A Brief History of Canada’s Failure to Fund Indigenous Kids Equitably

Monday, October 7th, 2019

Bill C-92, which cedes Indigenous child welfare control back to Indigenous communities, is now law, which should change Indigenous child apprehension rates. But so far there’s no federal funding for implementation… While government after government pays lip service to doing better, millions on legal fees to avoid fulfilling obligations tell another story.

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Finishing the Fight on Poverty

Monday, August 27th, 2012

27 August, 2012
… the percentage of single parent families living below Statistics Canada’s Low-Income Cut-Off (LICO) after taxes has plummeted in the last 15 years, falling by more than half. Canada’s welfare rolls have dropped, too, from 3 million people in 1995 to just over 1.6 million in 2005… it’s a combination of “tough love” welfare-to-work policies that forced single parents off income assistance, matched with other, “soft-love” measures such as the introduction of a National Child Benefit Supplement in 1998.

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Is the ‘Living Wage’ Enough?

Monday, May 14th, 2012

May 14, 2012
Reports in the days to come will detail the merits and drawbacks of a guaranteed annual income and of government wage subsidies… “The [guaranteed] income is looking at people who are on welfare, ensuring that they have a dignified existence and [getting] rid of the bureaucracy, whereas the living wage looks at the working poor… a living wage would allow those who have been taking the most from our social safety net to start paying back into it… to become fully engaged, productive, contributing members of society.

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Taking on the Feds for Aboriginal Equality

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

20 Apr 2012
Ten years ago she led FNCFCS on a mission to work with the government of Canada to bring equality to all Aboriginal people. But after five years of government rejecting proposal after proposal for fair education, safe housing and clean drinking water on reserves, FNCFCS took them to court. On April 18, FNCFCS won their case in Federal Court, and will head back to the Canada Human Rights Tribunal for another hearing.

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