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CANADA’S CANCER CODE BREAKERS OUTLINE LATEST FINDINGS ON TORONTO STAGE

It was an evening of insight into the latest in cancer research as the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre kicked off a $50-million fundraising campaign for major donors. The Shangri-La Hotel in downtown Toronto hosted the special event called An Evening … read more

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PANCREATIC CANCER RESEARCH RECEIVES $4.6 MILLION BOOST FROM ONTARIO INSTITUTE FOR CANCER RESEARCH

Pancreatic cancer is one of the least understood types of cancer and on track to be the second leading cause of cancer death in North America in 10 years.  But there is some good news in the fight against this … read more

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ONTARIO BUDGET OFFERS MUCH LESS FOR ZOOMERS THAN FEDERAL BUDGET: CARP

Unlike the federal budget, yesterday’s Ontario budget offered very little help for Zoomers. Susan Eng of CARP – A New Vision of Aging – told Zoomer Media’s Libby Znaimer, the document is a stand pat budget.  But End did note the … read more

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TODAY’S FEDERAL BUDGET TO PROVIDE INCENTIVES FOR ZOOMERS IN ELECTION YEAR

Seventy-five percent of Canadians 65 and over vote regularly in federal elections. And in light of this year’s upcoming vote, this is likely the motivation for the governing Conservatives to provide incentives for seniors in today’s federal budget. Finance Minister Joe Oliver is widely expected … read more

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RULES FOR WITHDRAWING FUNDS FROM RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS YEARLY COULD CHANGE: FINANCE MINISTER OLIVER

It’s been a long-standing demand from CARP – A New Vision of Aging. The advocacy group wants the government to change the rules that force zoomers to withdraw prescribed amounts from their retirement accounts yearly, whether they need the money or not. … read more

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LIBBY ZNAIMER’S INCREDIBLE CANCER STORY INSPIRES WORLDWIDE PERSONALIZED MEDICINE RESEARCH

Personalized medicine is becoming more the norm in cancer treatment around the world, thanks in part to the research by Doctor Steven Gallinger of the University Health Network’s Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Doctor Gallinger received a $1.2 million five year … read more

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SUPREME COURT TO RECONSIDER RIGHT TO DOCTOR ASSISTED DEATH FOR TERMINALLY ILL

The Supreme Court of Canada will hear an appeal this week on a sensitive issue; the right to doctor assisted death for the terminally ill.  The final decision could result in dying, but mentally competent Canadians, being given the right to receive medical assistance … read more

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IT’S ELECTION DAY IN ONTARIO WITH THE OUTCOME TOO CLOSE TO PREDICT. GET OUT AND VOTE!

Today is voting day in Ontario.  There are 107 ridings at stake. At dissolution, the Liberals held 48 seats in a minority government, the Progressive Conservatives had 37 and the New Democrats held 21 while one seat was vacant.  And … read more

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TIM HUDAK ADMITS PLAN TO CUT 100,000 PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS COULD COST BILLIONS

Polls suggest Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak won the Ontario election debate Tuesday night, but a new Forum research survey suggests the Kathleen Wynne Liberals are ahead with 40 percent voter support.  The survey was taken after the debate.  Thirty-five … read more

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ONTARIO PC LEADER VISITS ZOOMER RADIO

Fresh from a well received performance in the leaders’ debate, the PC’s Tim Hudak dropped by AM 740 for a guest appearance on ”Goldhawk Fights Back”. He told host Dale Goldhawk how his plan will create jobs – guaranteed – … read more

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