In this brief, prepared for the pre-budget consultations of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance, the Réseau FADOQ proposes 11 recommendations.
Following the federal government’s budget announcement that it would like to increase monthly Old Age Security benefits by 10% for people aged 75 and over, starting in July 2022, many Quebec seniors reacted to the exclusion of people aged 65 to 74, who will not be able to benefit from this increase.
In this brief, Réseau FADOQ addresses this federal government proposal head on. Our organization is eminently in favour of increasing the amount granted through the Old Age Security pension. However, Réseau FADOQ puts the age-based exclusion criteria into perspective.
Elder abuse is obviously a phenomenon of great concern to Réseau FADOQ. This brief, written as part of the call for briefs in connection with the development of the third government action plan to combat elder abuse, proposes 16 recommendations.
This brief was prepared for the Pre-Budget Consultations and presented to the office of the Minister of Finance of Québec. In this brief, the Réseau FADOQ makes 33 recommendations to the provincial government.
Brief presented to the members of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women to propose solutions to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on senior women.
Submission to the Committee on Public Finance on Bill 68, An Act mainly to allow the establishment of target benefit pension plans.
Brief presented to the Commission de l’aménagement du territoire in connection with Bill 67, An act to establish a new development regime for the flood zones of lakes and watercourses, to temporarily grant municipalities powers enabling them to respond to certain needs and to amend various provisions.
Brief submitted to the Québec Ombudsman in connection with the call for testimony and briefs concerning the investigation into the management of the COVID-19 crisis in nursing homes.
In the brief, Réseau FADOQ stressed the importance of ensuring that caregivers were informed about the resources available to them, the importance of government support, and the need to adapt to their individual situations.
In the brief, Réseau FADOQ made 12 recommendations for the next federal budget.
In the brief, Réseau FADOQ recommended introducing criminal penalties to reinforce the Act to combat maltreatment of seniors and other persons of full age in vulnerable situations. The effectiveness of the act has been called into question, in part because of the absence of penalties for violators.
In the brief, Réseau FADOQ outlined the priority measures determined by its members and drew the federal government’s attention to certain aspects that should be taken into account in drawing up the budget.
In this brief, Réseau FADOQ outlined the priority measures determined by its members. It also aimed to raise awareness about factors the Government of Quebec should take into account in preparing the budget.
This brief was presented to the Committee on Health and Social Services during consideration of Bill 31, the Act to amend mainly the Pharmacy Act to facilitate access to certain services.
This brief was presented to Marguerite Blais, Minister Responsible for Seniors and Informal Caregivers, in the lead-up to the tabling of Quebec’s first provincial caregiver policy.
Brief – Bill 18 (French)
An Act to amend the Civil Code, the Code of Civil Procedure, the Public Curator Act and various provisions as regards the protection of persons
Brief – Bill 16 (French)
An Act mainly to regulate building inspections and divided co-ownership, to replace the name and improve the rules of operation of the Régie du logement and to amend the Act respecting the Société d’habitation du Québec and various legislative provisions concerning municipal affairs
Brief – Standing Committee on the Status of Women (French)
Brief presented to the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women to highlight the challenges faced by female seniors in Canada.
Brief – Federal Budget 2019 (French)
In this brief, Réseau FADOQ outlines the priority measures determined by its members. It also aims to raise awareness about factors the Government of Canada should take into account in preparing the budget.
Brief – Quebec Budget 2019 (French)
In this brief, Réseau FADOQ outlines the priority measures determined by its members. It also aims to raise awareness about factors the Government of Quebec should take into account in preparing the budget.
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.
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.
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.
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)