May 30th 2011: You may already know that CARP has issued an open letter to Alice Wong, the new Minister of State with a brief of our issues. What you might not know is how fast our chapter network and our partners allow us to work! CARP has already had the opportunity to make inroads with Alice Wong, the newly minted Minister of State for Seniors. White Rock/Surrey chapter chair Jack Mar and board member Denise Thompson were at the Richmond Focus on Seniors Expo yesterday where they were approached by the new Minister.
Since Minister Wong’s interest in seniors issues pre-dates this appointment, she was already familiar with CARP’s work. She said her first priority as Minister of State for Seniors is to meet with Susan Eng, CARP’s VP of Advocacy. This is also what she told Libby Znaimer when she caught up with the Minister for a brief telephone interview immediately following her appointment. Read more
Keywords: seniors, Alice Wong