Federal Minister of Finance’s Message to CARP Members: Canada Won Privacy Protection, Exemptions and Other Relief from FATCA
Editor’s Note: Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced earlier this month that Canada and the United States have signed an intergovernmental agreement under the Canada-U.S. Tax Convention on US access to financial accounts held by dual US-Canada citizens. Since the announcement, CARP has heard from numerous members who are dual Canada-US citizens concerned with the financial and privacy implications regarding the … 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
CARP submitted our annual budget recommendations to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance on August 8rd, 2013. CARP is recommending that the federal government help older Canadians achieve financial security through comprehensive pension reform, better investor protection, and by ensuring the rights of older workers. Below is a copy of the submission document and an executive summary … Read more
On October 23rd 2012, Susan Eng presented the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance with CARP’s Pre-Budget Consultation proposals and Submission: “The People Behind the Numbers“. Susan Eng, CARP VP of Advocacy presented and took questions from the Committee’s MPs. Click here to read a transcript of the proceedings Click here to read a summary of CARP’s Pre-Budget Submission
People Behind the Numbers: CARP 2012 Budget Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance
On August 3rd, 2012 – CARP submitted our Pre-Budget recommendations to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. Below is a copy of the submission document and an executive summary of CARP’s recommendations. Please click here to download the full Pre-Budget Submission Executive Summary Canada’s aging population is increasingly in the public policy spotlight. But the 1 in 6 … Read more
24 October 2011 – Health care remains a top priority for our members, like it is for all Canadians, but it matters more as we age – despite the fact that today’s generation of older Canadians are living longer, healthier lives. The Canadian health care system serves Canadians well for acute care but is not mandated to provide continuing care … Read more
Transcripts of CARP VP of Advocacy Susan Eng’s October 31st 2011 presentation to the Standing Committee on Finance have been added to Hansard. To read the entire presentation on the Federal Budget as well as the questions and answers session, please download the Hansard here.
On August 12th 2011, CARP Submitted its Federal Pre-Budget Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. What follows is a brief executive summary. The full submission is also available for downloading. Help Canadians Help Themselves to Retire in Dignity: Executive Summary Canadians spend their working years building towards a secure and dignified retirement. As Canadians age, they … Read more
CARP Submission to Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA) Re: Bill C-481
February 15, 2011 -To read a copy of CARP’s Submission on Bill C-481 (Bill to end mandatory retirement) to the HUMA Committee, please click here. To read about the CARP Action Online mandatory retirement poll results please click here.
On Tuesday June 9th we had the opportunity to present before the Federal Standing Committee on Social Development, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA) in Ottawa. We argued that despite what some agencies are saying, it is patently untrue that the problem of poverty among seniors had been eradicated in Canada. More needs to … Read more