CARP National Debate on Seniors Issues April 13th, 11 AM Eastern

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13: 11am – Noon, Eastern Time

Live webcast on

Live audio simulcast on ZoomerRadio – AM740

Broadcast nationally on VisionTV
Thursday, April 14 at 6pm ET
Friday, April 15 at 4pm ET


“Three parties, one strategy: capture the senior vote” – The Globe and Mail

“Conservatives signal senior vote will be key target” – Canadian Press

“Ignatieff pledges to expand CPP benefits, seeks senior vote” – Van. Sun

“NDP’s Jack Layton looks out for seniors on BC trip?” – Van. Province

This election, politicians are wooing “the senior vote” realizing that 70% of Canadians 65plus vote regularly in federal elections, more than any other demographic.

Long before the election was called, CARP – Canada’s largest association for older Canadians with approximately 350,000 members nationwide – raised awareness for the issues of greatest importance to this population including financial security, pension and healthcare reform and caregivers’ rights. Now, these topics are making front page headlines.

On Wednesday, April 13 at 11am, representatives from the major political parties will share and debate their positions on these issues in a CARP DEBATE that will influence Canadians – especially seniors – in their voting decisions.


•Representing the Liberal Party: The Honourable Bob Rae, Liberal Candidate – Toronto Centre

•Representing the NDP: Wayne Marston, NDP Candidate – Hamilton – Stoney Creek, NDP Critic for Seniors and Pensions

•Representing the Conservative Party: Bernard Trottier, Conservative Candidate – Etobicoke – Lakeshore

Moderator: Susan Eng, VP Advocacy, CARP

Hosted by Libby Znaimer, VP News, The New Classical 96.3 FM & The New AM 740

MEDIA RSVP: Leanne Wright, 416.886.6873, [email protected]


THE CARP DEBATE will be broadcast nationally on VisionTV
Thursday, April 14 at 6pm ET and Friday, April 15 at 4pm ET
Rogers 60 (GTA); BellTV 261; Shaw Direct 394 or check local listings

Limited Seating Available for Live Studio Audience

RSVP by email to:
[email protected]
with your name, number of guests and contact information by Monday April 11 at 6pm

Audience Details: ZoomerMedia Limited headquarters in Toronto
550 Queen St E Suite 205
only street parking available
Arrival – 10:30am
Debate – 11am to 12pm
Complimentary lunch reception – 12pm to 1pm

Please note seating is limited; some audience guests may be required to stand.

Keywords: seniors, election, event