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Seniors a key demographic in Ottawa’s 2019 budget

March 19, 2019

New PSHCP pensioner contribution rates

March 13, 2019

Vibrant Voices campaign amplifies seniors’ views on federal issues | Organizations representing 2 million seniors meet MPs to highlight key issues

February 20, 2019

Federal Retirees looking forward to more comprehensive retirement income security consultations

January 21, 2019

Draft legislation proposed to address gross vs. net Phoenix repayment issue

January 17, 2019

Cabinet shuffle brings change and opportunity ahead of federal election

January 15, 2019

Call for Applications for a National Advisory Council on Poverty

December 21, 2018

Important first steps for Canada’s Framework on Palliative Care

December 18, 2018

Federal Retirees and the Minister of Seniors discuss priorities

December 07, 2018

Racing to the Bottom: Attacks Against Defined Benefit Plans and Retirement Income Security

December 07, 2018

Minister joins Federal Retirees to discuss improving veteran and family well-being

November 30, 2018

Federal Retirees share their views on national pharmacare

November 26, 2018

Federal Retirees urge Veterans Affairs Minister to act quickly to repay disabled veterans

November 09, 2018

Federal Retirees speak up on Budget 2019

November 07, 2018

Pension Indexing Rate for 2019

November 01, 2018

Postal Service Interruptions and PSHCP/PDSP Claims

October 26, 2018

Quebec election delivers a new government

October 25, 2018

Federal Retirees President attends International Day of Older Persons celebration in Hamilton

October 24, 2018

UPDATE: Federal Retirees in Saskatchewan awaiting refunds on benefit plan premium sales tax should expect payment soon

October 22, 2018

2 years later – Is C-27 still a threat?

October 19, 2018

Federal Retirees recommends budget priorities to the Finance Committee in Quebec City

October 16, 2018

Election results are uncertain, but our message is clear

October 05, 2018

Federal Retirees Directors make recommendations to Finance Committee for Budget 2019

October 01, 2018

Candidates debate seniors issues at Quebec election event

September 26, 2018

Looking Ahead to National Seniors Day

September 25, 2018

Federal Retirees host first telephone townhall

September 21, 2018

Get involved — Budget 2019 Consultations

September 20, 2018

Finance Committee releases tour stops on cross-country budget consultation roadshow

September 20, 2018

Federal Retirees ask government to prioritize Seniors Strategy, Retirement Security and a solution to the Phoenix fiasco in 2019 budget

September 14, 2018

A closer look at the Minister of Seniors’ first mandate letter

August 31, 2018

New Brunswick Election Telephone Town Hall – Coming up September 11

August 29, 2018

Quebec Election Debate Quebec City September 5

August 27, 2018

Quebec Budget 2018 Pre-Election Spending

August 27, 2018

Federal Retirees endorses the campaign for a Quebec worthy of its seniors for upcoming election

August 27, 2018

New Federal Retirees Canadian Armed Forces Veteran Membership Card

August 24, 2018

Federal Court of Appeal to hear Federal Retirees PSHCP appeal

August 22, 2018

A Framework for Palliative Care

August 21, 2018

Federal Retirees join the call for UN Convention on the Rights of Older Persons

August 13, 2018

Federal Retirees look forward to working with new Minister for Seniors, Filomena Tassi

July 18, 2018

Not in conflict, but poor judgement, says Federal Retirees on Minister Morneau’s clearing in ethics probe

June 19, 2018

The conversation is just getting started, says Vibrant Voices

June 08, 2018

Vote for Vibrant Voices at Queens Park

June 05, 2018

Auditor General Report on Phoenix Pay System an "incomprehensible failure"

May 30, 2018

You deserve a response: following up with Doug Ford

May 22, 2018

Let’s Talk Health – Join the Conversation

May 17, 2018

How will the Ontario Parties Tackle Issues Facing Seniors?

May 10, 2018

WATCH: Seniors issues take centre stage at Vibrant Voices Town Hall

May 10, 2018

Federal Retirees questioning federal government’s commitment to a National Seniors Strategy

May 03, 2018

HUMA Report Update: Advancing Inclusion and Quality of Life for Seniors

May 02, 2018

Vibrant Voices town hall tackles key questions for Ontario seniors

April 24, 2018

Vibrant Voices campaign amplifies seniors’ views during Ontario election | Federal Retirees, RTO/ERO partner to highlight key issues for members, seniors

April 23, 2018

Veterans Summit: First Thoughts

April 19, 2018

You’re invited: Vibrant Voices Ontario Election Town Hall and Webcast April 24th

April 18, 2018

Ontario Securities Commission focus on a seniors strategy

April 12, 2018

Ontario’s 2018 Budget: What Seniors Need to Know

March 28, 2018

Canadian Coalition for Retirement Security submits brief to the Manitoba government

March 22, 2018

UPDATE : Decision Reversed as Federal Employees and Retirees in Saskatchewan No Longer Subject to 6% Sales Tax on Benefit Plan Premiums – Refunds expected in late June 2018

March 01, 2018

Federal Retirees have questions for Bill Morneau following the release of Budget 2018

February 28, 2018

Your 2018 Budget Briefing – Seniors, Health, Veterans and Retirement Security

February 27, 2018

Important News on Your PSHCP: Electronic Claims and New Pensioner Rates

February 26, 2018

Top Issue to Watch in Parliament: Veterans’ lifelong pensions and veterans’ services

February 21, 2018

Top Issue to Watch in Parliament: Retirement security and Bill C-27

February 14, 2018

Top Issue to Watch in Parliament: A National Seniors Strategy

February 08, 2018

Ottawa-area LHIN introduces home visits to seniors to combat the flu

January 26, 2018

Ask Justin Trudeau to support Seniors

January 24, 2018

Five steps to defeat Bill C-27

January 23, 2018

Ask Justin Trudeau to stand up for seniors

January 17, 2018

A ‘nightmare of anxiety’: veterans’ advocates say there’s little to celebrate in Liberals’ new benefits plan

December 21, 2017 - Beatrice Britneff

Important Adjustments to BC Medical Services Plan Premiums

December 21, 2017

Canadian Coalition for Retirement Security submits brief to the Nova Scotia government

December 20, 2017

OPEN LETTER: Canadian Coalition for Retirement Security writes to Morneau on Bill C-27

December 19, 2017

Hamilton Branch President sets the record straight

December 18, 2017

Federal Retirees advocate for National Seniors Strategy in brief to Parliamentary Committee

December 12, 2017

Federal Retirees join CUPW and Retired Postal Workers at Bill C-27 Demonstration in Toronto

November 30, 2017

Federal Retirees supports PMs apology to LGBTQ2 Canadians

November 28, 2017

Pension Indexing Rate for 2018

November 22, 2017

Community Consultations Underway for National Seniors Strategy

November 16, 2017

Federal Retirees supports legislation to fix pension gap for veterans who join the public service

November 08, 2017

Jacques Lambert appointed to Public Service Health Care Plan Administration Authority Board of Directors

October 26, 2017

Happy Birthday: A Year Since C-27 Introduced

October 19, 2017

President and Director of Advocacy represent Federal Retirees before Parliamentary Committee

October 05, 2017

Federal Retirees to Appeal Federal Court PSHCP Decision

October 02, 2017

Federal Retirees meets with Commons Finance Committee Chair Wayne Easter to Talk 2018 Budget Priorities

September 28, 2017

Have Your Say: Federal Budget Consultations Near You

September 28, 2017

New PDSP Monthly Contribution Rates Effective October 1, 2017

September 13, 2017

Veterans Outreach Initiative

August 23, 2017

Federal Employees and Retirees in Saskatchewan Now Subject to 6% Sales Tax on Benefit Plan Premiums

August 01, 2017

RCMP Class Action Settlement Reached

July 06, 2017

Canada's Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott has announced consultations on pharmaceutical pricing reforms.

May 19, 2017 - Advocacy

House of Commons agrees to study of a National Seniors Strategy

May 19, 2017 - Advocacy

CPP Actuarial Adjustment Factors Study Released by OSFI

May 04, 2017 - Advocacy

Seniors and the Ontario 2017 Budget

April 28, 2017 - Ainslie Cruikshank

PSHCP Hearing Update

April 12, 2017 - Advocacy

Federal Retirees President Jean-Guy Soulière talks national seniors strategy with MP Marc Serré

April 10, 2017 - Advocacy

Budget 2017 shot through with measures for seniors, retirees

March 22, 2017

The Health Accord in Disaccord

March 01, 2017 - Federal Retirees

Federal tax on health and dental plans not entirely out of mind for Liberals

February 10, 2017

Federal Retirees shares priorities for Ontario’s 2017 budget

February 06, 2017

Federal Tax Proposal on Health and Dental Benefits

January 30, 2017

Quebec Taxable Benefits — 2016 Rates

January 18, 2017

Federal retirees want action on new Health Accord

November 30, 2016

New Partners Committee member

November 03, 2016

Federal target benefit legislation introduced

October 26, 2016

Federal Retirees’ priorities for the 2017 federal budget

September 08, 2016

Canada Post, union reach tentative two-year deal

September 01, 2016

Historic CPP deal a solid step toward better retirement security

June 21, 2016

DND announced changes to CAF pension administration

May 30, 2016
The changes will translate to a new contact to respond to pension-related questions.

Budget 2016 provides promising glimpse into Government’s commitment to veterans and seniors

March 23, 2016 - Federal Retirees
Federal Retirees will look to forthcoming details for further proof

Budget 2016 gives no hint of possible pension changes

March 22, 2016
The first federal budget under Justin Trudeau’s Liberals gives no sign of what might be in store for the Canada Pension Plan or civil servant pensions.

Legal action on PSHCP changes continues

December 10, 2015 - Federal Retirees
The Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP) legal action, launched earlier this year, is moving forward

Open Letter to the Public Service from Prime Minister Stephen Harper

October 02, 2015 - Sayward Montague
Prime Minister Harper's statement on target benefits for federal public servants and retirees

Canadian Coalition for Retirement Security calls for pension protection

August 04, 2015 - Sayward Montague
Canadian Coalition for Retirement Security formed

New PSHCP Monthly Contribution Rates Effective April 1, 2015

March 26, 2015 - Federal Retirees
Announcing the new PSHCP Monthly Contribution Rates

Federal Retirees Urges Government to Do the Right Thing for Canada's Veterans

March 13, 2015 - Federal Retirees
The Association calls on the federal government to continue to improves the lives of veterans

Association Takes Legal Action on Public Service Health Care Plan Changes

March 02, 2015 - Federal Retirees
The Association files a Notice of Application in the Federal Court of Canada with regards to the PSHCP