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Child and youth news of the week

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health: Poverty is ‘making children sick’, say children’s doctors [U.K.] CBC News: Busy schedules are putting children’s health at risk Vancouver Sun: Opinion: Legal aid fails women fleeing abuse in B.C. Vancouver Sun: Ian Mulgrew: B.C. legal aid challenge may hurt those it aims MORE


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Metro News: Wage theft is most common complaint of B.C. workers: advocacy group Vancouver Sun: Opinion: Poverty plan a prescription for tackling mental illness Times Colonist: Father wants the right to force teenage daughter into drug rehab Globe and Mail: Amid overdose crisis, dialogue on drug use critical, addiction experts MORE


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Living wage 2017 in the news

Metro Vancouver: Living wage in Metro Vancouver pegged at $20.62: report Times Colonist: Victoria’s living wage for young families eases — to $71,315 Sooke Online Daily Pocket News: Living Wage in the CRD hovers around $20/hour My Prince George Now: North Central BC’s Living Wage eclipses $16.39 in 2017 Prince MORE


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Province: Living Wage – fill a prescription or fill the gas tank? Times Colonist: Victoria’s living wage for young families eases — to $71,315 My Prince George Now: North Central BC’s Living Wage eclipses $16.39 in 2017 Prince George Citizen: Region’s living wage $16.39, advocacy groups say Abbotsford News: Fraser MORE


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Child and youth news of the week

Tyee: What’s in Store for the Next Two Generations of BC School Kids? Tyee: Young Voters Need a Reason to Believe Their Vote Matters CBC News: Child welfare, environment among top election issues for B.C. First Nations Vancouver Courier: Should welfare rates be raised in B.C.? Bowen Island Undercurrent: Childcare MORE


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Child and youth news of the week

Global News: BC Liberals falling $100 million short on child care spending promise, advocacy group says Metro News Vancouver: NDP accuses B.C. Premier of ‘Trump-like’ lies on child care Squamish Chief: Squamish daycare crunch continues CBC Early Edition: Daycare parents panel – two parents speak about finding care CBC News: MORE


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Child and youth news of the week

Vancouver Sun: BC’s working poor: Meet the people whose jobs don’t pay the bills Vancouver Sun: BC’s working poor: Low-wage jobs keep many living paycheque to paycheque Vancouver Sun: BC’s working poor: Affordable child care key to lifting families out of poverty Vancouver Sun: B.C.’s working poor: Affordability crisis hits MORE


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Child and youth news of the week

APTN National News: Cindy Blackstock eyes Federal Court to force Ottawa to treat First Nations children fairly Vancouver Sun: Federal Budget 2017 news roundup Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives: 2017 Federal Budget Analysis and Organizational Responses Toronto Star: Federal budget money for child care is a good first step but MORE


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Child and youth news of the week

CKNW AM 980: How is Canada’s middle class doing? – Federal minister Jean Yves Duclos discusses child poverty and child care ahead of next federal budget News 1130: Ottawa may offer more child care breaks Global News: Child care and parental leave: What could be in the 2017 federal budget MORE


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Child and youth news of the week

Policy Note: First Call op-ed: BC Budget 2017 fails to fill the hole we’ve dug for children, youth and families Tyee: Budget Shortchanges BC Kids and Youth, Say Critics Times Colonist: Comment: Kids’ lives are at stake, and B.C. needs to do better CKNW: Vancouver Park Board aims to be MORE


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Child and youth news of the week

Vancouver Sun: Opinion: Time to make investing in B.C. families our top priority Tyee: BC Best Province for Low Taxes? Uh, Not for Poor Families Huffington Post: Poverty Violates Human Rights. Canada Must Do More to Defeat It Tyee: BC’s Massive Tax Giveaway to the Rich Global News: Longtime foster MORE


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NationTalk: Alex’s Story Prompts Acting Representative to Recommend Key Changes in Care System Tyee: Teen’s Suicide ‘Predictable’ After Years of Ministry Failures, Says Report Global News: Who’s accountable for the tragic death of Alex Gervais? CTV News Vancouver: Absentee caregiver was receiving $8K a month before teen’s suicide: report CTV MORE


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Vancouver Sun: Douglas Todd: Inquiry into missing indigenous women adds men and boys CTV News: Feds dragging their feet on First Nations child welfare: Blackstock CBC News: Innovative strategy for at-risk and Indigenous youth in Vancouver gains momentum Globe and Mail: B.C. launches aboriginal family-court pilot project Metro News: Board MORE


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Child and youth news of the week

Tyee: Youth, Homeless, and at Risk in BC’s interior Tyee: Kamloops ‘Wrap Force’ Fights Youth Homelessness Tyee: At Kamloops School for Indigenous Youth, a ‘Focus on the Successes’ CBC News: 11% of Canadians aged 15-24 met criteria for depression: StatsCan Metro Vancouver: ‘Baby boom’? $10-a-day childcare could boost B.C.’s economy MORE


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Tri-City News: Port Coquitlam city workers now earn a living wage Berkeley News: Research zeroing in on Fresno shows $15 California minimum wage has big impact on pay, none on jobs Forbes: Higher Seattle Minimum Wage Hasn’t Hurt Restaurant Jobs Growth after a Year Roundhouse Radio: Glen Hansman, BCTF president, MORE