CARP in the News

Susan Eng on Zoomer Radio, Medically assisted suicide and a preview of upcoming discussions and events

Canada’s doctors say they’re grappling with the challenges of meeting the needs of patients at end of life.  The quality of end of life care was the focus of a conversation this morning as the annual meeting of the Canadian Medical Association continues in Ottawa. CARP VP of advocacy Susan Eng was in the meeting and told AM 740/Classical 96.3FM … Read more

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Interest groups eye budget surplus in summer submissions, look to election as leverage

Interest groups eye budget surplus in summer submissions, look to election as leverage

Editor’s Note: The following article was published in The Hill Times on August 18th, 2014. The article outlines some of the major asks that are being made on behalf of interested parties and groups of citizens but speculates that the Government will not move on this request and focus instead on personal income tax reduction measures. CARP and the Canadian … Read more

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Focus: The struggles of being a senior in Surrey

Focus: The struggles of being a senior in Surrey

On July 31st, 2014, CARP Surrey-White Rock Chapter Chair Ramona Kaptyn was interviewed by Surrey Now for a story on seniors, their standard of living and the services available to those living below the poverty line. We will present an excerpt below that includes Ramona’s comments but the story is worth reading in its entirety via The Now. Amy Reid, … Read more

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Retirees keeping one foot in the work force

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CARP VP of Advocacy Susan Eng was interviewed for a Globe and Mail story that was published July 24th, 2014. The story examines the benefits of a trend that is sharply increasing; working part-time after retirement/going back to work. According to the Chamber of Commerce, 37 per cent of people older than 55 participated in the labour force in 2013, … Read more

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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

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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

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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. The Canadian … 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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