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Sep 04
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Canada Without Poverty's Michele Biss talks about how human rights need to be used to address poverty in Canada. http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/michele-biss/
Michèle Biss is the Legal Education and Outreach Coordinator began Canada Without Poverty. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts with a specialization in Religious studies, with a minor in English as well as a Law degree from the faculty of Law both at University of Ottawa.
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Sep 03
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Single mothers much more likely to live in poverty than single fathers, study finds http://ow.ly/3yaaG2
Single mothers earn significantly less than single fathers, and they're penalized for each additional child they have even though the income of single fathers remains the same or increases with each added child in their family. Men also make more for every additional year they invest in education, f…
Single mothers much more likely to live in poverty than single fathers, study finds

		
Sep 01
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An electoral call to arms for a ‘ridiculously powerful’ demographic #UpForDebate http://ow.ly/3ya3PS
As a voter, I want to know what the current and would-be leaders of this country have to say about a few things, and I’m amazed how hard it is to find out. This week, #upfordebate — the hashtag started by a non-partisan campaign to put women’s issues at the heart of this election —... Read more »
An electoral call to arms for a ‘ridiculously powerful’ demographic

		
Aug 31
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This is why we need to #endpoverty : Severe poverty affects children's brain development http://ow.ly/3y9XdS
That kids who grow up poor do less well in school is well documented, but researchers find that part of that poor performance stems from how their brains grow and work.
Severe poverty affects children's brain development, study finds | Toronto Star

		
Aug 27
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The election campaign is in full swing, but global poverty has received very little attention. Let's vote to Make Poverty History! Sign the pledge here: http://www.makepovertyhistory.ca/node/328605

		
Aug 26
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36 years spent in poverty and pain injured worker says. This is not OK. http://ow.ly/3y7Hiw
A St. John's man who has spent more than three decades enduring poverty and pain as a result of a workplace injury says he's considering cancelling...
36 years spent in poverty and pain, injured worker says

		
Aug 25
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Poverty-stricken people are being encouraged to plead guilty to crimes they did not commit out of fear they will face crippling costs imposed by new financial penalties, leading lawyers, magistrates and campaigners have warned.
Court costs force people to 'plead guilty to crimes they didn't commit'

		
Aug 25
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Disappointing: Women’s issues ‘invisible’ this election. Therefore the party leaders must put women at the centre of this election. http://m.thestar.com/#/article/news/canada/2015/08/24/womens-issues-invisible-this-election-warns-group.html Read...
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Aug 24
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Join us in voting to #MakePovertyHistory this election and sign the pledge! http://ow.ly/3y8v1w

		
Aug 23
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It's world water week! Experts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators and young professionals from a range of sectors and countries come to Stockholm to network, exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions to the most pressing...
World Water Week in Stockholm is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. It is organized by SIWI. This year is the jubilee year for both the Week and the Stockholm Water Prize. The theme is Water for Development. In 2014, over 3,000 individuals and 270 convening organizations from 143 c…
World Water Week in Stockholm | 2015 World Water Week in Stockholm is organized by Stockholm...

		
Aug 21
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Annual income of richest 100 people enough to end global poverty four times over http://ow.ly/3y7Hgg let's #endpoverty now!
An explosion in extreme wealth and income is exacerbating inequality and hindering the world’s ability to tackle poverty, Oxfam warned today in a...
Annual income of richest 100 people enough to end global poverty four...

		
Aug 19
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Stories to inspire the end of extreme #poverty #.VdN30Qu1WSo.twitter">https://www.devex.com/news/stories-to-inspire-the-end-of-extreme-poverty-86667#.VdN30Qu1WSo.twitter
I love Andrew Stanton. For those of you who don’t know him — you do know him. The Pixar filmmaker has written and directed some of the most...
Stories to inspire the end of extreme poverty | Devex

		
Aug 18
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94% of Canadians think ending poverty is important! Join them here: http://t.co/k3wnQIFxrU #PoliticsAside #elxn42 http://t.co/V14rrYT54c
I support a united movements towards the end of global poverty! #PoliticsAside @ewb @ONECampaign #cdnpoli #polcan: http://goo.gl/yQDS3m
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Aug 17
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This chart shows one of humanity's greatest modern accomplishments http://ow.ly/3y7go9 let's #endpoverty now!
In 1820, you had a 94 percent chance of being in extreme poverty. Today, it's 14 percent.
This chart shows one of humanity's greatest modern accomplishments

		
Aug 11
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Canada's 2015 Federal Election and Foreign Aid Commitments
Make Poverty an Election Priority - RESULTS-RESULTATS

		
Aug 10
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Canada’s election should be about the world. It's time to end poverty nationally and internationally.
Stephen Harper has radically changed Canada's foreign policy. The election will determine Canada's new position on the world stage.
Canada’s election should be about the world: Burman | Toronto Star

		
Aug 07
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The Maclean's debate leaves global poverty questions unasked. YOU can ask the candidates to express their views this election by joining us in putting #PoliticsAside in support of global development. http://ow.ly/QBfuF
I support a united movements towards the end of global poverty! #PoliticsAside @ewb @ONECampaign #cdnpoli #polcan: http://goo.gl/yQDS3m
Email your candidate

		
Aug 04
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Poverty, the brain, and cognitive functioning - you’ll be surprised at the connection.
This is your brain on poverty: 5 facts

		
Aug 03
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We have confirmation that the Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, will participate in the debate. At this time, he joins commitments by the Leader of New Democratic Party, Tom Mulcair, and Green Party Leader, Elizabeth May....
We can say as of today that a debate on women’s rights- the first of its kind since 1984- will take place before voters go to the polls in October!...
Liberal Party commits to join the debate!

		

Recent Actions

The 2015 Canadian election campaign is in full swing, but so far the fight to end global poverty has received little attention. Now is the time to make our voices heard—to tell politicians to firmly commit to ending poverty once and for all.

On October 19th, vote to Make Poverty History.

In September 2015, world leaders will gather at the United Nations (UN) in New York to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This new development framework will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which expire this year.

From July 13-16, world leaders meet in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia, for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development to discuss how to mobilize the money needed to end extreme poverty by 2030 and to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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