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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

Posted in Advocacy, Uncategorized, Your Finances, Your Health, Your Rights

An Adult Conversation on Medically Assisted Dying: Episode Available Online

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 22, 2014 An Adult Conversation on Medically Assisted Dying aired on Vision TV Monday, October 20 at 9pm ET, available to watch online. Click here to view the episode. “An Adult Conversation on Medically Assisted Dying” Canada’s right-to-die movement turned a major corner this year when Quebec passed a law permitting physician-assisted death for some terminally … Read more

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Trudeau to headline CARP AGM October 24; expect to announce position on pensions

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MEDIA ADVISORY October 23, 2014 Trudeau to headline CARP AGM October 24; expect to announce position on pensions Toronto, ON: CARP will welcome federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau to its Annual General Meeting and Chapter Congress in Toronto. Mr. Trudeau will host a Town Hall with the leadership of 53 CARP chapters from across the country. OPEN TO THE MEDIA.  … Read more

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CARP Assisted Dying Poll Report

CARP Assisted Dying Poll Report

Key Findings October 17, 2014: The vast majority of CARP members approve of legalizing assisted dying, and they have for years, no matter how the question is asked. Agreement is increasing in recent years, as well. Two thirds of members would consider assisted dying for themselves if they were terminally ill, and a fifth know someone who has had assistance … Read more

Posted in Your Health, Your Rights

VIDEO: Toronto Mayoral Debate

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VIDEO: RECORDED LIVE FROM THE ZOOMERPLEX, A MAYORAL DEBATE ON SENIORS ISSUES SPONSORED BY CARP AND ZOOMERMEDIA… Read more

Posted in Community, National, Regional

Premier visits Vernon to celebrate seniors

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Premier Christy Clark talks to Rita Milne at the Canadian Association of Retired Persons’ National Seniors Day celebration Wednesday at Sparkling Hill Resort. No one’s getting any younger, herself included, Premier Christy Clark admitted as she celebrated National Seniors Day in Vernon Wednesday. In fact: “By 2030, one in four British Columbians will be a senior, including me,” said Clark … Read more

Posted in CARP in the News, Okanagan Valley

CARP’s Flags Raised Across the Country

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Happy National Seniors Day! On October 1st 2014, CARP Chapters across the country raised CARP flags at their city halls and in their communities to celebrate National Seniors Day. Many chapters invited their local elected leaders and representatives to join the flag raising events to recognize the valuable contributions of older Canadians and the need to improve the quality of … Read more

Posted in CARP in the News, Your Health, Your Rights

CARP hosts An Adult Conversation on Medically Assisted Dying: To be Aired on The Zoomer on October 20th

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  CARP held an adult conversation on medically assisted dying on September 26, 2014. It was filmed as a special episode for The Zoomer, which will be aired on Vision TV on October 20, 2014. The conversation called for Canadians and politicians to have adult conversations on end of life and medically assisted dying, an important issue many Canadian families … Read more

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The Middle-Aged Guide to Growing Up: Polls Apart

The Middle-Aged Guide to Growing Up: Polls Apart

By A. Boomer A. Boomer is a CARP member who shares his experiences growing up middle aged, every two weeks in the CARP ActionOnline newsletter. He is back by popular demand with his new blog, The Middle Aged Guide to Growing Up, after completing his previous blog, the Caregiver’s Diary, which concluded upon the death of the parents for whom … Read more

Posted in Your Rights

CARP flags raised across Canada on National Seniors Day

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2014 CARP chapters from coast to coast will be joined by local politicians and dignitaries on October 1st to celebrate National Seniors Day by raising CARP flags at city halls and in their local communities. CARP flags will be raised not only to celebrate the contributions of seniors to better their communities, families, and workplaces, but … Read more

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