Canada's Fighting Seniors

Canada's Fighting Seniors

By C. G. Gifford

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First published in 1990, this book charts the emergence and rapid growth of Canada's powerful seniors' movement.
Seniors' political clout has been increasingly evident since the mid-eighties, when their protest convinced Brian Mulroney to drop his efforts to limit pension benifits. Gifford's book provides a short history of seniors' organizing and tells the personal and organizational stories of today's seniors' groups. Sections on the work of seniors' groups in the United States and Europe add a global dimension to the book's analysis.
Canada's Fighting Seniors is a pioneering study of the increasing organization and influence of older citizens in this country.

Part I. The Rise of the Seniors
Chapter 1. Images and Reality
Chapter 2. The Pioneer Movements
Part II. Seniors' Organizations Across Canada
Chapter 3. Advocacy Groups
Chapter 4. Organizing the Federations
Chapter 5. Special Purpose Organizations
Chapter 6. 1985: A Turning Point
Part III. Personal Experiences
Chapter 7. Seniors Against War
Chapter 8. Reflections on Seniors and Society
Part IV. Different Countries, Different Patterns
Chapter 9. The American Experience
Chapter 10. The European Experience
Part V. Making the Future
Chapter 11. An Agenda for the 1990s
Appendix I: Chart: History of Seniors Pro-rams and their Organizations
Appendix II: Acronyms and Names of Organizationns

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Publication Details:

Binding: Hardback, 280 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 1990
ISBN: 9781550283167
Format: 9in x 6in

BISAC Code:  POL000000, POL019000
Imprint: Lorimer


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