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February 2, 2017


Welcome to the weekly Canadian Social Research Newsletter,
a listing of the new links added to the Canadian Social Research Links website in the past week.

You can find the online version of this (February 2, 2017) newsletter at this link:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/personal/news020217.htm

The e-mail version of this week's issue of the newsletter is going out to 2864 subscribers.
Scroll to the bottom of this newsletter to see some notes and a disclaimer.

IN THIS ISSUE:

1. A Basic Income [a.k.a. guaranteed annual income] for Canadians : What would change? By John Stapleton, Metcalf Foundation, January 2017
2. Thesis by Dr. Maroine Bendaoud: Social Housing in British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec - February 1 (Nick Falvo, Calgary Homeless Foundation)

3. Prime Minister betrays Canadians by abandoning electoral reform promise - February 1 (Green Party of Canada)
4. Canadians favor screening would-be immigrants for ‘anti-Canadian’ values, poll shows - September 10 (Toronto Star)

5. Disability payments should be boosted in next B.C. budget, advocates and experts say (Vancouver Sun, January 13)
6. New study blows another hole in the Fraser Institute's false claims about raising the minimum wage - January 24 (PressProgress.ca)
7. Basic Income: What is it and what could it mean for social assistance? (Webinar (audio only, duration 1.5hr) By Your Legal Rights(Toronto)
8. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
--- Telling Canada's story in numbers - January 27
--- Survey of Household Spending, 2015 - January 27
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours - January 26
--- Job vacancies, third quarter 2016 - January 25
--- Study: A look at immigration, ethnocultural diversity and languages in Canada , 2011 to 2036 - January 25
--- Study: Skill requirements of jobs of postsecondary graduates - January 24
--- Consumer Price Index, December 2016 - January 20
--- Consumer Price Index: Annual review, 2016 - January 20
--- Employment Insurance, November 2016 - January 18
--- Financial information of community colleges and vocational schools, 2014/2015 - January 17
--- Labour Force Survey, December 2016 - January 6
--- 2016 : The Year in Statistics - December 23 (2016) - January 25
9. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
10. Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

Have a great week!

Gilles Séguin
Canadian Social Research Links

http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net

E-mail:
gilseg@rogers.com


1. A Basic Income (a.k.a. guaranteed annual income) for Canadians : What would change? January 27, 2017
(John Stapleton, Metcalf Foundation)

New from the
Metcalf Foundation:

January 27, 2017
A Basic Income (a.k.a. guaranteed annual income) for Canadians : What would change?
By John Stapleton

In late 2016, the Ontario government announced its intention to carry out a basic income pilot project in communities across the province. In response, a range of authors and experts have examined how variations of the model could benefit the one in eight Canadians who live in poverty.

Metcalf Innovation Fellow John Stapleton’s latest report contributes to the current discussion by illustrating how a basic income would work in real-life situations. A Basic Income for Canadians: What would change? compares the actual budgets of four people receiving income security benefits — an elderly veteran, a senior living in poverty, a single mother, and a member of the working poor — revealing how each person is served by our current income security system, and how a basic income could alter their circumstances.

Download the complete report (PDF - 2MB, 38 pages):
http://metcalffoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/A-Basic-Income-for-all-Canadians.pdf

Short summary
http://metcalffoundation.com/stories/publications/a-basic-income-for-canadians/

Source:
Metcalf Foundation

http://metcalffoundation.com/

Author John Stapleton is Metcalf Innovation Fellow. The purpose of the Fellowship is to give people of vision the opportunity to investigate ideas, models, and practices that have the potential to lead to transformational change.

Open Policy Ontario is John's website --- check out the links to 100+ online publications dating back to 2004, authored by John and providing valuable insights into social policy in Ontario and in Canada:
http://openpolicyontario.com/

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- Go to the Guaranteed Annual Income Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/gai.htm

2. Thesis by Dr. Maroine Bendaoud: Social Housing in British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec - February 1
(Nick Falvo, Calgary Homeless Foundation)

Thesis by Dr. Maroine Bendaoud: Social Housing in British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec
http://calgaryhomeless.com/info/research-blog/thesis-by-dr-maroine-bendaoud-social-housing-in-british-columbia-alberta-and-quebec-by-nick-falvo/
By Nick Falvo
February 1st, 2017
A Discussion with Dr. Maroine Bendaoud in question-and-answer format, two pages (if printed).
Dr. Maroine Bendaoud recently completed his PhD thesis at the University of Montreal. His focus was social housing in British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec during the 1975-2015 period. Now a Postdoctoral Fellow at McMaster University in Hamilton, he recently agreed to answer some questions put to him by Nick Falvo

Author Nick Falvo is Director of Research and Data at the Calgary Homeless Foundation.

Source:
Calgary Homeless Foundation

http://calgaryhomeless.com/

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- Go to the Alberta Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/abkmrk.htm

- Go to the Homelessness and Housing Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/homeless.htm

3. Prime Minister betrays Canadians by abandoning electoral reform promise - February 1
(Green Party of Canada)

Prime Minister betrays Canadians by abandoning electoral reform promise
https://www.greenparty.ca/en/media-release/2017-02-01/prime-minister-betrays-canadians-abandoning-electoral-reform-promise

February 01, 2017
(OTTAWA) – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands), released the following statement following a decision by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to abandon the Liberals' promise on electoral reform:

"I feel more deeply shocked today by this government's actions than any other in my adult life. Thousands upon thousands of Canadians put faith in this government's – and in this prime minister's – direct promise that 2015 would be the last election under First Past the Post. This betrayal is one felt by all voters, volunteers and activists who worked diligently to make this country's democracy fairer and stronger through meaningful electoral reform.`

(...)

Source:
Green Party of Canada
https://www.greenparty.ca/

4. Canadians favour screening would-be immigrants for ‘anti-Canadian’ values, poll shows - September 10
(Toronto Star)

Canadians favour screening would-be immigrants for ‘anti-Canadian’ values, poll shows
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2016/09/10/canadians-favour-screening-immigrant-values-poll-shows.html
September 10, 2016
Two-thirds of Canadians want prospective immigrants to be screened for “anti-Canadian” values, a new poll reveals, lending to idea stirring controversy in political circles.

5. Disability payments should be boosted in next B.C. budget, advocates and experts say- January 13
(Vancouver Sun)

Disability payments should be boosted in next B.C. budget, advocates and experts say
http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/disability-payments-should-be-boosted-in-next-b-c-budget-advocates-and-experts-say
By Lori Culbert and Tracy Sherlock
January 13, 2017
Teresa McKerracher is one of more than 100,000 British Columbians who rely on provincial disability payments, which give her $983 a month for rent, food, transportation and other essentials. Last year’s provincial budget raised disability rates for the first time in a decade, but for her it was by the equivalent of $11 — and she is desperate for a much bigger boost this year.

NOTE : Includes a table showing how disability payments compare to the Statistics Canada low income cutoffs (a.k.a. the poverty line) in each Canadian province (but not the territories.)

Source:
Vancouver Sun

http://vancouversun.com/

Related link:

Disability Alliance BC
http://www.disabilityalliancebc.org/
Since 1977, Disability Alliance BC has been a provincial, cross-disability voice in British Columbia.

Our mission is to support people, with all disabilities.

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- Go to the Non-Governmental Sites in British Columbia (D-W) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/bcbkmrk3.htm

6. New study blows another hole in the Fraser Institute's false claims about raising the minimum wage - January 24
(PressProgress.ca)

January 24, 2017
New study blows another hole in the Fraser Institute's false claims about raising the minimum wage
https://www.pressprogress.ca/new_study_blows_another_hole_in_the_fraser_institute_false_claims_about_raising_the_minimum_wage
What does the Fraser Institute have against positive economic benefits? Although the right-wing think tank has pulled every trick in the book trying to scare Canadians about what will happen if you raise the minimum wage, a new academic study suggests a $15 minimum wage has a "positive effect" on workers and businesses instead. That's a far cry from the Fraser Institute's fears of "large job losses" for the millions of "affluent" teenagers the right-wing think tank falsely claims make up the majority of low-wage workers.

Source:
Press Progress

https://www.pressprogress.ca/

Link to the study:

Effects of a $15 Minimum Wage in California and Fresno (PDF - 1.1MB, 79 pages)
http://irle.berkeley.edu/files/2017/Effects-of-a-15-Minimum-Wage-in-California-and-Fresno.pdf
By Michael Reich et al.
January 2017
"...analysis of the pay and employment effects of the scheduled minimum wage increases to $15 by 2023 in California as a whole and in Fresno County, one of the poorest areas in the state."

Earlier related link:

March 6, 2016
Sorry, Fraser Institute: people working minimum wage are not "affluent" teenagers
https://www.pressprogress.ca/sorry_fraser_institute_people_working_minimum_wage_are_not_affluent_teenagers

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--- Go to the Minimum Wage / Living Wage Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/minwage.htm

7. Basic Income: What is it and what could it mean for social assistance? (Webinar (audio only, duration 1.5hr)
(By Your Legal RightsToronto)

Basic Income: What is it and what could it mean for social assistance? (Webinar, audio only), duration 1.5hrs,
http://yourlegalrights.on.ca/webinar/basic-income-what-it-and-what-could-it-mean-social-assistance
Date: October 14, 2016
The Ontario government is moving forward on creating a basic income pilot program.
What is a “basic income”? And what could it mean for people on social assistance?

Source:
Your Legal Rights
http://yourlegalrights.on.ca/

Related link:

Income Security Advocacy Centre, Toronto
http://incomesecurity.org/

8. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
--- Telling Canada's story in numbers - January 27
--- Survey of Household Spending, 2015 - January 27
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours - January 26
--- Job vacancies, third quarter 2016 - January 25
--- Study: A look at immigration, ethnocultural diversity and languages in Canada , 2011 to 2036 - January 25
--- Study: Skill requirements of jobs of postsecondary graduates - January 24
--- Consumer Price Index, December 2016 - January 20

--- Consumer Price Index: Annual review, 2016 - January 20

--- Employment Insurance, November 2016 - January 18
--- Financial information of community colleges and vocational schools, 2014/2015 - January 17
--- Labour Force Survey, December 2016 - January 6
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2016 : The Year in Statistics - December 23 (2016)
- January 25

Statistics Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/start-debut-eng.html

What's new from The Daily:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/dai-quo/a-daily-quotidien-eng.htm

Past issues of The Daily
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/cgi-bin/DAILY/daily.cgi?s=last
Select day / month / year to access issues of The Daily going back to 1995.

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Telling Canada's story in numbers
January 27, 2017
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/blog/cs/canada-150
January 27, 2017
This year, Statistics Canada is joining other Government of Canada institutions to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation. To celebrate, we will be telling Canada's story in numbers, and there is quite a story to tell! From the Canada Year Book [ http://www65.statcan.gc.ca/acyb_r000-eng.htm ], first published in 1867, to releases in The Daily [ http://www.statcan.gc.ca/dai-quo/index-eng.htm?HPA=1 ] , Statistics Canada's data have chronicled the lives of Canadians throughout our history. So, what is the agency bringing to the party?
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Canada's statistical profile will be getting an update this year, as StatCan releases the results of the 2016 Census [ http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/ref/release-dates-diffusion-eng.cfm ] beginning on February 8 with data on population and dwelling counts.

Source:
StatCan Blog
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/sc/blog

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Survey of Household Spending, 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170127/dq170127a-eng.htm
January 27, 2017
Canadian households spent an average of $60,516 on goods and services in 2015, up 2.5% from $59,057 in 2014. Spending on shelter accounted for 28.9% of this total, followed by transportation (19.4%) and food (14.3%). These shares were little changed from 2014.

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Payroll employment, earnings and hours
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170126/dq170126a-eng.htm
January 26, 2017
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $961 in November, up 0.8% from both the previous month and November 2015.

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Job vacancies, third quarter 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170125/dq170125a-eng.htm
January 25, 2017
Canadian employers had 402,000 job vacancies in the third quarter, and the national job vacancy rate was 2.5%.

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Study: A look at immigration, ethnocultural diversity and languages in Canada , 2011 to 2036
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170125/dq170125b-eng.htm
January 25, 2017

On the eve of the 150th anniversary of Confederation on July 1, 2017, Canada can be described as a nation of ethnic, linguistic and cultural diversity. This diversity stems from the Aboriginal people who lived here well before the first European settlers arrived, as well as from various waves of international migration over time. The country's diversity also evolved as English and French became the languages of convergence and integration into Canadian society. According to the first census conducted four years after Confederation in 1867, 16.1% of the 3.7 million people in Canada were born abroad.

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Study: Skill requirements of jobs of postsecondary graduates
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170124/dq170124a-eng.htm
January 24, 2017
Jobs held by graduates of architecture and engineering programs in 2011 required the highest skill levels among male and female bachelor's degree holders from the various disciplines. A new study also found that jobs held by graduates of education, visual and performing arts, and humanities programs generally required lower level skills than other bachelor's degree graduates.

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Consumer Price Index, December 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170120/dq170120a-eng.htm
January 20, 2017
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 1.5% on a year-over-year basis in December, following a 1.2% gain in November.

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Consumer Price Index: Annual review, 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170120/dq170120a-eng.htm
January 20, 2017
In 2016, the annual average increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) was 1.4%. This increase followed gains of 1.1% in 2015 and 2.0% in 2014.

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Employment Insurance, November 2016
January 18, 2017
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170118/dq170118a-eng.htm

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Financial information of community colleges and vocational schools, 2014/2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170117/dq170117d-eng.htm
January 17, 2017

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Labour Force Survey, December 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170106/dq170106a-eng.htm
January 6, 2017
Employment rose by 54,000 (+0.3%) in December, the result of gains in full-time work. The unemployment rate increased 0.1 percentage points to 6.9%, as more people participated in the labour market

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December 23, 2016
2016 : The Year in Statistics
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/blog/cs/2016-year-in-statistics
(...)
"Best census since 1666" (near the top of the first page)
"...participation rate for the long-form questionnaire reached a record high of 97.8%, making it the best census since 1666.
By Gilles : I thought it was a typo but it REALLY (!) says 1666...

9. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit

What's new from the
Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU):
http://www.childcarecanada.org

What's new online this week:
[ CRRU's online documents database contains thousands of resources relevant to ECEC policy and practice in Canada and internationally.
CRRU's website allows the user to quickly search or browse the database of documents.]

February 1, 2017

New parents and child care survey
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/17/01/new-parents-and-child-care-survey
20 Jan 2017 | Canada
The Childcare Resource and Research Unit is conducting a survey of parents and parents-to-be across Canada who are (or whose partner is) expecting a baby or on paid or unpaid maternity/parental leave. We are studying how parents make plans for child care to help develop strategies for helping families find child care arrangements. This anonymous survey should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete. Please help us to circulate the survey, either by passing it on yourself to appropriate individuals or groups, through social media, by putting a link to it on your website or in a newsletter, or through other means. Please find links to the questionnaire, available in English and French, on this page as well as attached survey logos that can be used in your outreach strategies.

Towards a holistic approach to early childhood education
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/17/01/towards-holistic-approach-early-childhood-education
25 Jan 2017 | International
In this book chapter, renowned ECEC expert, professor and researcher, Peter Moss looks at instances where countries transitioned from a split-system of child care to an integrated ECEC system. Moss maintains that an integrated system of child care is also a holistic one—whereby early childhood education cannot be conceptualized apart from care and upbringing nor from a comprehensive network of services that meet the needs of children and families. He provides an overview of Sweden’s fully integrated ECEC system as well as others in the process of integrating—with emphasis on England and New Zealand. New Zealand is a particularly interesting case, as it was/is in the process of moving from a split-system to a near fully integrated one despite a government strongly influenced by neo-liberal ideology. Moss cites, “…a group of formidable and inspiring women” as responsible for this change through their determined pursuit of a shared vision of integrated service despite changing and oftentimes unfavorable political conditions.

Influencing factors of children's fruit, vegetable and sugar-enriched food intake in a Finnish preschool setting
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/17/01/influencing-factors-childrens-fruit-vegetable-and-sugar-enr
25 Jan 2017 | Europe
In a recent Finnish study, researchers used a socio-ecological framework to analyze qualitative data to understand which factors influence preschool-age children’s fruit and vegetable intake. They discuss the importance of fruit and vegetable (FV) intake, as previous research suggests that this age group often falls below recommendations and that sugar intake often exceeds recommended amounts, while childhood obesity and diabetes remain issues in early childhood education and care. The researchers found that the accessibility of foods, peer influence, age and personality had an impact on FV intake. The authors suggest that the educators contributed significantly through modeling and using positive/encouraging language as well as being informed about nutrition and teaching table manners and food culture. Finally, municipal policies played a notable role since in Finland, they design menus based on state and EU nutrition policies. The authors argue that knowledge from this context-specific study can be used to advocate for all preschool children.

The pathway to better child care for Ontario
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/17/01/pathway-better-child-care-ontario
25 Jan 2017 | Ontario
In this response to the Ontario government's consultation on an child care and early years strategy, CCPA Ontario proposes modifying the provinces' principles somewhat to: universal accessibility, affordability, high quality, responsiveness to families and public/not-for-profit delivery. Pointing out that child care is unaffordable, spaces are scarce and that for-profit operation would be detrimental to the future of child care in Ontario, CCPA describes its vision of accessibility for all families, high quality and better options for families as moving from the current market model to a more public approach.

Divergent trends in US maternity and paternity leave, 1994-2015
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/17/01/divergent-trends-us-maternity-and-paternity-leave-1994-2015
25 Jan 2017 | United States
Recent journal article explores the number and types of US workers taking maternity or parental leave. Using results from the Current Population Survey from 1994 to 2015, the author found that maternity leave rates per 10,000 births showed no trend over 22 years and that paternity figures increased by a factor of 3, but started from a small base. These numbers suggest that there has been no national impact on maternity or paternity leave after implementation of state laws that provided paid leave were observed. The researcher highlights that fewer than half of the women who took maternity leave were paid during it.

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MORE research, policy & practice
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice

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Child care in the news - February 1, 2017
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news
Use the keyword search feature to search child care in the news in the online documents database.

Province reviews child care operating grant program
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/01/province-reviews-child-care-operating-grant-program
31 Jan 2017 | Newfoundland

Parents tell Toronto City Council to have a heart; save child care in schools
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/01/parents-tell-toronto-city-council-have-heart-save-child-care-schools
31 Jan 2017 | Ontario

Hot potato can be fun — but not when it's the baby who might get dropped
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/01/hot-potato-can-be-fun-%E2%80%94-not-when-its-baby-who-might-get-dropped
30 Jan 2017 | Canada

Advocates call for more affordable, licensed daycares following death of toddler
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/01/advocates-call-more-affordable-licensed-daycares-following-death-tod
30 Jan 2017 | British Columbia

Subsidized daycare can pay for itself, study finds
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/01/subsidized-daycare-can-pay-itself-study-finds
30 Jan 2017 | British Columbia

MORE research, policy & practice
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice

MORE child care in the news
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news

10. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit

Child Rights Information Network - CRIN
http://crin.org/
CRIN is a global children’s rights advocacy network. Established in 1995, we press for rights - not charity - and campaign for a genuine shift in how governments and societies view and treat children. We link to nearly 3,000 organisations that between them work on children’s rights in every country in the world and rely on our publications, research and information sharing.

Our Vision
CRIN envisions a world in which every child enjoys all their human rights guaranteed by the United Nations, regional organisations and national governments.

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Latest issues of CRINMAIL:

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http://us12.campaign-archive2.com/?u=76b57aa44a860d071c2e9bf2f&id=9306531941
In this issue:
Latest news and reports
- Freedom of religion
- Civil and political rights
- Health and physical integrity
- Sexual violence
- Food security and malnutrition
Case study: Juvenile life sentences breached human rights standards
Upcoming events
Employment

05 January 2017 - CRINmail 1512
https://www.crin.org/en/home/what-we-do/crinmail/week-childrens-rights-1512
In this issue:
Latest news and reports
- Violence against children
- Refugees, migration and trafficking
- Juvenile justice
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Upcoming events
Employment
World news
Publications
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Issues
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Take action
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To see a large collection of issues of CRINMAIL going back to 2011,
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http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/CRINMAIL_archive.htm
- includes a table of contents for each issue in 2014 and 2015, as per the above latest issue..

Gilles' CRINMAIL Archive II (2011-2013)
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/CRINMAIL_archive2.htm
- includes a table of contents for each issue of the newsletter for 2011, 2012 and 2013

CRINMAIL Archive (from the CRIN website)
https://www.crin.org/en/crin-mail/864
- incl. links to the complete collection of CRINMAIL newsletters right back to #1 in July 2006
BUT there's no table of contents, so you must click each link to see the content of each issue.

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Children's rights Wiki - from CRIN
http://wiki.crin.org/mediawiki/index.php
The Children's Rights Wiki assembles all information about children's rights in every country in one place. The purpose of the project is to make the huge volume of information that exists on children's rights more accessible, assist children's rights advocates in identifying persistent violations, and inspire collective action. This is a web-based, multi-lingual and interactive project.

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Canada and Children's Rights
http://wiki.crin.org/mediawiki/index.php?title=Canada
- from the Children's Rights Wiki

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- Go to the Children's Rights Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/chnrights.htm

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ODDS-N-SODS

Up to 300 fits of rage in a 24-hour period at 18 months of age, cannabis cookies really work - just ask a parent whose child is epileptic...
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/i-made-my-son-cannabis-cookies-they-changed-his-life/2017/01/06/699b1d20-d1ef-11e6-a783-cd3fa950f2fd_story.html

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Finland’s Universal Basic Income pilot – a bait and switch, cautionary tale for proponents on the left:
https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/01/ubi-finland-centre-party-unemployment-jobs/

- Go to the Guaranteed Annual Income Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/gai.htm

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I found this observation pretty chilling:

More Than Half of Americans Reportedly Have Less Than $1,000 to Their Name
http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/news/a41147/half-of-americans-less-than-1000/

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"Bad Lip Reading" video of Donald Trump's Inauguration (video, duration 4:26)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gneBUA39mnI
"I have some pretzels for you."

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A Bad Lip Reading of the first 2016 Presidential Debate (video, duration 6:15)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLYHu0AG8GI

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Opinion: Universal basic income is our best weapon against the rising far right
Without basic economic security, people often behave selfishly and vote irresponsibly.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/universal-basic-income_us_586d0ce3e4b0eb58648b5349
January 6, 2017
By Guy Standing

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Slow world growth foiling UN plan to end poverty:
http://presstv.ir/Detail/2017/01/17/506636/Slow-world-growth-foiling-UN-plan-to-end-poverty
January 17, 2017

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World is more than 450 years off target from meeting child poverty promise
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/world-is-more-than-450-years-off-target-from-meeting-child-poverty-promise-300390940.html
January 15, 2017