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August 1, 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 (August 1, 2017) newsletter at this link:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/personal/news310717.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:

* Ten Things to Know About Social Assistance in Alberta - July 24, 2017 (Nick Falvo, Calgary Homeless Foundation)

* A Family Living Wage for Manitoba : 2016-17 Update June 29, 2017 - (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Manitoba Office)

* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]

* 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)

Have a great week!

Gilles Séguin
Canadian Social Research Links

http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net

E-mail:
gilseg@rogers.com

Breaking the Cycle: A Study on Poverty Reduction - May 31
(House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities ("HUMA")

Canada : Poverty Reduction

House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources,
Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities ("HUMA")
This Committee is composed of 10 Members of Parliament.

Breaking the Cycle: A Study on Poverty Reduction
News Release

http://www.ourcommons.ca/DocumentViewer/en/42-1/HUMA/news-release/8978451
May 31, 2017
Today, MP Bryan May, Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities presented the Committee’s Seventh Report in the House of Commons, Breaking the Cycle: A Study on Poverty Reduction.
(...) Poverty continues to be a reality in Canada despite significant resources and efforts allocated to reducing it. Breaking the Cycle makes 53 specific recommendations that aim to address poverty with greater engagement and support from key players with respect to the following five themes:
* income security
* education, skills training and employment
* mental health
* housing; and
* communities

Breaking the Cycle: a Study on Poverty Reduction
Complete report
(PDF - 2.4MB, 192 pages):
http://www.ourcommons.ca/content/Committee/421/HUMA/Reports/RP8982185/421_HUMA_Rpt07_PDF/421_HUMA_Rpt07-e.pdf
May 2017
NOTE : The HTML version of this report will be available soon.

Source:
Parliament of Canada Home Page
http://www.parl.ca/

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- Go to the National/Federal and International Anti-poverty Strategies and Campaigns page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/antipoverty2.htm

Retiring on a low income: plain language advice - June 2, 2017 [ FREE Workshops ]
(John Stapleton, Open Policy)

June 2, 2017
Retiring on a low income: plain language advice
(John Stapleton, Open Policy)

You need to know how to get the most from income security programs. (Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement, Canada Pension Plan, Ontario Disability Support). Many financial advisors are unfamiliar with how they work - together and with other income. John Stapleton, Open Policy Ontario, will help you understand.

Attend a free workshop at a Toronto Public Library branch.
Each session is about two hours in duration.
Free workbooks.
All are welcome!

Read a short paragraph that
lays out the framework for the workshops:
http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT296198&R=EVT296198
Learn to navigate the system and use best strategies for long term retirement planning with very limited means.

If you're a Toronto resident, call 416-393-7131 to reach someone at the main library who can provide additional information.
If you're not a Toronto resident but would like to invite the presenter (John Stapleton) to speak to your group or to attend a session, send an email request to John using the electronic comments page: http://openpolicyontario.com/contact/

Sessions :

Toronto Reference Apr. 10, 6 pm
Downsview Apr. 26, 6 pm
Fairview May 11, 6 pm
Victoria Village May 25, 6 pm
St. Lawrence May 27, 1 pm
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NOTE: As at June 4, 2017, there are four sessions remaining. (see the remaining dates and locations immediately below)
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Mimico June 6, 6 pm
Black Creek June 8, 6 pm
Centennial June 15, 6 pm
Sanderson June 22, 6 pm

Learnings from the Toronto Library and The
Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association
Presentations:
John Stapleton – Open Policy Ontario [ http://openpolicyontario.com/ ]

Author and presenter John Stapleton is a writer, instructor and Innovations Fellow with the Metcalf Foundation. He worked for the Ontario Government for 28 years in the areas of social assistance policy and operations and was Research Director for the Task Force on Modernizing Income Security for Working-Age Adults in Toronto.

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- Go to the Seniors (Social Research) Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/seniors.htm

Ontario’s minimum wage jumping to $15 in 2019 - May 30
(Toronto Star)

Ontario’s minimum wage jumping to $15 in 2019
https://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2017/05/30/ontarios-1140-minimum-wage-jumps-to-14-next-year-says-premier-kathleen-wynne.html
Premier Kathleen Wynne made the announcement Tuesday as part of a major overhaul of provincial laws. Minimum wage will jump from $11.40 an hour to $14 next year. (...) The wage will rise to $14 an hour on Jan. 1, 2018 — six months before what is expected to be a hotly contested Ontario election — and then to the $15 mark that labour groups have long demanded on Jan. 1, 2019. After that, wage increases will again be tied to the rate of inflation.

Source:
Toronto Star
https://www.thestar.com/

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- Go to the Ontario Government Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/onbkmrk.htm

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

How Ottawa Spends
(Carleton University School of Public Policy and Administration)

How Ottawa Spends
https://carleton.ca/sppa/hos/
Carleton University School of Public Policy and Administration
How Ottawa Spends is he annual review of the federal government’s spending and public policy by the Carleton University School of Public Policy and Administration. Since 2015, How Ottawa Spends has been available at no cost and in digital formats only.

Two latest issues of How Ottawa Spends:

How Ottawa Spends 2016-2017:
The Trudeau Liberals in Power
(PDF - 5MB, 292 pages)
https://carleton.ca/sppa/wp-content/uploads/How-Ottawa-Spends-2016-2017.pdf
September 2016
Edited by Bruce Doern and Christopher Stoney
Ten chapters, various authors, peer reviewed

How Ottawa Spends 2015-2016:
The Liberal Rise and the Tory Demise
(PDF - 10.2MB, 445 pages)
https://carleton.ca/sppa/wp-content/uploads/HOW-OTTAWA-SPENDS-2015-2016.pdf
2016

Browse the table of contents from
selected earlier issues of How Ottawa Spends

https://carleton.ca/sppa/hos/

More issues of How Ottawa Spends
http://www.mqup.ca/search-results-pages-73.php?search_term=how+Ottawa+Spends

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- Go to the Canadian Universities and Colleges Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/univbkmrk.htm

A Royal Commission on a new amending formula for Canada’s Constitution to fix our fiscal imbalance - May 24
(John Stapleton, Mowat Centre)

An Old Idea is New Again : A Royal Commission on a new amending formula for Canada’s Constitution to fix our fiscal imbalance
https://mowatcentre.ca/an-old-idea-is-new-again/
By John Stapleton
May 24, 2017
As Canadians commemorate the nation’s 150th anniversary in 2017, few among us are thinking about what happened 100 years ago. When we do think about 1917, it evokes for many Canada’s coming of age in the great World War I victory at Vimy Ridge in April of that year. However, another momentous event affecting all Canadians in deeply personal and financial ways also took place – though it is often forgotten. The government passed a law bringing income taxes to Canada. One hundred years later, there are no events, no stamps, no coins, no conferences and no celebrations – despite its major impact on Canadian history.

Source:
Bold Ideas: Policy Beyond Canada 150

https://mowatcentre.ca/bold-ideas/
As Canada marks its 150th birthday this year, Canadians have a historic opportunity not only to celebrate a century and a half of accomplishments, but also to look forward to what we can achieve in the future. The Mowat Centre is releasing a series of short written pieces and video interviews in the weeks leading up to July 1st that will look ahead and present a variety of bold, potentially transformative policy ideas.

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- Go to the General Federal Government Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/fed2.htm

What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
--- Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, First quarter 2017
- June 2
--- Changes in parents' participation in domestic tasks and care for children from 1986 to 2015
- June 1
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Canadian Megatrends: Canadian youth and full-time work: A slower transition - May 31
--- Food availability, 2016
- May 30
--- Study: Women in Canada: Women with Disabilities
- May 29

What's New in The Daily [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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June 2, 2017
Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, First quarter 2017

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170602/dq170602b-eng.htm
Labour productivity of Canadian businesses rose 1.4% in the first quarter—the largest gain since the second quarter of 2014 (+1.8%) and the second time in three quarters that productivity growth exceeded 1.0%.

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June 1, 2017
Changes in parents' participation in domestic tasks and care for children from 1986 to 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170601/dq170601a-eng.htm
The division of household labour has changed markedly over the past 30 years and while Canadian fathers are doing more, mothers still contribute the most time to unpaid housework and child care.

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May 31, 2017
Canadian Megatrends: Canadian youth and full-time work: A slower transition
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170531/dq170531g-eng.htm
The Canadian labour force has changed significantly since the end of the Second World War. Nowhere is this more evident than among the youngest workers, 15- to-24-year-olds.

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May 30, 3017
Food availability, 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170530/dq170530c-eng.htm
Data on food availability per person for selected products and on the supply and disposition of these products are now available for 2016.
For example:
"Total fresh fruit available, including citrus, rose 0.9% to 77.5 kilograms per person in 2016 and was up 6.1% from 2006."

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May 29, 2017
Study: Women in Canada: Women with Disabilities
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170529/dq170529a-eng.htm
Over 2 million women aged 15 or older—nearly 15% of women in Canada—reported at least one disability that limited their daily activities in 2012. This was the case for 1.7 million men (12.5%).
(...)
Today, Statistics Canada releases a new chapter, "Women with Disabilities," [ http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-503-x/2015001/article/14695-eng.htm ] from the publication Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report.

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

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- Go to the Federal Government Department Links (Fisheries and Oceans to Veterans Affairs) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/fedbkmrk2.htm

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

June 4, 2017
What's new online this week:

1. Research, policy & practice
- materials include: scholarly research, policy studies and briefs, government and NGO reports

CCAAC presentation to FINA on the 2017 Federal Budget
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/17/05/ccaac-presentation-fina-2017-federal-budget
30 May 2017 | Canada
Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance during its study of the 2017 Budget is now available. E.D. Morna Ballantyne outlines that the funds to be transferred to provinces/territories each year falls far short of what is required to build an accessible child care system over the next ten years.

Working for a living wage: Making paid work meet basic family needs in Metro Vancouver
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/17/05/working-living-wage-making-paid-work-meet-basic-family-need
30 May 2017 | British Columbia
Updated Metro Vancouver living wage report from Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives estimates funds for a family of four with two full-time working parents to pay for necessities, support their children and participate in the social/civic/cultural lives of their communities. Authors point out that universal affordable child care in conjunction with other government action would further lower the living wage and ease family financial stress.

A tale of two pre-k leaders: How state policies for center directors and principals leading pre-k programs differ, and why they shouldn’t
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/17/05/tale-two-pre-k-leaders-how-state-policies-center-directors-
30 May 2017 | United States
Report from New America compares roles and responsibilities of child care center directors versus elementary school principals. The author finds that although their roles are similar, child care directors are consistently held to lower standards than elementary school principals; licensure requirements for child care directors are less rigorous than those for elementary principals.

The ethics of care and the radical potential of fathers ‘home alone on leave’: Care as practice, relational ontology, and social justice
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/17/05/ethics-care-and-radical-potential-fathers-%E2%80%98home-alone-leave
30 May 2017 | International
2016 chapter considers the historical and current role of father involvement and its benefits for families, children, women and gender equality. The 2016 chapter focuses further on fathers taking parental leave time alone. It also points to some challenges, inside and outside the home, for fathers engaging in primary caregiving.

Not just any child care center? Social and ethnic disparities in the use of early education institutions with a beneficial learning environment
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/05/what-does-15-min-wage-mean-reces-ontario
30 May 2017 | Europe
Recent study investigates social and ethnic differences in the use of early childhood education and care (ECEC) centers with different learning environments in the German ECEC system. Considering findings of large disparities in the social and ethnic composition of children in ECEC centers, it highlights the need for stronger state funding rules and structural quality standards.

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MORE research, policy & practice
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice
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2. Child care in the news
Use the keyword search below for searching child care in the news in the online documents database.

What does a $15 min wage mean for RECEs in Ontario?
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/05/what-does-15-min-wage-mean-reces-ontario
31 May 2017 | Ontario

New childcare plan to give €80 a month to parents of under-3s
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/05/new-childcare-plan-give-%E2%82%AC80-month-parents-under-3s
31 May 2017 | Europe

Trump budget a disaster for women and families
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/05/trump-budget-disaster-women-and-families
31 May 2017 | United States

Postcard from Havana: A lack of childcare leaves Cuban women in quandary
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/05/postcard-havana-lack-childcare-leaves-cuban-women-quandary
31 May 2017 | Latin America and the Carribean

9 ways the cost of child care affects working parents’ careers
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/05/9-ways-cost-child-care-affects-working-parents%E2%80%99-careers
31 May 2017 | United States

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

Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

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:

24 May 2017 - CRINmail 1532
http://mailchi.mp/crin/the-week-in-childrens-rights-699417?e=007dcf26d9
In this issue:
Latest news and reports
- Public health and education
- Sexual and urban violence
- Refugees and migration
- Armed conflict
- Privacy and government pressure
Upcoming events
Employment
Also in this issue:

Upcoming events
Employment
World news
Publications
Events
Issues
Law
Advocacy
Challenging violations
Take action
Campaigns
Guides

17 May 2017 - CRINmail issue 1531
http://mailchi.mp/crin/the-week-in-childrens-rights-699405?e=007dcf26d9
In this issue:
Latest news and reports
- Deprivation of liberty
- Sex selection and abortion
- Refugees and migration
- Physical integrity
- Privacy and digital rights
Upcoming events
Employment
Also in this issue:

Upcoming events
Employment
World news
Publications
Events
Issues
Law
Advocacy
Challenging violations
Take action
Campaigns
Guides

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To see a large collection of issues of CRINMAIL going back to 2011,
click the link below to the period you wish to examine:

Gilles' CRINMAIL Archive I (2014-2015- 2016)
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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Subscribe to CRINMAIL English
http://www.crin.org/en/node/293
NOTE : In addition to CRINmail English, you can subscribe to the following newsletters:
* Armed Conflict CRINmail
* Child Rights at the United Nations
* Children in Court CRINmail
* CRINmail EN ESPAÑOL
* CRINmail Francais
* CRINmail in Arabic
* CRINmail in Russian
* Violence CRINmail

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CRIN News Archive
http://crin.org/en/library/news-archive

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CRIN Country Pages : CANADA
http://crin.org/en/library/countries/canada

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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

US Budget Fiscal Year 2018 - May 23
(Congressional Budget Office and Joint Committee on Taxation)

US Budget FY 2018
A New Foundation for American Greatness - President's Budget

https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget
- budget home page, includes links to main budget documents

Fiscal Year 2018
Congressional Budget Submission
(PDF - 1950MB, 160 pages)
https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/docs/EOP-FY18-Budget.pdf
Executive Office of the President

May 23, 2017
Press Briefing on the FY2018 Budget
https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/05/23/press-briefing-fy2018-budget

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How the US Federal Budget Process is Supposed to Work:
https://www.thoughtco.com/how-budget-process-is-supposed-to-work-3321458
October 08, 2016
The annual federal budget process begins in February and is supposed to be wrapped up by October 1.

Source:
ThoughtCo
https://www.thoughtco.com/

Related links:

America First : A Budget Blueprint to Make
America Great Again
(PDF - 1.6MB, 64 pages)
https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BUDGET-2018-BLUEPRINT/pdf/BUDGET-2018-BLUEPRINT.pdf

Report : The 2017 Long-Term Budget Outlook
https://www.cbo.gov/topics/budget/long-term-budget-analysis
March 30, 2017
If current laws remained generally unchanged, the United States would face steadily increasing federal budget deficits and debt over the next 30 years—reaching the highest level of debt relative to GDP ever experienced in this country.

Congressional Budget Office : https://www.cbo.gov/
Since 1975, CBO has produced independent analyses of budgetary and economic issues to support the Congressional budget process. Each year, the agency’s economists and budget analysts produce dozens of reports and hundreds of cost estimates for proposed legislation. CBO is strictly nonpartisan; conducts objective, impartial analysis; and hires its employees solely on the basis of professional competence without regard to political affiliation

Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) : https://www.jct.gov/
The Joint Committee on Taxation is a nonpartisan committee of the United States Congress, originally established under the Revenue Act of 1926. The Joint Committee operates with an experienced professional staff of Ph.D economists, attorneys, and accountants, who assist Members of the majority and minority parties in both houses of Congress on tax legislation.

Office of Management and Budget : https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) serves the President of the United States in overseeing the implementation of his vision across the Executive Branch.

What Trump cut in his agency budgets
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/trump-presidential-budget-2018-proposal/
By Kim Soffen and Denise Lu
Updated May 23, 2017
On May 23, the Trump administration released his full 2018 budget proposal, which details many of the changes the president wants to make to the federal government’s spending.

Trump federal budget 2018: Massive cuts to the arts, science and the poor
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/trump-budget-benefits-cuts/

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H.R. 1628, American Health Care Act of 2017
https://www.cbo.gov/publication/52752
CBO and JCT estimate that enacting the American Health Care Act would reduce federal deficits by $119 billion over the coming decade and increase the number of people who are uninsured by 23 million in 2026 relative to current law.

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Trump Budget Gets Three-Fifths of Its Cuts From Programs for Low- and Moderate-Income People
Slashes These Programs by Unprecedented $2.5 Trillion
http://www.cbpp.org/research/federal-budget/trump-budget-gets-three-fifths-of-its-cuts-from-programs-for-low-and
May 30, 2017
By Isaac Shapiro et al

Source:
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
http://www.cbpp.org/

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- Go to the Links to American Government Social Research Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us.htm

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