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Tuesday
Jul022013

Is poverty inevitable for Canada's Indigenous children? 

Canada ranks 25th among the 30 countries in the OECD with regard to child poverty. Among immigrant, racialized and Indigenous communities the child poverty rate even higher than the Canadian average. In particular, 50% (HALF!) of status First Nations children live in poverty. This is unacceptable.

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Tuesday
Jun252013

"Father of the family must be master in his own house" -- Who agrees with this?

father is master in his own house

I was shocked recently when I read some tweets, and then an article, by Doug Saunders of the Globe and Mail talking about Environics research on shifts in Canadian and American values and how they've changed over the years. Some of it was as you expect, but one of the questions in the research, surprised me. It was the question used to measure how patriarchal a society is, namely the extent to which people agree with the statement: "The father of the family must be the master in his own house." 

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