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Federal Retirees Directors make recommendations to Finance Committee for Budget 2019

October 01, 2018

From left to right: Alain Trépanier (Director, District of British Columbia & Yukon), Brian Strongman (Director, District of British Columbia & Yukon), Roy Goodall (Vice-President), Cynthia Foreman (Director, District of the Prairies and the Northwest Territories), Rick Brick (Director, District of the Prairies and the Northwest Territories) and Linda MacDonald (Director, District of Ontario).

From left to right: Alain Trépanier (Director, District of British Columbia & Yukon), Brian Strongman (Director, District of British Columbia & Yukon), Roy Goodall (Vice-President), Cynthia Foreman (Director, District of the Prairies and the Northwest Territories), Rick Brick (Director, District of the Prairies and the Northwest Territories) and Linda MacDonald (Director, District of Ontario).


On September 26, Federal Retirees Directors Roy Goodall (Vice-President), Brian Strongman (Director, District of British Columbia & Yukon), Alain Trépanier (Director, District of British Columbia & Yukon), Cynthia Foreman (Director, District of the Prairies and the Northwest Territories), Rick Brick (Director, District of the Prairies and the Northwest Territories) and Linda MacDonald (Director, District of Ontario) presented recommendations to the House of Commons Finance Committee as part of the on-going consultations for the 2019 federal budget.

Joined by Association members from the Ottawa and Outaouais area, the Directors put forward key recommendations in three areas, as outlined in the written brief submitted to the committee in August – prioritizing the development and implementation of a National Seniors Strategy, better retirement income security and a long overdue solution to the Phoenix pay system boondoggle.


“Federal Retirees have an important role to play in ensuring these priorities are heard and considered by the Finance Committee in the preparation of next year’s budget,” said Brian Strongman, District Director for British Columbia & Yukon and Chair of the Association’s Advocacy Committee. “The committee has once again chosen to focus on economic growth in their consultation process, and we know that secure retirements support secure economies.”


The Finance Committee will be visiting nine cities across the country during October, hosting consultations open to members of the public. Federal Retirees are actively organizing volunteers and members to attend these sessions to ensure our recommendations and our voices are heard at each and every one.


Check out the list of consultations and request your action kit to take part in the process.