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Access Alliance urges MPs to vote against Bill C-585
If passed, Bill C-585 would have serious implications for the health and welfare of refugee claimants and many others awaiting permanent status in Canada. The Bill would amend the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act so that provinces could impose a residency requirement on people with certain types of status in Canada without losing any of their Canada Social Transfer payments. In other words, it would allow provincial governments to disentitle people in these situations to social assistance income supports until they meet a minimum residency requirement. As a result, refugee claimants and other people without permanent status in Canada could lose access to what may be their only source of income and livelihood.
CALL to ACTION! Stop the rise of precarious and insecure jobs that damage workers' health in five concrete steps
Insecure jobs are on the rise not just in the private sector, but also within the broader public sector (healthcare, education, childcare, settlement, community and social service agencies). See our infographic highlighting damaging health impacts from precarious jobs. We call on leaders within public sector to champion an internally driven change movement to reverse this unhealthy trend.
To kickstart the process, Access Alliance is adopting an agency-level Good Jobs Strategy to put five concrete steps into practice. We call on other agencies to do the same. Download our infographic poster, read our blog, and visit our Good Jobs web link to learn about how to build pathways to good jobs, starting from your agency.
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Canadian health centres applaud latest report on health, wellbeing and access to community health services
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