January 17, 2018 1/16/2018 10:10:01 AM   The Alzheimer Society of Elgin – St. Thomas is working to reduce the stigma associated with Alzheimer’s Disease. They are doing that throughout the month of January which is Alzheimer’s awareness month. Alzheimer’s Disease destroys brain cells and gets worse over time. It impacts each person differently and impacts their ...

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Local Leaders Meet To Discuss Needs In EML

January 12, 2018

For immediate Release From the constituency office of Karen Vecchio Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London   Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Local leaders meet to discuss needs in eml Local Government officials met with Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London, Karen Vecchio, for their annual Municipal Leaders Meeting on Wednesday. Mayors and CAOs from across Elgin County, ...

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MP Karen Vecchio Joins Minds In Motion In St. Thomas

January 5, 2018

By Maggie Trevitt Thursday, January 4, 2018 4:41:39 EST PM On Dec 20, 2017, the Alzheimer Society Elgin-St. Thomas wrapped up their first session with the YMCA Elgin of Minds in Motion. Minds in Motion is a fitness program for people living with dementia and their caregivers. It combines an hour of physical fitness ...

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MP Karen Vecchio Year In Review

January 3, 2018

1/2/2018 10:49:23 AM Local Member of Parliament Karen Vecchio is looking back on a very busy, but successful 2017. Some of the items that Vecchio spent a lot of time working on this past year were the National Housing Strategy and the official apologies to the LGBTQ community from the Government. This year was ...

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Hear What 3 London MP’s Want For Their Constituents In 2018

December 23, 2017

CBC News Posted: Dec 22, 2017 12:56 PM ET Last Updated: Dec 22, 2017 12:56 PM ET     To cap off 2018, we invited three London MPs from all political stripes to sit down together to tell us how they’re working for residents in this city. The rules were simple. No attacks! Just a ...

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Flat-Rate CPP Death Benefit Panned as Insufficient To Cover Funeral Costs

December 17, 2017

The Canadian Press Posted: Dec 16, 2017 3:27 PM ET   Industry association estimates the benefit has lost 38% of buying power over past 2 decades A change to the Canada Pension Plan to provide a flat-rate death benefit to help low-income families cover funeral costs falls short of what funeral homes say is needed ...

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New Round Of CPP Changes Ends Age Restrictions On Survivor Benefits

December 14, 2017

by Jordan Press Hamilton Spectator OTTAWA — Samantha MacDougall thought her fight to get her late partner’s Canada Pension Plan benefits would take years. The government ended the fight for her. Newly-approved changes to the Canada Pension Plan will mean widows and widowers, regardless of age, will receive full survivor benefits, changing five decades of ...

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December 13, 2017

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Canada Summer Jobs Program Accepting Applications

December 11, 2017

December 8, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE From the Office of Karen Vecchio, Member of Parliament Shadow Minister for Families, Children and Social Development     Canada Summer Jobs Program Accepting Applications   St. Thomas, Ontario –Karen Vecchio, Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London and Shadow Minister for Families, Children and Social Development, is encouraging organizations in ...

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Under Fire Over Comments To Thalidomide Victims, Hehr Reads Statement

December 6, 2017

By Janice Dickson Published on Dec 5, 2017 3:26pm   The Liberal minister responsible for persons with disabilities, Kent Hehr, says controversial comments he made to thalidomide victims were “misconstrued.” Earlier Tuesday at a press conference on Parliament Hill, Fiona Sampson, a thalidomide survivor, said that Hehr belittled thalidomide survivors at a meeting in October. ...

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