CURC marks Day of Older Persons with reminders on issues
Left to right: Kevin Hayes of the Ottawa Area Council, CURC Treaurer Lucienne Bahuaud and CURC President Pat Kerwin at the Ottawa event.
CURC commemorated the United Nations' Day for Older Persons Oct. 1 with a strong presence in events at cities across Canada. CURC worked with 50 seniors' organizations from Halifax to Vancouver to emphasize the four issues of concern to Seniors Vote: pensions, housing, healthcare and income inequality.
On Parliament Hill, National Pensioners Federation President Herb John introduced the event in English and CURC Treasurer Lucienne Bahuaud did so in French. CURC President Pat Kerwin spoke on pensions; John Anderson, President of the Canadian Alliance of United Seniors, spoke on housing; Melissa Newitt of the Canadian Health Coalition addressed issues in healthcare; and Angella MacEwan of the Canadian Labour Congress talked about income inequality.
CURC members also participated in flag raising events at City Halls across the country.
To see photos and descriptions of events from coast to coast. , click here.