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BC FORUM NEWS
November, 2013 - New CCPA study “Why Canada needs Postal Banking” makes the case for postal banking in Canada. The reintroduction of postal banking in Canada would offer access to financial services not now available to many Canadians. Read more here.
June, 2013 - Canada Post is finally paying up the equity money it owes. Read more here.
Lively BC FORUM AGM speaks out on key issues facing retired workers
Seniors in care homes now pay the price for BC Liberal government’s promise to balance the budget
Alice West, past president BC FORUM, receives Rosemary Brown Award
Union leader to Clark: Let’s put down the gloves
May, 2013 - Darryl Walker, president of the BCGEU, urges Liberals, “Don't do more of the same”. Read more here.
What happened to the New Democrats?
May, 2013 - The Tyee.ca invites contributors to weigh in on what happened to the New Democrats in the recent election. Read more here.
A leading voice for BC seniors calls Surrey home
Canadian workers’ rights: It’s a question of fairness
May, 2013 - Doug McPherson, president of the Congress of Union Retiress of Canada, writes on rabble.ca about the CLC’s political action conference that took place in Toronto in March and the ongoing fight with conservative ideas intent on weakening workers’ rights. Read more here.
Changes to Canada Pension Plan Disability Appeal Process
Asian Heritage Month – May 2013
From CCPA - The fog clears: new information on federal job and service cuts
Toronto Star: By closing the Health Council of Canada, Stephen Harper is abandoning national medicare
COSCO BC voter awareness information now available
CCPA releases Seniors Fact Sheets
Program helping more seniors to be “Better at Home”
Seniors BC e-Newsletter March 2013 issue now on-line
Read about the BC Liberal Budget and how it comes at a high cost to public sector workers; Special Report on Home Care and find out how a new web based service could point you to significant savings on prescription drugs. Read on-line articles or download the magazine here.
Seniors Distress Line 604-872-1234
A free and confidential telephone service for older adults and those who care for them. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visit the Crisis Centre for more information.
March 2013 issue of The Advocate now available on line
Proposed seniors’ advocate lacks independence - HEU
National summit on pensions: We must protect the most vulnerable during golden years
CCPA comments on Seniors Advocate legislation
Georgia Straight article: Future of Canadian health care needs attention now
Provincial Ombudsperson releases report on Adult Guardianship
Bill C-377: a seriously flawed proposal
CURC presents petition to Federal NDP
BC FORUM joins Protein for People