Briefs and opinions – From 1999 to 2018
Brief – Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC (French)
Brief submitted to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission as part of its consultation process. Réseau FADOQ criticized a lack of transparency with regard to promotional offers, the use of misleading titles on packaging, unsolicited service subscription tactics, lack of clarity with regard to offers, unexpected bills, and tactics that aim to stop customers from terminating their contracts.
Patient choice or economic factors? (French)
Brief presented to Quebec’s health department on proposed regulations for the Act respecting prescription drug insurance (Chapter A-29.01) involving exceptions to the ban on paying or reimbursing the price of medications or supplies that are covered under the Public Prescription Drug Insurance Plan.
Advocating to put Quebecers first! (French)
Brief submitted during the special consultations on Bill 150, An Act respecting mainly the implementation of certain provisions of the Budget Speeches of 17 March 2016 and 28 March 2017.
Funeral insurance in Quebec: A regulatory challenge (French)
Brief submitted as part of special consultations regarding Bill 141, An Act mainly to improve the regulation of the financial sector, the protection of deposits of money and the operation of financial institutions.
Increases needed to secure the future of retirement in Quebec (French)
Brief submitted during special consultations on Bill 149, An Act to enhance the Québec Pension Plan and to amend various retirement-related legislative provisions.
Live long and prosper: Making Canada a leader on aging (French)
Brief submitted as part of special consultations on the development of Canada’s national strategy on aging. Submitted to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.
Making Quebec a leader on aging (French)
Opinion presented during public consultations on the 2018–2023 Action Plan for the Aging and Living Together: At Home, in One’s Community, in Quebec policy.
An issue that requires more resources (French)
Opinion submitted to Francine Charbonneau, the Minister Responsible for Seniors and Anti-Bullying as part of the bill against elder abuse.
Retirees in Quebec: Second-class citizens? (French)
Opinion submitted during public consultations with the Department of Finance on “Consolidating the Québec Pension Plan to Strengthen Intergenerational Equity.”
Quality of life for seniors at CHSLDs— urgent action needed! (French)
Opinion submitted to Gaétan Barrette, Minister of Health and Social Services as part of the process to improve the organization of care and services offered in CHSLDs
Request regarding Hydro-Québec’s rate setting for 2017–2018 (French)
Brief submitted to Quebec’s energy board, Régie de l’énergie.
Seniors and housing: A special case (French)
Opinion submitted to Martin Coiteux, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy as part of a public consultation on a new approach to housing.
Seniors and housing: A special case (French)
Opinion submitted to the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation as part of the Let’s Talk Housing consultations
Bill 56, Lobbying Transparency Act (French)
Brief submitted to the Commissioner of Lobbying
Retirement ‘aint what it used to be (French)
Opinion submitted to the Committee on Labour and the Economy as part of consultations on Bill 57, An Act to amend the Supplemental Pension Plans Act mainly with respect to the funding of defined benefit pension plans.
Assessment of seniors’ residences in Quebec (French)
Réseau FADOQ brief – Better protection for the rights of seniors who are tenants (French)
Opinion submitted as part of special consultations on Bill 492, An Act to amend the Civil Code to protect seniors’ rights as lessees.
Opinion submitted by Réseau FADOQ and Canada Post: Another step closer to loss of autonomy for seniors (French)
Submitted as part of public consultations on how Canada Post’s decision to cut home mail delivery in urban areas affects Montrealers.
Bill 10: Insufficient administrative restructuring for a sick Quebec (French)
Submitted as part of special consultations on Bill 10, An Act to modify the organization and governance of the health and social services network, in particular by abolishing the regional agencies.
Bill 3: Impoverishing Quebec (French)
Submitted as part of public consultations on Bill 3, An Act to foster the financial health and sustainability of municipal defined benefit pension plans.
Réseau FADOQ opinion: Bill to protect the rights of elderly tenants (French)
Submitted as part of Québec Solidaire’s proposed bill, which Réseau FADOQ supports.
Réseau FADOQ opinion: Reform of the Canada Elections Act, a step backwards for democracy (French)
Submitted to the committee as part of consultations on Bill C-23,An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and other Acts and to make consequential amendments to certain Acts.
Towards good quality of life in a real living environment (French)
Submitted as part of special consultations on living conditions for adults in residential and long-term care facilities.
Autonomy insurance: How much, when, and how?
Réseau FADOQ opinion on the impacts of the introduction of autonomy insurance (French)
Submitted as part of special consultations on L’autonomie pour tous, a white paper on the creation of autonomy insurance.
End-of-life care: A step forward for dignity (French)
National policy on sports, recreation, and physical activity: Seniors want to get moving too (French)
What does the future hold for retirees in Quebec: Reflections on the D’Amours report (French)
A perspective on the future of supplemental pension plans from people age 50 and over (French)
Bill 22, An Act to amend the Civil Code as regards the resiliation of a dwelling lease in certain cases: A legislative step forward with only minimal impacts on the daily lives of seniors and their families. (French)
Bill 16, An Act to amend the certification process for private seniors’ residences (French)
Retirees’ opinions on Bill 11 (French)
Brief on Bill 130: Preserving the Conseil des aînés (French)
Brief – Rights for female seniors: a key issue in the government’s second action plan on gender equality (French)
Brief – Challenges and best practices for retaining and reintegrating experienced workers into the labour market (French)
Brief – Aging and dying with dignity: Two complementary insights (French)
Brief on Bill 8, which expands the sale of funeral insurance in Quebec (French)
Brief on the Guaranteed Income Supplement: Towards a more generous and simpler GIS (French)
Brief on Bill 56: Necessary amendments and precautions (French)
Joint brief from FARQ (Quebec’s federation of retiree associations) and Réseau FADOQ as part of the public consultation on pension plans in Quebec (French)
Opinion submitted by Réseau FADOQ as part of special consultations on Bill 6 (French)
FADOQ brief submitted as part of federal pre-budget consultations on improving the Guaranteed Income Supplement (French)
Joint brief from FADOQ and FARQ on Bill 68 (progressive retirement) (French)
Well-known issues and what needs to be done (public consultation on living conditions for seniors) (French)
How to help the labour market adapt to demographic changes (French)
Improving economic security for older women (French)
Consultation on guaranteeing access: Equality, efficiency, and quality (French)
Regulations under Bill 83: Health and safety criteria for seniors’ residences (French)
Funding defined benefit pension plans (French)
Bill 83, An Act to amend the Act respecting health services and social services (French)
Bill on the Conseil des aînés (French)
Support for caregivers (French)
Overhaul of Quebec’s legal aid system (French)
Parliamentary committee on Quebec’s pension board, Régie des rentes du Québec (French)
Considerations for pre-budget consultations (French)
The Romanow Commission (French)
Turning right on a red light (French)
The Guaranteed Income Supplement (French)
The Vieillir en liberté, en toute Sûreté program (French)
Credit unions and automated services (French)
The Supplemental Pension Plans Act (French)
Exploitation of seniors (French)