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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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British Columbians expect to live longer than other Canadians, and to spend more on health care: poll

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Editor’s Note: On July 29th, 2014 the Vancover Observer published an article that says that British Columbians are expected to live longer than other Canadians but that they are also expected to spend more on their healthcare.  Canadians expect to spend $5,391 in out-of-pocket medical expenses every year after the age of 65, according to the BMO report. In B.C., … Read more

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Ontario Budget – Additional Pension Reform Proposals

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  In addition to the ORPP we discussed in a previous article, the Ontario Budget also contained some other pension initiatives. The Government announced it was planning an Ontario Pooled Registered Pension Plan (PRPP), intended to be launched with draft legislation in fall 2014. This initiative would include voluntary participation and contribution by employers and automatic enrolment of employees when … Read more

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The Middle Aged Guide to Growing Up: The Eye of the Needle

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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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Ontario Drives Ahead with ORPP: Refresher and Update

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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

Ontario Budget Underway

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CARP before the Standing Committee to implement Ontario’s Budget On July 21, 2014, CARP presented before the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs at Queen’s Park on Ontario’s budget implementation bill. Susan Eng, VP Advocacy, highlighted the support of our members for the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) and that our members want to see other provinces follow suit. … Read more

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