system that prioritizes home care for seniors and
enforces regulations that govern Retirement and
Long-Term care homes, emphasizing the need
for patient respect, and the working conditions,
training and wages of staff.
• We will continue to defend defined benefit pension
plans, focusing on how the pandemic will affect
pension plan funding obligations. Given the current
low investment returns and the huge debt load that
governments are amassing, our concern is that
pension plan sponsors, including governments, will
seek relief through weakening pension promises
and downloading risk on seniors.
• We recognize that TOGETHER we are stronger and
will have a greater impact than one group acting
alone. Our Seniors’ Issues for the 2019 Federal
Election Brochure which was distributed right across
Canada and the 13,720 signatures that we collected
in support of pension security and the withdrawal of
Bill C-27 show the benefits of collective action.
NOTICES & COMING EVENTS
THANK YOU, FROM DOREEN SAGE
Thank you to all who co-operated with me when my
laptop was compromised. I realize that it did cause
some confusion in some lives, but I do hope that that
this has been a learning experience for all of us.
Winnipeg Normal School Class of '54
Hold the Date: Friday, September 17, 2021, 11:00 a.m. -
3:00 p.m. at Canad Inn Polo Park, Winnipeg
Celebrating 67th Reunion. This will be the 12th
Reunion for this class. For further information contact:
Mary Starodub, Winnipeg: 204-889-6046 Morris
Demkiw, Winnipeg: 204-832-5413. Also watch KIT for
further information. - Mary and Morris
The Schoolmasters Curling League was started the late
’60’s and although it started as a league for teachers,
their families and school support staff, we now have
lawyers, independent business people, nurses, and
pharmacists who participate, in addition to teachers
and retired teachers. Our league is looking for more
curlers for the coming season, to avoid folding. We curl
out of the Fort Rouge Curling Club at 750 Daly Street
S, and draw time is 8:45 a.m. on Saturdays.
Please consider signing up for the 2020/2021 School
Masters curling season. If you want to join as a team,
that is great and no curling experience is necessary.
Please email Carol Dubnicoff (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Barb
Hodge (email@example.com) and let them know
of your intentions. If there are only 2 or 3 of you, let us
know and we will try to make a team for you. Thanks for
your consideration and we hope you will help keep the
Schoolmasters League Rocking!
McCreary Homecoming August 2021
Former teachers and students of McCreary School are
invited to attend a Tea at the school, the long weekend
of August 2021, in the afternoon. School tours will be
• ACER-CART will seek to elevate our profile and
collaborate within our Provincial Associations.
We have Executive members spread across the
country and encourage Provincial Associations to
regularly include reports and visits from ACERCART
Directors or Executive members at your
Many of our concerns are shared by other
Associations representing other groups of active
and retired members. We will continue to seek
out and work with other like-minded groups such
as the Canadian Health Coalition, The Canadian
Teachers’ Federation and the National Association
of Federal Retires using bodies such as Vibrant
Voices to coordinate our efforts.
Please join us as we speak, for not just the retired
educators, but for all seniors in Canada.
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