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Special Event – Chapter 47 HOSTS Forum on Healthy Living & Seniors Manitoba Initiative

Healthy Living and Seniors Forum The Manitoba Progressive Conservative Caucus has extended an invitation to meet with CARP executives and membership to introduce themselves, and to engage in a discussion of issues relevant to the needs of seniors in both Winnipeg and Manitoba. The discussion can be open-ended, and can consist of anything from transportation, housing, maintaining independent lifestyles, funding … Read more

Posted in Advocacy, Community Development, Winnipeg East, Winnipeg West, Your Health, Your Rights

CARP and the CMA Host Roundtable During Council of the Federation meeting in Charlottetown, PEI

Susan with PEI’s Premier Robert Ghiz, host of 2014 Council of the Federation meetings, and Frank Swedlove, President of Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association

CARP recently visited Charlottetown, PEI to raise seniors health care as a priority in parallel to the Premiers’ Council of the Federation meeting in Charlottetown. CARP co-hosted with the Canadian Medial Association (CMA) a seniors roundtable, which brought together various experts, politicians, and members of the public to discuss the importance a national senior’s strategy. Many important elements of a … Read more

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New PIAC Report puts a Price Tag on “Pay-to-Pay”

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New PIAC report, “How to Pay the Piper: A Primer on Additional Charges to Consumers in Canada for Paper Billing” Report Calls for Elimination of Paper Bill Fees For immediate release August 27, 2014 OTTAWA  – In a new report the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) estimates Canadians are paying between $495 and $734 million annually in fees for monthly … Read more

Posted in Your Finances, Your Rights

It’s a Win! Federal Government to outlaw “pay-to-pay” billing

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Editor’s Note: CARP has been very active on the “pay-to-pay” file.  Over the past few years many companies began making paperless billing the default method and charging customers  fees in order to continue mailing them their bills.  While the standard fee, $2 per bill may not have seemed like a lot this trend really did add up when considering that … Read more

Posted in Your Finances, Your Rights

Canadians want Ottawa to take bigger role in guiding public health, survey shows

Canadian Healthcare

On August 26th, 2014, The Globe and Mail published an article on the latest Nanos Research survey that said a vast majority of Canadians, 83% in fact, agree that the federal government aught to take a leadership role in Canadian public health care.   What follows is an excerpt from the Globe article.  Click here to read the full article via … Read more

Posted in Your Health, Your Rights

CARP Municipal Poll Report

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Key Findings Two thirds of members live in cities and virtually all agree these cities (and towns) should have recall power over mayors and councilors. Most see this recall power being exercised by a simple majority of council. Two thirds do not agree Canadian municipalities currently have enough tools to deal with wrongdoing by elected officials. While the majority agree … Read more

Posted in Your Finances, Your Health, Your Rights

The Middle-Aged Guide to Growing Up: Everyday Hero

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By A. Boomer A. Boomer is a CARP member who shares his experiences growing up middle aged, every two weeks in the CARP ActionOnline newsletter. He is back by popular demand with his new blog, The Middle Aged Guide to Growing Up, after completing his previous blog, the Caregiver’s Diary, which concluded upon the death of the parents for whom … Read more

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The Middle-Aged Guide to Growing Up: Bush League

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By A. Boomer A. Boomer is a CARP member who shares his experiences growing up middle aged, every two weeks in the CARP ActionOnline newsletter. He is back by popular demand with his new blog, The Middle Aged Guide to Growing Up, after completing his previous blog, the Caregiver’s Diary, which concluded upon the death of the parents for whom … Read more

Posted in Your Finances, Your Rights

New Report: Canadian anti-fraud measures too fragmented

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A new report released by the Canadian Foundation for Advancement of Investor Rights, or FAIR, outlined a series of recommendations to remedy the current issues with the Canadian system put in place to prevent investor fraud. To read the 56-page report please click here. The report says that Canada lacks a formal strategy to adequately protect the public against investment … Read more

Posted in Your Finances, Your Rights

CARP in Ottawa, Advocating for Seniors Care

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CMA General Council – Physicians’ Changing Views on End-of-Life Care CARP attended the Canadian Medical Association’s annual General Council meeting in Ottawa that gathered physicians from across the country on August 17th-18th. End-of-life care was one the featured topics at the General Council, providing an in-depth discussion that revealed the changing perspectives of physicians across Canada. Although the CMA’s policy … Read more

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