CARP Submission to the Department of Finance: Strengthening Canada’s Financial Consumer Protection Framework
CARP submitted its recommendations to the Department of Finance on strengthening Canada’s Financial Consumer Protection Framework on February 28th 2014. This submission on consumer protection called for the fair treatment of financial consumers by financial institutions and industry professionals, transparency and consistency in policies and regulations, and easily accessible information to ensure that Canadians are be able to effectively manage and plan personal … Read more
The CARP Symposium & Job Fair: Work Re-imagined, held 24 February at the Centre for Health and Safety Innovation in Mississauga Ontario was a huge success!
Brilliantly organized under the dynamic leadership of Adina Lebo, Chair of the Downtown Toronto Chapter of CARP and Murray Etherington, Chair of the Mississauga Chapter and their outstanding supporting crew of volunteers, the event far surpassed expectations with attendance for the day exceeding 600. Event co-chair, Adina Lebo said “Attendees represented a wide range of people, including those who may … Read more
By Susan Eng, VP of CARP Advocacy The key challenge facing the Ontario Advisory Panel on Retirement Income Security is to determine how best to help middle income earners save more for their own retirement. No option is off the table. And no option is the front runner. Any solution must address the chronic under-saving that threatens to reduce the standard of … Read more
Budget 2014 will disappoint CARP members who expected real action instead of repeating promises made in Throne Speech
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
Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa used a town hall meeting organized in Brantford by a retired citizens lobby group to advance the minority Liberal government’s plan for an enhanced pension plan. In a meeting room in the Carnegie Building of Laurier Brantford on Monday afternoon, Sousa praised local organizers of CARP – formerly the Canadian Association of Retired Persons – … Read more
Consumer-friendly moves in budget could include banning surcharges, stopping paper bill fees Credit card fees, including the higher costs merchants pay for accepting premium cards, is one of the issues that may come under federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s scrutiny as part of Tuesday’s budget. In a case last year, Canada’s Competition Tribunal refused to rule on whether merchants could … Read more
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
CARP Action so far in 2014: Federal Budget Consult with Alice Wong, Ontario Budget Submission, Federal Caregiver Support Consultation and Ontario PRPP Submission!
Federal Budget Consultation: CARP meets with Federal Minister for Seniors CARP met with federal Minister Alice Wong, Minister of State for Seniors in a pre-budget consultation roundtable meeting on January 15, 2014. CARP welcomed the Minister’s request for input on what government can do to ensure skills development and high quality jobs particularly for older workers, how government can help … Read more
In response to the tragic fire that claimed lives within a seniors’ residence in L’Isle-Verte, Quebec, CARP was asked by many media outlets to outline the history of long term care and senior residence fires across Canada, detail CARP’s past recommendations, and outline what CARP recommends in light of this most recent and horrific event in Quebec. CARP’s past recommendations have included the … Read more
The fire at Muskoka Heights Retirement Residence broke out shortly after 6 a.m. The lone worker on duty rushed into the snowy darkness, frantically pounding on neighbouring doors for help. Four seniors perished in the January, 2009, blaze in Orillia, Ont., and several others were injured. The deadly event triggered a coroner’s inquest – the fourth to examine nursing home … Read more