On Sept. 26, voters in Saskatchewan headed to the polls and delivered a majority government for Scott Moe’s Saskatchewan Party. This is the fourth consecutive majority mandate for this party.

Long-term care standards are in the works and it’s clear that accountability and enforceability are key ingredients.

 

Every provincial government that sought re-election during the pandemic succeeded — until Nova Scotia gave Houston’s Progressive Conservatives a surprise win.
 
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Federal Retirees’ B.C. advocacy team joined forces with the B.C. Council of Senior Citizens Organizations (COSCO) to host a special 75-minute election townhall.

Update:

On Sept. 24, voters in British Columbia headed to the polls as the second province in Canada to hold an election during the global coronavirus pandemic.

Ontario PC leader Doug Ford has won a second majority government with a campaign focused on economic concerns, creating jobs through strategic investments and building highways. credit: Bruce Reeve
Advocacy coordinator Candace Jazvac asks Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer about member priorities at the 2019 Manning Networking Conference.
 

 

Federal Retirees is calling on party leaders to discuss their plans for addressing the long-term care crisis during the upcoming leaders’ debates.

 

Canadians woke up this morning to Liberals returning to power with Canada’s 13th minority government. 

With help from a local radio station, volunteers from the Southern Alberta Branch were able to talk to local candidates about seniors’ issues.

Representing 150,000 voters in the upcoming Ontario election, our Vibrant Voices collaborative campaign with the Retired Teachers of Ontario has reported on issues and campaign promises related to seniors in the Ontario Election to be held on June 7, 2018.

New Brunswick, British Columbia and Saskatchewan all had provincial elections this autumn. Here’s how they protected their voters and their democracies.
 

A snap election, over the shortest possible period, during a global pandemic.

Paula Bigger (candidate, and former Minister of Transportation), Richard Savidant (volunteer and event organizer) and Shirley Pierce (Advocacy Program Officer for Prince Edward Island) at the Summerside Branch all-candidates meet and greet during the recent provincial election.

 

The Liberals, led by current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, offered up a 91-page election platform containing $78 billion worth of promises.

 

Parliament is set to resume today, and Federal Retirees expects real change for older Canadians, retirees, veterans and their families.
 

 

Older adults in Newfoundland and Labrador deserve an integrated continuum of health and community care that meets their unique needs at different stages of life.
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The Conservative party, led by Erin O’Toole, asserts that “it’s time for the government to better protect pensions” in their election platform.
Join us in making sure health care and older adult care are top priorities in the 2020 New Brunswick election!
The Liberal-NDP agreement promises action in seven key policy areas, including a commitment to move forward on a national pharmacare program.

On September 5, the campaign “for a Quebec worthy of its seniors” will be hosting a debate in Quebec City with representatives from four political parties to discuss their 16-point platform and other issues important to seniors in the upcoming provincial election.

On Feb. 3, Federal Retirees is hosting a live town hall webinar for the upcoming Newfoundland and Labrador election.

 

The NDP party, under Jagmeet Singh, promises to expand Medicare to include prescription drug coverage and to fight hard to protect pensions.

On Sept. 14, voters in New Brunswick headed to the polls and delivered a majority government for Blaine Higgs’ Progressive Conservative party. It was the first province in Canada to hold an election during the global coronavirus pandemic.

With the Ontario election on the horizon, it’s time to address healthy aging, access to health care and the crisis in long-term care.

 

Hear from the Newfoundland and Labrador election candidates by viewing the video recording of our election webinar townhall, moderated by Léonard LeBlanc.

 

In our interview with Green party leader Annamie Paul, she highlighted that Canada “need[s] to prioritize long-term care.”

This just in – in an open letter, Prime Minister Harper has made his statement on target benefit pensions for federal public servants and retirees.

Tell your BC election candidates to set improved health care for older adults as a top priority using Federal Retirees’ online tools.
Doug Ford’s Ontario budget puts a focus on hospital infrastructure, with $10 billion for more hospitals and health-care centres.

 

Presented on March 27, 2018, the Liberal Government’s last budget, before this fall’s election, hopes to entice voters to give their government another majority. While it projects budget balance for 2018-2019, it features $108.7 billion on spending, ending three years of surplus.

Winning 22 of 40 seats, Andrew Furey’s Liberal Party claimed a slim majority government in Newfoundland and Labrador’s recent election.

 

This spring, the National Association of Federal Retirees named four key priorities for the 2019 federal election: a National Seniors Strategy, retirement income security, support for veterans and their families, and pharmacare.

According to Bloc Québécois leader Yves-François Blanchet, his party is “fiercely opposed to creating discrimination between classes of seniors.”
 

The National Association of Federal Retirees and the Retired Teachers of Ontario have joined forces to launch Vibrant Voices – a campaign to represent the interests and concerns of our members and seniors as we approach the provincial election in Ontario on Ju

Tell your Saskatchewan election candidates to prioritize older adult health care using Federal Retirees’ online tools.
With a provincial election on the horizon, Ontario Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca joins Federal Retirees to discuss plans for older adult care.
 

Liberal leader Steven Del Duca promises more money for low-income seniors, long-term care and better housing for those in it.

In anticipation of the upcoming provincial election on September 24, Federal Retirees hosted its first telephone townhall for members in New Brunswick.

If you missed our webinar on the federal political outlook for 2021, don’t worry – the video recording is ready for viewing.

 

When the House of Commons rose in June 2019, Bill C-27 effectively died on the order paper.

In October 2016, the federal government introduced Bill C-27.

Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party has narrowly secured a win but failed to land a majority, meaning Canadians could be heading for another election before too long.

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Our members, and older adults in Saskatchewan, deserve to know how parties will address older adult care if they form government.
 

On Oct. 14, provincial party leaders in Saskatchewan will square off in a debate in advance of the election slated for Oct. 26.

Federal Retirees was able to sit down (virtually) with Green Party of Ontario Leader Mike Schreiner to talk about his party’s take on the Association’s advocacy priorities.

Prepared with notes from Micheline Lefrançois, Interim Advocacy Program Officer for Quebec

A snap election has been called in Nova Scotia, and we need your help to ensure older adult care is prioritized.

In this election, the National Association of Federal Retirees has four key priorities: retirement income security, a National Seniors Strategy, support for veterans and their families, and pharmacare. On October 7 at 7:00 p.m. ET (in English) and October 10 at 8:00 p.m.

Our Fredericton branch volunteers hosted an election townhall to ask about important issues affecting members and seniors, including a national seniors strategy.
Calling all Federal Retirees members based in British Columbia! Join us for an exciting webinar on Oct. 16.
Looking ahead to June’s provincial election, the Ontario Progressive Conservatives weigh in on Federal Retirees’ priorities. credit: Bruce Reeve
 

Doug Ford will invest $5 billion to bolster long-term care and another $1 billion to strengthen home care across the province.

Hear from the Nova Scotia provincial election candidates by viewing the video recording of our webinar, moderated by Federal Retirees’ director of advocacy, Sayward Montague.

 

On September 10th, Manitobans re-elected Premier Pallister and his conservative government to a second majority term.

Federal Retirees’ Ottawa Branch and its collaborators were able to hold eight virtual information sessions with local candidates — one in each riding!

 

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Hear from the B.C. election candidates by viewing the video recording of our election webinar townhall, moderated by Joyce Resin.
Looking toward the election, Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath breaks down her party’s platform and what’s planned for the province’s seniors.

On October 1, voters in Quebec delivered a new government, in what some are calling a surprising result.

Federal Retirees has issued seven recommendations for budget 2022 that would improve retirement security and health care for Canadians.

 

Thank you, Outaouais Branch volunteers! Their special two-hour election discussion featured candidates from across the province.
 

On Sept. 10, the Outaouais Branch of the National Association of Federal Retirees hosted a live webinar townhall for the federal election.