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.
CARP leaders from across Canada will want to hear what the Liberal Leader has to say about their priority issues retirement security, access to health care and end of life care especially as the next federal election is just around the corner. CARP members are the countrys most prolific and politically engaged voters. Mr. Trudeau will have a lively session! said Susan Eng, VP, Advocacy for CARP.
When: Friday, October 24, 2014
10:45 am to 12:00 noon open to the media
media arrival 10:30 am
Open to the media Mr. Trudeau departs 12:30 pm
Media contact: Sarah Park 416.607.2471; cell 416-569-0981
Where: the ZoomerPlex in Torontos Liberty Village
70 Jefferson Avenue
The CARP AGM has previously hosted former Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan, federal Seniors Minister Alice Wong, Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair and PEI Finance Minister Wes Sheridan each time to announce their proposals in response to CARP advocacy. In the run up to the 2015 federal election, this will be the first major opportunity for the CARP leadership to hear directly from the Liberal Leader on his proposals for better retirement security, access to home care and better health care and end of life care.
Some background on CARP policies:
Forum on Medically Assisted Dying: http://www.carp.ca/2014/10/06/carp-hosts-adult-conversation-medically-assisted-dying-aired-zoomer-october-20th/
End of Life poll: http://www.carp.ca/2013/10/19/carp-good-death-poll-report/
CARP is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to advocating for a New Vision of Aging for Canada, social change that will bring financial security, equitable access to health care and freedom from discrimination. CARP seeks to ensure that the marketplace serves the needs and expectations of our generation and provides value-added benefits, products and services to our members. Through our network of chapters across Canada, CARP is dedicated to building a sense of community and shared values among our members in support of CARPs mission.
For further information, please contact:
416.607.2471; cell 416-569-0981
416.607.2479; cell 647-678-1757
Director of Policy
416.607.2475; cell 416-846-8313
Media & Communications Coordinator