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Issues Index

bullet Aboriginal Rights
bullet Abortion - Reproductive Rights
bullet Anti-Discrimination, Anti-Racism
bullet Child Care
bullet Democracy
bullet DisAbility
bullet Employment Insurance
bullet Equal Marriage
bullet Equal Pay
bullet Fair Trade
bullet Federal Budget - March 23, 2004
bullet Housing and Homelessness
bullet Human Rights
bullet Immigration
bullet Income Security
bullet Jobs
bullet Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Transexual Rights
bullet Post Secondary Education
bullet Poverty
bullet Public Health Care
bullet Student Debt
bullet Violence against Women & Children
bullet Women's Equality Rights
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Women's Health
bullet Women's Pensions
bullet Women & ICTs
bullet Women & Politics
bullet Women in Prison
bullet Women of Colour
bullet Young Canadians


Party Positions ...

bullet Health Care
bullet Same Sex Marriage
bullet Social/Environment
bullet Economy
bullet Cities
bullet Defence
bullet Housing
bullet Women & Social Justice Issues


Analysis

Gender Based Analysis of Policy Platforms

Election 2004: Women’s Equality and Party Platforms
Canadian Labour Congress releases Gender-Equality Analysis of main party platforms - June 24, 2004

Disability Analysis of Federal Party Policy Platforms

Coalition for Women's Equality (CWE) Analysis of Party Platforms

Conservative Platform Will put Government in Deficit - CCPA Report
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Release dd June 11, 2004

Can the three major national parties pay for what they say? That's the question posed by a new study released today by CCPA. Can they pay for what they say? A pre-election comparison of the Conservative, Liberal, and New Democratic platforms, by economists Ellen Russell and Sheila Block, assesses the ability of the parties to balance their budgets and deliver on their promises.

Canadian Labour Congress (CLC)'s Analysis of Party Platforms
Comparing the Platforms - Which party is the Better Choice for working Canadians?
For working families, the important issues for this election are clear. We want good jobs in a stronger economy and a health care system that is there when we need it. We want education and training opportunities that give working people and their children the skills to succeed. And we want secure pensions for every Canadian.

Conservative income tax proposals disproportionately benefit men, upper-income families - Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Report Media Release dd June 22, 2004 -- Families with incomes over $150,000 are the big winners in the Conservative Party's proposed income tax package, according to Who benefits? A gender and distributional impact analysis of election income tax promises. Furthermore, low-income and even middle-income Canadian families benefit very little from the Conservative income tax promises. The study, released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, also found that men received the lion's share--73%--of the value of the tax reductions under the Conservative's proposal.


 

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Aboriginal Rights

Factsheet on Aboriginal Rights
* What is the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, and what did it conclude?
* What is the UN Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples?
* What is Canada's position on the Draft declaration?
* Questions for Candidates in the Federal Election

National Métis Woman President Calls For Social Inclusion and Equality -
Métis National Council Of Women Press Release dd June 22, 2004

Aboriginal Women Continue to Face Major Challenges
Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network -
Media Release dd March 5, 2004

Stop Violence Against Aboriginal Women
Join the Native Women's Association of Canada's (NWAC)'s Sisters in Spirit Campaign
, a pan-Canadian initiative supported by a broad coalition of organizations, intended to draw public and political attention to the disappearances and murders of more than 500 Aboriginal women across Canada. Launched March 22, 2004

Aboriginal Women in Prison
CAEFS Fact Sheet

Report finds information lacking for disabled First Nations
"A Saskatchewan policy organization says disabled Aboriginal people aren't getting the services they require, and it blames bureaucracy for the confusing the problem. The Saskatchewan Institute for Public Policy (SIPP) is calling it the ping-pong effect when describing what happens to First Nations people who have disabilities. It says that they are bounced from agency to agency without getting the help they need."


 

Abortion - Reproductive Rights

Suggested Questions for Candidates in the Upcoming Federal Election
Planned Parenthood Federation of Canada (PPFC)

Abortion rights at risk: Morgentaler, Callwood and Egan warn against the Stephen Harper Conservatives
June 18, 2004

Conservative Policies Attract Senator Cools – She Has Long Record Of Opposing Equality, Abortion, Feminism - Led fight in Senate against Hate Crime Protection for Gays & Lesbians
Canadians for Equal Marriage (CEM) media advisory dd June 9, 2004

Who Speaks For Women? Choice is a Woman's Right!
National Action Committee on the Status of Women (NAC) Media Release dd June 8, 2004

BC Coalition of Women’s Centres Calls for Action on Conservative Agenda on Women’s Reproductive Rights
media advisory dd June 8, 2004

Why Canadian women (and men) should be worried
Action Canada for Population and Development

Conservative Party Can't Hide Their Anti-Abortion Agenda
PRO CHOICE Action Network press release dd June 4, 2004
The Conservative Party of Canada has a not-so-hidden agenda to regulate or even re-criminalize abortion
, said Canada's pro-choice community today. In a media interview on Wednesday, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper indicated that he would allow legislation against abortion in a second term, but not during a first term.

Women Don't Need Legislated "Informed Consent" on Abortion - Candidates Should Focus on Improving Abortion Access
PRO CHOICE Action Network press release dd June 2, 2004

Canada's pro-choice community today denounced MP Rob Merrifield's recent proposal for third party "informed consent" counseling for women who have abortions.

Women's Rights at Stake if Harper Wins: Morgentaler CBC Online dd June 4, 2004
Canada's leading abortion rights activist waded into the federal election campaign Friday, warning a woman's right to choose could be in "serious danger" under a Conservative government.

Abortion activists warn of Conservative policy Toronto Star June 5, 2004
A high-profile group of women who led the fight for abortion rights in Canada for decades has reassembled to oppose the policies of the Conservatives under leader Stephen Harper. Activist June Callwood, journalist Doris Anderson, actor and medicare crusader Shirley Douglas and Norma Scarborough, the woman considered the grandmother of the abortion-rights movement in Canada, held a news conference yesterday to warn women that their right to choose would be jeopardized if the Conservatives win the June 28 federal election
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Anti-Discrimination, Anti-Racism

Call to Action: ACTION: Stop Racist Backlash in Canada
The Canadian Arab Federation (CAF) needs your help. The Canadian government is reviewing a new bill in the house of commons called Bill C-2, An act to amend the Radiocommunications Act. Bill C-2 will make it illegal for anyone to watch Al Jazeera, ART Global, ART movies, Dubai Satellite Channel, ESC-1, Future TV, LBC, MBC, Nile Dram even if you pay for a subscription by a non-Canadian provider. Anyone caught watching these channels will be liable to a $25,000 fine or a year in jail under the new proposed law. Bill C-2 will treat as criminals those who watch Arabic language channels.

Women's experience of racism: How race and gender interact - CRIAW Factsheet

Conservative Policies Attract Senator Cools – She Has Long Record Of Opposing Equality, Abortion, Feminism - Led fight in Senate against Hate Crime Protection for Gays & Lesbians
Canadians for Equal Marriage (CEM) media advisory dd June 9, 2004

Conservatives again spout extremist views - June 7, 2004
Another Conservative candidate has spoken her mind – undermining leader Stephen Harper’s strategy to present their party as “moderate”. Flaming homophobe Cheryl Gallant, MP for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, said June 5 that she believes the Conservative caucus wants to repeal recent protections afforded gays, lesbians and others under Canada’s hate crimes legislation.





Child Care

Party Platforms on Child Care

Danger ahead: Harper's Canada does not include child care
An open letter to Canadians – June 2004

Seeing and Solving the Child Care Crisis: Options for Progress
It's time for advocates from every region to come together and develop a child care strategy for Canada. That's what the CCAAC's discussion paper is all about. It's an opportunity for all of us to collectively help shape a strategy that ensures every child in Canada has access to high quality, publicly funded child care. It can't happen without you, so please get involved.

For information on how to participate online, click here
Download the invitation (PDF)
Download the discussion paper - (PDF)

Child Care - A better choice for working Canadians (CLC Fact Sheet)
A growing number of today's working families are headed by women. For the majority of families with two parents, the key to making ends meet and earning a decent standard of living means both parents need to work. What this means is that, more than ever before, women need to work on an equal footing with men. ...

CAW Report: How Canada compares
Canada has one of the worst systems of support for early childhood education in the industrialized world. Only the United States has a worse record.

Child-care proposal earns praise
by Laurie Monsebraaten, Toronto Star dd Jun. 4, 2004
Child-care advocates are lauding the Liberals' $5 billion child-care platform as a major step forward in their push for a national program. Although the Liberals have broken campaign promises on child care in the past, advocates note that yesterday's pledge is different because it is centred on legislated principles and is not tied to provincial funding. Full Story



Democracy

Women made a difference! --- NAC Media Release dd June 30, 2004

National Council of Women of Canada - ELECTION ALERT - June 24, 2004

Le vote stratégique -- Strategic Voting
Le vote stratégique -- by Bernard Descôteaux, Source: LeDevior - Sunday, June 6, 2004 Edition
Strategic Voting - Unofficial translation provided by L. Kaye

Election Basics - Frequently Asked Questions - Registration and Voting

Election Basics - FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions for Young Canadian Voters

Rep by pop: How long will we wait?
by Reginald Stackhouse, Globe & Mail dd May. 4, 2004
Although the Charter of Rights and Freedoms was meant to guarantee equality for each Canadian, it does not protect voters against a democratic deficit at the ballot box. When the next election is held, it will take almost 75 Ontario voters to equal the clout of 57 New Brunswick electors. Only 50 Saskatchewan voters will be needed to match the power of 75 B.C. citizens. How is this possible? Read More

Use your power - Vote for a Change.ca
Vote for a Change is a nation-wide voter education campaign

Voter Campaigns

Young Women Vote 2004 - The 20,000 Project
There's been lots of talk in the media, among politicians, academics and thinkers about "how young people aren't getting out to vote" and that "the youth of today don't care". There is a lot of truth to these impressions. We are going to change this. W e are starting a campaign, "The 20,000 Project", because as young women, we want to show Canadians that we do care. Read More

Foreign Policy for Global Justice & Equity
NGOs to Paul Martin:
Use Throne Speech to Set Out Bold New Direction for Canadian Foreign Policy Based on Global Justice and Equity

Download the "Who Speaks for Us" postcard
http://www.nac-cca.ca/Documents/04%20FedElection%20Postcard.pdf
PDF file - requires Adobe Acrobat Reader(PDF file - 1 page)

Conservative Platform Will put Government in Deficit - CCPA Report
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Release dd June 11, 2004

Can the three major national parties pay for what they say? That's the question posed by a new study released today by CCPA. Can they pay for what they say? A pre-election comparison of the Conservative, Liberal, and New Democratic platforms, by economists Ellen Russell and Sheila Block, assesses the ability of the parties to balance their budgets and deliver on their promises.

Moore hopes Canada doesn't vote Conservative
Hopefully Canadians will not set a trend at the end of the current federal election and vote into power a political party that says it would have joined the Bush administration's invasion-of-Iraq coalition, says U.S. filmmaker Michael Moore.

What Canadians with Disabilities Need!
Source: CCD - Council of Canadians with Disabilities
Election Challenge 2004 Consumer Handbook


Assistive Devices Election 2004 Action

Source: CNIB Advocacy Network

Open letter to Elections Canada - Accessibility Issues dd Feb. 12, 2004

CCD Challenges Parties To Run Accessible Campaigns - Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) Press Release - May 25, 2004

One word summarizes a common experience of many people with disabilities in Canada: Exclusion - Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) Media Release - May 25, 2004

Report finds information lacking for disabled First Nations
"A Saskatchewan policy organization says disabled Aboriginal people aren't getting the services they require, and it blames bureaucracy for the confusing the problem. The Saskatchewan Institute for Public Policy (SIPP) is calling it the ping-pong effect when describing what happens to First Nations people who have disabilities. It says that they are bounced from agency to agency without getting the help they need."

Ottawa gets serious on mental health - Canada the only G8 country without a national policy
Ottawa is finally paying close attention to mental health issues, according to experts in mental health policy who spoke at a recent meeting of the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA). Much of the discussion centered on the work of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology. Its chairman, Senator Michael Kirby, outlined the committee's specific focus on mental health and mental illness.

 

Employment Insurance

Employment Insurance: Maternity and Parental Leave
Background Highlights - More Than Just Premiums: Quebec and Canada
Submission to the Canadian Bar Association Standing Committee on Equality
by Marcell M. Marion (published with permission)

Modernizing E.I. - Employment Insurance that works (CLC Fact Sheet)
Canadians pay for employment insurance (EI) incase we lose our jobs. We pay for it on every single pay cheque. So we expect it to be there for us when we need it. But for too many working people, especially women and new workers, these vital benefits are always out of reach. Right now, only 38% of unemployed workers get any of the benefits they've paid for. Many workers don't qualify. Many run out of benefits months before they can find work. It's even worse for women. Less than a third of unemployed women see any benefits. And it's the same for working moms with new children. While they all pay premiums for pregnancy and parental benefits, about a third of them never will because they just can't get the 600 hours of work needed to qualify.

Equal Marriage

Party Platform: Equal Marriage

Equality – An Open Letter from Itrath Sayed, the New Democrat candidate for the Delta - Richmond
There has been lots of discussion about my position on gay marriages. I am writing this open letter to clarify my position, so that people can understand my position before delivering khutbas [sermons] about me and writing me hate mail. I should first state very clearly that this is my position, not the position of my family, and that any discussion about these issues should not involve them in any way. My position is very clear. I support the principle that all human beings in Canada must be equal under Canadian law and have the same rights in Canada. Every single person

Conservative Policies Attract Senator Cools – She Has Long Record Of Opposing Equality, Abortion, Feminism - Led fight in Senate against Hate Crime Protection for Gays & Lesbians
Canadians for Equal Marriage (CEM) media advisory dd June 9, 2004

Canadians for Equal Marriage (CEM)
This federal election will determine if equal marriage legislation is passed & whether a number of very anti-gay candidates are elected to Parliament. Please visit www.equal-marriage.ca, and see how easy it is to make a difference in this crucial human rights battle. Read Press Release dd April 28, 2004




Equal Pay

Equal Pay: Making politicians make better choices for women (CLC Fact Sheet)
Women are frequently told we have achieved equality and don't need pay equity laws. But when we look at the facts, the wage gap hasn't gone away. On an hourly basis, the average woman still earns 81.6 cents for every dollar earned by the average man. The average wage for a Canadian woman is $15.82 compared to $19.38 for the average Canadian man. It's even worse when we look at the earnings of all women – 63.9% of the average earnings of men, or $13, 414 less a year (a gap that has grown since 1997). Read More

Canadian labour believes pay equity is mandated by Charter of Rights and Freedoms
The Canadian Labour Congress will be in the Supreme Court of Canada tomorrow, Wednesday, May 12, 2004, to argue that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms also apply to governments when they prepare their budgets. The case is a long-standing pay equity dispute between the Newfoundland government and its employees. At issue is whether a law that repeals pay equity payments that are owed to women workers, to redress wage discrimination, violates equality rights under the Charter. In resolving this issue, the Court will be asked to examine the government’s duty to consider Charter equality obligations in their budgeting process.

Women's Equality Rights Are Not For Sale!
Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) to Argue at the Supreme Court of Canada for Women's Right to Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value
On Wednesday, May 12th the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) will appear before the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of NAPE (Newfoundland Association of Public Employees) v. Newfoundland. At issue in this case is whether the Newfoundland government's reneging on an agreement to compensate its female employees for discriminatory wages violates the equality rights guaranteed to women under the Canadian Charter of Rights & Freedoms. The question is, can Newfoundland pay women less than men for work of equal value? This case affects 5,300 female employees of the Newfoundland government, and has the potential to set a precedent for female employees across Canada.



Fair Trade

Fair Trade - A better choice for working Canadians (CLC Fact Sheet)
Over the past fifteen years, the federal government has been signing "trade" agreements with more and more countries. Better trading relationships, so the theory goes, are supposed to result in more opportunities for Canadians to sell products in other markets and lowering taxes on foreign goods coming into our country, which in turn results in more jobs in Canada and savings for consumers.

 

Federal Budget - March 23, 2004

2004 Speech from the Throne

CBC: Budget Analysis

CBC: Budget 2004 Highlights

With an estimated surplus of $5.5 billion, Finance Minister Ralph Goodale's first federal budget focused on fiscal management and avoided typical pre-election goodies like personal income tax cuts or major spending on new programs. Highlights include:
  • Measures designed to improve control over spending by government departments, including reestablishment of the office of the comptroller general and more rigourous auditing procedures in every department
  • A full GST rebate to municipalities that will cost an estimated $7 billion over the next 10 years.
  • A new Canada learning bond of up to $2,000 for every child born after 2003 to low-income families.
  • A new upfront grant of $3,000 for first year post-secondary dependent students from low-income families.
  • The creation of a new Canada Health Agency to improve the response of the public health system to such emergencies as SARS.
  • An additional $250 million to cover the costs of Canadian Forces' peacekeeping in Afghanistan and $50 million for the military mission to Haiti.
  • Up to $250 million available for venture capital for start-up businesses.

Responses to Budget 2004:

 

Housing and Homelessness

Party Platforms on Housing

VOICES: Women, Poverty and Homelessness in Canada
This new NAPO report on women who are homeless is based on interviews with 46 women who self-identified as homeless in Halifax, Ottawa, and Vancouver and features their voices and perspectives on homelessness. Researched by Marie-José Dancoste, written by Rusty Neal and edited by Sandra Bender, this 46 page report also makes recommendations for action by federal and provincial governments. More...

Affordable Housing Is On The National Agenda
HOUSING back on the map - Canadian Housing and Renewal Association press release dd May 28, 2004
After a decade as a largely-invisible issue during federal election campaigns, affordable housing is taking centre stage in this year's election ...

Conservatives Fail the Grade on Housing
Canadian Housing and Renewal Association

Call for Endorsement - National Coalition on Housing and Homelessness
The National Coalition on Housing and Homelessness needs your support and asks you and or your organization to endorse calling upon the federal government to commit to a new social housing agenda.

Affordable Housing Now - Federal Election Housing Toolkit PDF file - requires Adobe Acrobat Reader(PDF file - 4 pages)
The Canadian Housing and Renewal Association has put together a toolkit for the upcoming election to help you bring the affordable message to your local candidates

Homeless Women Crisis - Homeless women 10 times more likely to die
AIDS, drugs, suicide common causes, researchers find
; Homeless women in Toronto are dying at 10 times the rate of other women between 18 and 44, according to a new study released today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal... HIV-AIDS and drug overdoses are the most common causes of death among younger homeless women. Read More

NHHN Housing Report Card, 2004

Key messages from NHHN


Federal Throne Speech 2004: Nothing New for Housing


Allocations under Affordable Housing Program


Adding up Ontario Liberal housing promises

Housing Facts
Help us keep housing on the national agenda!

Women need safe, stable, affordable housing, new study finds
Researchers call on government to address Women's specific housing needs
- Press Release: Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence & the Women's Health Clinic; Women with low incomes have acute housing needs and are at greater risk of living in unsafe and unhealthy environments, says a new study conducted by the Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE) and the Women's Health Clinic (WHC). More women than men live in poverty and experience difficulty finding and affording suitable housing. In order to better meet women's needs, the study authors, Molly McCracken and Gail Watson recommend that federal, provincial and city governments need to adopt gender-based analysis for all new housing policies and programs.




Human Rights

Equality – An Open Letter from Itrath Sayed, the New Democrat candidate for the Delta - Richmond
There has been lots of discussion about my position on gay marriages. I am writing this open letter to clarify my position, so that people can understand my position before delivering khutbas [sermons] about me and writing me hate mail. I should first state very clearly that this is my position, not the position of my family, and that any discussion about these issues should not involve them in any way. My position is very clear. I support the principle that all human beings in Canada must be equal under Canadian law and have the same rights in Canada. Every single person.

Conservative Policies Attract Senator Cools – She Has Long Record Of Opposing Equality, Abortion, Feminism - Led fight in Senate against Hate Crime Protection for Gays & Lesbians
Canadians for Equal Marriage (CEM) media advisory dd June 9, 2004

The Devil in Stephen Harper
Who is this guy? Cautious and crafty, the Conservative Party leader has perfected the soft sell, but a look at his past pronouncements reveals he'll rip up every right and service Canadians have fought for. dangerous? Hell, yes
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Now Toronto describes Stephen Harper as: Anti-gay; Anti-immigration; Artful flip-flopper; Health care profiteer;
Shill for big business; Magnet for racists; Human rights violator; Native nightmare; Quebec hater; Yankee lover; Western separatist; Eco terrorist.
See Also: Top 12 reasons NOT to vote Conservative

Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS) Human Rights Complaint
Re: the Systemic Review by the Canadian Human Rights Commission of Human Rights Violations of Women Prisoners by the Government of Canada    NOTE:
The Canadian Human Rights Commission will release their report on Wed. Jan. 28, 2004. We are calling on Canadians to support the implementation of the CAEFS coalition recommendations that the Canadian Human Rights Commission adopts.

CAEFS' Election Questions - Canadian Assocation of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS)

Falun Gong persecution spreads to Canada
Ottawa does little to counter campaign by Chinese envoys

 

Immigration

URGENT - STOP the deportation of a feminist activist on July 6, 2004
FFQ - Fédération des femmes du Québec - June 25, 2004

Immigration-Settlement and Integration

Immigrant & Refugee Women - CRIAW Factsheet



Income Security

125 organizations call for end to welfare time limits in BC

More than 125 organizations are calling on B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell to completely rescind a two-year time limit on the payment welfare benefits. The groups say they are not satisfied with changes that will merely reduce the number of people affected by the limits. Instead, they want them removed from the statute books entirely. The groups are also calling on Prime Minister Paul Martin to withhold federal transfer payments to any provinces that impose such time limits

Press Release dd Feb 12, 2004
Letter dd Feb 12, 2004
Letter dd Feb 5, 2004

 

Jobs

Good Jobs for Canadians
(CLC Fact Sheet)
On an average day in Canada, there are over 1.25 million Canadians who want to work but do not have a job. That's a lot of wasted potential and lost opportunities for too many workers and their families. While our economy has grown over the past ten years, it has not produced enough of the jobs people need to maintain a decent standard of living. Unemployment remains stubbornly high, especially for younger workers. When new jobs are created, they tend to be of lesser quality than the jobs that are lost – they come with lower pay, fewer benefits and less security.

CALL to ACTION: Upcoming Federal Budget & Employment of Persons with Disabilities deadline to write is March 12, 2004



Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, & Transexual Rights

Conservative Policies Attract Senator Cools – She Has Long Record Of Opposing Equality, Abortion, Feminism - Led fight in Senate against Hate Crime Protection for Gays & Lesbians
Canadians for Equal Marriage (CEM) media advisory dd June 9, 2004

Conservatives again spout extremist views - June 7, 2004
Another Conservative candidate has spoken her mind – undermining leader Stephen Harper’s strategy to present their party as “moderate”. Flaming homophobe Cheryl Gallant, MP for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, said June 5 that she believes the Conservative caucus wants to repeal recent protections afforded gays, lesbians and others under Canada’s hate crimes legislation.

Canadians for Equal Marriage (CEM)
This federal election will determine if equal marriage legislation is passed & whether a number of very anti-gay candidates are elected to Parliament. Please visit www.equal-marriage.ca, and see how easy it is to make a difference in this crucial human rights battle. Read Press Release dd April 28, 2004

Sexual Orientation - 'Separate But Equal' is never Equal

Transexual Rights are Human Rights!
Transexual Day Of Rememberance - March 20th

 

Post Secondary Education

Party Platform: Post Secondary Education

Post Secondary Education (CLC Fact Sheet)
Today, university tuition costs, on average, are $4,025 – that's up from $3,749 last year. Cuts in federal and provincial dollars to colleges and universities have resulted in a doubling of tuition costs since 1990. Tuition for law and medical schools have tripled and quadrupled. Money from summer jobs and parents is a small and shrinking portion of what a student needs. The savings from most summer jobs is not enough to pay even the tuition, and parents, on average, kick in not much more than 17% of the total cost.

Canadian Federation of Students - Vote Education
Canadian Federation of Students - Vote Education

Open Letter to Paul Martin June 7, 2004 -- Therefore, we request that you provide a definitive statement about precisely when the dedicated transfer will be ...

Students Encouraged by Martins Promise of New Monies for PSE June 5, 2004 -- The value of the transfer should eventually reach seven to eight billion ...

Martin's Silence on Education Policy Speaks Volumes June 3, 2004 -- Thurs, The omission of post-secondary education policy from the Liberal Party platform speaks volumes about the Liberal Party's...

Harper's Absence from Youth Forum Concerns Students
June 3, 2004 -- Thurs, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper's refusal to participate in Friday's "Great Canadian Job Interview" raises ...

Students Launch Vote Education.ca
May 31, 2004 -- The Canadian Federation of Students launched an online federal election resource, www.VoteEducation.ca. The bilingual site more ...

NDP Platform on the Right Track
May 26, 2004 -- The NDP has become the first major federal party to commit to making Canada’s public universities and colleges more ...

Students Demand $3.6 Billion in Tranfers
May 26, 2004 -- The Fédération étudiante universitaire du Québec (FEUQ) and the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) are making a ...

Liberal Website Gaffe an Insult to Students
May 25, 2004 -- “Debt Reduction in Repayment is a program in name only,” said Ian Boyko, “For the Liberals to be bragging about it is ...

 

Poverty

NAPO calls on poor people to vote to defend their rights
National Anti-Poverty Organization press release dd June 22, 2004 calling on poor people to vote as if their lives depended on it. “If they don’t exercise their voting power they may find a difficult situation will get a lot worse,” warned NAPO President, Robert Arnold. Many poor people get turned off the electoral process because they feel that political leaders don’t care about poverty. But it is a vicious circle. Politicians also know that there is a lower rate of participation in the electoral process by poor people and young people so they think they can afford to ignore their interests. More

VOICES: Women, Poverty and Homelessness in Canada
This new NAPO report on women who are homeless is based on interviews with 46 women who self-identified as homeless in Halifax, Ottawa, and Vancouver and features their voices and perspectives on homelessness. Researched by Marie-José Dancoste, written by Rusty Neal and edited by Sandra Bender, this 46 page report also makes recommendations for action by federal and provincial governments. More

Surviving on Hope is Not Enough: Women's Health, Poverty, Justice & Income Support in Manitoba
Respect, better benefits, information and advocacy will reduce stress and enhance independence. Women’s health is harmed by stress created by the welfare system, according to a study sponsored by the Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence. The report will be launched on May 28. According to principal investigator Rhonda Wiebe, “In our study the women described the stress of being dependent on a system that shames and scrutinizes them, withholds significant information from them, is inaccessible at critical times in their lives, and blatantly expresses no interest in understanding the day-to-day factors in their lives.”

The Welfare State as a Determinant of Women's Health: Support for Women's Quality of Life in Canada and four comparison nations - PDF version PDF file  - Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader (size: 148 kb, 17 pages)
Dennis Raphael, School of Health Policy and Management, Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies, York University, & Toba Bryant, York Center for Health Studies, York University (posted with permission from D. Raphael)

Poverty in Canada: Media Coverage: Stats Can Report - Low income in census metropolitan area

CAEFS' Election Questions - Canadian Assocation of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS)

New United Way Report 'Poverty by Postal Code' Documents Changing Toronto Neighbourhoods

United Way of Greater Toronto Press Release
Key Findings
Links to Report online
Links to Media coverage

Walking on Eggshells: Abused Women's Experiences of Ontario's Welfare System

Woman Abuse and Welfare in a Rural Community: Rural Women Speak About Their Experiences with Ontario Works
Rural Women Speak About the Face of Poverty was the first step in a project to involve rural women in a larger follow up project on rural women and poverty. The project was guided by the Rural Women and Poverty Action Committee, comprised of women of experience and their advocates in Huron, Grey and Bruce Counties.
Final Report: http://www.hurontel.on.ca/AbuseOWfinal.pdf
pdf (PDF file)

FAFIA Report: Toward women's equality: Canada's failed commitment
The high rate of poverty among women in Canada, and women's general economic inequality, are evidence of Canada's failure to fulfil its human rights commitments.

National Anti-Poverty Organization (NAPO) on the Federal Budget 2004
Obsession with Debt Precludes Action on Poverty by Dennis Howlett, Executive Director, NAPO

How much do you know about POVERTY in Canada?

What Has Happened to Government's Strategy on Child Poverty
Campaign 2000 Press Release dd February 4, 2004

Women and Poverty - CRIAW Factsheet

The Gosselin case and the future of anti-poverty litigation in Canada
"Gwen Brodsky, one of the lawyers intervening in the Gosselin case, has written a paper on the implications of the decision for future anti-poverty litigation in Canada." Gosselin vs Quebec (Attorney General): Autonomy With a Vengeance What are the implications of the Supreme Court of Canada in decision in Gosselin, for future anti-poverty litigation?

If Low Income Women of Colour Counted in Toronto PDF file - requires Adobe Acrobat Reader(PDF file)
Final Report of the Action-Research Project Breaking Isolation, Getting Involved
Written & Researched by Punam Khosla

Justice and the Poor
CAEFS Fact Sheet

 

Public Health Care

Sign Petititon to Protect Canada's Health Care
If you believe in publicly-funded, not-for-profit delivery of health services in Canada and you believe that investor-owned, private-for-profit health care threatens patient safety, universality, sustainability, and undermines Canadian values, Shirley Douglas wants your signature. You can ask the political parties to stop any further privatization and to protect and expand publicly funded and non-profit health service delivery in Canada.

Public Health Care: Making politicians make better choices for women (CLC Fact Sheet)
A strong public health care system is all about equality. Increased privatization of our health care system and the failure of the federal government to support and fund public health care has profound consequences for women and all disadvantaged groups in Canada. Read More



Student Debt

Student Loan Limit Increases - Send a Message!

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Violence Against Women & Children

Exploiting a Tragedy to Score Political Points -Dishonest, Insensitive and Cold
NAC Media Release dd June 19, 2004

Prevention & Consequence Will Stop the Violence Against Women
DEMONSTRATION! - Tuesday June 29th 2004, 11:00 am - Montreal Palais de Justice, St-Antoine entrance
Tammy Shaikh grew up in Place Benoit. She was killed by her estranged husband and has left behind 4 children. The protest's mandate is to discourage the settlement of a plea bargain for the lesser sentence of manslaughter in light of the heinous and violent nature of this crime. The law must do justice for Tammy and her family in this case, and must prevent Thomas Kane, and others like him, from causing the brutality and sorrow this tragedy has brought about. More

Walking on Eggshells: Abused Women's Experiences of Ontario's Welfare System

Stop Violence Against Aboriginal Women
Join the Native Women's Association of Canada's (NWAC)'s Sisters in Spirit Campaign
, a pan-Canadian initiative supported by a broad coalition of organizations, intended to draw public and political attention to the disappearances and murders of more than 500 Aboriginal women across Canada. Launched March 22, 2004

Campaign to Stop Violence Against Women
Amnesty International - An Open Letter To The Women’s Movement
... This campaign is designed to sound the alarm about violence against women as a human rights crisis, educate the broader public about the issues, mobilize both women and men to work to counter violence and to use the power and persuasion of the human rights framework in the efforts to stop violence against women.

Violence Against Women and Girls - CRIAW Factsheet

Statistics surrounding violence against women in Canada - by Regan Forsch

Nowhere to Turn? Two new reports on violence against women
A major new study by the Canadian Council on Social Development/Conseil canadien de développement social (CCSD) highlights the need for comprehensive, coordinated and culturally appropriate strategies to reach immigrant and visible minority women who are victims of partner violence. The study was launched on International Women's Day in Toronto and received extensive national media attention. The full reports, by Dr. Ekuwa Smith, are available on the CCSD website.

Violence Against Women and Children
CAEFS Fact Sheet

 

Women's Equality Rights

Election 2004: Women’s Equality and Party Platforms
Canadian Labour Congress releases Gender-Equality Analysis of main party platforms - June 24, 2004

Gender Based Analysis of Policy Platforms

Equality First: The Royal Commission on the Status of Women
The Royal Commission on the Status of Women, called by Prime Minister Pearson in February 1967, held the notion of equal opportunity as its precept. Chaired by journalist Florence Bird, the panel was criticized both for exceeding traditional boundaries and also for hedging on the conservative. But the great undercurrent born of the Bird Commission was a renunciation against inequality.

Still In Shock - Coalition for Women's Equality
At the end of a long trail of broken promises, women demand action
Governments break too many promises to women, and political parties don’t make enough. No wonder voter turnout in Canada has steadily declined, dropping nearly 10% to 61% between 1993 and 2000. As for the drop-outs, women and young people are in the lead. Women voters in Canada need to believe there is something to vote for. As a follow-up to the much acclaimed “Shocking Pink Paper” of 1993, here are some key issues relating to women’s equality that must be addressed during the 2004 federal election. Simply put, we need equality. We will make our votes count.
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Women made a difference! --- NAC Media Release dd June 30, 2004

Women’s equality becoming an oxymoron - DAWN
Demands of the next government, the immediate creation of a Parliamentary Committee on Women’s Equality
DAWN Ontario - release June 25, 2004

Vice-President of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women
NAC Media Release dd June 26, 2004

National Métis Woman President Calls For Social Inclusion and Equality -
Métis National Council Of Women Press Release dd June 22, 2004

Women Want Action, Not Promises:
Parties Must Move to Establish a Parliamentary Committee on Women’s Equality,
Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA) Release dd June 23, 3004

Les femmes veulent des actions, pas des promesses :
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es partis doivent établir un comité parlementaire sur l’égalité pour les femmes
L’Alliance canadienne féministe pour l’action internationale (AFAI)
: Le 23 juin 2004

Paul Martin: the devil women know by Barbara Cameron, June 22, 2004
The Liberals may be better than the new Conservative devils but that isn't saying much --
If the only choice for women in the federal election were Stephen Harper or Paul Martin, then Martin is certainly the devil we know. His reign as Canada's Minister of Finance represented 10 lost years for women's equality. The changes introduced by his budgets radically transformed Canada's post war social programs in ways that undermined women’s economic and social rights. It's small wonder that the NDP is benefiting from the gender gap in women's voting intentions. More

Conservative income tax proposals disproportionately benefit men, upper-income families
CCPA Report -- Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Media Release dd June 22, 2004

Dear Pollesters - Are you Listening To Us??? An Open Letter
Coalition for Women's Equality dd June 21, 2004

Exploiting a Tragedy to Score Political Points - Dishonest, Insensitive and Cold
NAC Media Release dd June 19, 2004

Deafening silence on women's issues: Leaders seem oblivious to 52% of the Population
CAEFS' media release dd June 16, 2004

VOICES: Women, Poverty and Homelessness in Canada
This new NAPO report on women who are homeless is based on interviews with 46 women who self-identified as homeless in Halifax, Ottawa, and Vancouver and features their voices and perspectives on homelessness. Researched by Marie-José Dancoste, written by Rusty Neal and edited by Sandra Bender, this 46 page report also makes recommendations for action by federal and provincial governments. More...

Federal Party Platforms - A Comparison
A summary of the political party platforms with a focus on women's issues but also other social justice issues... Gender Based Analysis by Michelle Smith - Provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women

CAEFS' Election Questions - Canadian Assocation of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS)

Conservative Policies Attract Senator Cools – She Has Long Record Of Opposing Equality, Abortion, Feminism - Led fight in Senate against Hate Crime Protection for Gays & Lesbians
Canadians for Equal Marriage (CEM) media advisory dd June 9, 2004

Women's Equality Rights Are Not For Sale!
Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) to Argue at the Supreme Court of Canada for Women's Right to Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value
On Wednesday, May 12th the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) will appear before the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of NAPE (Newfoundland Association of Public Employees) v. Newfoundland. At issue in this case is whether the Newfoundland government's reneging on an agreement to compensate its female employees for discriminatory wages violates the equality rights guaranteed to women under the Canadian Charter of Rights & Freedoms. The question is, can Newfoundland pay women less than men for work of equal value? This case affects 5,300 female employees of the Newfoundland government, and has the potential to set a precedent for female employees across Canada.

FAFIA Report: Toward women's equality: Canada's failed commitment
The high rate of poverty among women in Canada, and women's general economic inequality, are evidence of Canada's failure to fulfil its human rights commitments.

Canadian labour believes pay equity is mandated by Charter of Rights and Freedoms
The Canadian Labour Congress will be in the Supreme Court of Canada tomorrow, Wednesday, May 12, 2004, to argue that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms also apply to governments when they prepare their budgets. The case is a long-standing pay equity dispute between the Newfoundland government and its employees. At issue is whether a law that repeals pay equity payments that are owed to women workers, to redress wage discrimination, violates equality rights under the Charter. In resolving this issue, the Court will be asked to examine the government’s duty to consider Charter equality obligations in their budgeting process.

Le mouvement syndical canadien croit quel’équité salariale relève de la Charte canadiennedes droits et libertés
Le Congrès du travail du Canada comparaîtra devant la Cour suprême du Canada demain, le mercredi 12 mai 2004, pour soutenir que la Charte canadienne des droits et libertés s’applique aux gouvernements quand ils préparent leurs budgets. L’affaire est un différend de longue date entre le gouvernement de Terre-Neuve et le personnel de la fonction publique de cette province. Il s’agit de déterminer si une loi qui révoque des paiements dus à des travailleuses pour rectifier une discrimination salariale viole les droits prévus par la Charte. Pour trancher cette question, la Cour devra examiner le devoir du gouvernement de tenir compte des obligations de non-discrimination crées par la Charte dans sa préparation budgétaire.

Homeless Women Crisis - Homeless women 10 times more likely to die
AIDS, drugs, suicide common causes, researchers find
; Homeless women in Toronto are dying at 10 times the rate of other women between 18 and 44, according to a new study released today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal... HIV-AIDS and drug overdoses are the most common causes of death among younger homeless women. Read More

Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS) Human Rights Complaint
Re: the Systemic Review by the Canadian Human Rights Commission of Human Rights Violations of Women Prisoners by the Government of Canada    NOTE:
The Canadian Human Rights Commission will release their report on Wed. Jan. 28, 2004. We are calling on Canadians to support the implementation of the CAEFS coalition recommendations that the Canadian Human Rights Commission adopts.

FAFIA's Progress report on CEDAW follow-up
- Rapport d’étape de l'AFAI concernant CEDEF
On the occasion of the one year anniversary of the UN CEDAW's review of Canada's 5th report on its adherence to the Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), FAFIA has issued a progress report on the Canadian government's activities to achieve full compliance with this international treaty obligation. This progress report finds that despite the efforts of Status of Women Canada to increase awareness about CEDAW and foster dialogue across departments, unfortunately, little progress has been made on implementation of a substantive response to the Committee’s recommendations. Read More: English || français


FAFIA's Proposals for the New Martin Government - Les priorités de FAFIA / AFAI concernant le nouveau gouvernement Martin

Federal Lobby - Reforms to the Divorce Act
source: NAWL

Women Reps Arrested at the Legislature Today
BC Coalition of Women Centres press release March 12, 2004
Five representatives from the BC Coalition of Women's Centres refused to leave an office at the BC Legislature this morning after a meeting with Ida Chong, Minister of State for Women's and Senior's Services. All of the representatives were arrested this morning and were later released. They will be holding a press conference at 1 pm today.

If Low Income Women of Colour Counted in Toronto PDF file - requires Adobe Acrobat Reader(PDF file)
Final Report of the Action-Research Project Breaking Isolation, Getting Involved
Written & Researched by Punam Khosla

Immigrant & Refugee Women - CRIAW Factsheet

Women, Health and Action - CRIAW Factsheet

Canadian Women in the Global Economy

Young Women Vote 2004 - The 20,000 Project
There's been lots of talk in the media, among politicians, academics and thinkers about "how young people aren't getting out to vote" and that "the youth of today don't care". There is a lot of truth to these impressions. We are going to change this. W e are starting a campaign, "The 20,000 Project", because as young women, we want to show Canadians that we do care. Read More

Women in Prison
CAEFS Fact Sheet

Download the "Who Speaks for Us" postcard
Download the "Who Speaks for Us" postcard PDF file - requires Adobe Acrobat Reader
(PDF file - 1 page)
National Action Committee on the Status of Women (NAC)'s
election postcard campaign for funding of community groups

 

Women's Health

Political Parties Respond to Recent Canadian Breast Cancer Network Survey Revealing the Significant Financial Cost of Having Breast Cancer - Canadian Breast Cancer Network Urges Canadians to Study Responses and Vote Accordingly, June 23, 2004

Health researchers call on federal election candidates to focus on home care - Women affected most by health reforms on home care, Canadian research finds - From the National Coordinating Group on Health Care Reform and Women & Canadian Women's Health Network, June 21, 2004
As Canadians prepare to go to the polls next week, the health care system continues to be the primary concern of many. But few federal campaigners have bothered to look at the ways in which health reforms continue to affect men and women differently. Home care, in particular, remains a crucial issue for many Canadian women voters. While the Canadian health care system has been undergoing steady change, the one thing that has remained constant is the key role that women play in providing care. Women are estimated to comprise nearly 80% of both the paid and unpaid care workers in this country. Yet, their numbers do not coincide with their influence even as their unpaid workload increases with health care reforms.

Largest Canadian study on rural women's health finds urban solutions do not address rural problems
Centres of Excellence for Women's Health press release dd June 8, 2004
The Centres of Excellence for Women's Health today released the final report from a two-year study on the health of rural, remote and Northern women. This is the largest qualitative study in Canada to date to address the health concerns of this important community. Rural, Remote and Northern Women's Health includes data collected from focus groups and workshops with women from diverse communities across Canada, including fishers and farmers, and from Aboriginal, Francophone and Anglophone communities from coast to coast to coast. The report also draws on data collected from a National Consultation meeting held in Saskatoon (2002). More than 200 women from rural, remote and Northern regions in every province and the territories in Canada were consulted during the study process.

Surviving on Hope is Not Enough: Women's Health, Poverty, Justice & Income Support in Manitoba
Respect, better benefits, information and advocacy will reduce stress and enhance independence. Women’s health is harmed by stress created by the welfare system, according to a study sponsored by the Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence. The report will be launched on May 28. According to principal investigator Rhonda Wiebe, “In our study the women described the stress of being dependent on a system that shames and scrutinizes them, withholds significant information from them, is inaccessible at critical times in their lives, and blatantly expresses no interest in understanding the day-to-day factors in their lives.”

 

 

Women's Pensions

Women's Pensions: Making politicians make better choices for women (CLC Fact Sheet)
Women live longer than men. Women participate in the workforce for fewer years because of family responsibilities. Women are concentrated in lower paying jobs and are more likely to work part-time, non-standard, precarious jobs. What does all this mean for retirement? It means that women earn less, so they retire with less to live on for a longer time. It also means inequality in pension protection for women. Read More




Women & ICTs - Womenspace

Women, the Internet and Human Rights - by Alison Brewin

Government of Canada Web Site Ignores Women - by Jo Sutton

Trafficking in Women and ICTs - by cj Rowe

Visible Minority Women and ICTs- NOIVMWC - by Anu Bose

Women with Disabilities and ICTs - by Kathy Marshall

Young Women and the Internet - by Brandi L. Bell

Francophone Women and the Internet - by Katherine MacNaughton-Osler

E-government and women in Québec - by Katherine MacNaughton-Osler

Canadian Privacy Legislation - by Val Steeves

The E-volution of Work - by Penney Kome

Information Privacy and Children - by Val Steeves

eLearning: Women and the Internet - by Katy Campbell


Women Invisible on the Web - by Penney Kome



Women & Politics

National Council of Women of Canada - ELECTION ALERT - June 24, 2004

Equal Voice: An Action Group for the Election of Women
Canada's multi-partisan, voluntary, non-governmental organization dedicated to achieving equal political representation for women in all parties and at all levels of government.

Women in Politics: Making politicians make better choices for women
Women need to be involved in politics everywhere. We need to have our voices heard and our concerns addressed at every level. Our unions determine conditions and wages at work. Governments provide services and protections from child care and education, to health care and employment security. Women need to be part of the decision-making everywhere. Voting is one way to make a difference. Our votes count. Politicians know that women's opinions matter. They know there is a "gender gap" and that women are more interested in social programs, peace, and justice. Use your vote to demonstrate what matters to you. Even if your candidate does not win, the evidence of support for progressive, people-centered policies from across the country will make those who do win pay attention. Read More

Still Counting: Women in Politics Across Canada
Aa short and accessible account of why scholars and activists continue to count the number of women elected to Canada's legislatures.

Canadian Women Voters Congress
A non-partisan, grass roots organization, dedicated to encouraging all Canadian women to become strong, effective voices at all levels of government. Women constitute 51% of the population, yet the number of women in elected positions across Canada remains fewer than 25%. In addition, there is no effective manner in which to measure the influence of women on government. In order to affect the direction of governmental policies and action, a significant, resonant, influential presence is essential. The Congress is working to balance the scales of political representation and to hold all parties accountable for including women in the decision-making process. The Congress is nonpartisan, but acknowledges that the way for women to be recognized is through the collective voice heard within the circles of government.




Women in Prison

CAEFS' Election Questions - Canadian Assocation of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS)

CAEFS Fact Sheets
National Elizabeth Fry Week - May 3 - 9 2004

Human and Fiscal Costs of Prison
Women and Self-Harm
Importance of Community Options
Women in Prison
Aboriginal Women
Violence Against Women and Children
Canada and the Youth Criminal Justice Act
Justice and the Poor

 

 

Women of Colour

If Low Income Women of Colour Counted in Toronto PDF file - requires Adobe Acrobat Reader(PDF file)
Final Report of the Action-Research Project Breaking Isolation, Getting Involved
Written & Researched by Punam Khosla
Excerpt:"... In the corridors of political power at City Hall there is little discussion of issues facing poor women, let alone the mounting numbers who are women of colour and immigrant women. They are rarely, if ever, considered in decisions on community programs, policies and spending priorities. In recent years, maps, statistics and reports used by City Councillors to set policy have become decidedly gender neutral and fail to detail the widening gaps for, and among, different groups of women. ..."

Visible Minority Women and ICTs- NOIVMWC - by Anu Bose

Immigrant & Refugee Women - CRIAW Factsheet

 

Young Canadians

Election Basics - FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions for Young Canadian Voters

Young Women Vote 2004 - The 20,000 Project
There's been lots of talk in the media, among politicians, academics and thinkers about "how young people aren't getting out to vote" and that "the youth of today don't care". There is a lot of truth to these impressions. We are going to change this. W e are starting a campaign, "The 20,000 Project", because as young women, we want to show Canadians that we do care. Read More

Young Women and the Internet - by Brandi L. Bell

Canada and the Youth Criminal Justice Act

Violence Against Women and Girls - CRIAW Factsheet

Student Loan Limit Increases - Send a Message!

Post Secondary Education (CLC Fact Sheet)
Today, university tuition costs, on average, are $4,025 – that's up from $3,749 last year. Cuts in federal and provincial dollars to colleges and universities have resulted in a doubling of tuition costs since 1990. Tuition for law and medical schools have tripled and quadrupled. Money from summer jobs and parents is a small and shrinking portion of what a student needs. The savings from most summer jobs is not enough to pay even the tuition, and parents, on average, kick in not much more than 17% of the total cost.


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