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Government Report
Posted date : Jul 08, 2011.
Government Report - As I sit down to write my column for the summer edition of CSANews, CSA President Bob Slack and staff are just days away from a five-day visit to ....   Read more...

Government Report
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
Government Report - By the time you read this, Canada's 41st general election will have come to a close and we will know which party will form our new federal gov....   Read more...

Government Relations Report
Posted date : Dec 06, 2010.
Government Relations Report - The United States' 2010 midterm elections are now in the books and the political landscape has shifted significantly. Elections were held for all ....   Read more...

Government Relations Report
Posted date : Sep 17, 2010.
Government Relations Report - Summer can often be a challenging time at which to have snowbird issues debated in our national media and by the members of our legislative assemblies....   Read more...

Government Relations Report
Posted date : May 27, 2010.
Government Relations Report - The third edition of The Canadian Travellers' Report Card was officially released at the Snowbird Extravaganza in Lakeland, Florida this past ....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 73
Posted date : Dec 12, 2009.
Government Relations Report Issue 73 - As our members from Ontario may be aware, we are heading into the fourth month of a strike at all DriveTest locations throughout the province. Thi....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 72
Posted date : Sep 22, 2009.
Government Relations Report Issue 72 - In the summer edition of CSANews, CSA President Don Gardiner announced that work has begun on the next edition of The Canadian Travellers' Report ....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 71
Posted date : Jul 21, 2009.
Government Relations Report Issue 71 - Since the last edition of CSANews, there have been provincial elections in both British Columbia and Nova Scotia. In British Columbia,Premier Gordon C....   Read more...

Property Taxes in Florida
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
Property Taxes in Florida - By the time you read this, you will be back in Canada. How do I know? Well, because that is where we are mailing your magazine. A wise man onc....   Read more...

Government Relations Report
Posted date : Dec 23, 2008.
Government Relations Report - In the last edition of CSANews, I alluded to the fact that a federal election may well be right around the corner. As we all know, that is ind....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 68
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
Government Relations Report Issue 68 - It has been a busy summer on the political front here at the CSA. In July, I, along with research and communications officer Michael MacKenzie....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 67
Posted date : Jul 22, 2008.
Government Relations Report Issue 67 - As you have no doubt already read in the President’s Report, CSA president Don Gardiner and research and communications officer Michael MacKenzie we....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 66
Posted date : May 24, 2008.
Government Relations Report Issue 66 - I am honoured and pleased to have been elected as first vice-president and chair of the Government Relations Committee. I am looking forward to writin....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 65
Posted date : May 22, 2008.
Government Relations Report Issue 65 - Since the Fall 2007 issue of CSANews, elections have taken place in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Labrador and the Northwest Territories. Th....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 64
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 64 - October is shaping up to be a busy month on the Canadian political scene. Voters in Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador and the Northwest Territories w....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 63
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 63 - One of the greatest challenges of government advocacy work is that governments are always changing. Since last June alone, we have new premiers in Alb....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 62
Posted date : Jun 06, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 62 - I am happy to report that there has been a significant development in one of our most important areas of ongoing government advocacy.As many of you ar....   Read more...

Government Report Issue 61
Posted date : Jun 01, 2007.
Government Report Issue 61 - Well, we have arrived once again at the beginning of another snowbird travel season. We had a very busy autumn on the government relations front and t....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 60
Posted date : May 30, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 60 - A common political misconception is that when federal, provincial and territorial legislatures adjourn for the summer, not much happens on the politic....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 59
Posted date : May 28, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 59 - As most of you are aware, the CSA is heavily involved in lobbying our federal, provincial and territorial governments right here at home. That is i....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 58
Posted date : May 27, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 58 - In 2002, the association released The Canadian Travellers’ Report Card, a national evaluation of federal, provincial and territorial government poli....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 57
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 57 - The fall is always a busy political season in Canada. With the federal and provincial legislatures back in session from coast to coast, there is no be....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 56
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 56 - As you have already read in the president's message, association representatives have been busy attending political functions as well as meeting with ....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 55
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 55 - Advocacy—the act of arguing in favour of a cause, idea, or policy—is the raison d'être of the Canadian Snowbird Association. In 1992, our associa....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 54
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 54 - In the 2005 series of winter events, CSA President Gerry Brissenden made a concerted effort to bring as many political representatives to our gatherin....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 53
Posted date : May 16, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 53 - On September 15, 2004, Prime Minister Paul Martin and the first ministers collectively announced the 10-Year Action Plan on Health. To accelerate and ....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 51
Posted date : May 10, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 51 - Health care in Canada has been front and centre in our daily news since the possibility of a spring/summer election was raised earlier in the new year....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 50
Posted date : May 05, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 50 - The CSA's government relations committee met in conjunction with the recent Board of Directors' meeting in Orlando, Florida. A number of items were di....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 49
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 49 - For the past six years, it has been my honour to chair the Canadian Snowbird Association's Government Relations Committee. I am extremely proud of our....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 48
Posted date : Apr 25, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 48 - As you have read read from Ellen White's president's report, she and our executive director have just returned from a political tour of our provinces ....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 47
Posted date : Apr 20, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 47 - In the winter edition of CSA News, we included tear-out cards to be mailed to our premiers and prime minister. These detailed our concerns regarding r....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 46
Posted date : Apr 15, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 46 - In early March, we received some extremely welcome news ­ the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS), formerly the Immigration and Nat....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 45
Posted date : Apr 12, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 45 - After two-and-a-half years of research and hard work, the CSA Travellers' Report Card was released to various levels of government and the media on Oc....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 44
Posted date : Apr 09, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 44 - The Canadian Travellers' Report Card was a two-year undertaking that, while now drawing to a close in one way, will open doors in another. It has been....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 43
Posted date : Apr 06, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 43 - There's never really a "restful" time for members of the CSA board of directors. When we're in our winter homes, we are quite busy with our Annual Gen....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 42
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 42 - It's good to be back ­ as much as we all enjoy escaping the cold, there is no place like home. I hope you all had a safe and healthy winter. As you a....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 41
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 41 - On November 8, 2001, a delegation from the Canadian Snowbird Association was invited to attend and present at the Standing Senate Committee on Social ....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 40
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 40 - We have already met with provincial ministers in Ontario and have meetings confirmed for Manitoba. We are rescheduling our meeting in Prince Edward Is....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 39
Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 39 - Travellers Bill of RightsOn May 31, 2001, the Canadian Snowbird Association had a truly groundbreaking day. Key representatives of our association met....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 38
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 38 - This past winter has been exceptionally busy for the entire CSA board of directors ­ and the government relations committee is still working overtime....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 37
Posted date : Mar 07, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 37 - Your CSA Government Relations Committee has been busy over the last few months, and we are happy to report some real progress for our efforts.CSA TRAV....   Read more...

Executive Director's Report Issue 37
Posted date : Mar 07, 2007.
Executive Director's Report Issue 37 - Being associated with the Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) for the past eight years, and having had the opportunity to serve as a board member, the....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 35
Posted date : Mar 05, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 35 - Whew! Section 110 Amended!Since our last issue of the CSA NEWS, your CSA Government Relations Committee has been actively pursuing a number of advocac....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 34
Posted date : Mar 04, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 34 - Retiree Visa Update On December 7, 1999 CSA President Bob Jackson and CSA general counsel Wallace J.D. Weylie will be in Washington D.C. to meet with ....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 33
Posted date : Mar 03, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 33 - The CSA Goes to Washington On January 6, 1999, the Retiree Visa Act of 1999 was referred to the U.S. Committee of the Judiciary and subsequently refer....   Read more...

Government Relations Report
Posted date : Mar 02, 2007.
Government Relations Report - As chairman of the Government Relations Committee, I find it heartening to hear about the number of calls that we have received regarding the CSA Spec....   Read more...

Government Relations Report
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
Government Relations Report - Throughout the past year, the CSA has left no stone unturned in our attempts to promote and enhance the independence of members. We have been diligent....   Read more...