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PEI Federation enjoys electoral success

PEIFUR President Everett Baker joins Canadian Labour Congress Secretary-Treasurer Hassan Yussuff, Carl Puresy and others in lobbying the provincial government to support improvements to the Canada Pension Plan.

PEIFUR President Everett Baker joins Canadian Labour Congress Secretary-Treasurer Hassan Yussuff, Carl Puresy and others in lobbying the provincial government to support improvements to the Canada Pension Plan.

Everett Baker, president of the PEI Union of Retirees, reported his group submitted a brief to the provincial cabinet on CPP and joined the demonstration at the Crowbush golf resort when labour and advocacy groups pressed a provincial  ministerial conference to strengthen CPP.

Retirees participated in Island municipal elections and were successful in winning seven of 17 seats targeted.  Retirees are concerned for services for the aged which are provided by nine private and nine public manors.  Of the 1033 beds  available, the waiting list is more than 100 and a provincial population of more than 10,000 Islanders are over age 80.

In the immediate future, the union will advocate for improved pharmacare and CPP.

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