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Liberals urged to keep promise on creating children's commissioner

OTTAWA – The Liberals are facing calls to follow through on a campaign pledge to create a federal children’s commissioner who would be a non-partisan voice to ensure government policy actually improves the lives of young people. 461 more words

Canada

India’s Emerging Social Policy Paradigm: Productive, Protective or What? 

Stephan Kühner and Keerty Nakray

The last two decades have been marked by a renewed focus on pro-poor social policies in India under the two Centre/Left Congress/United Progressive Alliance (UPA) governments (2004-2009, 2009-2014). 631 more words

Governance

Is the record high employment rate masking the reality of in-work poverty?

By Heather Cameron

The employment rate may have hit a record high of 74.6%, with unemployment continuing to run at an 11-year low, but in-work poverty has also reached unprecedented levels. 774 more words

Business And Economy

Smile

Behind a smile is a tear
Heavy,
But not falling

Hating the ways of hope,
Always changing the finish line
In the game of time, … 147 more words

Poetry

Changing Minds

This letter was printed in the February 21, 2016 issue of the Inquirer:

Our lawmakers are currently debating on whether to reimpose the death penalty or not. 269 more words

Dear Senator Toomey

A dramatic speech was given this month by an advocate at a ‘Tuesdays with Toomey’ event in Philadelphia. Myra Young provides the human side to the story of why there are demonstrations all across the United States. 549 more words

Advocacy

Something to Think About

Something to think about…

There are millions of children that did not eat breakfast this morning

There are millions of children that have no book to read in class… 279 more words

Life