October 1 Seniors Vote initiative is on the march

The second meeting of the initiative now called Seniors Vote, made up of many of the country’s seniors organizations, was held on March 5 in Toronto at the CARP head office. The initiative, started by CURC and its executive director Pat Kerwin, aims to hold a series of rallies in cities across Canada on October 1, 2015 which is the UN International Day of Older Persons and also a pre budget seniors’ intervention. Both actions will highlight key seniors’ issues in the run up to the next federal election, to be held in October. CAUS participated in the meeting and John Anderson presented a paper on seniors’ housing issues which is available on this site. The other major issues, which will be highlighted, are income, health and inequality. More information will be posted here as we go forward.  If your organization would like to participate or if you would like to help organize an October 1 event in your community, please contact us.

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