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Charitable Sector Gradually Adjusting to a New Regulatory World that Allows Unlimited Engagement in Public Policy Dialogue

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

ThePhilanthropist.ca – 20037721 March 30, 2020.   John Lorinc Editor’s note: This is the first piece in a series about advocacy work in our sector. How charities and non-profits engage in policy and political advocacy has been an important topic of conversation topic for some time, and one The Philanthropist has engaged in through past writing, including a short […]

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Old Toronto’s farm for minor offenders

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

Jul 25 2010
… in the Toronto of the 1910s, the notion of diverting minor offenders from the Don had gained broad popular support. “We have a barbarous system of handling the fellow who gets drunk,” as one controller put it. “He hasn’t done anything or stole anything. He is a victim of his own weakness.” … the city finally spent $60,000 to acquire the Russell farm… The property, according to a council report, could someday house facilities for very poor seniors and “the indigent.” Conspicuously absent from the plans were bars, fences and other symbols of incarceration.

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Clement accused of misrepresenting census impact

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Jul. 20, 2010
Growing unrest within Statistics Canada and growing anger from groups of every political persuasion have left Stephen Harper’s government facing a revolt over its plans to end the mandatory long-form version of the census. Officials within Statscan believe Industry Minister Tony Clement is misrepresenting the advice he has been receiving from the internationally respected agency charged with gathering data on Canadians.

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