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Critique of Canada's Family Allowances
When in January, 1974, major amendments to the Family Allowances came into effect, the National Anti-Poverty Organization examined the effect these changes had on Canadians.
East York Workers' Association: Connexipedia article
The East York Workers' Association (EYWA) was an unemployment movement that developed during the Great Depression in the township of East York, Ontario.
Toronto's Poor: A Rebellious History
Palmer, Bryan D.; Heroux, Gaetan
Toronto’s Poor reveals the long and too often forgotten history of poor people’s resistance. It details how the homeless, the unemployed, and the destitute have struggled to survive and secure food an...
The Training Trap: Ideology, Training and the Labour Market
Dunk, Thomas; McBride, Stephen; Nelsen, Randle W.
A collection of essays examines changes in the Canadian labour market with respect to education, training, and unemployment.
Wal-Mart's Real Cost: Against The Current vol. 121
Figueroa, Meleiza
The long-brewing struggle between retail giant Wal-Mart and those concerned with reforming its corporate practices burst onto the mainstream consciousness of the American public this past November. An...
Working Harder Isn't Working: A Detailed Plan for Implementing a Four-day Workweek in Canada
O'Hara, Bruce
O'Hara details how the overworked can job share with the unemployed for economic, social, and psychological benefits for all.

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Citizens for Public Justice
CPJ is a national organization promoting justice in Canadian public affairs, responding politically to God's call for love toward our neighbour and responsibility for our environment. We use research,...

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Committee To Advance The Status of Housework
Immigrant women, sole-support mothers, community activists, students and feminist academics are working together "to upgrade the economic, social and legal status of housework."