The Canadian Progressive: Canada ranks 17th of 29 for children’s well-being, says UNICEF report

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Canada ranks 17th out of 29 wealthy countries when it comes to tackling child poverty, obesity and related well-being issues, says a new report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the UN children’s agency.  The Innocenti Report Card 11 by UNICEF’s Research Office also reveals that the Canada […] The post Canada ranks ...

OPSEU Diablogue: Canadian children pay the price of austerity — report

Who pays for government austerity? A new report by UNICEF would suggest it is Canadian children. Relative to other nations, Canada is stuck in the middle of 29 wealthy nations when it comes to the well-being of our children, and … Continue reading →

Politics and its Discontents: On Child Poverty

Late last year I wrote a post expressing my discomfort with the proliferation of foodbanks. Despite the fact that I volunteer at one, I can’t escape the notion that it has become an enabler of government inaction on poverty in this country. As well, the fare available from foodbanks is generally of the canned and ...

Northern Reflections: The Stupidity Of Child Poverty

The Conference Board recently took the nation’s pulse and discovered that child poverty is on the rise in Canada. Diane Swinemar, the executive director of Feed Nova Scotia, writes: Most know the House of Commons passed a unanimous vote in 1989 to end child poverty by the year 2000. Not so long ago, we acknowledged ...

The Canadian Progressive: Canada failing to close the income inequality gap

by Conference Board of Canada | Feb. 4, 2013: OTTAWA – Canada has been unable to reverse the rise in income inequality – and poverty rates – that occurred in the 1990s. Low rankings on these social equity measures mar an otherwise solid “B” grade in The Conference of Canada’s Society report card, released today. Canada places 7th in the How Canada Performs: Society analysis, ...

The Canadian Progressive: Canada’s richest 1% grabbed 10.6% of all income, rich-poor gap widened: StatsCan

by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Jan. 28, 2013: Remember Occupy, Canada? A new Statistics Canada analysis of income trends among Canadian taxfilers from 1982 to 2010, released today, confirms three of the many concerns Occupy protesters expressed in late 2011. Concerns relating to income inequality, poverty, corporate greed, etc. First, members of the exclusive club of the top ...

Paul S. Graham: Manitoba’s shocking poverty rate

A poverty “shoe-down” at the Manitoba Legislature Jan. 4, 2013: Demonstrators calling for an increase in rental rates for income assistance recipients, left dozens of pairs of shoes on the steps of the Manitoba Legislature. Photo: Paul S. Graham Make Poverty History Manitoba rallied at the Manitoba Legislature on Friday to demand that the provincial ...

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading. – Stuart Trew comments on the Cons’ utterly implausible claims to try to impose the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with the EU without the slightest bit of public scrutiny: CETA will also most certainly give European firms the power to challenge and even overturn government measures, just ...