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Immigrants face ‘unreasonable’ hurdles with Old Age Security, critics say

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Documents needed to prove all the dates they entered and exited the country Branko Sucic has been waiting a long time for his Old Age Security pension. His daughter says the 78-year-old has been faced with a barrage of government demands for decades-old documents ever since first applying for the payments in 2004, but 10 years later she feels he’s … Read more

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Critics argue Election Act isn’t actually ‘fair’ at all

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Susan Eng, the VP of CARP Advocacy, attended a expert panel discussion of the Fair Elections Act, B C-23, that was featured on CTV’s Question Period with Bob Fife on April 13th, 2014. You can watch this clip by clicking here: CARP comments on Fair Elections Act, as well as read CTV’s article on the Fair Elections Act featuring CARP’s comments below.  Critics … Read more

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CARP Halifax on door-to-door sales regulations

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Nova Scotia recently introduced tougher regulations for door-to-door sales to help protect older Canadians from potential fraud or financial abuse.  CARP Halifax Chapter Chair, Bill VanGorder, recently talked to CBC on these new regulations. Click the following link for CARP Halifax Chapter Chair Bill VanGorder’s comments (the story begin at 19.15 minutes): CBC News: Nova Scotia, April 8th, 2013 © CBC … Read more

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Fair Elections Act: Harper Pressed On Concerns From Seniors, Students

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OTTAWA — Opposition parties leaped to the defence Tuesday of seniors and students who are worried the passage of the Conservatives’ Fair Elections Act would leave them unable to vote in the next federal election due to a lack of adequate identification. NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair asked Prime Minister Stephen Harper if he was concerned by a warning from CARP, … Read more

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CARP Opposes Fair Elections Act, Bill C-23 at Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs

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CARP opposed the Fair Elections Act, Bill C-23 at the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs in Ottawa on Monday April 7, 2014. Read our media release on the Fair Elections Act here: VAST MAJORITY OF CARP MEMBERS REJECT FAIR ELECTIONS ACT Susan Eng, the VP of Advocacy for CARP, made the following recommendations on the Fair Elections Act (Bill C-23) to … Read more

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UPDATED – Students, seniors on election bill witness list

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As Hill denizens count down the hours until the polls close in Quebec, the spring omnibudget bill will be at the top of the legislative agenda when the House re-opens for business on Monday. Before that gets underway, however, Conservative MP Scott Reid gets his final chance to convince his colleagues to support his proposal to elect future Commons speakers … Read more

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The CARP Poll Report: The Fair Elections Act

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Key Findings April 7, 2014: The vast majority of CARP members disapprove of the provisions of the Fair Elections Act when they are described to them (80%), and fully two thirds disapprove “strongly” (63%). Furthermore, a similarly overwhelming number of members say the Act will diminish democracy (79%), and, once again, fully two thirds say it will diminish democracy “a great deal” (62%). When … Read more

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VAST MAJORITY OF CARP MEMBERS REJECT FAIR ELECTIONS ACT

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     VAST MAJORITY OF CARP MEMBERS REJECT FAIR ELECTIONS ACT   Support for government crumbles: CARP Poll™   TORONTO, APRIL 6, 2014 - The vast majority of CARP members disapprove of the provisions of the Fair Elections Act when they are described to them (80%), and fully two thirds disapprove “strongly” (63%). Furthermore, a similarly overwhelming number of … Read more

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Fair Elections Act Op-Ed: Minister of State for Democratic Reform Defends his Proposal

Fair Elections Act Op-Ed: Minister of State for Democratic Reform Defends his Proposal

Editor’s Note: We provided CARP readers with the  Globe and Mail’s briefing/backgrounder on the Fair Elections Act.  It outlines the issues that are being debated and the main players involved in the debate while providing a simple, factual explanation of what is being proposed.  If you have not yet read this piece, click here to read “Everything You Need to … Read more

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Everything you need to know about the Fair Elections Act

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Editor’s Note: The Globe and Mail has put together an amazingly thorough and detailed yet straightforward backgrounder on the Fair Elections Act.  It addresses almost everything you need to know to understand the debate on this issue.  CARP will be making a Committee presentation on the Fair Elections Act and we will make this presentation available shortly thereafter.  In the … Read more

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