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CALU submission to the Commissioner of Lobbying on the draft Code

CALU submits recommendations to the Commissioner of Lobbying based on the opinion that the current draft version of the Code contains elements that are unworkable, unenforceable and present an overreach specifically with the definitions of close relationships, low-value gifts and political activities. View the submission

February 16, 2022|Categories: Advocacy, Submissions|

CALU advocacy update – 2021 Speech from the Throne

Last week, the Governor General delivered the throne speech to open the 44th parliament and outline the governments agenda. Although the speech was very high level, there were no surprises and it fell closely in line with previous policy statements by this government.

December 2, 2021|Categories: Advocacy|

Coalition for a Better Future

CALU has recently joined over 100 other organizations as a member of the Coalition for a Better Future, which has its goal to create dialogue on the long-term economic well-being of Canada in a post-pandemic future. As outlined in this press release, former federal Cabinet ministers Hon. Anne McLellan and Hon. Lisa Raitt are leading this initiative as co-chairs of the Coalition's Advisory Council.

September 23, 2021|Categories: Advocacy|

Will Power campaign national launch

The first national Will Power / Volonté de faire campaign, led by CAGP and sponsored by CALU, launches next week. The campaign encourages Canadians to support their favourite charities in their wills, with a goal of raising the level of charitable giving through wills to 8.5 per cent of all Canadians by 2030. Follow the campaign online at willpower.ca, and join the conversation on social media with the hashtags #willpowerca and #volontedefaireca. It's also not too late to join the campaign as a partner. Please see the CAGP website for more information.

August 26, 2021|Categories: Advocacy, Announcements|

Government of Canada and Prince Edward Island accelerate work to implement pharmacare

Source: Health Canada Federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu announced the Governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island have signed the first agreement towards a universal pharmacare program in Canada. Under this agreement, PEI will receive $35 million in federal funding over four years to add new drugs to the list of covered drugs and lower out-of-pocket costs for drugs covered under existing public plans for PEI residents. Hajdu said this will ensure vulnerable, uninsured and senior residents with a high burden of medication costs will benefit from improved access to drugs and a reduction or removal of co-pays. Hajdu also ...

August 11, 2021|Categories: Advocacy|

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