Canada :UN Committee on Economic, Social & Cultural Rights

Tom Boland (wgcp@earthlink.net)
Mon, 30 Nov 1998 00:14:05 -0400


FWD
Subject: UN Reports on Canada, 4 December
Author: Bob Olsen
Email: bobolsen@tao.ca
Date: 1998/11/29
Forums: flora.mai-not


 CANADA MAY GET A FAILING GRADE FROM UN COMMITTEE ON DEC 4

 The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and
 Cultural Rights will issue it's report on Canada's
 compliance with the International Covenant on Economic,
 Social and Cultural Rights on Friday Decmeber 4, 1998.

 Social activists expect the report to indicate that
 Canada failed to comply with the Covenant and cite the
 treatment of the poor, the homeless and sole support
 mothers as Canada's principle failures.

[ A related article appears at:
http://www.canada.com/newscafe/getcp.asp?bk=world&sk=981127/w112733.html
Canadians wouldn't give answers on poverty, UN officials say
NATIONAL POST   29 November 1998 )

 The Committee's final report may be available late on
 Friday at:

   http://193.135.136.30/frames/unis/unis1.htm


 The UN Committee in it's 1993 report said:

  "...considering Canada's enviable situation with regard
  to such resources, the (UN) Committee expresses concern
  about the persistence of poverty in Canada."

http://www.unhchr.ch/tbs/doc.nsf/9c663e9ef8a0d080c12565a9004db9f7/280a3783f5
a26d09c12563e80058b47e?OpenDocument

 http://www.interlog.com/~cjazz/un.txt


 Canada appeared before the United Nations Committee
 on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Geneva
 on November 26, 27, 1998.

 The UN Committee asked Canada 81 questions regarding
 Canada's compliance with the International Covenant
 on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

 The Committee's 81 questions can be found at:

  http://www.lift.to/listofissues.htm
  http://www.interlog.com/~cjazz/un.txt
  http://www.web.net/ccpi/un/issues98.html


 Canada's written reply to these questions is available
 from the Human Rights page of Canadian Social Research
 Links -  http://www.comnet.ca/~gilseg/rights.htm

 Canadian Gov't    http://www.comnet.ca/~gilseg/uncan.htm

 British Columbia  http://www.comnet.ca/~gilseg/unbc.htm

 Alberta           http://www.comnet.ca/~gilseg/unab.htm

 Saskatchewan      http://www.comnet.ca/~gilseg/unsask.htm

 Manitoba          http://www.comnet.ca/~gilseg/unmb.htm

 Ontario           http://www.comnet.ca/~gilseg/unont.htm

 Quebec            http://www.comnet.ca/~gilseg/unqce.htm

 New Brunswick     http://www.comnet.ca/~gilseg/unnb.htm

 Nova Scotian      http://www.comnet.ca/~gilseg/unns.htm

 New Foundland     http://www.comnet.ca/~gilseg/unnf.htm

 NWT               http://www.comnet.ca/~gilseg/unnt.htm

 Yukon             http://www.comnet.ca/~gilseg/unyk.htm


 The Federal Government can also send you these documents by
 email, either in French or English and either in WordPerfect
 format or in ASCII text.  WordPerfect approx 650k, ASCII
 about 400k

 Send a message to Normand_Duern@pch.gc.ca
 Send a message to Normand_Duern@pch.gc.ca

 (Note: ask them to zip the 650K file to save
 download time, provided you know how to unzip)


 The original reports, from both the Canadian and Provincial
 Governments, which in turn led the UN Committee to ask 81 the
 questions, is contained in a long list of documents starting at:

  http://www.pch.gc.ca/ddp-hrd/english/cesc/fd_1.htm
  http://www.pch.gc.ca/ddp-hrd/english/cesc/foreward.htm

 I urge you to read the UN Committee's questions and the
 governments' answers and then discuss them with your Member
 of Parliament or with your local media.

 This info brought to you by a concerned citizen.



 Bob Olsen, Toronto, bobolsen@tao.ca, http://www.tao.ca/~tdrc/

   "The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the
   grasp of executive power."                 Daniel Webster

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