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VIDEO: Justin Trudeau at the CARP AGM

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Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party, headlined at CARP’s Annual General Meeting in Toronto on October 24, 2014 and hosted a town hall with the leadership of 53 CARP chapters from across the country. Mr. Trudeau announced his position on retirement security - to work with the provinces to increase the CPP and reverse the age eligibility for OAS/GIS back to … Read more

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The Feds Are Failing Canada’s Seniors

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  At the 2014 Council of the Federation meeting in Charlottetown, PEI, provincial and territorial premiers, once again called for a National Plan on seniors’ health care; nor were they the only ones ‎advocating this. The Canadian Medical Association (CMA), the Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP), the Canadian Health Coalition (CHC), and the Canadian Association of Retired Teachers (CART) have been vocal about the need for … Read more

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Susan Eng and CTV News host Dan Matheson discuss age as a contributor to income gap

Susan Eng and CTV News host Dan Matheson discuss age as a contributor to income gap

CARP’s Susan Eng and CTV News host Dan Matheson discuss the release of Conference Board of Canada report on age becoming a growing contributor to Canada’s income gap. Susan speaks about various issues pertaining to the wage gap and how they relate to both demographic groups.

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Budget 2015: Recommendations to the Department of Finance

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Inadequate retirement savings, precarious late-career employment, and poor investor protection combine to make it difficult for many Canadians to achieve and sustain retirement income security.   Nearly 6 percent of seniors still live in poverty, amounting to almost 300,000 people.[i]   One in six single seniors, most of whom are women, lives in poverty. Twelve million working Canadians do not have workplace … Read more

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FOCUS: The struggles of being a senior in Surrey

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Surrey unveils new seniors strategy, works to make city more age-friendly SURREY — A senior walked into the Surrey Food Bank some time ago with a story that brought the executive director to tears. The woman’s husband had become extremely ill and was put into long-term care. After paying for her rent, basic necessities and her husband’s care, there was … Read more

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Ontario Budget – Additional Pension Reform Proposals

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  In addition to the ORPP we discussed in a previous article, the Ontario Budget also contained some other pension initiatives. The Government announced it was planning an Ontario Pooled Registered Pension Plan (PRPP), intended to be launched with draft legislation in fall 2014. This initiative would include voluntary participation and contribution by employers and automatic enrolment of employees when … 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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Need to Know: Your Essential Guide to the Ontario Election

Need to Know: Your Essential Guide to the Ontario Election

The June 12, 2014 Ontario election is an opportunity for voters to choose between competing visions of where Ontario stands and where it should be heading. For older Ontarians, there’s a lot on offer. All three major parties are campaigning for senior votes on platforms that include proposals for improving comprehensive chronic care, homecare access standards, a provincial pension plan, … Read more

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CARP’s Ontario Election Briefer: Party Platform Comparison for our Issues

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All three major provincial parties are actively campaigning for older voters. This shouldn’t come as a surprise – older people vote at much higher rates than any other demographic and are consistently informed on the issues. CARP members can take some credit for making politicians and election campaigns pay attention. CARP works hard during and between election cycles to make … Read more

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CARP Debate: Sousa, Elliott and DiNovo to address CARP members May 30

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MEDIA ADVISORY May 29, 2014   What: The CARP Debate™ – Ontario Votes 2014 on Goldhawk Fights Back When: Friday, May 30th – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm‎ Media Availability – 1:00 pm Where: AM 740 Studio at the ZoomerPlex [Liberty Village]              70 Jefferson Avenue              Parking – buzz … Read more

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