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Putting the true profit motive back into government

At some point during their long campaign to regain the relevance they once enjoyed in western society, progressive liberals of the social-democratic mien finally wised-up to the fact that filthy lucre, not moral suasion, makes the world go round. 610 more words


Little Lamb Lost

I must confess that I did not have a single crafty bone in my body till I realized Dheer is enjoying his artsy craftsy activities. Since we read the book… 295 more words


About the BC Early Childhood Tax Benefit

In 2015, the BC government will introduce the new BC Early Childhood Tax Benefit. This benefit is part of the Province’s Early Years Strategy, is a tax-free monthly payment of up to a maximum of $55 per month ($660 dollars per year) for each child under age six. 123 more words

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In the news: How BC government clawbacks to child support hurt children and families

With Disability Clawbacks, ‘It’s Panic All the Time’: In this in-depth article, the Tyee’s Katie Hyslop tells how one single mom on disability “has considered stealing or sex work when her money runs out” and how the “cost-neutral” Family Maintenance Enforcement Program, “ forces parents on income assistance to act as middle men in transferring the $18 million in income assistance and disability payments every year between the ministries of justice and social development and innovation.” 65 more words


International Family Policy Comparisons: Why Canada lags behind

The Keeping in Touch enewsletter gives this excellent summary of Lynell Anderson’s keynote address (watch it here) at the UBC’s Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) Fall 2013 Research Exposition. 236 more words

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East Kootenay “Childcare crisis under the microscope”

According to the Cranbrook Townsmana local task force is conducting a child-care needs assessment to “seek public input on problems that families face in securing child care, and make recommendations on how to alleviate the issues.” 44 more words


Angry Kids & Stressed Out Parents film highlights importance of prevention

If you missed this film by Maureen Palmer, which aired on March 27 on CBC-TV’s Doc Zone, make a point of finding it. Here’s a link to the trailer on the filmmaker’s website  147 more words

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