Successful LPCBC Biennial Convention and SLCBC AGM

L to R: (unnamed), Ken Halliday, Margaret McDonald, Judy Berg, Doug Hargitt, Carla Qualtrough, Gordie Hogg, Ginny Hasselfield, Rabi Alam Alexander Hyndman

Kelowna was host to the biennial LPCBC convention, November 16, 17 and 18th and to the SLCBC AGM.  Attendance at the AGM was record setting at more that 60 seniors.  The change of age for membership from 65 to 60 could have been a contributing factor but the excellent leadership of the SLCBC Executive under the very able leadership of outgoing President Rabi Alam over the past three yeas has certainly been influential in attracting more seniors to participate in the process of communicating the interests and concerns of seniors into the policy process. Key note speakers were MP for South Surrey and White Rock, Gordie Hogg; and MP for Delta, Honorable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Service and Procurement and Accessibility.

Your incoming Executive:
President: Virginia (Ginny) Hasselfield
Past President:  Rabi Alam
Vice President: TBC – Acting VP: Ken Halliday
Secretary Treasurer:  Margaret McDonald
Policy Chair:  Judy Berg
Regional Directors
Doug Hargitt
Judy Higginbotham
Bruce Clark
Helen Shaw
Paul Stanwood
Frank Gilly
Vancouver – Vacant

 

Still Room on the Bus!

Great opportunity! 

22 bus seats still available at the Seniors rate of $72.00 (from Vancouver) return plus enjoy the Seniors discount at the Delta Grand hotel! 

https://kelowna2018.liberal.ca/

Exciting guest speakers at the Seniors AGM 3:30 – 5:30.  Be inspired by MP Gordie Hogg talking about what Seniors can do for election readiness. Minister Carla Qualtrough will inform you about the new Minister of Seniors mandate.  Lots of time to ask questions and mingle!
Book your tickets! Take advantage of this great opportunity to become involved in the future of your country!

GET ON THE BUS!… or walk… or crawl…

…just make sure you don’t miss the fun!

Registration for the LPCBC Biennial AGM held in Kelowna November 16-18 is now open!  Early bird registration ends October 26th so make certain you don’t miss out on the savings…all you have to do is  Just click here…and you are almost there!  And, if you are not up to crawling…why not ride the bus?  For a mere $72.83 you can join fellow Liberals all the way from Vancouver Island – just click here!

LPCBC Biennial Convention – Kelowna

SAVE THE DATE
We want to encourage large numbers of Seniors to attend the 2018 Convention in November in Kelowna.  Please note:  the age for membership in the Seniors Commission has recently been changed from 65 to 60 years old!  Join us to influence the future of Seniors in Canada. Keep tuned to this site for information on travel and hotel offers!

Note the following message about the convention from Manjot Hallen Continue reading

Invite Your “Young” Friends!

The SLC Charter has received approval and is now posted in the Documents section of this website.  There is a password to enter this site.  If you have lost or forgotten the password, leave your request in the comments section with your email address.

Most significantly, the age for inclusion as a Senior in the SLC Commission has dropped from 65 to 60 years.

Welcome aboard, all you energetic youngsters – now is the time to have input to policy that will shape your future!

Canada’s New Minister for Seniors Announced

Filomena Tassi, was elected to represent the riding of Hamilton West – Ancaster – Dundas in 2015. She has recently been appointed Canada’s first Minister of Seniors.  She also holds responsibility as the Deputy Government Whip. Tassi is a law graduate from the University of Western Ontario and studied philosophy and religious education at the University of Waterloo.  Her previous careers included 6 years n corporate law an as chaplain at Bishop Tonnos Secondary School.

Her mandate letter which includes the following key points, can be accessed in full at: Continue reading

Pharmacare Advisory Council Launched!

At the 2018 biennial convention in Halifax, the most popular resolution was for “Implementing Universal Access to Necessary Medicines”, co-sponsored by the LPC(BC), LPC(O) and the National Caucus.

Today the federal government announced the next steps toward making recommendations on this issue by launching an Advisory Council on the implementation of national Pharmacare.

https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/news/2018/06/government-of-canada-launches-advisory-council-on-the-implementation-of-national-pharmacare.html

SLCBC Executive Honours Doug McDonald at June 13th Meeting

The SLCBC Executive took the opportunity at its first meeting following the passing of colleague Doug McDonald, to sit in  1 minutes silence  to honour his passing, followed by a tribute delivered by Judy Berg, an active member of Doug’s Policy Committee and co-Chair of the Reclaiming and Sustaining Canada’s Healthcare Resolution that successfully voted into the top 15 in Halifax. Several members of the Executive also shared their memories and tributes.

A Tribute to a Dear Friend – by Judy Berg
It was my privilege to work with Doug on two major Policy initiatives over the past 2 years – the Live-In Caregiver and the new SLC Policy process, in particular, the Reclaiming and Sustaining Canada’s Healthcare System resolution.  He was tireless in his dedication to creating a grassroots process to ensure that Policy in the Liberal Party arises out of the expressed interests and needs of senior registered Liberals. Continue reading