'The OECD recently reported that Canada has the second highest rate of jobless people living in poverty in the OECD. But the Harper government's proposed EI reforms will only benefit the "deserving" few.' - Larry Brown.
One in five cannot pay for basic needs like glasses and dental care or participate meaningfully in community recreational activities.
'Men in particular are taking a hit in ways Canada hasn't seen in a very long time.'
'It's extremely disappointing ... a real set back.' - BCGEU president Darryl Walker.
'The time for major changes in the management of the Agency is long overdue.' - Joan Jessome.
There has been an increase of more than 50 per cent in demand for Charlottetown's women's shelter.
Four unions have reached a settlement with the BC government that provides compensation for community social services workers who lost job security provisions under the Liberal government's 2002 contract-breaking legislation known as Bill 29.
NAPE says home care and support services for persons with disabilities must be addressed in Newfoundland and Labrador.
'NAPE has been telling government for many years that there are systemic problems.' - Carol Furlong.
New survey by Statistics Canada says more than 80% were fleeing an abusive situation.