CARP in the News

Low interest rates come with high cost for savers, retirees

Interest Rates

CARP Mississauga Chapter director Peter M. Wong was interviewed by the CBC on low interest rates on April 16th, 2014. You can listen to this interview by clicking here and clicking on the “Listen” box link : Low interest rates come with high cost for savers, retirees . Accompanying this radio clip is an article of the same name, also featuring comments from … Read more

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Immigrants face ‘unreasonable’ hurdles with Old Age Security, critics say

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Documents needed to prove all the dates they entered and exited the country Branko Sucic has been waiting a long time for his Old Age Security pension. His daughter says the 78-year-old has been faced with a barrage of government demands for decades-old documents ever since first applying for the payments in 2004, but 10 years later she feels he’s … Read more

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Critics argue Election Act isn’t actually ‘fair’ at all

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Susan Eng, the VP of CARP Advocacy, attended a expert panel discussion of the Fair Elections Act, B C-23, that was featured on CTV’s Question Period with Bob Fife on April 13th, 2014. You can watch this clip by clicking here: CARP comments on Fair Elections Act, as well as read CTV’s article on the Fair Elections Act featuring CARP’s comments below.  Critics … Read more

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Canadians heading for a retirement income crisis

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With too many Canadians heading into retirement without enough savings, the debate now centres on what needs to be done to fix this looming problem. The warning bells have been clear, but they are growing increasingly louder: Canadians are not saving enough for retirement, and they’ve got to do something about it, quickly. “I think there’s a broad consensus that … Read more

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About 2,500 apply for ambulance fee break

Ambulance

About 2,500 Nova Scotians — far fewer than expected — have ap­plied to have their ambulance bills waived since an assistance pro­gram for low-income residents was rolled out about 19 months ago. The number shows more must be done to make people aware of the program, Health Minister Leo Glavine said Friday. “It begs the question did we do a … Read more

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CARP Halifax on door-to-door sales regulations

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Nova Scotia recently introduced tougher regulations for door-to-door sales to help protect older Canadians from potential fraud or financial abuse.  CARP Halifax Chapter Chair, Bill VanGorder, recently talked to CBC on these new regulations. Click the following link for CARP Halifax Chapter Chair Bill VanGorder’s comments (the story begin at 19.15 minutes): CBC News: Nova Scotia, April 8th, 2013 © CBC … Read more

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Fair Elections Act: Harper Pressed On Concerns From Seniors, Students

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OTTAWA — Opposition parties leaped to the defence Tuesday of seniors and students who are worried the passage of the Conservatives’ Fair Elections Act would leave them unable to vote in the next federal election due to a lack of adequate identification. NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair asked Prime Minister Stephen Harper if he was concerned by a warning from CARP, … Read more

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UPDATED – Students, seniors on election bill witness list

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As Hill denizens count down the hours until the polls close in Quebec, the spring omnibudget bill will be at the top of the legislative agenda when the House re-opens for business on Monday. Before that gets underway, however, Conservative MP Scott Reid gets his final chance to convince his colleagues to support his proposal to elect future Commons speakers … Read more

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94-Year-Old Target of Fraud

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Toronto Police today held a news conference today where 94 year old Norma Marshall was the victim of Elder Abuse Fraud. Please read the information and watch the news conference so you can educate yourself. Click here for the entire article This is a link to the news release from Toronto Police on the arrest of two suspects in this … Read more

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Seniors and depression: On a ‘shrinking island’

Depression-and-Senior-Care

Seniors already dealing with health problems, financial constraints and shrinking social circles often confront an accompanying challenge. Depression, as one elderly Victoria sufferer says, is “a hidden disease,” something that seniors are especially loathe to admit. British Columbians 70 and older account for about 12 per cent of suicides in the province, according to statistics from the B.C. Coroners Service. In 2011, … Read more

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