Inequality and poverty

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Inside this issue: A Bad Time to be Poor May is Child Care Month, but BC has nothing to celebrate How do we measure success? The BC Welfare Exit Surveys
(Vancouver) A new study from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives shows that BC’s income tax cuts concentrated dollars in Greater Vancouver, already the wealthiest part of the province, while smaller communities are being hit hardest by the spending cuts.
(Vancouver) BC's provincial government received a warning today from researchers who say its package of new welfare rules is radical and unprecedented, and will cause unacceptable hardship and upheaval in communities across BC. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) and the Social Planning and Research Council of BC (SPARC BC) joined with anti-poverty advocates at a news conference this morning to release A Bad Time to be Poor: An analysis of British Columbia's new welfare policies. It is the first comprehensive review of the full package of policy changes.
Inside this issue: Who's Cutting Classes: Untangling the Spin about K-12 Education in BC Are Welfare Time Limits Constitutional? BC's Incredible Shrinking Environment Minister BC's Budget: Balanced Fiscally not Socially
OTTAWA--While Paul Martin points to a strong record of economic growth and rising employment during his tenure as Finance Minister, his overall economic record is flawed when viewed from the perspective of working families, according to a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
Canadians may remember Paul Martin’s pledge upon becoming Finance Minister that he would eliminate the government’s deficit, “come hell or high water. He fulfilled that promise mainly by slashing support for health care and other social programs, giving Canadians in the process painful doses of both hell and high water.
Ottawa--Canadians remember Paul Martin as the man who slew the deficit dragon "come hell or high water. " He fulfilled that promise by making the largest non-military public program cuts in Canadian history.