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Advocacy and election update

This week on the campaign trail: the Green party released their platform the Conservative party published their costed plan Leaders debates were held in French and in English Follow CALU's government relations consultants at Summa Strategies for election updates and analysis, including their weekly summary and debate coverage.

September 10, 2021|Categories: Industry news, Tools & resources|

Federal election 2021

With Canadians heading to the polls in a little over two weeks from now, let's take a look to see what the three largest parties are offering. Our government relations consultants at Summa Strategies have analyzed the parties' election platforms in comparison with CALU's public policy priorities and prepared a summary report on key areas of interest including taxes, healthcare, the economy and more Also, the Advocacy Toolkit section of the website has been updated to include the Liberal Party's election platform, Forward, For Everyone. You are encouraged to review all of the resources and then get involved by getting in touch with your ...

September 2, 2021|Categories: Industry news, Tools & resources|

From the campaign trail

The federal election period is well underway with the leaders from all of the major political parties making announcements with their plans for the future of Canada. For a recap of this week's campaign news, please see our government relations firm Summa Strategies' weekly summary. For regular updates, you can subscribe yourself to their newsletter. We also encourage you to learn about the parties' platforms, including the Bloc Québécois platform which was released this week. For links, tools and resources on the election and grassroots advocacy, visit the Advocacy Toolkit web page for CALU members. Get involved by reaching out to and meeting ...

August 26, 2021|Categories: Industry news, Tools & resources|

Best practices for the use of life insurance in charitable giving

With input of CALU and other recognized experts in strategic philanthropy, financial planning and the insurance industry, the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP) has created a series of user-friendly information resources intended to provide straightforward guidance and direction to fundraisers, professional advisors, donors, and insurers when facilitating charitable donations using life insurance. The guidance comes in response to concerns some insurance industry regulators have expressed about the use of life insurance as a charitable giving vehicle. Interested parties were asked to collaborate in the development of best practices to address the solicitation and receipt of life insurance policies to ...

April 15, 2021|Categories: Tools & resources|

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