Canadian Social Research Newsletter
April 11, 2018

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

You can find the online version of this (April 11, 2018) newsletter at this link:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/personal/news110418.htm

This week's issue of the newsletter is going out to 2,881 subscribers.

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Scroll to the bottom of this newsletter to see some notes, a disclaimer
and other stuff that has nothing whatsoever to do with social policy.
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IN THIS ISSUE OF THE
CANADIAN SOCIAL RESEARCH NEWSLETTER:

* 44 links to 2018-2019 budget info for federal and provincial/territorial governments for 2018-2019
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, March 2018 - April 6
--- Number and salaries of full-time teaching staff at Canadian universities, 2017/2018 - April 6
--- StatCan Blog: Productivity in Canada after 2000 - April 6
--- Methodology Changes: Census family low income measure based on the T1 Family File - April 5
--- Police resources in Canada, 2017 - March 28
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - April 7
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter) - April 4

Federal and provincial/territorial government budgets for 2018

Analysis of Federal/Provincial/Territorial 2018 Budgets
NOTE : Budget info on this page appears in reverse chronological order, with the latest budget appearing first in the list below.

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Ontario budget 2018-19
http://www.ey.com/Publication/vwLUAssets/Tax_Alert_2018_No_17/$FILE/TaxAlert2018No17.pdf
Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa tabled the province’s 2018-19 budget on 28 March 2018.

Source:
Ernst & Young

http://www.ey.com/
Executive summary highlights of 2018 government budgets that are relevant to private companies and their shareholders

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Ontario budget: Kathleen Wynne gambles voters won't mind a deficit
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-budget-2018-preview-election-1.4595376
March 28
Highlights:
--- Free daycare for children from age 2½ to kindergarten
--- Free prescription drugs for all seniors
--- The biggest annual increase in hospital spending in a decade
--- Expanded mental health services
--- More support for special needs education

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Ontario Budget 2018: ISAC Analysis and Budget Details:
Important First Steps to Transformation but No Meaningful Progress on Rates
(small PDF file - 5 pages)
http://incomesecurity.org/policy-advocacy/ontario-budget-2018-isac-analysis-and-budget-details/
March 28, 2018
The 2018 Ontario Budget introduced today proposes to make a number of critically important changes to social assistance and other benefit systems, which would start to move the system away from the punitive, intrusive system that currently exists and toward the supportive approach that people on social assistance and advocates envision.

Source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre

http://incomesecurity.org/

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Highlights from the 2018 Ontario budget
https://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2018/03/28/highlights-from-the-2018-ontario-budget.html
This budget will be the Liberal government’s last before the coming provincial election. Highlight include:
--- A $158.5-billion spending plan with a $6.7 billion deficit and no plan to balance the budget until 2024-25.
--- Net debt per capita — which was $14,894 for every man, woman and child in 2009-10 — will be $22,511 in 2018-19.
--- A new $500 million a year dental and prescription drug plan worth up to $700 a year in benefits to a family of four that does not already have dental or pharmacare coverage. For individuals it’s $400.

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Highlights of the 2018 Ontario Budget
https://home.kpmg.com/ca/en/home/insights/2018/03/highlights-of-the-2018-ontario-budget.html
KPMG

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Ontario 2018 budget highlights: Ten things you need to know
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-ontario-2018-budget-highlights-ten-things-you-need-to-know/

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The 2018 Ontario Budget in charts and numbers
http://www.macleans.ca/economy/economicanalysis/the-2018-ontario-budget-in-charts-and-numbers/

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The 2018 Provincial Budget
https://www.amo.on.ca/AMO-Content/Policy-Updates/2018/The2018ProvincialBudget
(Association of Municipalities Ontario)

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2018 Ontario Budget - TD Economics - TD Bank
https://economics.td.com/ontario-budget

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What the 2018 budget means for child care in Ontario
https://tvo.org/article/current-affairs/the-next-ontario/what-the-2018-budget-means-for-child-care-in-ontario

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Deficits now, deficits tomorrow: Liberals propose big spending in pre-election budget
https://tvo.org/article/current-affairs/the-next-ontario/deficits-now-deficits-tomorrow-liberals-propose-big-spending-in-pre-election-budget

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Doug Ford brings heat but little light in Progressive Conservative budget response
https://tvo.org/article/current-affairs/the-next-ontario/doug-ford-brings-heat-but-little-light-in-progressive-conservative-budget-response

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QUÉBEC : VERSION FRANÇAISE

Budget 2018-2019, Ministère des Finances
http://www.budget.finances.gouv.qc.ca/budget/2018-2019/

Documents budgétaitres
http://www.budget.finances.gouv.qc.ca/budget/2018-2019/fr/index.asp ---

Budget du Québec 2018 ICI Radio-Canada
https://ici.radio-canada.ca/sujet/budget-quebec-2018

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QUÉBEC : ENGLISH VERSION

Quebec budget 2018-19
http://www.ey.com/Publication/vwLUAssets/Tax_Alert_2018_No_16/$FILE/TaxAlert2018No16.pdf
Quebec Finance Minister Carlos J. Leitão tabled the province’s fiscal 2018-19 budget on 27 March 2018.

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Quebec budget 2018
http://montrealgazette.com/tag/quebec-budget

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Quebec 2018-19 budget highlights
http://montrealgazette.com/news/quebec/quebec-2018-19-budget-highlights

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Quebec 2018-19 budget highlights | Montreal Gazette
http://montrealgazette.com/news/quebec/quebec-2018-19-budget-highlights

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Highlights of Quebec's 2018-19 budget | Financial Post
http://business.financialpost.com/pmn/business-pmn/highlights-of-quebecs-2018-19-budget

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Newfoundland and Labrador budget 2018-19
http://www.ey.com/Publication/vwLUAssets/Tax_Alert_2018_No_15/$FILE/TaxAlert2018No15.pdf
Newfoundland and Labrador Finance Minister Tom Osborne tabled the province’s fiscal 2018-19 budget on 27 March 2018.

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Budget 2018 - Building for our Future
http://www.budget.gov.nl.ca/budget2018/

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Newfoundland and Labrador budget 2018-19
https://www.nlfl.nf.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/measuring-what-matters-NLFL-budget-indicators-report-Feb-2018-.pdf

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Building for Our Future – Budget 2018
http://www.releases.gov.nl.ca/releases/2018/fin/0327n02.aspx

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Alberta budget 2018-19
http://www.ey.com/Publication/vwLUAssets/Tax_Alert_2018_No_13/$FILE/TaxAlert2018No13.pdf
Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci tabled the province’s fiscal 2018-19 budget on 22 March 2018.

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Alberta Budget 2018
https://globalnews.ca/tag/alberta-budget-2018/

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Budget highlights | Alberta.ca
https://www.alberta.ca/budget-highlights.aspx

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Alberta budget to lay out plan to end deficits by 2023
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-budget-2018-2019-1.4587160

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Budget 2018-19 - Nova Scotia Government
https://novascotia.ca/budget/documents/Budget-2018-19.pdf

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Nova Scotia budget 2018-19
http://www.ey.com/Publication/vwLUAssets/Tax_Alert_2018_No_12/$FILE/TaxAlert2018No12.pdf
Nova Scotia Finance and Treasury Board Minister Karen Casey introduced the province’s fiscal 2018-19 budget on 20 March 2018.

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Manitoba budget 2018-19
http://www.ey.com/Publication/vwLUAssets/Tax_Alert_2018_No_10/$FILE/TaxAlert2018No10.pdf
Manitoba Finance Minister Cameron Friesen tabled the province’s fiscal 2018-19 budget on 12 March 2018.

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Pallister government to maintain programs for low-income families
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/pallister-government-canada-child-benefits-1.3705102

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Manitoba gets failing grade for 'nightmare' rates of child poverty
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/child-poverty-report-card-manitoba-1.4412431

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Province paying less to low-income families through Manitoba Child Benefit
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manitoba-child-benefit-decrease-1.4612183

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British Columbia budget 2018-19 (PDF - 10 pages)
http://www.ey.com/Publication/vwLUAssets/Tax_Alert_2018_No_06/$FILE/TaxAlert2018No06.pdf
BC Finance Minister Carole James tabled the province’s fiscal 2018-19 budget on 20 February 2018.

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Budget and Fiscal Plan (PDF - 157 pages)

http://bcbudget.gov.bc.ca/2018/bfp/2018_Budget_and_Fiscal_Plan.pdf

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BC Budget 2018
bcbudget.gov.bc.ca/

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New Brunswick budget 2018-19
http://www.ey.com/Publication/vwLUAssets/Tax_Alert_2018_No_04/$FILE/TaxAlert2018No04.pdf
New Brunswick Finance Minister Cathy Rogers introduced the province’s fiscal 2018-19 budget on 30 January 2018.

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Budget invests in seniors, youth and the economy
http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/finance/news/news_release.2018.01.0101.html
30 January 2018

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Federal Budget 2018: Income Security Highlights
http://incomesecurity.org/policy-advocacy/ontario-budget-2018-isac-analysis-and-budget-details/
March 6, 2018
The federal Liberal government introduced its third budget last Tuesday, February 27.

The links below are from the 2018 federal budget page (Dept. of Finance).
The Budget and all associated documents are available at the link below:

https://www.budget.gc.ca/2018/docs/nrc/2018-02-27-en.html
Click the link above, then select the desired content from the list (reproduced below):
--- Budget Plan
--- Budget Speech
--- Gender Results Framework
---Fact Sheets
***** The Fiscal Monitor for December 2017
***** Backgrounder: Gender Equality and a Strong Middle Class
***** Backgrounder: Supporting Researchers to Build a More Innovative Canadian Economy
***** Backgrounder: Protecting Canada's Natural Beauty
***** Backgrounder: Strengthening the Canada Child Benefit
***** Backgrounder: Introducing the Canada Workers Benefit
***** Backgrounder: Canada's New Parental Sharing Benefit
***** Backgrounder: Pay Equity: Empowering Women for a Strong Middle Class
***** Backgrounder: More Jobs, a Growing Economy, and a Stronger Middle Class
***** Backgrounder: Tax Fairness for the Middle Class and Opportunity for All Canadians

Source:
2018 federal budget
https://www.budget.gc.ca/2018/home-accueil-en.html

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Budget fédéral 2018 ICI Radio-Canada
https://ici.radio-canada.ca/sujet/budget-federal-2018

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Go to the 2018 Canadian Government Budgets Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/budgets_2018.htm

What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, March 2018 - April 6
--- Number and salaries of full-time teaching staff at Canadian universities, 2017/2018 - April 6
--- StatCan Blog: Productivity in Canada after 2000 - April 6
--- Methodology Changes: Census family low income measure based on the T1 Family File - April 5
--- Police resources in Canada, 2017 - March 28

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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April 6, 2018
Labour Force Survey, March 2018
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/180406/dq180406a-eng.htm
Employment increased by 32,000 in March, driven by full-time gains. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.8%

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April 6, 2018
Number and salaries of full-time teaching staff at Canadian universities, 2017/2018
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/180406/dq180406b-eng.htm
The University and College Academic Staff System provides Canadians with a detailed portrait of full-time academic staff in Canada, including gender, age, principal subject taught, academic rank, salary and administrative stipends, and province or country of degrees earned.

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April 6, 2018
StatCan Blog: Productivity in Canada after 2000
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/180406/dq180406e-eng.htm
Productivity is an important measure of a country's economic performance. Since 2000, productivity growth in Canada has slowed down. In this month's StatCan Blog, two Statistics Canada researchers, Wulong Gu and Danny Leung, examine some of the factors behind the slowdown, with a focus on the manufacturing sector.

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April 5, 2018
Methodology Changes: Census family low income measure based on the T1 Family File
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/180405/dq180405d-eng.htm
New data according to the after-tax Census family low income measure based on the T1 Family File (tax filer data) are available for Canada, the provinces and territories, and census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations (CANSIM tables 111-0046 and 111-0047). The tables contain data from 2004 to 2015.
- includes contact info for anyone seeking more info from StatCan.
- also incl. a link to the paper entitled "Methodology Changes: Census Family Low Income Measure Based on the T1 Family"
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?objId=75F0002M2018001&objType=46&lang=en&limit=0

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March 28, 2018
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, January 2018
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/180328/dq180328a-eng.htm
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $996 in January, little changed from the previous month. Earnings were up 3.2% compared with January 2017, largely the result of gains in the second half of 2017.

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March 28, 2018
Police resources in Canada, 2017
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/180328/dq180328c-eng.htm
The number of police officers per 100,000 people in Canada fell for a sixth consecutive year in 2017, reaching its lowest rate since 2004. Overall, there were 69,027 police officers and 29,049 civilians working for police services in Canada as of May 2017.

These findings and more are included in the Juristat article:
"Police resources in Canada, 2017." [ http://www.statcan.gc.ca/cgi-bin/IPS/display?cat_num=85-002-X201800154912 ]

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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 ]

April 6, 2018
What's new online this week:

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

Ontario budget: A plan for care and opportunity
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/18/04/ontario-budget-plan-care-and-opportunity
4 Apr 2018 | Ontario
The 2018 Ontario Budget was released this week, allocating a historic $2.2 billion over three years to child care. This includes financing free preschool for children aged 2 and a half until kindergarten beginning in September 2020, while $1 billion would be allocated to reducing fees and increasing subsidies for infant/toddler spaces. Significantly, by 2020 the government would introduce a wage grid for early years staff in licensed centres, home child care, and Early ON family resource programs.

Ontario announces free child care for pre-schoolers
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/18/03/ontario-announces-free-child-care-pre-schoolers
28 Mar 2018 | Ontario
The Premier of Ontario has announced that full-day licensed child care will become free for pre-school children from the age of two-and-a-half until they are eligible to start kindergarten, beginning in 2020. The announcement preceded the provincial budget, which allocates $2.2 billion over three years and is based on an affordability report produced by Dr. Gordon Cleveland, economist at the University of Toronto Scarborough.

Affordable for all: Making licensed child care affordable in Ontario
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/18/03/affordable-all-making-licensed-child-care-affordable-ontari
28 Mar 2018 | Ontario
In this newly released study commissioned by the Ontario government, University of Toronto economist Gord Cleveland proposes policy options to make child care affordable for all Ontario families. Working out of the Research Data Centre at the UofT, Cleveland constructed multiple simulations of the child care sector and the Ontario economy to put forth evidence-based solutions that take into account quality of the programs, expansion of spaces over time, funding sources and other key variables.

Pay equity legislation is important, but that alone will not close the gap for women. Affordable and accessible child care will.
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/18/03/pay-equity-legislation-important-alone-will-not-close-gap-w
28 Mar 2018 | Canada
New article examines policy efforts that have sought, and which continue to seek to close the gender wage gap. On the heels of the federal budget, the author acknowledges the benefits and limitations of the Canada Child Benefit and renewed federal attention to Pay Equity legislation, ultimately insisting that access to affordable child care is the missing link in a multi-pronged approach.

Pregnancy and motherhood during surgical training
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/18/03/pregnancy-and-motherhood-during-surgical-training
28 Mar 2018 | United States
This U.S. national survey investigated the perception and experience of pregnant general surgery residents. The results revealed several concerns specifically, dissatisfaction with maternity leave options, and inadequate lactation and childcare support.

MORE research, policy & practice

2. Child care in the news
Use the keyword search below for searching child care in the news in the online documents database.

Is Canada finally coming of age over child and family policy?
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/04/canada-finally-coming-age-over-child-and-family-policy
4 Apr 2018 | Canada

Sweden is apparently full of 'latte dads' carrying toddlers — and it's a sign of critical social change
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/04/sweden-apparently-full-latte-dads-carrying-toddlers-%E2%80%94-and-its-sign-c
4 Apr 2018 | International

Opinon: Free child care would foster gender equality
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/04/opinon-free-child-care-would-foster-gender-equality
4 Apr 2018 | British Columbia

Opinion: Ontario’s child care budget delivers bold pre-election blueprint — at a cost
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/04/opinion-ontario%E2%80%99s-child-care-budget-delivers-bold-pre-election-bluep
4 Apr 2018 | Ontario

Roll out of B.C. child-care plan beset with problems, operators say
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/04/roll-out-bc-child-care-plan-beset-problems-operators-say
4 Apr 2018 | British Columbia

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

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Source:
Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU)
http://www.childcarecanada.org

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.

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NOTE: (by Gilles)
I've decided to suspend any further updates to the CRINMAIL newsletter archive because of Internet gremlins. If you click on "Gilles' CRINMAIL Archive" below, you'll note that the latest issue of CRINMAIL is dated December 2016 because that's when I ceased updating the Archives pages for several online newsletters, some that went right back to Y2K. I've left those pages online but I won't be updating them.

Here's the link to the latest release of CRINMAIL :

4 April 2018 - CRINmail issue 1576
https://mailchi.mp/65893eef1aaf/the-week-in-childrens-rights-699681-e4qudyz4fb-699893?e=007dcf26d9
In this issue:
Latest news and reports
- Best interests
- Health and education
- Slavery and exploitation
- Sexual abuse and accountability
Upcoming events
Employment
World news
Publications
Events
Issues
Law
Advocacy
Challenging violations
Take action
Campaigns
Guides

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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.
NOTE: I stopped updating this archive in December 2016

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)
Check here for links to more recent issues of CRINMAIL:
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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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



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