CARP in the News

Canadian seniors better off but still want to work

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July 14th, 2014: CARP was interviewed for the July 14th, 2014 edition of the Globe and Mail.  The article says that even though the wealth of seniors has increased, many still need and want to work well into what would traditionally have been considered their retirement years.  Citing a Bank of Montreal study, senior economist Sal Guatieri said that today’s … Read more

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Canadians are missing billions, and no one seems to care

Metal Piggy Bank

You may be rich—if only you could find those long-lost investments According to the Canadian Press, there could be anywhere from $4 billion to $7 billion in unclaimed assets sitting in accounts right now. The Bank of Canada alone is holding nearly $1 billion from bank accounts and Canada Savings Bonds, but experts estimate unclaimed assets across the country could top … Read more

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Retirement or free degrees for the kids: Which comes first?: Mayers

Piggy Bank with retirement savings message

One of the great worries for parents is how to balance their needs for retirement with a desire to take care of their kids and give them a financial helping hand One of the great worries for parents is how to balance their needs for security in retirement with a desire to take care of their kids now and give … Read more

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CMA, CARP challenge candidates to adopt National Seniors Care Strategy

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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CMA, CARP challenge candidates to adopt National Seniors Care Strategy Open letter to federal by-election candidates   Ottawa, Toronto (June 27, 2014) —   A majority of the candidates but only two of the three major parties in Monday’s federal by-elections have committed to a National Seniors Care Strategy in response to the CMA-CARP Challenge.   … Read more

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MP promotes debate on physician-assisted death

MP promotes debate on physician-assisted death

The e-mail was just one of thousands that have arrived in Steven Fletcher’s inbox since the Winnipeg MP embarked three months ago on a bid to reopen the debate around physician-assisted death. The writer said she suffered permanent brain damage during a seizure several years ago. Today, she explained, life is good. But she is worried about what would happen … Read more

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CMA, CARP looking to get seniors’ care on byelection agenda

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The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and retiree advocates CARP are teaming up to force seniors’ care onto the agenda of four federal byelections this month, using them as a trial run for the 2015 federal election. The two organizations’  “Seniors Care Challenge” asks the candidates in the June 30 byelections in Trinity-Spadina and Scarborough-Agincourt, Ont., and Macleod and Fort McMurray-Athabasca, … Read more

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Financial literacy leaders target seniors in first undertaking

Retirement Savings

It’s been a long time coming. Five years ago, during the midst of the financial crisis, the federal government introduced a new Task Force on Financial Literacy which recommended “urgent action on a national strategy to strengthen financial literacy.” This week, newly appointed financial literacy leader Jane Rooney said she will start with seniors, asking for input from the industry … Read more

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Canada Post Cuts Home Delivery But Continues Postage-Free Mail For MPs

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OTTAWA – As Canadians anticipate a future of slogging through snow, rain, heat and gloom of night to get their mail, they can take comfort in knowing their community mail boxes will continue to be stuffed with wads of postage-free political propaganda. And they can congratulate themselves that their tax dollars helped produce and deliver that junk mail. Canada Post … Read more

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Canada Post cuts home delivery but continues postage-free mail for MPs

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OTTAWA — As Canadians anticipate a future of slogging through snow, rain, heat and gloom of night to get their mail, they can take comfort in knowing their community mail boxes will continue to be stuffed with wads of postage-free political propaganda. And they can congratulate themselves that their tax dollars helped produce and deliver that junk mail. Canada Post … Read more

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Edmonton Chapter Welcomes Susan Eng, VP for 2014 AGM

CARP Edmonton Board. Left to right: Mick Rempel, Nizar Shivji, Bernice Cassady, Cynthia Lazerenko, Fran Savage, Bernice Rempel, Marta Sherk, Susan Eng, Sarah Park (CARP National Office), Charlie Ponde, Brian Hutchings. Missing: Gwen Rutherford, Tony Sneep, Morris Maduro, and outgoing Board member Bud Whiteman.

CARP Edmonton members and friends welcomed Susan Eng, CARP National Vice President for Advocacy, to CARP Edmonton’s Annual General Meeting on Friday, May 2. More than 90 people were in attendance. In her address, Susan highlighted CARP’s advocacy work and the importance of CARP chapter involvement and support in influencing public discourse, government policies, and law. She emphasized that Seniors are … Read more

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