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CARP is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to advocating for a New Vision of Aging for Canada, social change that will bring financial security, equitable access to health care and freedom from discrimination. CARP seeks to ensure that the marketplace serves the needs and expectations of our generation and provides value-added benefits, products and services to our members. Through our network of chapters across Canada, CARP is dedicated to building a sense of community and shared values among our members in support of CARP’s mission.

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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

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VAST MAJORITY OF CARP MEMBERS REJECT FAIR ELECTIONS ACT

Profit sharing: I'll cast my vote for that!

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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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™

Profit sharing: I'll cast my vote for that!

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

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CARP Job Fair brings interested employers to older job seekers

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 19, 2014 Mississauga, ON: CARP’s first Job Fair will match job seekers with interested employers looking to hire dedicated older workers, breaking down barriers between older Canadians and employers. The CARP job fair will take place in Mississauga on February 24th at 5110 Creekbank Road, from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm. Older Canadians want and need … Read more

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Budget 2014 will disappoint CARP members who expected real action instead of repeating promises made in Throne Speech

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa: CARP members will be disappointed that government missed the opportunity to offer real action on caregiver support or dementia care. The silence on the larger issues that concern them, like pension security, home care standards and funding and pharmacare will disappoint. “Even on specific promises made in the Throne Speech, there is only a vague commitment … Read more

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Caregiver support, action on dementia care top CARP budget expectations; want to see action on CPP increase, national home care funding and pharmacare too

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   February 6, 2014 Toronto, ON: CARP members will be watching for dedicated support for caregivers in next week’s federal Budget along with an end to fees for paper bills, expanded no-cost basic banking and drug safety proposals which were promised in the Throne Speech. CARP members also want to see real action on the growing onset … Read more

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WIDE MAJORITY OF CARP MEMBERS SUPPORT CHONG REFORM BILL

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 5, 2014 Most think it will make parliament more accountable Toronto, ON: Three quarters of CARP members approve of MP Michael Chong’s proposed parliamentary Reform Bill; they think it will lead to real reforms in parliament and two thirds think it will make parliament more accountable. While just one third of CARP members are aware of … Read more

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Ensure safe passage home? CARP open letter to health ministers

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      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 10, 2014 Toronto, ON: CARP released an open letter to ministers of health across the country calling for assurances that hospital patients will get home safely in reaction to the latest of an increasing number of cases in which patients are sent home in taxis unaccompanied and inappropriately dressed without any assurances that … Read more

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NO CPP INCREASE – FAILURE TO ACT ON RETIREMENT SECURITY AN ELECTION ISSUE: CARP

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      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 16, 2013 Toronto, ON: CARP members will be disappointed with the Finance Ministers’ failure to act on increasing the CPP. Finance ministers missed a once in a generation opportunity to improve retirement financial security for all Canadians. CARP members reject their reasons for inaction and have clearly stated that CPP increase is a … Read more

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