Canadian Social Research Newsletter
July 24, 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.

You can find the online version of this (July 24, 2016) newsletter at this link:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/personal/news240716.htm

This week's issue of the newsletter is going out to 2,842 subscribers.

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IN THIS ISSUE OF THE
CANADIAN SOCIAL RESEARCH NEWSLETTER:

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Canadian content:

1. Canada Child Benefit (13 articles from various Canadian media)
2. Basic income? How about basic services? - July 19 (Armine Yalnizyan in the Toronto Star)

3.
Media & Policy News for 22 July 2016 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
4. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:

--- Consumer Price Index, June 2016
- July 22
--- Study: Health and work in the family: Evidence from spouses’ cancer diagnoses, 1992 to 2003 -
July 22
--- Employment Insurance, May 2016
--- Pension plans in Canada
(As of January 1, 2015) - July 21
--- Police-reported crime statistics, 2015 - July 20
--- Study: Do layoffs increase transitions to postsecondary education among adults? - 2001 to 2011 - July 19

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

International content:

6. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
7. Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

Have a great week!
Gilles

Gilles Séguin
[ http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/personal.htm ]
[ gilseg@rogers.com ]


1. Canada Child Benefit (13 pertinent articles from various Canadian media)

Canada Child Benefit

Thanks to Jennefer Laidley of the
Income Security Advocacy Centre
[ http://incomesecurity.org/ ]
in Toronto for the following links.

Canada Child Benefit cheques hit mailboxes and bank accounts this past week.

Trudeau vows CCB will meet poverty reduction targets
http://www.torontosun.com/2016/07/20/trudeau-vows-ne1w-child-benefit-will-meet-poverty-reduction-targets

CCB is a win for most families
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/household-finances/new-canada-child-benefit-is-a-win-for-most-families/article31017291/

But many Indigenous children on reserves will miss out on child benefit due to tax filing requirement
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2016/07/20/indigenous-children-on-reserves-miss-out-on-child-benefit.html

Half of aboriginal families on reserve could miss out under CCB
http://www.lfpress.com/2016/07/19/new-child-benefit-targets-poverty-in-short-term-and-long-term-minister-says

Five things to know about the new CCB
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-child-benefit-july-rollout-1.3668698

Everything you need to know about the new CCB
http://globalnews.ca/news/2833949/canada-child-benefit-everything-you-need-to-know/

CCB to lift 46,000 Albertan kids out of poverty
http://www.edmontonsun.com/2016/07/20/revamped-child-benefit-program-will-lift-46000-albertan-kids-out-of-poverty-federal-politicians-say

Edmonton families “grateful”
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/edmonton-families-grateful-for-new-child-benefit-payments-1.3687836

CCB a boon to struggling families in Waterloo region
http://www.therecord.com/news-story/6778255-new-child-benefit-a-boon-to-struggling-families-in-waterloo-region/

A province-by-province look at the effects of the CCB
http://www.metronews.ca/news/canada/2016/07/19/a-look-by-province-at-the-anti-poverty-effects-of-the-new-child-benefit.html

Here’s hoping new CCB will boost RESPs
http://www.1huffingtonpost.ca/bruce-sellery/canada-child-benefit_b_11117844.html

Worth Repeating: Study shows low income-families spend child benefits on basic needs, education and health – and spend less on alcohol and tobacco http://martinprosperity.org/content/how-do-families-who-receive-the-cctb-and-ncb-spend-the-money/

Three positive steps toward ending poverty in Canada – CCB, GIS top-up and ACB
http://behindthenumbers.ca/2016/07/20/3-positive-steps-toward-ending-poverty-in-canada/

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- Go to the Children, Families and Youth Links (Government) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/chnbkmrk.htm

2. Basic income? How about basic services? - July 19
(Armine Yalnizyan in the Toronto Star)

Basic income? How about basic services?
https://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2016/07/19/basic-income-how-about-basic-services.html
By Armine Yalnizyan
July 19, 2016
Could a provincial basic income approach federal levels of income support, knowing even $15,000 a year is far below the poverty line for a single person?
Basic math shows this is unlikely. Anyone working under 25 hours a week, 52 weeks a year, at the minimum wage ($11.40) is better off not working — not a strong government objective. But it’s also a safe bet that a basic income pilot proposing an amount far less than the poverty line is a political non-starter. So, how could we use this initiative to create a policy win? By expanding the public services from which anyone can benefit, irrespective of the amount or source of income.

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

Related link:

News Release
Ontario Moving Forward with Basic Income Pilot:
Province Appoints Special Advisor Hugh Segal

June 24, 2016
The province has appointed the Honourable Hugh Segal to provide advice on the design and implementation of a Basic Income Pilot in Ontario, as announced in the 2016 Budget.
Basic income, or guaranteed annual income, is a payment to eligible families or individuals that ensures a minimum level of income. Ontario will design and implement a pilot program to test the growing view that a basic income could help deliver income support more efficiently, while improving health, employment and housing outcomes for Ontarians.

Source:
Ministry of Community and Social Services

http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/

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

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

3. Media & Policy News for 22 July 2016
(Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)

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

Latest Media & Policy News: 22 July 2016

http://goo.gl/jzdFRW

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

Top Stories

Injured workers are routinely cut off WSIB benefits by improper rulings
Canada Child Benefit cheques hit mailboxes and bank accounts this week.
Trudeau vows CCB will meet poverty reduction targets
CCB is a win for most families
But many Indigenous children on reserves will miss out on child benefit due to tax filing requirement

Half of aboriginal families on reserve could miss out
Five things to know about the new CCB
Everything you need to know about the new CCB
CCB to lift 46,000 Albertan kids out of poverty
Edmonton families “grateful”

CCB a boon to struggling families in Waterloo region
A province-by-province look at the effects of the CCB
Here’s hoping new CCB will boost RESPs
Worth Repeating: Study shows low income-families spend child benefits on basic needs, education and health – and spend less on alcohol and tobacco
Three positive steps toward ending poverty in Canada – CCB, GIS top-up and ACB

Meanwhile, child care is becoming a privilege only upper-income Canadians can afford
Here’s how many people who are homeless in Canadian cities are also working
Homelessness funding welcome, but question mark remains over national housing strategy
Federal government announces support for training and technical assistance on Housing First
As virtual work grows, social programs may need a revamp, report argues

Armine
Yalnizyan: Basic income? How about basic services?
CPP expansion set back as BC refuses to ratify
BC to conduct public consultations on CPP expansion
New report gives CPP expansion the thumbs up
Supreme Court affirms unjust dismissal protections for non-unionized workers

Canadians really, really like the census: Early calculations show response rate of 98 per cent
Trudeau’s first broken promise to First Nations is a whopper

Ontario

The basic income pilot should test provision of security, stability and dignity for all
Attendees at Ontario’s first anti-racism meeting denounce $5 million budget as peanuts
Migrant workers, who pick our produce but get treated like property, have a friend in him
Star editorial: Why road tolls don’t have to be bad for people who are poor
Report shows Ontario’s new social assistance SAMS computer system is a health and safety disaster

Ontario boosts benefits fund to help US Steel pensioners
Ontario toughens workplace sexual harassment law
Ontario’s economy leads growth in 2016 first quarter

Reports , Events, Campaigns…

Report says Canada should have a nation-to-nation relationship with Métis
The federal government is consulting on planned accessibility legislation

Around the Province

Toronto mayor John Tory’s leadership on poverty reduction has gone missing
How women facing violence struggle to access safe housing
Opening doors to affordable housing in Toronto
Worth Repeating: Jean Swanson: Rent supplements or social housing? Which do we need?
Rural Ontarians left in the dark as electricity bills skyrocket

Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood just got two free WiFi hotspots for a year
Mississauga library workers on strike for a living wage
After 18 days, they have reached a deal
Ottawa expands ParaTranspo service to people with developmental and mental health disabilities
Haliburton man on ODSP scammed by fake job ad

In Northern Ontario, jobs remain unfilled while welfare rolls are up
Northern Ontario unemployed workers see expansion in EI benefits this month
Number of people on social assistance in Hastings-Quinte dropped in May

Across the Country

Saint John group calls for federal help to deal with poverty
Police in Burnaby BC clear out “demoviction” protesters
Protesters continue to fight
CRA launches probe of Vancouver housing market
The labour movement and the housing crisis

Swanson: Rent supplements subsidize landlords
BC claws back $20,000 in CPP death benefits from dad with disabilities after wife’s death
BC backing down from charging welfare recipients for methadone
BC research shows once-a-month welfare payments trigger more than 15 preventable deaths a year
An increase in disability benefits in BC might actually be a reduction

Northern BC workers receive changes to Employment Insurance as welcome news
Tax-filing program pays off for people with disabilities in BC
Slight drop in Saskatchewan EI recipients in May

National

Labour market’s move to low paying jobs causing permanent damage to employment prospects
FCM president says every Canadian needs a safe and affordable place to live
Low wage earners with graduate degrees on the rise
Here’s the report
Government’s delayed employment records are breaking the law
CPP expansion causing pension re-evaluation across the country

International

Life in photographs through the eyes of people who are homeless
Maine governor supports drug testing for welfare recipients
Japan pension fund to try socially responsible stock picking
8000 Irish young people have their welfare benefits slashed for not seeking work or education
Number of Irish children in consistent poverty almost doubled during the recession

The private rental sector is the “new home of poverty” in the UK
Theresa May is no breath of fresh air on poverty
Could a basic income help people in poor countries?
Half of all New Zealand Pacific teenagers are living in poverty
The return of American hunger

Wall Street follows Main Street in giving low-wage workers a rise
China allocates $10 billion to fight rural poverty
The end of capitalism has begun

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

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

4. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
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Consumer Price Index, June 2016 - July 22
--- Study: Health and work in the family: Evidence from spouses’ cancer diagnoses, 1992 to 2003 -
July 22
--- Employment Insurance, May 2016
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Pension plans in Canada (As of January 1, 2015) - July 21
--- Police-reported crime statistics, 2015 - July 20
--- Study: Do layoffs increase transitions to postsecondary education among adults? - 2001 to 2011 - July 19

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

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

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Selected site content:

July 22, 2016
Consumer Price Index, June 2016

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160722/dq160722a-eng.htm
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 1.5% in the 12 months to June, matching the gain in May. Excluding gasoline, the CPI was up 1.9% year over year in June, equal to the increase in May.

July 22, 2016
Study: Health and work in the family: Evidence from spouses’ cancer diagnoses, 1992 to 2003
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160722/dq160722d-eng.htm
A spouse's cancer diagnosis is not only a health shock to the family, but can have an impact on both the work status and earnings of other family members. A new study (...) found that the employment rates for both men and women fell by about 2.4 percentage points on average in the years following their spouse's cancer diagnosis. Since women have lower average employment rates, this decrease represented a larger relative decline for them.

July 21, 2016
Employment Insurance, May 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160721/dq160721b-eng.htm
In May, 544,900 people received regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits, up slightly (+4,800 or +0.9%) from the previous month. (...)
In the 12 months to May, the number of EI beneficiaries in Canada was up by 12,800 or 2.4%.

July 21, 2016
Pension plans in Canada (As of January 1, 2015)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160721/dq160721d-eng.htm
Membership in registered pension plans (RPPs) in Canada totalled 6,257,000 people in 2014, an increase of 72,000 or 1.2% over 2013. Membership in public sector pension plans rose 0.9% to 3,213,000, while the number of members in private sector plans increased 1.4% to 3,044,000. The public sector accounted for 51.3% of total RPP membership.

July 20, 2016
Police-reported crime statistics, 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160720/dq160720a-eng.htm
Police-reported crime in Canada, as measured by both the Crime Severity Index (CSI) and the crime rate, increased in 2015. This marked the first rise in police-reported crime in 12 years. The CSI grew 5% from 2014 to 2015, but was 31% lower than it was a decade earlier in 2005.

July 19, 2016
Study: Do layoffs increase transitions to postsecondary education among adults? - 2001 to 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160719/dq160719a-eng.htm
Some Canadian adults are turning job loss into a chance to pursue postsecondary education. Using administrative data, a new study tracked workers who were aged 35 to 44 in 2001 and recorded their transitions into postsecondary education institutions during the 2001-to-2011 period. The study found that adult male and female workers who were laid off during the 2008-2009 recession were two to four percentage points more likely than other adult male and female workers to enrol in postsecondary education in the year of the layoff or in the following year.

Statistics Canada
Release schedule for
The Daily:

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/dai-quo/cal3-eng.htm

Check 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.

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

5. 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

July 24, 2016
What's new online this week:

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

Beyond baby steps: Planning for a national child care system
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/07/beyond-baby-steps-planning-national-child-care-system
20 Jul 2016 | Canada
New article published in Policy Options considers the importance of the federal governments role in designing a national child care plan. Authors present what the current system is lacking and ways to improve it. They conclude that "by moving beyond baby steps to planning a national child care system, the Trudeau government can help lead the development of a child care system that works for all of us."

Falling short: The experiences of families below the minimum income standard
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/07/falling-short-experiences-families-below-minimum-income-sta

20 Jul 2016 | Europe
New report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation [U.K.]considers how families living below the Minimum Income Standards (MIS) make ends meet after housing and childcare costs are taken into consideration. To gather evidence, the authors interviewed a mix of 30 families who fall below the MIS. Findings include that families need stability, however constantly monitoring budgets is highly stressful and emotional draining. Suggestions offered include policy-makers considering key issues, such as, improved access to childcare to provide families with greater stability.

Access to childcare in Europe: Parents' logistical challenges in cross-national perspective
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/07/access-childcare-europe-parents-logistical-challenges-cross
20 Jul 2016 | Europe
New article focuses on the child care system, the labour market and the everyday challenges parents face when attempting to navigate them simultaneously.The authors gather evidence by means of interviews with parent- and childcare related organizations in six countries across Europe. Findings from the study provide a richer understanding of childcare availability and the challenges faced by parents even when services are comprehensive and affordable.

Effects of the minimum wage on infant health
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/07/effects-minimum-wage-infant-health
20 Jul 2016 | United States
Recent paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research [U.S.] investigates the impact of raising the minimum state wage on infant health. Using data on births in the US over 25 years, the authors found that an increase in the minimum wage is associated with an increase in birth weight. Other channels through which minimum wage can affect infant health are explored.

How Does Learning Happen? Inspirational pedagogy in everyday practice depends on a well-supported ECE workforce
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/07/how-does-learning-happen-inspirational-pedagogy-everyday-pr
13 Jul 2016 | Ontario
New article from the Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario (AECEO) considers the structural supports needed to ensure that ECE professionals have the capacity to successfully implement How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years (2014). The article describes how this new responsibility will involve a momentous undertaking by registered members of the College of Early Childhood Educators in Ontario. It poses questions that stimulate dialogue and discussion about the need for systemic change so that new policy directives can be implemented successfully.

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

New Canada Child Benefit program payments start today
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/07/new-canada-child-benefit-program-payments-start-today
20 Jul 2016 | Canada

Child care becoming ‘privilege’ only upper-income Canadians can afford: advocate
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/07/child-care-becoming-%E2%80%98privilege%E2%80%99-only-upper-income-canadians-can-affo
20 Jul 2016 | Alberta

Do minimum-wage hikes mean healthier babies?
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/07/do-minimum-wage-hikes-mean-healthier-babies
20 Jul 2016 | United States

Striking child care workers return to work at the Y
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/07/striking-child-care-workers-return-work-y
20 Jul 2016 | Ontario

Why is the cost of childcare rising while workers' wages are dropping?
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/07/why-cost-childcare-rising-while-workers-wages-are-dropping
20 Jul 2016 | United States

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

6. 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

7. 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 issue of CRINMAIL:

20 July 2016 - CRINmail issue 1489
http://goo.gl/et0c25
In this issue:
Latest news and reports
- Civil society crackdowns
- Sexual and gender-based violence
- Refugees, education, and detention
- Transparency and oversight
- Sex education, criminalisation and Brexit stress
Case study: The ‘legal black hole’ for children in Romanian institutions
Upcoming events
Employment
Also in this issue:
World news
Publications
Events
Issues
Law
Advocacy
- Challenging violations
- Take action
- Campaigns
Guides

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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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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Does anyone remember the babelfish from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?
http://www.wimp.com/the-worlds-first-in-ear-language-translator/
Too cool !
Trop froid!

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This reminds me of a long-ago trip with my then-three-year-old son to Walt Disney World. While we were driving from Tampa to the Magic Kingdom, we noticed a sign for SeaWorld in Orlando and decided spontaneously to stop in and pay the seals a visit. All went well until we entered the seal viewing area and Sonny-Bunny promplty decided to point to each of the twenty or so seals present and call them by name, which is "phoque" in French. And BOY, did that kid ever have a good set of lungs - he managed to turn every human head within 50 metres, along with a scowl pasted on every face (wonder why...). I quickly stuffed a sock into his mouth (no, but I wished that I could, just briefly).
We left at a brisk pace....