With less poverty, all of us stand to gain immeasurably.
May 11, 2015
On January 28, 2015, the « Gazette officielle du Québec » published a draft « Regulation to amend the Individual and Family Assistance Regulation ». Individuals and organizations wishing to comment on the draft regulation had 45 days as of the date of publication to submit their feedback regarding the proposed changes.
By virtue of the role assigned to it under the Act to combat poverty and social exclusion, the Comité consultatif de lutte contre la pauvreté et l’exclusion sociale (CCLP) studied the draft regulation during its meeting on March 3, 2015. A document presenting the CCLP’s comments and recommendations regarding the proposed amendments has been prepared.
March 5, 2015
As part of its work, the Comité has begun to look at taxation in relation to the fight against poverty and social exclusion. This issue of the Online bulletin is a summary of the Comité’s position as published in its advisory opinions over the years and other conclusions drawn by its members from various analyses.
December 9, 2014
This issue of the online bulletin is aimed at asserting how prejudice causes great harm to people living in poverty. Prejudices aimed at social assistance beneficiaries are among the most common and most pernicious. They prevent them from being recognized as full citizens, with all the rights of that status. Moreover, prejudices are presumptuous judgments that assign to the most vulnerable people the responsibility for difficulties that, in fact, are societal, not individual, problems.
© Gouvernement du Québec, 2015