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Senior drivers: ‘Thanks for taking my licence away’

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Bob Hogarth was a big, gregarious man with a playful twinkle in his blue eyes. But when he was told at the age of 83 that he could no longer drive, he became angry and bitter. “He was mad at everyone for [him] not being able to drive: friends, family, and the doctor who told him he couldn’t drive any … Read more

Posted in Advocacy, CARP in the News, News, Your Rights

Ontario Seeks Public’s Help to Make Data Publicly Available

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Ontario government is engaging the public to help prioritize the release data, as part of Ontario’s Open Government initiative to become a more transparent and accessible government. By putting data online, the government aims to stimulate innovation and grow the economy. This can be particularly important to policy makers, researchers, and businesses as they make policy recommendations, inform research and … Read more

Posted in Your Finances, Your Rights

Let’s Talk: Canadian Dementia Care is in Need of a Paradigm Overhaul

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Malcolm Young, AC/DC’s guitarist, is suffering from a form of dementia?  That news was shocking this week, especially given that Young is only 61. Boomers who have been caring for suffering parents have been bracing themselves for a tidal wave of new cases of dementia – but surely it can’t have begun already? Have the floodgates opened? Dementia: The Straight Dope … Read more

Posted in Your Finances, Your Health, Your Rights

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

Posted in Advocacy, CARP in the News, News, Your Rights

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

Posted in Advocacy, CARP in the News, Halifax, News, Your Finances, Your Rights

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

Posted in Advocacy, CARP in the News, News, Your Rights

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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