Top court rejects Quebec’s call for cash [expanded welfare services]

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

March 3, 2011
Quebec began court action against the federal government in 1996, asking the Federal Court of Canada to force the feds to send more money to Quebec City for social service programs in schools, programs to help people with disabilities and programs geared at juvenile delinquents. It took 12 years to have the case heard and get a first judgment. The Federal Court, and then the Federal Court of Appeal, ruled against Quebec… the court found that the expanded welfare services Quebec wanted money for did not have an “anti-poverty purpose.”

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Immigrants use of welfare a mixed bag, documents show

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

January 11, 2011
A review of data from Statistics Canada and Citizenship and Immigration Canada shows… As a whole, immigrants have a somewhat higher incidence of welfare usage than the general population, but some classes of immigrants use the system far less. The data also shows that while welfare usage goes down for both economic class immigrants and refugees the longer they are in Canada, the rate of welfare dependency often rises for family class immigrants.

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