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National Pharmacare Strategy

Adopted at NPF 2016 Annual Convention (September 28) 

All Canadians should be able to access needed medications regardless of age, income and postal code

Prescription drugs are a necessary part of medical treatment to cure or treat illness, and to prevent deterioration, even death, but at present, they are an insurmountable financial burden for many Canadians. Yet Canada is the only developed country with a universal healthcare system that does not include universal coverage for prescription drugs.

Have a Heart Day - February 14

National Pensioners Federation and its affiliates believe that the discrimination in First Nations children’s educational funding is still an issue. One way to support the efforts to change this is to participate in “Have A Heart Day”. Following is a letter from Diane Wood asking for your participation.

Herb John - NPF President.

Survey shows Canadians want parties to share power in future governments

Fair Vote Canada / Représentation équitable au Canada

     French follows / Un message en français suivra.

For Immediate Release
Jan. 26, 2017

Survey overwhelming shows Canadians want parties to share power in future governments

Canadians are smart. In spite of being handed a biased survey, they were able to wade through leading questions and still outline their preference for voting systems that require politicians to cooperate and work together – a key feature of proportional representation systems.

From CRA - Seniors: Enjoy your golden years with these tax credits and benefits

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) wants seniors to get the tax credits, deductions, and benefits they are eligible for.
Here are 11 of the most common credits and benefits for seniors.

  1. Pension income splitting – If you receive a pension, you may be eligible to split up to 50% of your eligible pension income with your spouse or common-law partner.

Killswitch - The Battle to Control the Internet

In Killswitch: The Battle to Control the Internet, Lawrence Lessig, Tim Wu and Peter Ludlow frame the story of two young hactivists,
Aaron Swartz & Edward Snowden, who symbolize the disruptive and dynamic nature of the Internet.
Their lives parallel one another as they free information to millions on the Internet,
putting them directly in the cross-hairs of the most powerful interests in the world.
Will this be a cautionary tale of what happens when you dare to take on elite power structures?