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  • Tax Priorities
  • Woodsworth Award
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  • Growing Older and Growing Poorer
  • Commentary: Entry Level Jobs
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  • Film Review
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    Canadian Pensioners Concerned

    June 2014 Vol. 40 Issue 2
    Editor: Dorothy Archer
    Layout: Margaret (Peggy) Gunhouse
    Editorial Board: The Executive

    Canadian Pensioners Concerned, Inc.
    6 Trinity Square Toronto ON M5G 1B1
    Phone: 416-368-5222
    E-mail: canpension@gmail.com

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    TIME TO REVISIT TAX PRIORITIES
    Over the past two decades anti-tax forces have spun the message that somehow taxes are for chumps. Corporations and wealthy individuals have spent a lot of time and money trying to outsmart the Canada Revenue Agency.....
    Read more here....

       CANCER SCREENING
    Resources to increase older adults' and health care providers' awareness about the benefits of cancer screening are available in the CPC office.
    The resources are titled "What's Your Why", were prepared by Marian Krawczyk and Penny MacCourt.
    These resources include a 20-minute video presentation highlighting the benefits of screening for breast, prostate, cervical and colorectal cancers; A Discussion Guide; and Information for Service Providers.
    The same resources are available online at seniorscancerscreenings.ca.

    WOODSWORTH AWARD. 2014 Recipient

    WOODSWORTH AWARD. 2014 Recipient. Award to a person(s) or organization that provides a prolonged and distinguished service to the community, to the province and, in this case, to the country........
    Read more here....

    FACEBOOK : WHAT'S ALL THE HULLABALOO?
    There are dozens of different types of social media. From Facebook to YouTube to Twitter to Pinterest, they have one commonality - they are sustained by user-generated content. .....

    Read more here....

    GROWING OLDER AND GROWING POORER

    Canadian Pensioners Concerned (CPC) has a long history of calling attention to the issue of poverty in Canada with a very special emphasis on the aboriginal community, people with disabilities, the existence of racial prejudice and the plight of young families headed by single parent women.
    Read more here....

    COMMENTARY: ENTRY LEVEL JOBS ARE DISAPPEARING

    This winter in Florida, I was surprised by old-fashioned service. I was standing in the check-out line and along came a staff person who unloaded my groceries from my cart onto the conveyor belt. ...
    Read more here....



    ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF CPC
    The AGM of Canadian Pensioners Concerned was held June 2, 2014 at Metro Hall, Toronto. Jane Meadus of ACE spoke about the “Law of Admission to Long-term Care.”
       On this page: The approved slate of Directors, Message from the President.
           Reports: Treasurer, Housing, ViewPoint, Economic Concerns, Metro Issues.

    Read more here....


    LIBRARIANS AND ARCHIVISTS UNMUZZLED

    The June 2013 issue of Viewpoint carried a report about a strict Code of Conduct being implemented at the Library and Archives Canada (LAC. Political pressure sometimes works....
    Read more here....



    BOARD HIGHLIGHTS

    Received a presentation on social media and hired a digital marketer on a six-month contract to assist CPC develop a social media marketing plan...
    Read more here....



            BOOK REVIEW

    The Hanging of Angélique : The Untold Story of Canadian Slavery and the Burning of Old Montreal
    By Afua Cooper. HarperCollins, 2006. Also an eBook
    In the Preface, the author describes this book as "part slave narrative, part historical analysis, part biography, and part historical archaeology". She writes about all the aspects in detail.
    Read more here....

    FILM REVIEW

    Belle
    Directed by Amma Asante2013
    Belle is a dramatic story, set in 18th century England, of the life of a mixed race young woman, brought up and educated among the privileged but, on account of her race, endured many humiliations.....


    Idle Thoughts Of A Retiree's Wandering Mind.....
        "All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy"
     
    NATIONAL PENSIONERS FEDERATION FORMED

    Canadian Pensioners Concerned National, has joined with National Pensioners and Senior Citizens Federation to form National Pensioners Federation. Winnie Fraser-Mackay, who was president of CPC National, is third vice-president of the new organization.

    Read about it at http://nationalpensionersfederation.ca


    Beverly Jean Brunet of Surrey, B.C. liked the book review of The Old Man and the Sea in the March 2014 issue. She writes that on May 10 she joined 10,000 people at Sunset Beach in Vancouver to support "The Area Strikes Back". This rally started a petition to request a provincial referendum on the pipeline as was done to halt the HST a few years ago.

    ANSWER TO LAST MONTH'S RIDDLE

                 Twinkle, twinkle, little star
                 How I wonder what you are
                 Up above the world so high
                 Like a diamond in the sky

    When I dance, I feel free!
    When I feel free, I dance!