Canadian Social Research Newsletter
April 23, 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..

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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.


Ten things to know about the 2018 Saskatchewan budget
April 20, Nick Falvo
The ten things to know:

1. This year’s budget was quite status quo.
2. Saskatchewan still has one of the lowest total debt-to-GDP ratios in Canada.
3. Saskatchewan continues to struggle on the revenue side of the balance sheet.
4. Last year’s budget announced a cut to corporate income taxes, but this decision was later reversed.
5. Last year’s budget also announced a cut to the personal income tax rate, but then altered course here as well.
6. Social assistance benefit levels in Saskatchewan remain very low.
7. This budget announced the phasing out of a rental housing benefit for low-income households.
8. The budget’s decision to extend the PST to used car sales may disproportionately impact low-income households.
9. The budget fails to address on-reserve child poverty.
10. There’s some reason for cautious optimism about the future.

Behind the Numbers --- Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives


From the
Parliamentary Budget Officer:
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* Costing a National Guaranteed Basic Income Using the Ontario Basic Income Model
April 17 (Parliamentary Budget Officer)

Download the complete report (PDF, 18 pages)
April 17, 2018

Download the data (PPTX file)
Costing a National Guaranteed Basic Income Using the Ontario Basic Income Model.PPT

* Also from the
Parliamentary Budget Officer:

Federal Financial Support to Provinces and Territories:
A Long-term Scenario Analysis
March 20, 2018

Federal Support for Low Income Individuals and Families
21 November 2017


Trusts and Access to Social Assistance: Supreme Court Case April 25
On April 25th, the Supreme Court of Canada will hear a case that asks whether money held in a trust affects eligibility for social programs, even if the recipient cannot access that money. In this case, a person referred to as “S.A.” was denied a rent subsidy in Vancouver social housing because of inheritance monies that are held in trust.

Why this case is important:
These kinds of trusts play a very important role for persons with disabilities. They allow family members to make arrangements to ensure that after their death, their loved ones with disabilities will be supported while at the same time maintaining access to much needed social services and housing.

Income Security Advocacy Centre


- Go to the Disability Links page:

What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]

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

--- April 20 : Consumer Price Index, March 2018

--- April 19 : Employment Insurance, February 2018

--- April 12 : Job vacancies, fourth quarter 2017

--- April 6: Number and salaries of full-time teaching staff at Canadian universities, 2017/2018


* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - April 7
What's new online this week

Affordable for all: Making licensed child care affordable in Ontario
18 Apr 2018 | Canada

Ontario NDP platform: Change for the better

2016 early childhood education and care national workforce census

Les services de garde subventionnés?: l’exception du Québec dans le contexte fédéral
Study seeks to determine which factors aligned to result in Quebec's substantial investment in child care services, making it an outlier in Canada. Authors also question why the other provinces and territories have not implemented more ambitious child care reform-- taking into account federal/provincial fiscal imbalances and cooperation among invested stakeholders.

Physical activity and sedentary behavior legislation in Canadian childcare facilities:an update
New study offers a review of the legislative landscape at the provincial and territorial level, regarding physical activity and sedentary behaviors in Canadian childcare centers. Only three provinces mentioned daily physical activity and only one province made mention of screen-viewing. Considerable variation among provinces and territories led researchers to recommend provincial/territorial legislation for baseline requirements and high-level targets.

MORE research, policy & practice

Child care in the news

N.S. child centres convert 570 spaces for infants, toddlers and after-schoolers

Garderies : pourquoi les autres provinces n'ont-elles pas suivi le Québec?

Feds to clarify that grandparents can access Canada Child Benefit

Julia Lipscombe: Affordable child-care funding announcement good news for working parents

Proper childcare helps poor working women – and it can boost economies

Estimating the Economic Cost of Childhood Poverty in the United States - March 30
(Oxford Academic)

Estimating the Economic Cost of Childhood Poverty in the United States
Michael McLaughlin Mark R Rank
Social Work Research Journal,
Oxford Academic
Published: 30 March 2018


*Complete article (11 pages):

1. The complete article includes links to dozens and dozens of hyperlinks!!
2. The link directly above contains at least 200 characters. If the link is broken when you click on it, try the following:

Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

Child Rights Information Network - CRIN
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.


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 :

18 April 2018 issue of CRINMAIL
In this issue:
Latest news and reports
- LGBTI rights
- Refugees and migration
- Sexual abuse and accountability
- Deprivation of liberty
Upcoming events
World news
Challenging violations
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Gilles' CRINMAIL Archive I (2014-2015- 2016)
- 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

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CRINMAIL Archive (from the CRIN website)
Check here for links to more recent issues of CRINMAIL:
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Children's rights Wiki - from CRIN
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Canada and Children's Rights
- from the Children's Rights Wiki


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