Community and Social Services)
* SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change - July 17 and July 31 issues
[SPAR = Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto]
* Media and Policy News for July 23 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* What Makes Us Sick? Canadian Medical Association Town Hall Report (July 30)
* Household Food Insecurity in Canada, 2011(PROOF - Food insecurity Research) - July 2013
* Fewer people are below the poverty line now than ever before : Coyne (July 22)
Oh, really? : Goldman (July 30)
* One Woman's Fight for Equal Funding of First Nations Children Lands Feds in Court (DeSmog.ca/) - July 15
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Police-reported crime statistics, 2012 : CANSIM tables - July 29
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, May 2013 - July 25
--- Police-reported crime statistics, 2012 : report + tables & charts - July 25
---
Total income of farm operators, 2011 - July 22
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

July 28, 2013:
No Canadian Social Research Newsletter this week.

July 21, 2013
* Poorer Canadians more likely to die younger: Statistics Canada (Ottawa Citizen) - July 18(Ottawa Citizen)
* Canada's new cabinet --- Who is in, who is out, who is shuffled (Ottawa Citizen) - July 15
* The Dilemma of Housing in Alberta (Action to End Poverty in Alberta and Momentum) - July 15
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, June 2013 - July 19
--- Employment Insurance, May 2013 - July 18
--- Health Reports, July 2013 -
July 17
--- StatCan Blog: Tracking government finances, July 2013 - July 17

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Recent releases from UNICEF:
--- The State of the World’s Children 2013: Children with Disabilities - April 24
---
2012 UNICEF Annual Report - July 15 (2013)
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

July 14, 2013
* Impact Newsletter - Summer 2013 issue (Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services, University of Ottawa)
* [Ontario] McMeekin says welfare report getting push back (Hamilton Spectator) - July 13
* Exploring Employment Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities : Report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities - June 2013
*What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Police-reported hate crimes, 2011 - July 11
--- Police-reported data on street gang crime, 2011 - July 11
--- Financial information of universities and colleges, 2011/2012
- July 11
--- Report on the Demographic Situation in Canada, 2008 to 2012 - July 9
--- Spending on research and development in the higher education sector, 2011/2012
- July 5
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [United States] Everything You Need to Know About the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) - July 12
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

July 7, 2013
* Lessons from Ontario’s campaign to cut child poverty (Toronto Star) - July 3
* Brigit's Notes --- Le Bloc-notes de Brigit : Summer 2013 issue (Canadian Women's Health Network) - July 3
* SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change [SPAR = Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto] - July 3
* SoundBites e-Bulletin (Social Planning Toronto) - July 3
* Quebec's controversial new welfare rules go into effect (CBC News) - July 1
* Québec Handy Numbers, 2013 Edition
(Institut de la statistique du Québec) - April 2013
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, June 2013 - July 5
--- Study: Changing labour market conditions for young Canadians - July 4
--- What has changed for young people in Canada? - July 4

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs

* [United States] End food stamps, with a caveat (Washington Post) - July 2
* [United States] Working-Family Tax Credits Help Over 1 Million Military Families
(Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) - July 2
* The World Wealth Report 2013 (RBC Wealth Management and Capgemini) - June 19
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

June 30, 2013
* Media and Policy News for June 28, 2013 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)

* [British Columbia] 2012-2013 Annual Report of the Office of the Ombudsperson - June 2013
* Mayors of Canada's biggest cities calling on government partners to address growing housing crisis (Federation of Canadian Municipalities) - May 30
* Poverty Costs 2.0 : Investing in Albertans --- A Blueprint for Reducing Poverty in Alberta
(Vibrant Communities Calgary and Action to End Poverty in Alberta) - June 26
* Canada positioned to create more jobs and growth with Royal Assent of the Economic Action Plan 2013 Act (Finance Canada) - June 26
* Provincial and Territorial Ministers Responsible for Housing Call for Sustainable Federal Funding Partnership - June 25
* [New Brunswick] Third Progress report on poverty reduction plan released (Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation) - June 14
* 2013 Call for Nominations for 3M Health Leadership Award : deadline for nominations extended to midnight on Sunday July 7 (Health Nexus )
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, April 2013 - June 27
--- Income of Canadians, 2011 - June 27
--- Low Income Lines, 2011-2012 - June 27
--- The Increase in Food Prices Between 2007 and 2012
- June 27
--- 2011 National Household Survey: Portrait of Canada's labour force - June 26
--- 2011 National Household Survey: Education in Canada: Attainment, field of and location of study - June 26
--- Family violence in Canada: A statistical profile, 2011 - June 25

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [United States] 2013 Kids Count Data Book : State Trends in Child Well-Being (Annie E. Casey Foundation) - June 24
* [U.S.] Growing Apart: A Political History of American Inequality
(Institute for Policy Studies Program on Inequality and the Common Good) - June 26
* U.S. Inequality Now Literally Off the Chart : World of Work Report 2013
(International Labour Organization) - May 30
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

June 23, 2013
* Housing Policy Under Harper (By Nick Falvo, Carleton University) - June 22
* National Aboriginal Day - June 21
* Minister Fantino Outlines Canada's Approach to Helping Those Most in Need (Wall Street Journal Online) - June 21
* Soundbites e-Bulletin - June 19 issue (Social Planning Toronto)
* [Québec] Recipients under social assistance programs, April 2013 (Ministère de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité) - June 19
* Poverty or Prosperity : Indigenous children in Canada (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Save the Children Canada) - June 19
* The State of Homelessness in Canada 2013
(Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, Homeless Hub) - June 19
* SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change
[SPAR = Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto] - June 19
* Assessment of the New Brunswick Poverty Reduction Plan in June 2013
(New Brunswick Common Front for Social Justice Inc.) - June 18
* Where's Home? 2013
(Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association, Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada - Ontario Region) - June 18
* Poverty as a Human Rights Violation
(By Vincent Greason) - June 18
* Impact of Inequality on Aboriginal People in Canada
(Canadian Human Rights Commission) - June 17
* The Training Wheels Are Off: A Closer Look at the Canada Job Grant
(Michael Mendelson and Noah Zon, Caledon Institute of Social Policy) - June 2013
* Media and Policy News for June 17 and June 19, 2013 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, May 2013 - June 21
--- Canadian Community Health Survey, 2011/2012 - June 21
--- Employment Insurance, April 2013 - June 21
--- Report of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program, May 2013 - June 2013
--- Health Reports, June 2013 - June 19
--- Job vacancies, Three-month average ending in March 2013 - June 18
--- 2011 National Household Survey announcement: Education and Labour - June 18
--- Financial information of universities and colleges, 2011/2012 - June 17
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [Florida] 'Welfare-To-Work' Program Linked To Higher Deaths (The Medical Daily) - June 15
* [United States] Online Services for Key Low-Income Benefit Programs (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) - May 1
*
[United Kingdom] Demos: A/V
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

June 16, 2013
* Canada at a Glance, 2013 (Statistics Canada) - April 30
* Report of Findings from Angels of the Road : 16 Months of Living with Canada’s Homeless (Bonny L. Cameron) - June 2013
* BC Poverty Reduction Coalition Newsletter : June 2013
* Abbotsford (B.C) city staff caught spreading manure over a homeless camp (12 links, mostly to Abbotsford Today articles) - June 5

* Canada Without Poverty News - April/May 2013
* Who Spends More: Left or Right? (Montreal Economic Institute) - March 27, 2013
* Network Tools : PDF Mergy and Google Scholar (Found in The Scout Report)
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Saving and Wealth: The Adequacy of Household Saving in Canada - June 14
--- Youth court statistics, 2011/2012 - June 13
--- Adult criminal court statistics in Canada, 2011/2012 - June 13
--- Employer pension plans (trusteed pension funds), fourth quarter 2012 - June 12
--- Study: Unemployment dynamics among Canada's youth, 1977 to 2012 - June 11

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [United States] New/Updated American Government content:
----- The 2012 Statistical Abstract (U.S. Census Bureau)
----- 2013 (Annual) Update of the Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines
----- Welfare in America - Reports to Congress (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families + Indicators of Welfare Dependence)
----- Food Insecurity in Households With Children: Prevalence, Severity, and Household Characteristics, 2010-11
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

June 9, 2013
* Accidentally Green & Inadvertently Poor? The strange case of the District of Scarborough Ontario (John Stapleton, Open Policy) - June 7
* I Stand Alone : Why I resigned from the Conservative caucus (Brent Rathgeber, M.P. for Edmonton-St. Albert) - June 6

* Launch of the Canadian Observatory On Homelessness (Wellesley Institute) - June 6
* Canada’s First National Conference on Ending Homelessness, (Ottawa) October 28-30, 2013 (Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness)
* Brigit's Notes --- Le Bloc-notes de Brigit (Canadian Women's Health Network) - June 2013 issue
* Media and Policy News for June 7, 2013 (By Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* My two cents' worth regarding the $90K cheque from the Prime Minister's Chief of Staff to shamed Senator Duffy
* Hey, Stephen Harper : What have you got against Aboriginal people??
--- Aboriginal groups shocked by federal fund cuts - June 6
--- An obsessively partisan Stephen Harper slips into his Richard Nixon mode - June 6
--- Government went too far in surveillance of First Nations advocate: report - May 28
--- Harper government withheld documents in indigenous human-rights case - May 17
* SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change [SPAR = Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto] - May 22 and June 5

*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, May 2013 - June 7
--- Summary elementary and secondary school indicators for Canada, the provinces and territories, 2001 to 2011 (final) - June 7

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [United States] The Wealthy Kids Are All Right [The American Prospect] - May 28
* [United States] Recent research on Poverty Measurement found in Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity:
--- Drawing the Line (official vs supplemental concepts of poverty
(May 2013)
--- A State-by-State Snapshot of Poverty Among Seniors : Findings From Analysis of the Supplemental Poverty Measure
(May 2013)
--- Measuring Up: Aspirations for Economic Security in the 21st Century
(April 2013)
--- The New York Center for Economic Opportunity Poverty Measure, 2005-2011

* Canada ranks 3rd in survey of rich nations [Better Life Index] (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) - May 28
* Can extreme poverty be eradicated by 2030? May-June 2013 (The Scout Report, University of Wisconsin)
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

June 2, 2013
* R.I.P. Steve Kerstetter, former Director of the National Council of Welfare (May 27)
* [Ontario] “Minister Jeffrey: Tear down this wall” [the Linda Chamberlain rule] (John Stapleton) - May 31
* The Fiscal Monitor: March 2013 (Finance Canada) - May 31
* The Case for a Canada Social Report (Caledon Institute of Social Policy) - May 29
* Harper Government Supports Full Potential of Canadians with Disabilities Through Canada's Economic Action Plan (Finance Canada) - May 31
* Quebec to proceed with plan to get people off social assistance: minister (Montreal Gazette) - May 29
* Henry Morgentaler, 90, Dies; Abortion Defender in Canada (New York Times)
* Calgary Poverty Reduction Strategy passed by City Council - May 27
* Ontario launches Canada's first microloan fund to help social enterprises (Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment) - May 24
* From Jennefer Laidley of the Income Security Advocacy Centre:
---
Media and Policy News for May 31, 2013
---
Media and Policy News for May 28, 2013
---
Media and Policy News for May 27, 2013
---
Media and Policy News for May 24, 2013
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Canadian economic accounts, first quarter 2013 and March 2013 - May 31
--- Food availability, 2012 -
May 30
--- May 2013 Newsletter for Communities (National Housing Survey)- May 30
--- New products/studies (May 30):
----- Economic Insights : Global Price Movements in Consumer Price Indices
----- Health Fact Sheets : Directly measured physical activity of Canadians, 2007 to 2011
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, March 2013
- May 29
--- Study: The evolution of English-French bilingualism in Canada from 1961 to 2011 - May 28

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs

* Congressional Report Singles Out Walmart as a Drag on US Economy (U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce) - May 31
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

May 26, 2013
* Media and Policy News for May 22, 2013 (By Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Employment Insurance, March 2013 - May 23
--- Job vacancies, three-month average ending in February 2013 - May 22
---
Health region level unemployment rates, population estimates, and dependency ratios, 2012 - May 21
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [United States] Strategic Ignorance (Republicans "seek to curtail or end vital surveys by the Census Bureau") (New York Times) - May 24
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

May 19, 2013
Ontario welfare earnings exemptions : "not too high; not too low; just right" (By John Stapleton, Open Policy) - May 2013
* The Canada Social Transfer and the Social Determinants of Health : Final Report (Canadian Association of Social Workers) - March 2013
* The History of Unemployment Insurance (1940 to 1993) / Historique de l'assurance-chômage (1940 à 1993)
* Call for Proposals : Opening Doors: Economic Opportunities for Women (Status of Women Canada) - deadline May 31
* The National Shelter Study 2005-2009 (Homelessness Strategy, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada) - Posted April 2013
* Recent releases from the Caledon Institute of Social Policy:
----- Private money, public programs? There will always be strings -May 2013
----- Federal Policy Monitor, April 2013
----- Provincial/Territorial Policy Monitor, April 2013

* Filling the Gap: Measuring Ontario's Balance with the Federal Government (Noah Zon, The Mowat Centre) - March 2013
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- The Consumer Price Index, April 2013 - May 17
--- Measuring wealth - March 20
--- Hours worked and labour productivity in the provinces and territories, 2012 - May 15
--- Education Indicators in Canada : Report of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program, May 2013 - May 14
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [United Kingdom] Child poverty: time for honesty and a new approach + The Condition of Britain (Institute for Public Policy Research) - May 13
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

May 12, 2013
* New From Statistics Canada's 2011 National Household Survey (May 8):
--- Aboriginal Peoples in Canada: First Nations People, Métis and Inuit

--- Immigration and Ethnocultural Diversity in Canada
* Conservatives’ reputation as the ‘Nasty Party’ is well-deserved (Andrew Coyne, Postmedia News) - May 10
* SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change (City of Toronto, Social Policy Analysis & Research) - May 8, 2013
* British Columbia 2013 Election - May 14, 2013
* Working for a Living Wage 2013 : Making Paid Work Meet Basic Family Needs in Metro Vancouver (BC Office - Canadien Centre for Policy Alternatives) - May 2
* [Ontario] Media and Policy News for 9 May 2013 (Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* Hugh Segal : Senate debate on the second reading of Bill C-377, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (requirements for labour organizations (Senate Debates - Hansard) - February 2013
* Ontario] A Legal Rights Handbook [for women experiencing abuse] (Community Legal Education Ontario) - February 2013
* Once-in-a-generation chance to modernize [Ontario] welfare lost (Carol Goar, Toronto Star) - May 6
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, April 2013 - May 10
--- 2011 National Household Survey (May 8):
----- Aboriginal Peoples in Canada: First Nations People, Métis and Inuit
----- Immigration, place of birth, citizenship, ethnic origin, visible minorities, language and religion

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [U.S. Poverty Measurement] There may be millions more poor people in the US than you think (NBC News) - May 3
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

May 5 , 2013
* 2012 Ontario Budget - May 2, 2013
: links to Ontario Budget documents and media coverage PLUS analysis and critique of the budget measures from the following:
---The Income Security Advocacy Centre
--- The 25 in 5 Network for Poverty Reduction
--- The Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
--- Ontario Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
--- Canadian Union of Public Employees - Ontario
--- Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction
--- TD Bank Economics - Federal and Provincial Budgets

* The Welfarization of Disability Programs [video] (John Stapleton presentation to the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg) - March 23, 2012
* Update from the Basic Income Canada Network - May 2
* Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Update - May 3
* [Ontario] Social Assistance, Pension and Tax Credit Rates, April - June 2013 (Ministry of Community and Social Services)
* Canadians’ consumer tax burden is not as onerous as it sounds (Andrew Jackson in the Globe and Mail) - May 1
* British Columbia Election Debate Infographic - April 30
* New from the Caledon Institute of Social Policy in April:
--- Ensuring the Welfare of ‘Welfare Incomes’
--- A Filmflam [Federal] Budget

* 2013 Spring Report of the Auditor General of Canada - April 30
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, February 2013 - April 25
--- Payment patterns of child and spousal support - April 24
--- Data Inventory Project, 2012 - April 22
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [U.S.] Disability.gov (formerly DisabilityInfo.gov)
* [U.S.] Policy Basics: Introduction to Medicaid (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) - May 2013
* [United Kingdom] Beyond the bottom line: The challenges and opportunities of a living wage (Institute for Public Policy Research) - January 20, 2013
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)
* Happy 20th Birthday, internets!! - April 30

April 28 , 2013
* It’s time to end the erosion of public assistance in Ontario (John Stapleton in the Toronto Star) - April 26
* March and April 2013 issues of JUSTICenews (Citizens for Public Justice)
* Canada's Second Universal Periodic Review 2013 : April 26, 2013 (United Nations Human Rights Council
and Canadian Heritage)
* Finance Committee commences income inequality study, but whose interests do they have in mind? (Citizens for Public Justice) - April 25
* Media and Policy News for April 23, 24 (by Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* Ontario budget to be tabled May 2
(CityNews) - April 22
* British Columbia 2013 Election : May 14, 2013
* Tory Senator Hugh Segal says time is right for ‘minister for poverty reduction’ (Canada.com) - April 24
* Employment Insurance : Ten Changes in 2012–2013 (Parliamentary Information and Research Service) - January 23
* The Parliamentary Information and Research Service : What you'll find there.
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, February 2013 - April 25
--- Payment patterns of child and spousal support - April 24
--- Data Inventory Project, 2012 - April 22
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [ United Kingdom] Benefit changes: Who will be affected? (BBC) - April 25
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

April 21 , 2013
* Two videos : guaranteed annual income and working poor (Senator Hugh Segal, John Stapleton and Michael Menezes) - February 28, 2013
* More thoughts on Ontario social assistance caseloads (Open Policy - John Stapleton) - April 2013
* Forty-Seven Submissions to the Parliamentary Committee Study of Income Inequality - April 2013
* 2013 Call for Nominations for 3M Health Leadership Award (Health Nexus) - April 18
* Manitoba Budget 2013 - April 16
* Income, Wealth, and Inequality : report / fact sheets (Citizens for Public Justice) - April 15
* Parliament losing power to keep tabs on government: Tory MP Michael Chong (Canada.com) - April 15
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- The Consumer Price Index for March 2013 - April 19
--- General Social Survey on Families, 2011 - April 19
--- Employment Insurance, February 2013 - April 18
--- Study: Productivity and Economic Growth in the Canadian Provinces, 1997 to 2010 - April 17
--- Job vacancies, three-month average ending in January 2013 - April 16
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [U.S] The 2012 Green Book : the definitive authority on U.S. social security programs (American Congress, Committee on Ways and Means) - November 2012
* [U.S] A Profile of the Working Poor, 2011 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) - April 2013
* New from the World Bank in April 2013:
--- Global Monitoring Report 2013 : Rural-Urban Dynamics and the Millennium Development Goals
--- The State of the Poor: Where are the Poor and Where are they Poorest
?
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

April 14 , 2013
* Join the British Columbia election campaign! --- "Where is BC’s Poverty Reduction Plan?" (BC Poverty Reduction Coalition)
* [Ontario] Union and welfare advocacy group seeking a 55% boost in social assistance (April 12) + Is the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty becoming more moderate? (March 6)
* SPARmonitor (Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto) - April 10
* Employment Insurance cuts are another blow to the jobless (Toronto Star) - April 10
* Unions Matter (National Union of Public and General Employees - NUPGE) - March 2013
* More news about Quebec's controversial welfare changes - April 10, 13
* Who will push for Ontario’s poor [in the upcoming Ontario Budget 2014]? (Hamilton Spectator) - April 11
* Stephen Harper and The Fraser (Georgia Straight) - July 6, 2006
* Why Guaranteeing the Poor an Income Will Save Us All In the End (Hugh Segal in Huffington Post Canada) - April 8
* Inequality: What the Federal Finance Committee should know (Canada Without Poverty) - April 8
* The At Home/Chez Soi project ended March 31 (Housing First for people experiencing serious mental illness and homelessness)
* Research Tip : Google Alerts!
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Nothing of note this past week...

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [International] Child Well-being in Rich Countries: A comparative overview [Innocenti Report Card 11] (UNICEF Office of Research) - April 2013
* 2014 United States Federal Budget - April 10
* [International] The Rules (wealth inequality)
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

April 7 , 2013
* Parliamentary Committee Study of Income Inequality - April 2013
* Federal Support for Health Care Set to Grow from Record Levels in 2013-14 (Health Canada) - April 1
* The Canada Social Transfer and the Deconstruction of Pan-Canadian Social Policy (Donna E. Wood, University of Victoria) - March 2013
* Speaking of Vibrant Communities Calgary : Poverty Costs 2.0
* Nova Scotia Provincial Budget 2013 - April 4
* Federal and Provincial/Territorial Policy Monitors (Caledon Institute of Social Policy) - March 2013
* Filling the Gap: Measuring Ontario's Balance with the Federation (Mowat Centre) - March 28
* Federal Budget 2013 analysis by the Caledon Institute of Social Policy - March 2013
* Recommended resources for federal and provincial/territorial government budget 2013 analysis
* Dépenses publiques au Québec : comparaisons et tendances (HEC Montréal) - Avril 2013
* Brigit's Notes, April 2013 + Letter from the Executive Director (Canadian Women's Health Network) - April 2
* PEF (Progressive Economics Forum) at the Canadian Economics Association meetings in Montréal (May 31 - June 2, 2013)
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, March 2013 - April 5
--- Study: Employment changes across industries during the downturn and recovery - April 4
--- Summary Elementary and Secondary School Indicators for Canada, the Provinces and Territories, 1997 to 2011 - April 3
--- Health indicator profile, by linguistic characteristic, 2009/2010 - April 3
--- Study: Social participation of full-time workers, 2010 - April 2
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Mapping for Results: The World Bank (The Scout Report)
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

March 31, 2013
* Provincial/territorial budgets for 2013-2014:
--- Prince Edward Island - March 27
--- Newfoundland and Labrador - March 26
--- New Brunswick - March 26
--- Nunavut Budget 2013- February 27, 2013
--- Yukon Budget 2013-2014 - March 21, 2013
* TD Economics Analysis of the 2013 Saskatchewan Budget - March 20
* SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change : issue 102 (City of Toronto) - March 27
* Canada’s $6.4 billion corporate welfare budget (by Mark Milke of The Fraser Institute) - March 24
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, February 2013 - March 27
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, January 2013 - March 27
--- Estimates of the number of census families, July 1, 2012 - March 26
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [International] Multidimensional Poverty Index [MPI] 2013 (University of Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative) - March 2013
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

March 24, 2013
* Federal Budget 2013 (a.k.a. Economic Action Plan 2013) - March 21
* Saskatchewan Provincial Budget 2013-2014 - March 20
* 2013 Queen's University Policy Forum :“The Role of Evidence in Policy-Making” - April 26, 2013
* [United Nations Human Development Index] Sorry, but Canada was never the No. 1 place to live (Globe and Mail) - March 19
* Quebec daycares threaten to close over cuts (Montreal Gazette) - March 16
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Employment Insurance, January 2013 - March 21
--- Job vacancies, three-month average ending in December 2012 - March 20
--- Health Reports, March 2013 - March 20
--- Statistics Canada Blog : Measuring wealth - March 20
--- Canada's population estimates, fourth quarter 2012
- March 20
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Singapore’s Lessons for an Unequal America (Joseph Stiglitz in the New York Times) - March 18
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

March 17, 2013
* 2013 Human Development Report (United Nations Development Program) - March 14
* Alternative Federal Budget 2013: Doing Better Together (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - March 11
* The Hunger Game : Food banks may compound the very problems they should be solving - April 2013 issue of The Walrus
* 2013 Alberta Budget Analysis (Edmonton Social Planning Council) - March 2013
* Say goodbye to effective Parliamentary Budget Office, feds about to destroy it, says outgoing PBO Page (The Hill Times) - March 11
* Chris Hedges: Harper is “venal”, U.S. politics is “totally rigged” (The Straight - Vancouver) - July 2012
* Harper Government Centralizing, Slashing Federal Web Info
(Huffington Post Canada) - March 10
* Northwest Territories Income Security Programs : Residents have access, but there are weaknesses in delivery (2013 March Report of the Auditor General of Canada) - March 7
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:

--- National balance sheet and financial flow accounts, fourth quarter 2012 - March 15
--- The Evolution of Canadian Wages over the Last Three Decades - March 15
--- Adult and youth correctional services: Key indicators, 2011/2012 - March 13
--- Employer pension plans (trusteed pension funds), third quarter 2012
- March 12
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)
* Pope Francis - March 14

March 10, 2013
* International Women's Day (IWD) 2013 - March 8
* Alberta Budget 2013: Responsible Change - March 7
* Where is BC's poverty reduction plan? Join the election campaign (BC Poverty Reduction Coalition) - March 5
* Quebec welfare recipients face new eligibility rules (CBC News + Globe & Mail + CTV + ressources en français) - March 2
* Poverty, Inequality and Social Exclusion in Québec : 2011 and 2012 Progress Report (Centre d'étude sur la pauvreté et l'exclusion) + version française - February 26
* UN Rapporteur: Harper's agenda contributing to food insecurity in Canada (United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food) - March 4
* Restoring integrity to the budget process (Scott Clark and Peter DeVries - 3D Policy [blog] ) - March 5
* Brigit's Notes (March 2013) --- Le Bloc-notes de Brigit (Mars 2013) (Canadian Women's Health Network / Réseau canadien pour la santé des femmes)
* [Hamilton - Toronto] It’s More than Poverty : Employment Precarity and Household Well-being (United Way of Toronto) - February 2013
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, February 2013 - March 8
--- Legal aid, 2011/2012 - March 7
--- Study: Living apart together - March 5
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [U.S.] Divergent views on the minimum wage in the U.S. (Heritage Foundation and the Employment Policy Institute) - February/March 2013
* [U.S.] Twenty-three Percent of America Is Illiterate (Online Colleges) - February 13
* [U.S.] Food Hardship in America 2012 (Food Research and Action Center) - February 28
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

March 3, 2013
* Strengthening Families for Ontario's Future [Child poverty report card for Ontario] (Ontario Campaign 2000) - February 28
* Manitoba poverty reduction consultations taking place from March 4 to March 22, 2013
* Alberta’s Social Policy Framework : The final report - February 28
* National Housing Strategy for Canada : Bill C-400 defeated by Harper Government™
* Media and Policy News [mostly Ontario] for February 28, 2013 (By Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* CPJ Justice ENews : February 2013 (Citizens for Public Justice - CPJ)
* Recent releases from Finance Canada:
--- Department of Finance Releases Annual Tax Expenditures and Evaluations Report
+ Main Estimates - February 25
--- Release of The Fiscal Monitor for December 2012 - February 22
--- Minister of State (Finance) Hails Pooled Registered Pension Plans as an Idea Whose Time Has Come - February 20
* Social Services in Ontario, from 1791 to the early 2000s - Powerpoint (By John Stapleton, Open Policy) - June 2007
* The trouble with austerity: Cutting is more about ideology than economics (Alex Himelfarb in the Toronto Star)
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:

--- Study: Worker Reallocation in Canada, 1976 to 2011 - March 1
--- Employment services, 2011 - March 1
--- Private and public investment, 2013 - February 27
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, December 2012 - February 26
--- Violence against women, 2011 - February 25
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [U.S.] Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Emerging from the Downturn a Weaker Safety Net ( Center for Budget and Policy Priorities) - March 1
* Financial transaction tax tabled by European Commission (BBC) - February 14
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

February 24, 2013
* British Columbia Budget 2013 (+ review & critique) - February 19
* Thousands rally against federal government's Employment Insurance reform (CBC News
- Montreal) - February 23
* Everyone benefits from collective bargaining (Canadian Union of Public Employees) - February 20
* Publications from the IIGR Archive :Aboriginal Peoples and Federalism (Institute of Intergovernmental Relations [IIGR] at Queen's University)
* Government Budget Season Comes A-Knockin' Again (TD Economics) - February 12
* 2013 Ontario Speech from the Throne - February 19
* Homelessness in a Land of Plenty (By Megan Yarema of Canada Without Poverty in the Huffington Post) - February 20
* Senior Tory Senator Hugh Segal Lambasts Conservatives for Politically Motivated Attacks on Unions (Doorey's Workplace Law Blog) - February 15
* Harper Watch : Compiling the Harper Government's Assault on Democracy
* Northwest Territories Budget 2013-2014 - February 7, 2012
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:

--- Consumer Price Index, January 2013- February 22
--- Employment Insurance, December 2012 - February 21
--- Health Reports, February 2013 (smoking, smoking cessation and health) - February 20
--- Enhancing the Consumer Price Index, February 2013 - February 20
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
*
[U.S.] State of the Union Address (The White House) - February 12
*
[U.S.] Prison and the Poverty Trap (New York Times) - February 18
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

February 17, 2013
* Free Webinar : Cost Benefit Analysis (Webinar by John Stapleton)
* When does it make sense to invest in an RRSP – and when doesn’t it?
(By Preet Banerjee in the Globe and Mail) - February 8
* Media and Policy News [mostly Ontario] for February 12, 2013 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* Fairness by Design : A Framework for Tax Reform in Canada (Marc Lee and Iglika Ivanova of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - February 13
* Understanding inequality and what to do about it (Miles Corak) - February 12
* A Plan for Alberta: Ending Homelessness in 10 Years - 3 Year Progress Report (Alberta Secretariat for Action on Homelessness) - February 2013
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:

--- Charitable donors, 2011 - February 13
--- Registered retirement savings plan contributions, 2011 - February 11
--- Investment income, 2011 - February 11
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [U.S.] This Week in Poverty: Revealing the Real TANF [Temporary Assistance to Needy Families] (The Nation) - February 8
* [U.S.] Equal Opportunity, Our National Myth (Joseph Stiglitz in the New York Times) - February 16
* [U.S.] Striking it Richer : The Evolution of Top Incomes in the United States (Berkeley University of California) - February 15
* [U.S.] 2012 and 2013 Poverty Guidelines and Thresholds (Health and Human Services - HHS)
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

February 10, 2013
* Social Assistance Caseloads in Ontario in Modest Decline (By John Stapleton and Anne Tweddle) - February 2013
* Seniors forced to get [income] tax forms from the post office receiving poor service (CARP + John Stapleton) - February 6
* Tax Fairness News : Winter 2013
(Canadians for Tax Fairness) - February 8
*
Recent releases from the Caledon Institute of Social Policy:
--- Guiding principles for social policy budgets - February 2013
--- As the fiscal chill thaws: social policy ideas for the medium term - January 2013
* How Canada Performs, 2011
(Conference Board of Canada) - February 2013
* Idle No More and the Harper Government™ : An Update - February 9
* Media and Policy News [mostly Ontario] for February 4, 2013 (By Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* British Columbia Social Housing Coalition
* JusticeNet : "Making Justice more Accessible to Canadians"
* Employment Insurance claimants are “bad guys”: Minister Diane Finley (Straight Goods) - February 4
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:

--- Labour Force Survey, January 2013 - February 8
--- Postcensal estimates of population for census divisions, census metropolitan areas and economic regions, July 1, 2012 - February 6
--- New Products : Census year 2011 (age, sex, legal marital status, language) - February 5
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [U.S.] Off the Charts (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Blog) - February 8
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

February 3, 2013
Ontario's Disability Support Program : An unsustainable program (Pat Capponi in John Stapleton's blog) - January 28
* The State of Ontario's Indebtedness (Fraser Institute) - January 31 (+ Commentary by Trish Hennessy of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)
* Alberta Social Policy Framework : Albertans identify child poverty as priority - January 31
* Media and Policy News [mostly Ontario] for 30 January 2013 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* MORE Media and Policy News (for 28 January 2013) from Jennefer Laidley
* [Ontario] Social assistance reform is happening: Three things to look out for (Steve Barnes, Wellesley Institute) - January 30
* Infographic : Affordable Housing in Canada (Citizens for Public Justice) - January 2013
* [City of Toronto] SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change - January 30
* [Ontario] Social Assistance, Pension and Tax Credit Rates, January to March 2013 (Prepared by the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services)
* Incoming Ontario premier Wynne announces transition team [including Frances Lankin] (Globe and Mail) - January 29
* Recent releases from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives:
--- Progressive Tax Options for BC : Reform Ideas for Raising New Revenues and Enhancing Fairness - January 29
--- Income inequality on the rise, especially in large cities - January 28
--- Beyond Austerity - A video by Trish Hennessy - January 2013
* The Republic of Harper (Duncan Cameron in the Toronto Star) - January 29
* [British Columbia] Improving Care for B.C. Seniors: An Action Plan (Better at Home program) (BC Ministry of Health) - January 28
* [Ontario] Will Kathleen Wynne Cross the Inequality Barrier? (By Trish Hennessy in Huffington Post) - January 29
* [Ontario] Editorial : Kathleen Wynne should take fast action on welfare reform (Toronto Star) - January 28
* High-income trends among Canadian taxfilers, 1982 to 2010 (Statistics Canada) + critiques & comments by Andrew Jackson, Michael Wolfson, Miles Corak and others - January 28
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:

--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, November 2012 - January 30
--- Survey of Household Spending, 2011 - January 30
--- Study: Trends in homeownership by age and household income, 1981 to 2006 - January 29
--- Study: Select health indicators of First Nations people living off reserve, Métis and Inuit, 2007 to 2010 - January 29
--- High-income trends among Canadian taxfilers, 1982 to 2010 - January 28
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [US] The Hidden Prosperity of the Poor (Thomas B. Edsall in the New York Times) - January 30
* [US] Basic Facts About Low-income Children : Fact Sheets (National Center for Children in Poverty) - January 2013
* Europe’s economic crisis: How the rich avoid paying their tax bill (Toronto Star) - February 3
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

January 27, 2013
* New from John Stapleton:
--- Why low-income families don't apply for federal education assistance programs - January 22
--- What’s wrong with debit cards for social assistance recipients? What’s wrong with cutting benefits to long term recipients?- January 18
* The Fiscal Monitor: November 2012 (Finance Canada) - January 25
* The Distribution of Wealth: Implications for the Neo Liberal Justification for Economic Inequality (Andrew Jackson, Broadbent Institute) - January 23
* Fixing Homelessness Means Putting Housing First (Huffington Post Canada) - January 23
* New Public Legal Education and Information Webinars from PLEI Connect - January 2013
* Media and Policy News [mostly Ontario] for 25 January 2013 (By Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* [Alberta] The cost of poverty : Those who suffer most are those who have no choice
(Meaghan Baxter in VueWeekly) - January 24
* Media and Policy News [mostly Ontario] for 22 January 2013 (By Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* Ontario Conservative Leader Tim Hudak on wrong track with welfare [reform proposals]: Toronto Star Editorial - January 20
* Ontario Liberal Leadership Candidates' Questionnaire on Poverty Reduction (25 in 5 Network for Poverty Reduction) - January 22
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:

--- Consumer Price Index, December 2012 - January 25
--- Consumer Price Index: Basket update and Enhancement Initiative
- January 25
--- StatCan Blog (new!) - January 24
--- Public postsecondary enrolments and graduates, 2010/2011 - January 23
--- Job vacancies, three-month average ending in October 2012 - January 22
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [U.S.] Policy Basics: Federal Rental Assistance Programs (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) - January 25
* [U.K.] - Beyond the bottom line: The challenges and opportunities of a living wage (Institute for Public Policy Research) - January 20
* World Economic Forum 2013 : "In secret meetings in tiny rooms, the rich plot to get even richer" (The Guardian - U.K.) - January 21
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

January 20, 2013
* A Ball Player, a Cop, a Janitor, and a Welfare Recipient [income inequality] (John Stapleton, Broadbent Institute) - January 16
* Why high-quality universal child care is part of a more equal Canada for all of us (Martha Friendly, Wellesley Institute) - January 16
* [Ontario Social Assistance Review] UPDATE on the Community Start-Up and Maintenance Benefit (Income Security Advocacy Centre - ISAC) - January 18
* Media and Policy News [mostly Ontario] for 18 January 2013 (By Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* [Ontario] Paths to Prosperity: Welfare to Work (PC Party of Ontario) - January 16
* Affordable Housing in Canada: Needs, Costs & A Way Forward (Citizens for Public Justice) - January 14
* Microlending for Women in Ontario Program (Ontario Women's Directorate) - January 2013
* Rethinking disAbility in the Private Sector (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada) - January 2013
* Action to End Poverty in Alberta Email Update - January 2013
* [Peel Region, Ontario] Homelessness in the Suburbs : Engulfment in the Grotto of Poverty (Studies in Social Justice [journal], University of Windsor) - December 2012
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:

--- Employment Insurance, November 2012 - January 18
--- Summary Elementary and Secondary School Indicators for Canada, the Provinces and Territories, 2006/2007 to 2010/2011 - January 17
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

January 13, 2013
* Executive pay in Canada: Overcompensating? (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - January 3
* The Long Shadow of Assimilation : Hennessy's Index (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - January 3
* Top 10 reasons to be worried about Social Impact Bonds (National Union of Public and General Employees) - January 2
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:

--- Maintenance Enforcement Survey: Child and spousal support, 2011/2012 - January 10
--- Population estimates by census subdivision - January 9
--- Financial information of universities and colleges, 2010/2011 - January 8
--- School board revenues and expenditures, 2010 - January 8
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [U.S.] From the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities:
--- Online Services for Key Low-Income Benefit Programs in the U.S. - Revised to January 2013
--- A Review of State Government SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Websites - Updated to January 2013
* [U.S.] Misguided Social Security ‘Reform’ (New York Times editorial) - January 12
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

January 6, 2013
* Ontario Regulations Coming into Force on January 1, 2013 (Government of Ontario) - December 31
* The Ontario Community Start Up and Maintenance Benefit : An update (Government of Ontario) - January 5
* Scrapping Welfare : The case for guaranteeing all Canadians an income above the poverty line (Hugh Segal in the Literary Review of Canada) - December 2012
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:

--- Labour Force Survey, December 2012 - January 4
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [U.S. Minimum Wage] And at the Bottom of the Wage Scale ... (New York Times)
- January 4
* [U.S.] Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity Weekly E-Newsletter - January 4, 2013
----- Breaking Down Barriers to Build Assets
----- A Bipartisan Nation of Beneficiaries
----- Improving Economic Mobility Through Increased Savings
----- How marginal tax rates affect families at various levels of poverty
* The quest to end poverty - Eight TED Talks (videos) (from TED - Ideas worth spreading)
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)


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