Towards Free Post Secondary Education
As the cost of post-secondary education in Canada has reached record highs, there are increasing signs that provincial governments are recognizing the importance of the right for every person, regardless of their income levels, to freely access post-secondary education. The government of Newfoundland and Labrador, in 2015, eliminated provincial student loans for an entire cohort of students (until 2019). Based on calculations from the 2015 Newfoundland Budget, the province will allocate an additional 0.035% of its annual GDP to replace provincial loans with funded non-repayable grants. This investment will allow for many more students, especially those from lower income households, to attend post-secondary institutions.
The Canada Minority Rights Act Legislative Proposal
The Canada Minority Rights Act is part of our constitutional reform campaign; and a legislative project, whereas the main objectives are to reinforce the Constitution and subsequently proposing Constitutional amendments to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom in order to secure and protect all Canadian Citizens Civil Rights, implementing the United Nations (UN) Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities.
The FAAVM Framework for the Protection of National Minorities provides a monitoring, reporting and complaint system to evaluate how Human Rights are implemented and observed. It results in recommendations to improve Human Rights protection and mechanisms . The Framework is responsible for providing a detailed analysis on Human Rights legislation and practice through an Advisory Committee. It is a committee of experts which is responsible for adopting country-specific opinions and policies. These opinions are meant to advise the FAAVM Committee of Ministers in the preparation of its Resolutions and the formulation of standards, which set out the structure to be followed. The broad aims of the FAAVM Framework are to ensure that the signatory states respect the rights set forth, undertaking to combat discrimination, promote equality, preserve and develop the culture and identity of national minorities, guarantee certain freedoms in relation to access to the media, minority languages and education and encourage the participation of national minorities in public life; "whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world."
International law is the set of rules generally regarded and accepted as binding in relations between states and between nations. It serves as a framework for the practice of stable and organized international relations. International law differs from state-based legal systems in that it is primarily applicable to countries rather than to private citizens. National law may become international law when treaties delegate national jurisdiction to supranational tribunals such as the European Court of Human Rights or the International Criminal Court.
Treaties such as the Geneva Conventions may require national law to conform. Customary international law are those aspects of international law that derive from custom. Along with general principles of law and treaties, custom is considered by the International Court of Justice, jurists, the United Nations, and its member states to be among the primary sources of international law. The vast majority of the world's governments accept in principle the existence of international law.
The FAAVM Global Foreign Direct Investment Hub (GFDIH) vision is playing a highly positive and impactful role in Canada’s economic advancement and international cooperation diversification. Building on its world-class financial system The FAAVM Global Foreign Direct Investment Hub (GFDIH) is part of our global economic platform, specifically designed to constantly strengthen Canada partnerships with leading financial institutions, corporate entities, governments and foreign investors to attract international financial players to facilitate economic growth and advancement opportunities through its world-class platform.
Direct Investment Hub (GFDIH)
The FAAVM Global Foreign Direct Investment Hub (GFDIH) strategy is a true reflection of the vision of Founder and President H.E. Sir. Dr. Raphael Louis, which aims to cement Canada’s global status as a prominent destination for innovation and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). It is also a pivotal hub for tapping economic development and growth opportunities within the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA), Europe and the Caribbean regions and markets with a combined GDP of over USD 8.7 trillion.
The Federal Government Ministry of Minorities (FMM)
We also seek the creation of a Federal Government Ministry to initiate and launch The Federal Ministry of Minorities (FMM); whereas a Federal Government Department to be created by the Office of the Prime Minister; through special Parliamentary Act; whereas the Senate and the House of Commons. Constitutional, legislative or parliamentary affirmation of multiculturalism at the municipal, provincial and federal levels and the proposal of a government ministry, secretariat or advisory board to implement this policy in consultation with ethnic communities.
Constitutional Reform for Canada
we call for a Canadian Constitution for the people and by the people of Canada. Before 1982, modifying the Constitution of Canada primarily meant amending the British North America Act, 1867. Unlike most constitutions, however, this Act had no amending formula: instead changes were enacted through Acts of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (or "Imperial Parliament") called the British North America Acts. Most amendments can be passed only if identical resolutions are adopted by the House of Commons, the Senate and two thirds or more of the provincial legislative assemblies.
International human rights instruments are treaties and other international documents relevant to international human rights law and the protection of human rights in general. They can be classified into two categories: declarations, adopted by bodies such as the United Nations General Assembly, which are not legally binding although they may be politically so as soft law; and conventions, which are legally binding instruments concluded under international law. International treaties and even declarations can, over time, obtain the status of customary international law.
The protection of the rights of minorities is provided for under article 27 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and article 30 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. However, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities is the document which sets essential standards and offers guidance to States in adopting appropriate legislative measures to secure minorities rights.
Many States have minorities within their borders. Although no firm statistics exist, estimates suggest that 10 to 20 per cent of the world's population belong to minorities. This means that between 600 million and 1.2 billion people are in need of special measures for the protection of their rights, given that minorities are often among the most disadvantaged groups in society, their members often subject to injustice and excluded from meaningful participation in public and political life. All countries in the world include persons belonging to national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities, enriching the diversity of their societies. Although a great variety of minority situations exist, common to all is the fact that, too often, minorities face multiple forms of discrimination resulting in marginalisation and exclusion.
The protection of the rights of minorities is provided for under article 27 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and article 30 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. However, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities is the document which sets essential standards and offers guidance to States in adopting appropriate legislative and other measures to secure the rights of persons belonging to minorities. Overall, States through their commitments under treaty law, and minorities themselves, or their representatives can influence the human rights monitoring and implementation procedures and work toward securing effective participation and inclusion.
A National $1,500.00 Guaranteed Minimum income
Basic income can be implemented nationally, regionally or locally. An unconditional income that is sufficient to meet a person's basic needs (at or above the poverty line) is sometimes called a full basic income while if it is less than that amount, it is sometimes called partial. A welfare system with some characteristics similar to those of a basic income is a negative income tax in which the government stipend is gradually reduced with higher labour income. Some welfare systems are sometimes regarded as steps on the way to a basic income, but because they have conditionalities attached they are not basic incomes. If they raise household incomes to specified minima they are called guaranteed minimum income systems.
Sustainable Housing To Eradicate Homelessness
Canada’s homeless population is incredibly diverse. The individuals we see on the streets represent less than 20% of the homeless population. As many as 50,000 people make up the “hidden” homeless – individuals who temporarily stay with family or friends because they have nowhere else to go. Families with children are the fastest growing homeless demographic. That number is only expected to grow, as over 10% of Canadian families currently live below the low income cut-off—unable to meet even the most basic needs. Canada is also witnessing a staggering rise in homeless youth. In the past 25 years, there has been a 450% increase in the number of youth shelter beds in Toronto.