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Seniors forced to get tax forms from the post office receiving poor service

February 8, 2013

Editor’s Note - February 8th 2013: As predicted the CRA’s sudden and ill-advised shift in tax-form policy has ...

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BMO says go electronic or pay $2 a month for paper statements

February 8, 2013

Paper statements are expensive to send by mail, says BMO, which is charging $2 a month to customers who won't switch to ...

Former Air Canada pilot Larry Crowley had to retire last Oct. 31, at the end of the month in which he turned 60.

Air Canada pilots can continue flying past age 60 under new rules

January 25, 2013

For nearly 34 years, Larry Crowley travelled the world as an Air Canada pilot. But under the union contract and ...

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Seniors Working Beyond Freedom 55

December 7, 2012

This article was published by The CBC on December 4th, 2012.  To see this article and other related articles on The ...

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Seniors hounded to go paperless

November 21, 2012

The chorus of complaints started last spring. It continues to swell. The first grumbles surfaced when phone, cable ...

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Ageism viewed as most tolerated social prejudice in Canada

November 2, 2012

Women over the age of 55 make up the fast-growing demographic group in the Canadian labour market, according to ...

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Ensuring Equality Under the Law for Older Adults

August 24, 2012

August 24, 2012 - The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) released a report titled A Framework for the Law as It Affects ...

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Air Canada pilots suffer setback in mandatory retirement case

August 2, 2012

A recent decision by the Federal Court of Appeal upholding mandatory retirement for Air Canada pilots “walks us back ...

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Convincing employers to hire older workers is proving tricky

July 26, 2012

Laurence Malley has a degree in mechanical engineering, is a wizard with a computer and has 35 years of experience in ...

Interim Liberal leader Rae receives a standing ovation during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa

Bob Rae’s response to ‘the age question’: That’s a bunch of bull

July 3, 2012

On Wednesday, while announcing he would not run for the permanent leadership of the Liberal party, interim leader Bob ...