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

March 10, 2014

Rate hikes and cost-of-living-increases: obstacles in the fight against poverty and social exclusion - Online Bulletin no.9 - February 2014


The issue of rate hikes and cost-of-living increases comes up regularly in the news. It was the subject of the Comité’s first Advisory Opinion, in 20071. In this online bulletin, the Comité wants to bring that issue to the fore again.

August 15, 2013

The Participation of Persons Living in Poverty in Decision Making that Concerns Them: An Inspiring Model – Online bulletin no. 8 –August 2013


The participation of persons living in poverty in decision making that concerns them has many advantages and must be promoted from every point of view. The Comité consultatif, like several other organizations, applies this principle to all its actions. The Comité’s aim in this online bulletin is to point out the advantages of this principle for any organization that is devoted to defending rights or that develops measures and programs to serve the public.

June 20, 2013

Improving the Quality of Job to Ensure the Right to Decent Work – Online bulletin no. 7 – May 2013


Employment is clearly an important way to escape poverty, but cannot be considered the only solution to the problems of those excluded from the labour market. In Québec, most people living in poverty are infrequent participants in the labor market or are completely excluded from it. Nevertheless, over the last few decades, a downward trend in overall poverty has been observed, coupled with an increase in poverty among working people. In this online bulletin, the Comité presents the main findings and recommendations of its Advisory Opinion entitled L’emploi pour lutter contre la pauvreté : les défis à relever – Pour assurer le droit à un travail décent : améliorer la qualité des emplois. The summary of this Advisory Opinion is available in English on this site.

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