Dear Friends, Colleagues, “Concerned Citizens” & Focus upon Seniors’, Politicians & Media
The Elder Citizen Action Coalition (ECAC) is a private owned & operated, apolitical entity formed to represent Seniors’, to refocus respect upon Seniors’ and do all possible to remedy various issues impacting upon Seniors’ lives. Our role is to be pro-active and persistent in our quest, to as Edmund Burke states, “Evil will flourish when good men and women stand by and do nothing”, hence, you will always find ECAC “speaking-out” when most are silent, either via Letters to Editors, Articles, News To You Newsletters and otherwise, at the ‘cutting edge’ of the “Silver Tsunami” and fore-front of progressive measures to improve Seniors’ lives. While private, we nonetheless will join progressive organizations, such as COSCO, or BC Centre for Elder Advocacy & Support and continually liaise with many leaders to help impart crucial information to recipients of our documents. Seniors’ have a major untapped resource of Seniors 55+ years of age but sadly witness one of the least organized insofar as many, many organizations comprised of Seniors’ exist across our vast Nation but have not harnessed the power resulting from voting politicians into office who will achieve benefits for Seniors’. Hence, in part, ECAC will seek to be leaders in the Fraser Valley, for example, to get advocates of “Age-Friendly” Communities elected. Municipal Election November 2014 are the first challenge to all Seniors’ to elect, for example, in the Fraser Valley, NEW Mayors & most Councillors – stay tuned!
To this end, we are extending the courtesy to forward a current report received from Seniors’ Project BC Seniors Policy Alternatives pertaining to progress to the Ombudsperson report, reflecting a sad commentary upon the Provincial Government. To add insult to injury, the Minister of Seniors has been punished presumably because when asked “if he will step aside to let the Premier run in his (safe seat) of West Vancouver by-election”, he replied “NO”, now gone. A weakened approach Seniors’ Advocate position reporting to Minister of Health, was created but destined to failure, yet not filled yet, instead only a Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health for Seniors’ was created. Anything short of an Officer of the Legislature, like Children’s & Families is totally unacceptable. ECAC is a leader in Seniors’ issues, to consult with and listen to when deciding what is to be done to improve Seniors’ lives and a “Political ally” toward organizing all Seniors’ into a viable “political force to reckon with” at each level of Government.
George F. Evens
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