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“Financial Literacy leader focuses on seniors”, published July 6th, 2014 by The Toronto Star and written by Ellen...
Editor’s Note: In April 2014, CARP Action online re-published a very important investigative report by the...
PERFECT STORM
In the name of getting tax money out of us sooner, the Government of Canada continues to force retirees to outlive...
Canada is among a handful of countries around the world to have legalized same-sex marriage. Many same-sex couples...

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GAY PRIDE FLAG
Key Findings - LGBT Seniors July 14, 2014: CARP members identify as LGBT at the same rate as the general populace 65 years and older, and are just as likely to know someone who is gay, but they are about half as likely to have a... read more »
Key Findings - RRIFs July 29, 2014: While the strong majority of members have (or will have) RRIFs, more than half are worried they will outlive their savings, more than half of which will be in RRIFs. While most expect their... read more »
cane and hands
“Financial Literacy leader focuses on seniors”, published July 6th, 2014 by The Toronto Star and written by Ellen Roseman addresses the many mounting challenges low-income seniors can look forward to in the next two years. As a... read more »
Editor's Note: In April 2014, CARP Action online re-published a very important investigative report by the Toronto Star. The report exposed some shocking revelations about the rampant use of powerful antipsychotics in Ontario nursing... read more »
FACELIFT
The Globe and Mail is doing a series called "financial facelift" that profiles the living, working and financial situation of several Canadians that are semi-retired or heading into retirement.  We've found the series quite... read more »
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The Globe and Mail recently published a very helpful guide to mandatory RRIF withdrawals that separates fact from fiction.  It contains some very useful tips and a helpful breakdown of exactly how the mandatory withdrawals work with... read more »
PERFECT STORM
In the name of getting tax money out of us sooner, the Government of Canada continues to force retirees to outlive their savings – pushing the elderly, despite their savings and frugality, onto provincial welfare rolls and out of... read more »
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July 14th, 2014: CARP was interviewed for the July 14th, 2014 edition of the Globe and Mail.  The article says that even though the wealth of seniors has increased, many still need and want to work well into what would traditionally... read more »
open letter
Editor's Note: Recently, a CARP member wrote to his MP describing the difficulties and financial inflexibility posed by forcing retirees to withdraw from savings regardless of need.   The letter echoes the concerns raised by CARP and... read more »
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According to recent statistics the number of persons >60 in the world, will double from 756 to 1400 million by 2030. The impact will be particularly substantial for European countries, North America and Japan. For example, in Italy... read more »
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Canadian seniors’ spending power, employment and accumulated wealth have soared, putting them in their strongest financial position yet, a new report shows. But many still want and need to work. Higher incomes and net worth are helping... read more »
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