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VAST MAJORITY OF CARP MEMBERS TOUCHED BY DEMENTIA; UNIVERSAL AGREEMENT PROBLEM IS GROWING, NOT ENOUGH BEING DONE – CARP POLL™

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 21, 2014 Toronto, ON: The vast majority of CARP members polled have been touched by dementia in their lives – either living with dementia, caring for someone with dementia or being personally acquainted with someone with dementia. This suggests that the scope of the dementia problem is far greater than generally expected; certainly the impact on … Read more

Posted in Advocacy, News, Press Releases, Your Health

CARPAction Online Newsletters

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CARPAction Online is CARP Advocacy’s bi-monthly advocacy only newsletter including the latest advocacy news, member polls, reports, articles, policy papers and submissions. Below you will find the 2012-2014 editions of CARPAction Online. For earlier editions, visit our CARPAction Online Archive. For a full list of CARP’s poll results, visit our CARP Poll Reports page. CARPAction Online Newsletters 2014 March 21 … 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

Posted in Advocacy, CARP Poll Reports, Resources, Your Rights

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

Posted in Advocacy, Press Releases, Your Rights

The CARP Poll Report: Fraud Poll

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Key Findings April 4th, 2014: Close to half of members have suffered fraud or know someone who has, and this proportion has increased recently. Fraud is usually promoted by someone in trust or is the result of a phony investment scheme. More members would seek restitution than retribution from perpetrators, and return of funds is highest on their minds. Most … Read more

Posted in CARP Poll Reports, Your Finances

CARP Energy/Electoral Poll Report March 21, 2013

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  Key Findings – Energy Issues Virtually all CARP members own their homes and they pay, on average, about $270 a month during the winter in energy costs, or about 15% of their monthly income, on average. Two thirds have time-of-use meters and there is no consensus on whether they save energy or not. Many think they are paying more … Read more

Posted in CARP Poll Reports, Your Finances, Your Rights

CARP extends best wishes to Finance Minister Flaherty and appreciation for responsiveness to seniors’ issues: letter

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 19, 2014 Toronto, ON: Best wishes were conveyed on behalf of the 300,000 CARP members nationwide to departing Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and appreciation was expressed in the attached letter for the significant tax changes implemented by Minister Flaherty. During Minister Flaherty’s tenure, important improvements of particular interest to seniors were implemented, notably: increased age exemption … Read more

Posted in Advocacy, Campaigns, CPP: Time to Act, Press Releases, Your Finances

CARP members see reduced voter participation as a bigger problem than voter fraud; want public hearings on Fair Elections Act – CARP Poll™

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 9, 2014 TORONTO, MARCH 10, 2014 - While 4-in-10 CARP members (41%) say voter fraud is a problem in Canada, virtually all say the real problem is voter participation (94%), and more than a third agree the Fair Elections Act proposed by the Conservative government will reduce voter participation (35%) while fewer than a quarter say it will reduce voter fraud (23%). Two thirds agree … Read more

Posted in Advocacy, Press Releases, Your Rights

Help for Seniors Trying to Retire on Low-Income

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The Toronto Public Library held an information session on February 3rd, 2014 for those who live with low-income and are trying to plan for their retirement.  Consumer advocate and journalist Ellen Roseman as well as Writer/Policy Historian John Stapleton.  Both Ellen and John are tireless advocates and in this lecture they provide some very useful information.  You can watch a … Read more

Posted in Resources, Uncategorized, Your Finances, Your Rights

CARP LGBT/Budget Poll Report

CARP LGBT/Budget Poll Report

CARP LGBT/Budget Poll Report: Key Findings   LGBT March 7, 2013: While very few CARP members identify as LGBT, a wide majority, however, know someone, in their family, a friend or an acquaintance, who is gay. In line with national studies, about one half of those who are gay are in same sex marriages. The majority of members, more even … Read more

Posted in CARP Poll Reports, Your Rights