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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

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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

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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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CARP and the Canadian Medical Association Respond to Canada Post’s proposals for the mobility hindered

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Amidst the growing chorus of complaints asserting that Canada Post’s elimination of door-to-door service leaves Canadians with mobility hindrances in an untenable position, the postal service recently announced that it has created a compromise. The solution they have proposed would require Canadians with disabilities that prevent them from accessing community mailboxes to answer questionnaires and questions about their medical history, … Read more

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CARP Premiers Conference Poll Report

CARP Premiers Conference Poll Report

  Key Findings August 12, 2014:  CARP members think the most useful outcome of the upcoming First Ministers conference in PEI would be the kind of national standards for health care previously imposed by the national Health Care Accord, coupled with a comprehensive national seniors health care strategy that includes dementia care, home care and end-of-life issues. CARP members see … Read more

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Physician-assisted death and euthanasia in Canada: should it be legal or banned?

Physician-assisted death and euthanasia in Canada: should it be legal or banned?

When Canadians saw the video from Donald Low pleading for physician-assisted death, it sparked a nationwide conversation on the issue. The public had grown used to seeing Mount Sinai Hospital’s microbiologist-in-chief at press conferences, poised and  explaining how Toronto was battling the SARS outbreak. But in this video, he is terminally ill with a brain tumour. Almost deaf and with one … Read more

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Budget 2015: Recommendations to the Department of Finance

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Inadequate retirement savings, precarious late-career employment, and poor investor protection combine to make it difficult for many Canadians to achieve and sustain retirement income security.   Nearly 6 percent of seniors still live in poverty, amounting to almost 300,000 people.[i]   One in six single seniors, most of whom are women, lives in poverty. Twelve million working Canadians do not have workplace … Read more

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Recap of CMA-CARP Seniors Care Challenge

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Leading up to the June 30, 2014 by-elections, CARP and the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) partnered together on a Seniors Care Challenge. The challenge asked all candidates in the four by-elections, the Ontario ridings of Trinity-Spadina and Scarborough-Agincourt and the Alberta ridings of MacLeod and Fort McMurray-Athabasca, to endorse or reject 12 specific elements of a pan-Canadian seniors strategy. The … Read more

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The Middle-Aged Guide to Growing Up: Star Gazer

The Middle-Aged Guide to Growing Up: Star Gazer

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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Province of Alberta accused of dragging feet on fire safety at seniors’ facilities

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Editor’s Note: On July 31st, the Calgary Herald published an excellent piece of investigative journalism that uncovered the Province has been dragging its feet on fire safety. The Herald obtained internal documents through Freedom of Information requests and uncovered a potential motive – internal Municipal Affairs memos suggest that it would cost $250 million to install sprinklers in all facilities … Read more

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