- Supreme Court refuses to hear Safe Third Country case
On February 5, a three-judge panel of the Supreme Court of Canada rejected an appeal application that sought to have the Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA) deemed unconstitutional. The appeal came from the Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR), ...
Story - Karen - 03/02/2009 - 15:52 - 0 comments
- CPJ attends USBIG Congress 2009
Last weekend I was in New York to attend the 2009 Congress of the US Basic Income Guarantee Network. USBIG is the American equivalent of the new Canadian group BIEN Canada. The conference provided a stimulating weekend of learning, dialoguing an ...
Blog entry - Chandra - 03/06/2009 - 02:17 - 0 comments
- CPJ on Parliament Hill
The last two weeks have presented a couple of interesting opportunities for CPJ staff members to connect with and dialogue with federal members of parliament about the need to address poverty in Canada. On Friday, February 27, CPJ Executive Director ...
Story - CPJ - 11/22/2012 - 11:38 - 0 comments
- Is EI enough to respond to the economic crisis?
Andrew Jackson has a good post over at the Progressive Economics blog on the need for better reporting on Employment Insurance claims in Canada. The US publishes monthly data on the average length of claims, including the number of claims that have ...
Blog entry - Chandra - 11/28/2012 - 09:49 - 0 comments
- UN Releases Report on Affordable Housing in Canada
In October of 2007, UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing Miloon Kothari visited Canada on a mission to review the status of housing and homelessness in Canada. Kothari travelled across Canada and met with government representatives, civil society o ...
Blog entry - Mariel - 03/06/2009 - 11:00 - 0 comments
- Chandra is reading... Poor-Bashing: The Politics of Exclusion
Poor-bashing has existed for centuries, but it can be so subtle and internalized that we don’t take note of it when we see it or – worse – when we engage in it. Jean Swanson’s book Poor-Bashing: The Politics of Exclusion is a ...
Blog entry - Chandra - 06/22/2009 - 15:44 - 0 comments
- CPJ Staff Meet with MP Paul Dewar
This past Tuesday March 3, I had the opportunity to meet with Paul Dewar, the NDP Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre, to discuss CPJ’s recent work on advocating for poverty reduction in Canada. On Tuesday afternoon, Executive Director Joe Gun ...
Blog entry - Mariel - 03/06/2009 - 16:12 - 0 comments
- Pay Equity and the UN Commission on the Status of Women
Since it was first announced in November’s Economic and Fiscal Update, I have been following the federal government’s proposed changes to pay equity with a mix of worry and cautious optimism. Along with many others, I was concerned a ...
Blog entry - Mariel - 03/06/2009 - 16:23 - 0 comments
- A prayer for International Women's Day
International Women's Day is both a celebration of women and our successes in achieving women's equality and a reminder of the challenges that we still face. Former Member of Parliament Belinda Stronach had a good article in the Toronto Star , remind ...
Blog entry - Chandra - 03/08/2013 - 08:37 - 0 comments
- Momentum is Building
It feels counter-intuitive, but very, very real. Despite a global recession and a federal government seemingly blind to social exclusion, momentum is building for action on poverty in Canada. It began in Quebec . In 2002, following three years of ...
Story - Karri - 11/21/2012 - 11:00 - 0 comments
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