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Tories' deceptive attack on pensions jeopardizes future of Canadians under 54

Harper's Conservatives are attacking the future of Canadians under 54, deliberately pitting young people against older people. What to do about it?

Canada’s poor seniors targeted by Tory OAP cutbacks, CARP says

After the Conservative HR minister hinted at Old Age Security reform in next month's federal budget, Canada's 'new vision of aging' advocacy group ramps up 'Hands off OAS' campaign.

Not your standard new Canadian

Canadian Sandra Burke was denied her Ontario pension in 2009 on the grounds that she was not a Canadian. On Dec. 21, the Canadian became Canadian. Confused? Read on...

Fifty-nine years does not make you Canadian. Papers do.

Today we call it identification, but back then it was simply called ‘papers.’ “When I went to draw out my application for my old age pension and they asked me for my papers, I said what papers?”...

Canadian Sandy Burke's fight for Canadian citizenship, health care and Old Age Security

“The problem is that they have sewn the laws so tight that people like Sandy can’t get through,” Pam Murray said of her mother-in-law who waited her turn to speak on the phone. “Sandy does not have a...