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VIDEO: Justin Trudeau at the CARP AGM

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Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party, headlined at CARP’s Annual General Meeting in Toronto on October 24, 2014 and hosted a town hall with the leadership of 53 CARP chapters from across the country. Mr. Trudeau announced his position on retirement security - to work with the provinces to increase the CPP and reverse the age eligibility for OAS/GIS back to … Read more

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A closer look at our public sector pension envy

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Editor’s Note: The following article provides a great overview of the issues surrounding public sector pensions.  Critics say public sector pension plans are unaffordable and unfair and should be wound up. But would it really be cheaper and fairer to do so? Canadians who don’t have a pension often cast an envious eye at their friends and family who work … Read more

Posted in Your Finances, Your Rights

Postal workers go to court to save home delivery

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The Canadian Union of Postal Workers is launching a constitutional challenge of Canada Post’s plan to axe door-to-door home mail delivery. The union representing postal workers is launching a constitutional challenge against Canada Post’s move to eliminate door-to-door home delivery.  The Canadian Union of Postal Workers announced Thursday that it is asking the Federal Court to put a stop to … Read more

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Our laws have not kept pace with Canadian views on assisted death

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Editor’s Note:  This author was a guest panelist on CARP’s  medically assisted dying panel which will be televised Monday October 20th, 2014.  For more information about the CARP panel, click here.  This article was published by the Globe and Mail on October 8th, 2014.  To go directly to the article on the Globe and Mail website, please click here.  André … Read more

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Newfoundland and Labrador Paid Family Caregiving Program

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Access to home care support is a national issue with different provincial solutions seeking to allow more people in need of care to access support services in the comfort of their homes. Newfoundland and Labrador Paid Family Caregiving Option is charting a new course to enhance long term care and community support services by offering persons in need of care … Read more

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CARP Assisted Dying Poll Report

CARP Assisted Dying Poll Report

Key Findings October 17, 2014: The vast majority of CARP members approve of legalizing assisted dying, and they have for years, no matter how the question is asked. Agreement is increasing in recent years, as well. Two thirds of members would consider assisted dying for themselves if they were terminally ill, and a fifth know someone who has had assistance … Read more

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Supreme Court to rule soon if assisted suicide is a human right

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The Globe and Mail has published the following article on the state of right to die legislation in Canada as it stands on the eve of the Supreme Court hearing that will be held on October 15th, 2014.  The article provides a detailed review of where we currently stand and the arguments being made by both sides in this debate.  … Read more

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CARP’s Flags Raised Across the Country

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Happy National Seniors Day! On October 1st 2014, CARP Chapters across the country raised CARP flags at their city halls and in their communities to celebrate National Seniors Day. Many chapters invited their local elected leaders and representatives to join the flag raising events to recognize the valuable contributions of older Canadians and the need to improve the quality of … Read more

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CARP hosts An Adult Conversation on Medically Assisted Dying: To be Aired on The Zoomer on October 20th

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  CARP held an adult conversation on medically assisted dying on September 26, 2014. It was filmed as a special episode for The Zoomer, which will be aired on Vision TV on October 20, 2014. The conversation called for Canadians and politicians to have adult conversations on end of life and medically assisted dying, an important issue many Canadian families … Read more

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The Middle-Aged Guide to Growing Up: Polls Apart

The Middle-Aged Guide to Growing Up: Polls Apart

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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