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September 11, 2016

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.

The e-mail version of this week's issue of the newsletter is going out to 2842 subscribers.
Scroll to the bottom of this newsletter to see some notes and a disclaimer.

NOTE (by Gilles):
I was away from my computer for awhile and my website and my newsletter haven't been updated during that time.
This was fun. I *will* do it again soon, so if you don't receive a newsletter or you notice that my site & newsletter appear stagnant, I haven't forgotten you. Once the colder weather of Fall has arrived and I hunker down in my Man-Cave, I'll get back into regular weekly issues of the newsletter and site updates.

IN THIS ISSUE:

1. Six Canadian cities chosen as sites for anti-poverty case studies, to inform national poverty reduction strategy - September 2
2. Groundwork for Change: New website aims to help non-aboriginal Canadians learn about indigenous issues - September 7
3. Anti-poverty group Canada Without Poverty launches challenge of federal government’s political activity limits - September 6
4. Parliamentary Budget Officer says Canada Child Benefit will erode without inflationary adjustment - September 1
5. Hunger in Ontario, British Columbia
6. Pierre Poilievre: Harper, not Pierre Trudeau, actually reduced poverty - September 2
7. Media & Policy News for 9 September 2016 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
8. Ontario Throne Speech Announced for September 12, 2016 - September 8 (Ontario Government News)
9. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
--- Job Vacancy and Wage Survey, First quarter 2016 - August 11
--- Labour Force Survey, July 2016 - August 5
--- Canadian Economic News, July 2016 - August 4
10. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
11. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
12. 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. Six Canadian cities chosen as sites for anti-poverty case studies, to inform national poverty reduction strategy - September 2

Six Canadian cities chosen as sites for anti-poverty case studies, to inform national poverty reduction strategy
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/09/02/six-cities-chosen-as-test-sites-for-national-anti-poverty-strategy_n_11836624.html
(...) The project will see federal officials run case studies in Saint John, Trois-Rivières, Que., Toronto, Winnipeg, Yellowknife and Tisdale, Sask., which was chosen so federal officials would have a rural community to test ideas.

Related links:

The Government of Canada announces the Tackling Poverty Together Project
Saint John, New Brunswick first community to be studied
http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=1119579&_ga=1.199789162.592249347.1473415224
September 2, 2016

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Federal release: Government announces Tackling Poverty Together Project
http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=1119579

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- Go to the Ontario Anti-poverty Strategies and Campaigns page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/antipoverty_ontario.htm

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

2. Groundwork for Change: New website aims to help non-aboriginal Canadians learn about indigenous issues - September 7

New website aims to help non-aboriginal Canadians learn about indigenous issues
Groundworkforchange.org gives access to network of First Nations, Métis and Inuit information

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/manitoba/new-website-aims-to-help-non-aboriginal-canadians-learn-about-indigenous-issues-1.3217692

CBC News
September 7, 2015
(...) This website was created to provide access to information to help non-Indigenous (settler) peoples grow relationships with Indigenous peoples that are rooted in solidarity and justice. The site is meant to support people who are asking questions and looking to learn more in respectful and useful ways

Groundwork for Change
http://www.groundworkforchange.org/

3. Anti-poverty group Canada Without Poverty launches challenge of federal government’s political activity limits - September 6

(CBC) Anti-poverty group Canada Without Poverty launches challenge of federal government’s political activity limits
Anti-poverty charity Canada Without Poverty says curbs on political activity violate charter right to free expression
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/charities-political-activities-canada-revenue-agency-canada-without-poverty-charter-legal-1.3744919

CBC News
September 6, 2016

Related links:

Anti-poverty charity group Canada Without Poverty launches Charter Challenge of federal government’s political activity limits
http://www.cwp-csp.ca/2016/09/canada-without-poverty-launches-charter-challenge/

Basic Income report coming soon: Ontario to test program amid warnings about costs, effectiveness
http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/politics/minimum-income-hugh-segal-ontario-budget-1.3740373

4. Parliamentary Budget Officer says Canada Child Benefit will erode without inflationary adjustment - September 1

Parliamentary Budget Officer says Canada Child Benefit will erode without inflationary adjustment
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2016/09/01/payments-will-erode-under-liberals-new-child-benefit-program-watchdog-says.html

5. Hunger in Ontario, British Columbia

Now is the time to act on hunger in Ontario:
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/ontario-association-of-food-banks/now-is-the-time-to-act-on-hunger_b_11821796.html

Half a million people are going hungry in BC:
http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/half-a-million-families-are-going-hungry-in-b-c-report-says

Finding healthy food a struggle for many families on Vancouver Island
http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/for-many-families-on-island-finding-healthy-food-a-struggle-report-1.2335122

Northern BC families have highest levels of food insecurity
https://www.biv.com/article/2016/9/northern-bc-families-have-highest-levels-food-inse/

Deaf man’s human rights case against BC’s social assistance program settled but problem persists:
http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/deaf-mans-human-rights-case-against-b-c-settled-but-problem-persists

6. Pierre Poilievre: Harper, not Pierre Trudeau, actually reduced poverty - September 2

Pierre Poilievre: Harper, not Pierre Trudeau, actually reduced poverty
http://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/poilievre-harper-not-trudeau-sr-actually-reduced-poverty
August 30

Letter to the Editor: No, Harper didn’t help the poor
http://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/letters/todays-letters-walking-the-line-and-a-cycling-fatality

 

For more on the BC welfare time limit policy, see the Canadian Social Research Links BC Welfare Time Limits Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/bc_welfare_time_limits.htm


7.Media & Policy News for 9 September 2016
(Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)

From Jennefer Laidley of the
Income Security Advocacy Centre:
[
http://www.incomesecurity.org/ ]

Latest Media & Policy News: 9 September 2016

www.goo.gl/oC9b6C

Click the link above to access any of the articles below.

Top Stories

Nearly half of Canadians spend all or more of their take-home pay
Study shows getting a job doesn’t mean you won’t go hungry
Premier Wynne prorogues legislature; new session to start Monday with Throne Speech
Government announcement
Poverty reduction advocate pleads to the Premier for Bill 185

Plan to study social assistance rates in limbo as Wynne prorogues legislature
25,000 march in Toronto’s Labour Day parade
Star editorial: Unions marching with fresh optimism this Labour Day
A deadly fight for labour rights in BC
Working a lot, for a little: Low-wage workers struggle to get by

Labour Day: A time to celebrate how Canada’s unions make fairness work for everyone
Pilot project aims to protect vulnerable restaurant workers
Star editorial: Time to shine a spotlight on abuse of restaurant workers
WAC: Workers shouldn’t have to choose between their health and a job
Six cities chosen as sites for anti-poverty case studies, to inform national poverty reduction strategy

Federal release: Government announces Tackling Poverty Together Project
People have to choose between heating and eating: Rising hydro costs hit Ontarians
PowerStream customers owed $13 million in overdue payments
Kathleen Wynne says high cost of hydro is concern across province
Wynne signals hydro relief is coming for consumers

Secretive WSIB drug policies putting injured workers at risk, critics say
WSIB pledges to “enhance transparency” on drug coverage and Drug Advisory Committee
WSIB denies claim it pressured doctor on medical reports
Toronto increases access to emergency dental care for low-income adults
City of Toronto news release

Social Planning Toronto: Announcement encouraging but more work to be done on poverty reduction
Op-Ed: Small business should consider dental benefits
Indigenous water systems: eliminating boil-water advisories within five years will fall short without changes
Op-ed: Why is Canada denying its Indigenous peoples clean water
Federal study shows Indigenous homelessness in cities on the rise

New website aims to help non-aboriginal Canadians learn about indigenous issues
Canadians open to quotas to boost Indigenous representation
BC’s disability benefit increase goes into effect: $11 net increase, after nine years, as bus pass nixed
Radio interview with BC Minister Michelle Stilwell.
Disability benefits in BC cut by bus-pass expense

People with disabilities rally to protest province’s bus pass policy
Letter to the Editor: Nothing fair about taking away bus pass
Tax evasion will persist until Parliament Hill steps up
What tax avoidance costs us, and what we’re giving up
“The Fraser Institute and Canadian Taxpayers Federation act as if governments just set tax money on fire, when all of it goes straight back into the economy”

New report on housing affordability shows Calgary’s the worst place to live for those in poverty
CMHC says costs of national housing strategy likely too much for federal budget
Migrant workers need permanent residency: Justice for Migrant Workers launches Ontario-wide tour
Employer to send injured migrant worker home despite needing medical care
Migrant workers rally for better conditions

Basic Income report coming soon: Ontario to test program amid warnings about costs, effectiveness
A basic right: Will the once radical idea be embraced by our courts?
ACORN Canada presses banks and investment companies to stop investing in predatory lending companies
Parliamentary Budget Officer says Canada Child Benefit will erode without inflationary adjustment
Municipal governments must stop the housing and transit budget shell game and face the need for taxes
StatsCan celebrates “best census since 1666”

Ontario

Now is the time to act on hunger
How to survive the long wait for affordable housing in Ontario
Ontario payday loan reforms: A drop in the bucket
Ontario’s government could have fixed the payday loan industry
Hamilton Community Legal Clinic: Province getting it wrong on payday loans

Government release: Ontario making access to services easier for people with developmental disabilities
Government release: Ontario opening 35 new licensed child care rooms across province
Government fact sheet: Social assistance clients to access drug coverage through OHIP cards
Letters to the Editor: Ombudsman’s report on developmental disability services welcome

Reports, Events, Campaigns and Other Good Things

ISAC and partners event September 23: Where did they go?: WSIB disentitlement and ODSP
On the Radar: New rules in Ontario about tips and gratuities
Homeless Hub Research Matters: Education and Homelessness

Around the Province

Ontario ACORN rallies to demand an increase in employment and asset exemptions from OW and ODSP
More than 1,000 people show up for chaotic social assistance cheque pickup in Thunder Bay
Local Sault Ste. Marie group continues poverty reduction task
City of Hamilton renovates social housing units with unemployed youth apprentices
Doing social good to become part of doing business with City of Toronto

City pushing for diverse companies to bid on city contracts
St. Catherines puts the brakes on $50 transit passes
Nearly 300 people find permanent homes under Ottawa’s new Housing First strategy:
Will London’s plan to regulate secondary suites put a number of people on the street?:
David Miller: The real consequences of hidden government cuts

Across the Country

Half a million people are going hungry in BC
Finding healthy food a struggle for many families on Vancouver Island
Northern BC families have highest levels of food insecurity
Deaf man’s human rights case against BC’s social assistance program settled but problem persists
Late welfare cheques causing hardship in Victoria – again

Nearly one in five Alberta workers earns $15 an hour or less
Protesters in Saskatchewan rail against government changes to disability benefits
Transportation, access to services linked to poverty in Tisdale, Sask.
Community groups protest travel restrictions on Québec welfare recipients
Montreal food bank says rising costs could force it to start charging for services
PEI Home and School Federation wants free lunches for all students
Wages in PEI continue to grow quickly, but are still the lowest in the country

National

MPPs on finance committee set to probe details, effects of CPP changes
Finance Minister Morneau agrees to appear before committee but timeline unclear
Poll: Canadians misinformed on CPP expansion deal; oppose plan if it affects wages
BC CPP consultations raise “red flags” as approval deadline looms
BC the only province stepping up for small business owners’ concerns

Federal strategy calls on subsidized rent to combat veteran homelessness
Federal student grants got bumped up starting August 1
McQuaig: CETA will undermine Canadian democracy
Why Canada’s economy was so ugly in the second quarter
Canada economy has biggest quarterly drop in seven years, third-quarter rebound seen

Big banks defy expectations with strong profit growth
Bank of Canada holds interest rate at 0.5%, predicts “substantial rebound” in second half
The CCB and income tax cuts now being used for bills and debt; economic impact yet to be felt
Pierre Poilievre: Harper, not Pierre Trudeau, actually reduced poverty
Letter to the Editor: No, Harper didn’t help the poor

International

Finally the truth about welfare in America – how many Blacks vs how many whites
Editorial: Make action on poverty a national priority
How US welfare compares around the globe
Free money is not so funny anymore: Confessions of a former skeptic of basic income
Basic Income and the future of work
Overwhelming evidence that guaranteed income will work
California lawmakers vote to expand overtime pay for farmworkers
Germany sees welfare benefit costs more than double
UK could eliminate poverty if it put in more effort, says Rowntree Foundation
Rowntree Foundation urges “new deal” on poverty
Theresa May refuses to rule out more welfare cuts if economy suffers in run up to Brexit
Why John Clarke travelled 3,500 miles to join DPAC’s Week of Action
New Zealand’s homeless: Living in cars and garages
International media batter New Zealand’s progressive social welfare legacy
“Healthy” welfare card could be fuelling black market for cash in Australia
Resistance to welfare cuts and support for minor parties in Australia grows
Australia’s Labour party could shift position on welfare savings proposal
How state tax policies can help mitigate poverty and alleviate growing income inequality
Starbucks and Amazon pay less tax than a sausage stand, Austria says
Denmark buys leaked data to investigate up to 600 Danish tax evaders
Australia targets 100 taxpayers in Panama Papers investigation
G20 calls for greater tax transparency
Apple’s got a $14.5 billion European tax bill
Pittis: Europe’s ruling is good for almost everyone
Apple must now pay its taxes. This is a vindication of protest
Apple CEO calls EU ruling “total political crap”
Apple says the EU can have taxes or jobs, but not both
Eurozone finance chief lashes out at Apple’s response to tax ruling
Canadian tax fairness advocates applaud EU’s decision
Ireland agrees to appeal EU tax ruling
“I am outraged that Apple is outraged by its tax bill”
Poverty will fall only when there is a fundamental power shift

Source:
Jennefer Laidley of the
Income Security Advocacy Centre
[
http://www.incomesecurity.org/ ]

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All of our mailings back to 2012 online:
http://incomesecurity.org/media-and-policy-news/
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Check the ISAC Media and Policy News archive:
http://goo.gl/I32FD
(Back to August 2012, does not include a table of contents for each issue)

Check Gilles' expanded Media and Policy News archive:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/isac_media_scan.htm
(Back to April 2012, includes a table of contents for each issue)

Subscribe to ISAC's Latest Media and Policy News mailing list:
http://goo.gl/XEGZg

Subscribe to the main ISAC E-List (to receive info on ISAC's law reform work, the social assistance review, and other OW / ODSP -related information):
http://goo.gl/j3gzt

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- Go to the Income Security Advocacy Centre Media Scan page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/isac_media_scan.htm

8. Ontario Throne Speech Announced for September 12, 2016 - September 8
(
Ontario Government News)

Ontario Throne Speech Announced for September 12, 2016 :
All Government Bills to be Reintroduced This Fall

https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2016/09/throne-speech-announced-for-september-12-2016.html
September 8, 2016

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced today that the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, accepted the Premier's advice to prorogue the legislature as of 12 p.m. today. The Lieutenant Governor will deliver a Speech from the Throne outlining the government's plans for the new session when the legislature convenes on September 12, 2016.

Premier Wynne said the government will reintroduce, this fall, all government bills that were before the legislature prior to prorogation, so that debate on them can continue.

Source:
Ontario Government News
https://news.ontario.ca/newsroom/en

Related link:

Summoning and proroguing the Ontario legislature
http://www.lgontario.ca/en/crown/Pages/crown-in-parliament.aspx?_ga=1.49474534.1901112743.1473359451#summon-convoquer

9. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
--- Job Vacancy and Wage Survey, First quarter 2016 - August 11
--- Labour Force Survey, July 2016 - August 5
--- Canadian Economic News, July 2016 - August 4

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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August 11, 2016
Job Vacancy and Wage Survey, First quarter 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160811/dq160811a-eng.htm
Job vacancy rate declines in most provinces and territories
From the first quarter of 2015 to the first quarter of 2016, the job vacancy rate declined in nine provinces and two territories, with the largest decreases occurring in Alberta and Saskatchewan. At the same time, the job vacancy rate increased in Nunavut, and was little changed in New Brunswick. The job vacancy rate refers to the share of jobs that are unfilled out of all payroll jobs available. It represents the number of job vacancies expressed as a percentage of labour demand, that is, the sum of all occupied and vacant jobs.

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August 5, 2016
Labour Force Survey, July 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160805/dq160805a-eng.htm
After three months of little change, employment declined by 31,000 (-0.2%) in July. The unemployment rate increased 0.1 percentage point to 6.9%. Full-time employment fell by 71,000 from June to July, while part-time work was up by 40,000.

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August 4, 2016
Canadian Economic News, July 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/dai/btd/cen/jul2016
The July issue of Canadian Economic News is now available. Canadian Economic News provides users with a concise monthly summary of selected Canadian economic events, as well as international and financial market developments, by calendar month.

Source:
Canadian Economics News
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/dai/btd/cen/index

StatCan Blog
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/blog-blogue/eng
The goal of the StatCan Blog is to pull back the curtain to explain some of the agency’s inner workings, and to show the links between quality statistics and the lives of Canadians.

Source:
The Daily

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/dai-quo/index-eng.htm
[Statistics Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/start-debut-eng.html ]

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

10. 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

September 11, 2016
What's new online this week:

Early Learning and Child Care Service Plan 2016 - 2020
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/09/early-learning-and-child-care-service-plan-2016-2020
7 Sep 2016 | Ontario
The Region of Waterloo Children’s Services has released a new road map to be used to guide early learning services and licensed child care over the next four years. The service plan consolidates feedback from parents as well as child care operators and community partners involved in the delivery of child care services in the region. Actions include improving access to affordable, high quality licensed child care services and capacity building to support inclusion of all children in high-quality programs.

Education for people and planet: Creating sustainable futures for all
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/09/education-people-and-planet-creating-sustainable-futures-al
7 Sep 2016 | International
New Global Education Monitoring report from UNESCO considers the potential for education at all levels to propel progress towards meeting the global goals outlined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The report finds that almost half the world’s countries have a three-year pre-primary education age group, with children expected to first enroll at the age of 3. The report includes a chapter on early childhood with emphasis on monitoring and indicators. See target 4.2 on page 205 for more information.

Child care for parents in college: A state-by-state assessment
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/09/child-care-parents-college-state-state-assessment
7 Sep 2016 | United States
Recent briefing paper from the Institute for Women's Policy Research analyzes data from the U.S. Department of Education on the share of public PSE institutions that provide campus child care. The paper reviews current state child care subsidy rules, to assess state variation in the challenges facing student parents’ access to affordable, quality child care.Despite the growing need for student parent supports, campus child care centers have been closing across the country. In 2015, less than half of four-year public colleges provided campus child care.

The gender wage gap
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/09/gender-wage-gap
7 Sep 2016 | United States
New briefing note from the Institute for Fiscal Studies [U.K.] seeks to understand the gender wage gap and its relationship to poverty. The report sets out to define the gender wage gap, understand how it differs according to education level and how it has evolved over time and across generations. The authors provide descriptive evidence on how the gender wage gap widens as women start to have children noting that by the time a first child is 12 years old, women’s hourly wages are a third below men’s.

Underpaid and unequal: Racial wage disparities in the early childhood workforce
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/09/underpaid-and-unequal-racial-wage-disparities-early-childho
7 Sep 2016 | United States
Recent report from the Center for American Progress suggests that the poor compensation and benefits that plague much of the early childhood workforce are felt most acutely by African American women. The authors find that the wage gap between African American and white female, full-time educators is reduced to roughly 93 cents on the dollar — a meaningful difference in a workforce that makes on average less than $30,000 per year. Recommendations are provided including better workforce compensation and training.

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

2. Child care in the news:
- archive of news articles about early childhood education and child care (ECEC) in Canada and abroad

Full-day kindergarten impacting day care staffing levels: CCCNL
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/09/full-day-kindergarten-impacting-day-care-staffing-levels-cccnl
7 Sep 2016 | Newfoundland

Our misguided effort to close the achievement gap is creating a new inequality: The ‘play’ gap
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/09/our-misguided-effort-close-achievement-gap-creating-new-inequality-%E2%80%98
7 Sep 2016 | United States
There is a clear point in a woman's life when the gender pay gap gets worse
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/09/there-clear-point-womans-life-when-gender-pay-gap-gets-worse
7 Sep 2016 | Europe

Plan aimed at improving access to child care in Waterloo Region
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/09/plan-aimed-improving-access-child-care-waterloo-region
7 Sep 2016 | Ontario

Gender pay strikes to shut childcare centres
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/09/gender-pay-strikes-shut-childcare-centres
7 Sep 2016 | Australia and New Zealand

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

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- Go to the Non-Governmental Early Learning and Child Care Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ecd2.htm

11. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
(Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Poverty Dispatch (U.S.)
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch
The Poverty Dispatch is a daily scan of U.S. web-based news items dealing with topics such as poverty, welfare reform, child welfare, education, health, hunger, Medicare and Medicaid, etc.. The Dispatch is distributed by the Institute for Research on Poverty, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. News articles from online newspapers are tagged with more specific keywords relevant to each article.

Click the link above, then (on the next page) select a date on the calendar to see media items for that date.

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

- Go to the Links to American Non-Governmental Social Research (A-J) Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us2.htm

- Go to the Links to American Non-Governmental Social Research (M-Z) Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us3.htm

- Go to the Welfare in Canada vs the U.S. Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/canada_us_welfare.htm

12. 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:

31 August 2016 - CRINmail ISSUE 1495
http://us12.campaign-archive2.com/?u=76b57aa44a860d071c2e9bf2f&id=380763579a&e=007dcf26d9
In this issue:
Sexual violence by peacekeepers against children and other civilians: A practical guide for advocacy
News in brief
Upcoming events
Employment
Also in this issue:
World news
Publications
Events
Issues
Law
Advocacy
- Challenging violations
- Take action
- Campaigns
Guides

24 August 2016 - CRINmail issue 1494
http://goo.gl/oI3Q9r
In this issue:
Latest news and reports
- Armed conflict
- Civil and political rights
- Detention and juvenile justice
- Violence
Upcoming events
Employment

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NOTE: 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


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Men: 10 Tricks to Teach Your Body
(and none of them involve someone pulling your finger!)

NOTE 1: some of these tricks *probably* won't work as well for women, like number 3, I imagine...
NOTE 2: number 9 is very timely for the <ahem> holidays...

1. If your throat tickles, scratch your ear.

When you were 9, playing your armpit was a cool trick. Now, as an adult, you can still appreciate a good body-based feat, but you're more discriminating. Take that tickle in your throat; it's not worth gagging over. Here's a better way to scratch your itch: "When the nerves in the ear are stimulated, it creates a reflex in the throat that can cause a muscle spasm," says Scott Schaffer, M.D., president of an ear, nose and throat specialty center in Gibbsboro, New Jersey. "This spasm relieves the tickle."

2. Experience supersonic hearing!

If you're stuck chatting up a mumbler at a cocktail party, lean in with your right ear. It's better than your left at following the rapid rhythms of speech, according to researchers at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. If, on the other hand, you're trying to identify that song playing softly in the elevator, turn your left ear toward the sound. The left ear is better at picking up music tones.

3. Overcome your most primal urge!

Need to pee? No bathroom nearby? Fantasize about Jessica Simpson. Thinking about sex preoccupies your brain, so you won't feel as much discomfort, says Larry Lipshultz, M.D., chief of male reproductive medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine. For best results, try Simpson's "These Boots Are Made for Walking" video.

4. Feel no pain!

German researchers have discovered that coughing during an injection can lessen the pain of the needle stick. According to Taras Usichenko, author of a study on the phenomenon, the trick causes a sudden, temporary rise in pressure in the chest and spinal canal, inhibiting the pain-conducting structures of the spinal cord.

5. Clear your stuffed nose!

Forget Sudafed. An easier, quicker, and cheaper way to relieve sinus pressure is by alternately thrusting your tongue against the roof of your mouth, then pressing between your eyebrows with one finger. This causes the vomer bone, which runs through the nasal passages to the mouth, to rock back and forth, says Lisa DeStefano, D.O., an assistant professor at the Michigan State University college of osteopathic medicine. The motion loosens congestion; after 20 seconds, you'll feel your sinuses start to drain.

6. Fight fire without water!

Worried those wings will repeat on you tonight? "Sleep on your left side," says Anthony A. Star-poli, M.D., a New York City gastroenterologist and assistant professor of medicine at New York Medical College. Studies have shown that patients who sleep on their left sides are less likely to suffer from acid reflux. The esophagus and stomach connect at an angle. When you sleep on your right, the stomach is higher than the esophagus, allowing food and stomach acid to slide up your throat. When you're on your left, the stomach is lower than the esophagus, so gravity's in your favor.

7. Cure your toothache without opening your mouth!

Just rub ice on the back of your hand, on the V-shaped webbed area between your thumb and index finger. A Canadian study found that this technique reduces toothache pain by as much as 50 percent compared with using no ice. The nerve pathways at the base of that V stimulate an area of the brain that blocks pain signals from the face and hands.

8. Make burns disappear!

When you accidentally singe your finger on the stove, clean the skin and apply light pressure with the finger pads of your unmarred hand. Ice will relieve your pain more quickly, Dr. DeStefano says, but since the natural method brings the burned skin back to a normal temperature, the skin is less likely to blister.

9. Stop the world from spinning!

One too many drinks left you dizzy? Put your hand on something stable. The part of your ear responsible for balance—the cupula—floats in a fluid of the same density as blood. "As alcohol dilutes blood in the cupula, the cupula becomes less dense and rises," says Dr. Schaffer. This confuses your brain. The tactile input from a stable object gives the brain a second opinion, and you feel more in balance. Because the nerves in the hand are so sensitive, this works better than the conventional foot-on-the-floor wisdom.

10. Unstitch your side!

If you're like most people, when you run, you exhale as your right foot hits the ground. This puts downward pressure on your liver (which lives on your right side), which then tugs at the diaphragm and creates a side stitch, according to The Doctors Book of Home Remedies for Men. The fix: Exhale as your left foot strikes the ground.

Source:
MSN Men's Health
http://health.msn.com/menshealth/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100119940&GT1=7538
(Click the link for eight more neat-o tricks - and none of them involve burping the alphabet!)

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Light travels faster than sound.
This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.