Comité consultatif de lutte contre la pauvretré et l'exclusion sociale

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Comité consultatif de lutte contre la pauvreté et l’exclusion sociale

December 9, 2014

Prejudice – separating truth from falsehood

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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.

September 10, 2014

The right to employment for people with disabilities

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Although there has been some progress, the situation of people with disabilities in the workplace is still a matter of concern. Generally, people with disabilities are at a disadvantage. They more often live in poverty; their employment rate is lower, and they are confronted by various obstacles that are difficult to overcome. This issue of the online bulletin is a reminder of certain proposals made in the Comité’s advisory opinion entitled "Improving the Quality of Jobs to Secure the Right to Decent Work", 2013.

May 16, 2014

Living alone in poverty – Online Bulletin no. 10 – May 2014

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In Québec and several other societies, the number of people living alone is increasing. It is clear that people who live alone are more likely to live in poverty and are at a greater risk that their situation will persist or even become worse.

This issue of the online bulletin is aimed at recalling the main observations and recommendations made by the Comité in a previous advisory opinion and to point out that It is urgent that we find a solution to the question of poverty among people who live alone.


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