Refugees and their advocates joined an interesting mix of doctors, provincial politicians, and lawyers this month to cheer a 268-page decision from Justice Anne Mactavish. The Federal Court ruled that the June 2012 refugee healthcare cuts went against Section 12 of the Charter and constituted “cruel and unusual” treatment for claimants and their children.
If we truly want to eradicate poverty in Canada, we need to go beyond band-aid solutions. October 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This year, you can be part of calling for real solutions by participating in a Chew on This! demonstration in your city or town.