BC FORUM report to National Pensioners Federation affiliate leaders

February 11th, 2019

BC FORUM’s President reports on the group’s recent activities in early 2019.

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Housing, health care & pension issues dominate CURC’s national convention

September 20th, 2018

Nearly 100 delegates from across the country crowded into yesterday’s opening session of the CURC national convention here in Toronto to hear from key activists about how retirees could help shape outcomes on health care, pensions and housing issues.

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Hearts & minds of activists to galvanize national convention of retirees

September 18th, 2018

“CURC has captured the hearts and minds of many,” says Len Hope, CURC President. “With a Federal election looming in 2019, this Convention must decide on priorities and resources for making a real difference to the outcome”.

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Canada needs a single-payer, universal prescription drug program

September 4th, 2018

Canada is the only developed country in the world with a universal health care program that doesn’t include universal drug coverage. It just doesn’t make sense. An opinion from CLC President Hassan Yousseff from the Vancouver Sun.

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British Columbia seniors want stronger national coordination from CURC

July 23rd, 2018

BCForum has submitted six resolutions for the upcoming CURC Convention, saying efforts at provincial levels have to be matched by strong national coordination of activities.

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Ontario seniors’ convention galvanizes resolve to tackle hot issues

June 27th, 2018

A recent biennial convention of the Ontario Federation of Union Retirees (OFUR) ended on a high note last month in Port Elgin after delegates from throughout the province reaffirmed their commitments to key issues for seniors.

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PC MPs are first targets of Alberta pharmacare lobby

May 23rd, 2018

Two Progressive Conservative MPs in Alberta were met by representatives of the Alberta Pharmacare Working Group (APWG) last week, as a first step to convince all Alberta MPs to support the implementation of a universal prescription medication plan by 2020.

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2018 London Ontario Pre-retirement Course Date

May 10th, 2018

A two-day, no-charge pre-retirement course will be held in London, Ontario in June 2018.

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Pharmacare buzz spreads to Red Deer, Alberta

May 3rd, 2018

Representatives from health, seniors’ and labour groups at the meeting received briefings from the CLC, Friends of Medicare (FOM) and the Alberta Federation of Union Retirees (AFUR) about why and how to push for a universal drug plan, in advance of elections next year in Alberta and nationally.

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Federal Health Ministry responds to BC FORUM’s letter on national Pharmacare plan

May 2nd, 2018

Hon. Ginette Petitpas, federal Health Minister, has sent a written reply to BC FORUM’s concerns about Pharmacare.

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