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News in Review - April 2018 Homelessness and Poverty: How the Poor Survive

It’s not something we like to think about but we see it every day no matter where we live: people living on the streets. Now some cities are turning to social and supportive housing developments to deal with the homeless problem. One recently opened in Vancouver but it’s not going over well in the community. Meanwhile, there’s another level of ...
  • 2018
  • 00:12:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/19/2018

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The National Women and minimum wage

One hundred years after Canada introduced a minimum wage, it's mostly women still stuck at the bottom of the income ladder. And while some call recent minimum wage hikes a good thing, others call them job killers.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/23/2018

The Current Paid to be Poor

It's often touted as good news: Canadians who want to continue with their careers even after the mandatory retirement age. While it's true that there are many seniors reluctant to settle into a rocking chair, there are a significant number who simply cannot afford to retire.
  • 2004
  • 00:19:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/19/2014

Ideas Rights and Wrongs

What happens when rich countries like Canada claim that social and economic rights — like adequate housing and basic health care — are too expensive? Were we wrong to call them rights?
  • 2004
  • 00:54:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/19/2014