Current Campaign:

CPP-Campaign-Logo The politicians are playing politics with our future and it has to stop. The Canada Pension Plan needs to be increased and everybody knows it. The politicians need to get the message that they should act now. Read more



Past Campaigns:

Hands Off OAS

On January 27, 2012, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said:“We have already taken steps to limit the growth of our health care spending over that period. We must do the same for our retirement income system. Fortunately, the centerpiece of that system, the Canada Pension Plan, is fully funded, … Read more
2011 Provincial Elections Map of Canada

In the Fall of 2011, Elections were held in five provinces: P.E.I. , Manitoba , Ontario , Newfoundland and Labrador  and Saskatchewan. CARP held debates and all candidates’ meetings, inviting the parties to pitch their platforms directly to our members. Read more.



During the 2011 federal election, CARP ensured that policy makers heard the priorities of CARP members and anyone who care deeply about our quality of life as we age well before the election. Unprecedented attention was paid to our issues because our members vote all the time.   Read more

In an election that was called without any compelling issue, CARP identified at least two marginal ridings in which older voters made a difference. CARP had success with lobbying for better health care including a national pharmacare policy, and Health Minister Tony Clement voiced his support for a Pharmacare program early in the election when asked about CARP’s election demands. Read more

National Seniors Day: CARP Flag to be Raised at Edmonton City Hall

CARP Flag Higgins

JOIN  US WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014 as we celebrate National Seniors Day by raising CARP Edmonton’s  flag  at Edmonton City Hall. Ceremony will take place 12:00 to 12:30PM, at the Community Flag Pole SW Corner, 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square at Edmonton City Hall. Councillor Amerjeet Sohi will represent the City of Edmonton in paying tribute to the seniors who … Read more

Posted in Campaigns, Edmonton, Uncategorized

Despite OAS eligibility shift, record expenditures by 2033: Chief Actuary

piggy bank canada

Editor’s Note: On August 29th, 2014 iPolitics published a story about the new Parliamentary Budget Officer’s latest report.  The 12th triennial report of the chief acturay was tabled in the House of Commons in late August.  It states that the expected expenditures on OAS as a percentage of GDP will surpass the record high reached in the 1990s in less … Read more

Posted in CARP in the News, Hands Off OAS, Your Finances

Ontario Drives Ahead with ORPP: Refresher and Update


CARP members will no doubt recall that the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) was first proposed in the minority Liberal Government’s 2014 Budget tabled May 1st, 2014. The budget was not adopted in May  because the Opposition parties  triggered an election. On June 12th 2014, Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals were re-elected with a majority government and two days later (June 14th) … Read more

Posted in CPP: Time to Act, Your Finances, Your Rights

Retirement or free degrees for the kids: Which comes first?: Mayers

Piggy Bank with retirement savings message

One of the great worries for parents is how to balance their needs for retirement with a desire to take care of their kids and give them a financial helping hand One of the great worries for parents is how to balance their needs for security in retirement with a desire to take care of their kids now and give … Read more

Posted in Advocacy, Campaigns, CARP in the News, CPP: Time to Act, News, Your Finances

CMA, CARP challenge candidates to adopt National Seniors Care Strategy


  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CMA, CARP challenge candidates to adopt National Seniors Care Strategy Open letter to federal by-election candidates   Ottawa, Toronto (June 27, 2014) — A majority of the candidates but only two of the three major parties in Monday’s federal by-elections have committed to a National Seniors Care Strategy in response to the CMA-CARP Challenge. The Canadian … Read more

Posted in Advocacy, Campaigns, CARP in the News, News, Press Releases, Your Health

Target Benefit Pension Plans -CARP Submission to Finance Canada

pension fund

On June 23, 2014 CARP submitted its recommendations to the Department of Finance on the proposed introduction of Target Benefit Pension Plans for federally regulated industries and public sector employers. CARP raised concerns that Target Benefit plans might be used by federal industries and government agencies to erode current Defined Benefit pension plans. Target Benefit plans can be designed to … Read more

Posted in Advocacy, CPP: Time to Act, FAQ & Useful Links, News, Your Finances

Need to Know: Your Essential Guide to the Ontario Election

Need to Know: Your Essential Guide to the Ontario Election

The June 12, 2014 Ontario election is an opportunity for voters to choose between competing visions of where Ontario stands and where it should be heading. For older Ontarians, there’s a lot on offer. All three major parties are campaigning for senior votes on platforms that include proposals for improving comprehensive chronic care, homecare access standards, a provincial pension plan, … Read more

Posted in Campaigns

CARP’s Ontario Election Briefer: Party Platform Comparison for our Issues


All three major provincial parties are actively campaigning for older voters. This shouldn’t come as a surprise – older people vote at much higher rates than any other demographic and are consistently informed on the issues. CARP members can take some credit for making politicians and election campaigns pay attention. CARP works hard during and between election cycles to make … Read more

Posted in Advocacy, Campaigns, Top Stories, Your Finances, Your Health, Your Rights

Bernice Rempel presents before the Standing Committee on Alberta’s Economic Future

Edmonton Chair Bernice Rempel, Susan Eng and  Louise Yarrow meeting with Minster Horne Ed, May 2014.

CARP has been keeping a close eye on pension changes in Alberta. This past week, Bernice Rempel, Chair of the Edmonton Chapter, represented CARP before the Standing Committee on Alberta’s Economic Future to review Bill 9 (Public Sector Pension Plans Amendment Act) and Bill 10 (Employment Pension Plans Amendment Act) on Thursday, June 5, 2014. The proposed changes in Bill … Read more

Posted in Advocacy, Campaigns, CPP: Time to Act, Edmonton, Western, Your Finances, Your Rights

CARP Debate: Sousa, Elliott and DiNovo to address CARP members May 30

CARP Provincial Debate Logo

MEDIA ADVISORY May 29, 2014   What: The CARP Debate™ – Ontario Votes 2014 on Goldhawk Fights Back When: Friday, May 30th – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm‎ Media Availability – 1:00 pm Where: AM 740 Studio at the ZoomerPlex [Liberty Village]              70 Jefferson Avenue              Parking – buzz … Read more

Posted in Advocacy, Campaigns, Press Releases
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