Affordable Child Care

Convention: 2017

WHEREAS it is known that the cost of childcare expenses in some cities in Canada has risen three times faster than inflation, and

WHEREAS this has meant that some parents have ended up paying up to $1,000 a year more than they did two years ago;

WHEREAS the number of low-fee childcare spaces available in Quebec has increased dramatically between 1996 to 2016 from approximately 80,000 – 200,000 due to their childcare program, and

WHEREAS this affordability has noticeably increased the number of women, and young women who have returned to work in Quebec,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the National Pensioners Federation engage the Federal and Provincial governments for affordable childcare program to increase the number of low-cost spaces at a cost of no more than $15 per day, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that these spaces be universally created in across our country so that all provinces have a chance for safety and affordability in all cities throughout Canada, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that these spaces be offered in safe government- regulated facilities for the wellbeing of our children and grandchildren.


Submitted by USCO

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Death Tax Exemption

Convention: 2017

WHEREAS the Canadian Government imposes taxes upon death yet offers $2500, but not all receive this benefit; and

WHEREAS Why does a person or estate pay taxes for a person who dies?

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED That the Government exempt taxes owing to anyone who passes away after age of 65.


Submitted by USCO

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Separate Survivors Benefits

Convention: 2017

WHEREAS survivors lose some or all of their benefits on turning 60 as they are combined with the Canadian Pension Plan Benefits, and

WHEREAS survivors are still survivors, and should not be penalized by turning 60, and

WHEREAS survivors who turn 60 need more financial support not less,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Survivor benefits are not combined with Canada Pension Plan at 60 to reduce the overall benefits but that both benefits are maintained.


Submitted by USCO

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Electoral Reform

Convention: 2017

WHEREAS our current voting system elects only one political representative in each riding, which means that a representative can be elected with less than half of the votes cast; and

WHEREAS when more than person runs in an election in a riding this can leave the other voters unrepresented if their candidate is not elected, and

WHEREAS our current system, “first- past- the- post”, divides the country into non- overlapping areas known as ridings, constituencies, or electoral districts; and in each riding about the same number of people reside;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the National Pensioners Federation call upon all levels of government and the Prime Minister to conduct a non-partisan process involving citizens and experts to determine the best model of proportional representation, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this model be implemented in time to make every vote count in the 2019 election.


Submitted by UNIFOR TORONTO AREA COUNCIL RETIRED WORKERS

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National Seniors Strategy Development

Convention: 2017

WHEREAS here is a dramatic demographic shift in Canada: today there are more seniors in Canada than youth under age 15, and 1 in 6 Canadians is a senior and in 14 years, 1 in 4 Canadians will be a senior, and

WHEREAS Canada needs to prepare for these dramatically changing demographics and the unique needs of seniors, and

WHEREAS a National Seniors Strategy would ensure that many of the issues important to seniors are listened to and addressed, and

FURTHER WHEREAS MP Marc Serré’s (Nickel Belt) motion to develop a national seniors strategy was voted on and passed by Parliament on May 22,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the National Pensioners Federation lobby the Federal Government and the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development to support the development and implementation of a national seniors strategy for Canada.


Submitted by COUNCIL OF SENIOR CITIZENS ORGANIZATIONS of BC

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NPF Funding Proposal

Convention: 2017

WHEREAS effectively operating the National Pensioners’ Federation, a non-profit association, depends on financial support mostly from its members that also are non-profit organizations, and

WHEREAS the effective organizing of and outreach to other seniors’ organizations will require a sufficient budget;

AND FURTHER WHEREAS work of the NPF’s committees require financial support in order to report and attend the meetings of the Executive and/or the Convention from time to time,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the executive of the National Pensioners Federation strike a task force whose mandate is to immediately research and recommend ways to ethically fund-raise in order to support all National Pensioners Federation activities.


Submitted by COUNCIL OF SENIOR CITIZENS ORGANIZATIONS of BC

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Postal Banking

Convention: 2017

WHEREAS many Citizens in rural areas do not have access to either a bank or a post office and banks are frequently closing branches in small towns, with negative effects on local businesses and communities; and

WHEREAS Canada’s banks charge some of the highest fees in the world, and

WHEREAS a publicly owned bank could act in the public interest in ways in which private banks cannot, particularly for environmental initiatives and community economic development; and

WHEREAS there are many successful postal banking models in several countries eg: United Kingdom, France, India, Italy and New Zealand;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the National Pensioners Federation call upon our Prime Minister, the Federal Government, and Canada Post Corporation to establish a task force to determine how to deliver new financial products and new services through the Post Office; and

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the National Pensioners Federation urge the national government to establish a publicly-owned postal bank.


Submitted by TORONTO AREA RETIRED WORKERS COUNCIL

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The Bank of Canada

Policy number:
2016-7-15
Convention:
2016
Preamble:
WHEREAS once a nation parts with control of its currency and credit, it matters not who makes that nation’s laws … usury once in control will wreck any nation, and

WHEREAS until the control of the issue of currency and credit is restored to government and recognized as its most conspicuous and sacred responsibility all talk of the sovereignty of parliament and of democracy is idle and futile P. M. Mackenzie King, and

WHEREAS we have lost our democracy because the power is concentrated in the banks and corporations that control our politicians since the Bank of Canada was handed over to the private bankers in 1974 by Prime Minister (P. E.) Trudeau, and

WHEREAS today half of our taxes go to pay private banks’ interest on our unnecessary debt of $600 Billion for a total of $160 Million per day in interest which amounts to $60 Billion a year, and

WHEREAS using the Bank of Canada could keep Canada out of heavy debt and would improve the quality of life for all Canadians.

Policy:
That the NPF urge The House of Commons (Government) to resolve to return to the use of The Bank of Canada to fund the nation’s infrastructures and establish and control a new monetary policy that meets the needs of Canada and Canadians.

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Canada Post

Policy number:
2016-7-10
Convention:
2016
Policy:
That the National Pensioners Federation present a brief to the review of Canada Post in which it focuses on postal banking, services to seniors, and opportunities for our public postal service to show leadership on environment and climate change.

Section:
Additional policies

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