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Government Relations Report
Posted date : Sep 02, 2011.
Government Relations Report - In the summer edition of CSANews, I outlined our plan of attack in our fight for a Retired Persons' Visa. Since that last column, CSA officials ha....   Read more...

President's Message
Posted date : Jul 08, 2011.
President's Message - One of the questions I was asked most often this winter was "when can we expect to see the new, 10-year Canadian passport?" As many of you are awa....   Read more...

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...

President's Message
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
President's Message - Welcome back to Canada.Let me begin by saying that Lois and I had the pleasure of meeting many of you this winter at one of our Extravaganzas or Winte....   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...

President's Message - Issue 77
Posted date : Dec 16, 2010.
President's Message - Issue 77 - As I sit down to write this column, Lois and I have just arrived in Florida. The Canadian dollar is once again flirting with parity and, if th....   Read more...

It's a Small World After All: Why Emerging Markets Demand Some of Your Investment Attention
Posted date : Dec 16, 2010.
It's a Small World After All: Why Emerging Markets Demand Some of Your Investment Attention - You've probably heard talk of the rapid "globalization" of the world economy.  Corporations are becoming increasingly international in scope&....   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...

President's Message - Issue 76
Posted date : Oct 01, 2010.
President's Message - Issue 76 - Well here I am writing to you in the fall edition of CSANews... can you believe it? It's certainly been one of the hottest summers in quite a whil....   Read more...

Government Relations Report
Posted date : Jul 20, 2010.
Government Relations Report - The new British Columbia 12 per cent harmonized sales tax is scheduled to come into effect on July 1. More than 700,000 British Columbians have si....   Read more...

President's Message - Issue 75
Posted date : Jul 20, 2010.
President's Message - Issue 75 - In the last edition of CSANews, I asked you to contact the office and tell us how you felt about the concept of a "retired person's visa,"....   Read more...

CSA President’s Award Honourees
Posted date : May 27, 2010.
CSA President’s Award Honourees - Instituted in 2003, the annual president's award recognizes members who have served the association in an outstanding volunteer capacity there....   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...

CSANews Spring Issue
Posted date : May 27, 2010.
CSANews Spring Issue - The CSA is happy to inform its members that the latest issue of the CSANews - The Official News Magazine of the Canadian Snowbird Association - is now....   Read more...

President's Message - Issue 74
Posted date : May 27, 2010.
President's Message - Issue 74 - As many of our Ontario members are aware, Ontario was the only place in North America that failed to permit absentee mail-in balloting in provinci....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 73
Posted date : Dec 12, 2009.
President's Message Issue 73 - In the last issue of CSANews, we appealed to our Saskatchewan members for help in convincing the Saskatchewan government to clarify just how long resi....   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...

President's Message Issue 72
Posted date : Sep 22, 2009.
President's Message Issue 72 - You are now reading the fall edition of CSANews. As difficult as it may be to believe, it won't be long before we embark on our journeys to ou....   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...

President's Message Issue 71
Posted date : Jul 21, 2009.
President's Message Issue 71 - The new U.S. border requirement for passports or specific identity documents went into effect on June 1, 2009 for all Canadians seeking entry into....   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...

President’s Message Issue 70
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
President’s Message Issue 70 - I would like to welcome everyone back to Canada. As much as we all enjoy escaping the cold, there really is no place like home.It was another busy....   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...

President’s Award Honourees 2009
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
President’s Award Honourees 2009 - President's Award Honourees 2009Instituted in 2003, the association has created an annual president's award – to be presented at the a....   Read more...

Hockey Legend Urges Snowbirds to Join the CSA
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
Hockey Legend Urges Snowbirds to Join the CSA - Hockey Legend Urges Snowbirds to Join the CSACanadian Hockey Legend Ron Ellis takes time out of his busy schedule at Snowbird Extravaganza to join the....   Read more...

CANDIDATES FOR POSITIONS ON THE CSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
CANDIDATES FOR POSITIONS ON THE CSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS - Both the Canadian and American by-laws of the Canadian Snowbird Association Inc. provide that a nominating committee be established by the board of di....   Read more...

President’s Message
Posted date : Dec 23, 2008.
President’s Message - Over the last few weeks, some people have been asking me what impact the current global financial crisis is having on snowbird travel. Many of the....   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...

President's Message Issue 68
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
President's Message Issue 68 - I trust that everyone has been enjoying a relaxing summer at home in Canada. With fall right around the corner, it is almost time to start contemp....   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...

President's Message Issue 67
Posted date : Jul 22, 2008.
President's Message Issue 67 - As most of you are aware, the right of Canadians to travel freely without losing their health coverage or residency status is of paramount importa....   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...

President's Message Issue 66
Posted date : May 24, 2008.
President's Message Issue 66 - It is both an honour and a privilege to have been elected president of the Canadian Snowbird Association. For more than 15 years, the association has ....   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...

President's Message Issue 65
Posted date : May 22, 2008.
President's Message Issue 65 - As you know, I am now coming to the end of my second term as president of this great association. It has been four very busy years in which I have had....   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...

A Tribute to Gerry Brissenden
Posted date : May 22, 2008.
A Tribute to Gerry Brissenden - Hands down, Gerry Brissenden is one of the hardest-working directors that the Canadian Snowbird Association has ever had. It was no surprise that he w....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 64
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
President's Message Issue 64 - As the fall season approaches, we start to think about the winter cold and begin to prepare for our journey to warmer climes. Before we leave, however....   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...

President's Message Issue 63
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
President's Message Issue 63 - Joan and I love to get away during the cold winter months and enjoy the warmer climate in the southern states. It is, however, always great to return ....   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...

AGM Notice Issue 63
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
AGM Notice Issue 63 - CANADIAN SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATION INC.(A corporation without share capital under part II of The Canada Business Corporations Act)CANADIAN SNOWBIRD ASSOCIA....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 62
Posted date : Jun 06, 2007.
President's Message Issue 62 - I have now begun my final year as president of our association. It started off with plenty of travel and many meetings.One part of those travels that ....   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...

CSA Meets with Minister of Health
Posted date : Jun 06, 2007.
CSA Meets with Minister of Health - On November 29, 2006, CSA president Gerry Brissenden met with the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health, and the Honourable John Baird, in Ottaw....   Read more...

In Memoriam - Don Slinger
Posted date : Jun 06, 2007.
In Memoriam - Don Slinger - CSANews regrets to announce the passing of Donald Slinger. DONALD VINCENT SLINGERFebruary 14, 1922 – March 18, 2007Don was born in Guelph, Ontario. ....   Read more...

CSA President's Award
Posted date : Jun 06, 2007.
CSA President's Award - CSA President's AwardThe president and board of directors is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's CSA PRESIDENT'S AWARD.Instituted in 200....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 61
Posted date : Jun 01, 2007.
President's Message Issue 61 - Wow! What a busy fall season it has been. Our travels started off with the CSA board of directors’ meeting in Victoria, British Columbia. It was ....   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...

AGM Notice Issue 61
Posted date : Jun 01, 2007.
AGM Notice Issue 61 - CANADIAN SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATION INC. (A corporation without share capital under part II of The Canada Business Corporations Act) CANADIAN SNOWBIRD A....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 60
Posted date : May 30, 2007.
President's Message Issue 60 - I hope that everyone has been having a great summer; the weather in Ontario is just perfect. In between the many government meetings which we have bee....   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...

AGM Notice Issue 60
Posted date : May 30, 2007.
AGM Notice Issue 60 - CANADIAN SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATION INC. (A corporation without share capital under part II of The Canada Business Corporations Act) CANADIAN SNOWBIRD ....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 59
Posted date : May 28, 2007.
President's Message Issue 59 - Once again, it is time to report what your association has been doing on behalf of you as well as all travelling Canadians. In the last issue of CSANe....   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...

President's Message Issue 58
Posted date : May 27, 2007.
President's Message Issue 58 - Well, here I am again, putting pen to paper, or should I say putting fingers to the computer. The office staff has reminded me that my report for the ....   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...

President’s Message Issue 57
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
President’s Message Issue 57 - Well, here we are again, another snowbird travel season. I hope that all members had a safe and enjoyable trip to their winter destination. We had a g....   Read more...

2008 CSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
2008 CSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS - On January 18, 2006, the Canadian Snowbird Association will inaugurate its Board of Directors for the 2006 - 2008 term of office. The ceremony will ta....   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...

President's Message Issue 56
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
President's Message Issue 56 - I can't believe the summer has gone by so fast. We have been very busy attending political functions as well as meeting with individual government off....   Read more...

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING 2006
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING 2006 - CANADIAN SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATION INC. (A corporation without share capital under part II of The Canada Business Corporations Act) CANADIAN SNOWBIRD ....   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...

President's Message Issue 55
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
President's Message Issue 55 - Here we are once again, back in our own wonderful country. As I sit here writing this message the sun is shining, the birds are singing, it is a beaut....   Read more...

Notice of CSA Annual Meeting 2006
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
Notice of CSA Annual Meeting 2006 - CANADIAN SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATION INC. (A corporation without share capital under part II of The Canada Business Corporations Act) CANADIAN SNOWBIRD ....   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...

President’s Message Issue 54
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
President’s Message Issue 54 - Snowbird season has come to its traditional end. As we return to our Canadian homes, let's look back at the accomplishments of the past season. Our sn....   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...

The CSA has broken new ground...again!
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
The CSA has broken new ground...again! - This year, for the first time ever, The Canadian Snowbird Association held a Winter Information Meeting entirely in French. The event was researched, ....   Read more...

CSA Key Members!
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
CSA Key Members! - Current members who recruit five new, paying members to the CSA will be awarded a free, one-year membership and a "KEY MEMBER" pin. Current members....   Read more...

A Tribute to Lorne Power
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
A Tribute to Lorne Power - We are saddened to announce the passing of Lorne Power, former Second Vice-President of the Canadian Snowbird Association between 1993 and 1996. He pa....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 53
Posted date : May 16, 2007.
President's Message Issue 53 - Well here it is again, time to go south for the sunshine. I hope that all of you who do go south for the winter have a safe trip with no problems at t....   Read more...

CSA President Gets Results in Manitoba!
Posted date : May 16, 2007.
CSA President Gets Results in Manitoba! - As a result of the CSA's meeting the Manitoba Government issued the following statement confirming Manitoba's position on residential status as it rel....   Read more...

CSA Renewal Winners
Posted date : May 16, 2007.
CSA Renewal Winners - The Canadian Snowbird Association Staff, Executive and Directors send their best wishes to all snowbirds and pledge their commitment to an enjoyable, ....   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...

Notice of CSA Annual Meeting 2005
Posted date : May 16, 2007.
Notice of CSA Annual Meeting 2005 - CANADIAN SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING CANADIAN SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATION INC. (A corporation without share capital under part II of The ....   Read more...

President’s Message Issue 52
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
President’s Message Issue 52 - Since the last issue of CSANews, your directors and staff have been very busy. Our British Columbia director, Jim Sherb, attended a two-day seminar in....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 51
Posted date : May 10, 2007.
President's Message Issue 51 - By the time you receive this issue of CSANews, the federal election will be history. Prior to the election, the association sent letters to the leader....   Read more...

Executive Director's Report Issue 51
Posted date : May 10, 2007.
Executive Director's Report Issue 51 - While spring and summer are regarded by many people as the "slow" period of the year in which time can be found for cleaning, decorating and gener....   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...

CSA Update Issue 50
Posted date : May 05, 2007.
CSA Update Issue 50 - The Canadian Snowbird Association would like to take this opportunity to formally announce their President for the 2004 ­ 2006 term, Mr. Gerald Briss....   Read more...

President’s Message Issue 50
Posted date : May 05, 2007.
President’s Message Issue 50 - I am proud to have been appointed President of the Canadian Snowbird Association. I look forward to working with the Board of Directors on behalf of y....   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...

Executive Director's Report Issue 50
Posted date : May 05, 2007.
Executive Director's Report Issue 50 - It is indeed a pleasure for me, as your new executive director, to write this first of many columns for CSANews. With several family members and fr....   Read more...

A Tribute to Retiring CSA President Ellen White
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
A Tribute to Retiring CSA President Ellen White - For the past two years, the CSA has been guided by our version of the "Iron Lady." Strong-minded and strong-willed, she has never wavered in her goals....   Read more...

CSA Directors' Tribute
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
CSA Directors' Tribute - At the Annual General Meeting on Jan. 14, 2004, we not only inaugurate a new board of directors, we say good-bye to some who have helped guide the ass....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 49
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
President's Message Issue 49 - I always laugh when I'm greeted with the phrase "What's new?" For the past two years every single day has brought something new. When I became pre....   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...

CSA Nomination Slate
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
CSA Nomination Slate - On January 14, 2004, the Canadian Snowbird Association will inaugurate its Board of Directors for the 2004-2006 term of office. The ceremony will take....   Read more...

CSA Board ­ Directors at Large
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
CSA Board ­ Directors at Large - Pic 1: Roland Belanger Quebec/Florida Director-at-large, 2003-2004 Member, CSA Francophone Committee Captain of Marshalls, Honda Classic PGA ....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 48
Posted date : Apr 25, 2007.
President's Message Issue 48 - This past summer, as we told you in the last newsletter, has been a very active one for the CSA. I strongly believe that the only way in which we can ....   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...

President's Message Issue 47
Posted date : Apr 20, 2007.
President's Message Issue 47 - This spring has been very busy! Now that our politicians have had time to "digest" our Canadian Travellers' Report Card, it's time for the real work t....   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...

Sometimes It Takes a Small Comment
Posted date : Apr 20, 2007.
Sometimes It Takes a Small Comment - Recently, when meeting with members of a comparable association, the Retired Teachers of Ontario, I was told that the CSA, on a national media stage, ....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 46
Posted date : Apr 15, 2007.
President's Message Issue 46 - Our journey through the sun belt this winter proved to be a most interesting few weeks on the road with our Extravaganza/Winter Information Meeting to....   Read more...

Why the CSA Auto Club is Right for You
Posted date : Apr 15, 2007.
Why the CSA Auto Club is Right for You - ....   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...

Executive Director's Report Issue 46
Posted date : Apr 15, 2007.
Executive Director's Report Issue 46 - The CSA was asked to attend the groundbreaking delivery of the Ontario budget this year. Rather than bringing down the budget in the legislature as ha....   Read more...

CSA Appoints Quebec Director
Posted date : Apr 15, 2007.
CSA Appoints Quebec Director - The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Roland Belanger of Gatineau, Quebec to the position of director-at-l....   Read more...

The Canadian Travellers' Report Card 2002
Posted date : Apr 12, 2007.
The Canadian Travellers' Report Card 2002 - As promised, we are pleased to present a second excerpt from The Canadian Travellers' Report Card. On the following pages you may review the detailed ....   Read more...

CSA AGM Notice 2003
Posted date : Apr 12, 2007.
CSA AGM Notice 2003 - NOTICE OF PROPOSED BY-LAW AMENDMENTS Article XI of the Bylaws of Canadian Snowbird Association Inc. (A Canadian Corporation), and Article VIII of C....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 45
Posted date : Apr 12, 2007.
President's Message Issue 45 - How time flies! It is hard to believe that so much can happen in a few short months. It was in April, while on our way back to Canada, that the story ....   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...

A Tribute to Earl Warren
Posted date : Apr 12, 2007.
A Tribute to Earl Warren - We lost a dear friend and long time ally of the CSA recently with the passing of Earl Warren. Earl played a critical role in the evolution of the CSA ....   Read more...

Canadian Travellers' Report Card 2002
Posted date : Apr 09, 2007.
Canadian Travellers' Report Card 2002 - As we are sure you'll agree, some of the marks come as no surprise, and others are very surprising! We would like to thank all of those involved in ou....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 44
Posted date : Apr 09, 2007.
President's Message Issue 44 - If all goes according to plan, Canada's politicians will be reading copies of The Canadian Travellers' Report Card at the same time as you are reading....   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...

Why Don't They Do Something About It?
Posted date : Apr 06, 2007.
Why Don't They Do Something About It? - How many times have you heard that said? And who are 'they' anyway?Usually 'they' refers to people in authority or with actual or perceived influence,....   Read more...

CSA AGM Notice 2003
Posted date : Apr 06, 2007.
CSA AGM Notice 2003 - CANADIAN SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATION INC.(A Corporation without Share Capital under Part II of THECANADA BUSINESS CORPORATIONS ACT)andCANADIAN SNOWBIRD ASSOC....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 43
Posted date : Apr 06, 2007.
President's Message Issue 43 - In addition to a gavel, I think that the CSA should provide a pair of roller skates to every new director of the association. As a "snowbird," or "win....   Read more...

Executive Director's Report Issue 43
Posted date : Apr 06, 2007.
Executive Director's Report Issue 43 - Life around CSA's head office has been extremely busy this past spring and summer. With the CSA presentations for submission before the Romanow Commis....   Read more...

President's Awards
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
President's Awards - Throughout the years, the Canadian Snowbird Association has been fortunate to work with a team of volunteers who have given unselfishly of their time ....   Read more...

CSA's 10th Anniversary
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
CSA's 10th Anniversary - CANADIAN SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATIONA Decade of Action1992: 1,055 Canadians meet to discuss and formulate the establishment of a grassroots association repre....   Read more...

CSA AGM 2002
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
CSA AGM 2002 - The Old Order Changeth... On January 30, 2002, the Canadian Snowbird Association held its 10th annual meeting in Lakeland, Florida. President Bob Jack....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 42
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
President's Message Issue 42 - Members of the Canadian Snowbird Association, I can think of no better way to start my first president's report than with a heartfelt thank you. I am ....   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...

Executive Director's Report Issue 42
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
Executive Director's Report Issue 42 - One of the most important pieces of work that the CSA will ever do to represent its constituency began in early April this year, and was the direct re....   Read more...

Bob Jackson: A President's President
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Bob Jackson: A President's President - If ever there was a person to live by the words honesty and integrity, that man is Bob Jackson.On January 30, 2002, the Canadian Snowbird Association ....   Read more...

Farewell to our Retiring Board Members
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Farewell to our Retiring Board Members - With the upcoming inauguration of the new Board of Directors, we must sadly bid farewell to some visionaries who helped make the CSA what it is today.....   Read more...

Introducing Your New CSA Board of Directors
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Introducing Your New CSA Board of Directors - On January 30, 2002, the Canadian Snowbird Association's acclaimed nominated slate will be inaugurated as its Board of Directors for the 2002-2004. Th....   Read more...

CSA Board - Directors at Large
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
CSA Board - Directors at Large - On January 30, 2002, the Canadian Snowbird Association's acclaimed nominated slate will be inaugurated as its Board of Directors for the 2002-2004. Th....   Read more...

CSA AGM Notice 2002
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
CSA AGM Notice 2002 - CANADIAN SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGCANADIAN SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATION INC.(A Corporation without Share Capital under Part II of THE CANADA....   Read more...

President’s Message Issue 41
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
President’s Message Issue 41 - What a ride it's been!!This is going into my 10th year on the CSA board of directors and, for the past four years, I have had the honour of being pres....   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...

Executive Director's Report
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Executive Director's Report - This past fall, both the U.S. and Canadian media constantly and strongly queried us as to whether snowbirds still planned to head south following ....   Read more...

President’s Message Issue 40
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
President’s Message Issue 40 - Tuesday, September 11, 2001 was a sombre and painful wake-up call for us all. For those of us who are able to remember the chilling war years, Tuesday....   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...

Executive Director's Report Issue 40
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Executive Director's Report Issue 40 - Last month, I attended a very insightful three-day international conference on Technology and Aging, the first of its kind. You may ask why was I repr....   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...

Nominated Slate for 2002-2004 Board of Directors
Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.
Nominated Slate for 2002-2004 Board of Directors - The following candidates have been selected by the CSA Nominating Committee as the individuals recommended to form CSA's next board of directors.Pic 1....   Read more...

CSA Board - Directors at Large
Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.
CSA Board - Directors at Large - Pic 1:Jacques André GrattonQuebec/FloridaPresident, Alphonse Gratton IncPresident, A.G. ConstructionLong-time (30-year) snowbirdActive member, St. Ma....   Read more...

President’s Message Issue 39
Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.
President’s Message Issue 39 - It has always been a strong belief of mine, that those who volunteer their time to further or enhance the work of any cause should be recognized. The ....   Read more...

Executive Director's Report Issue 39
Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.
Executive Director's Report Issue 39 - The lazy hot days of late summer may be here, but your CSA board and staff are very busy working on various projects that will strengthen our associat....   Read more...

Good News Update: Jack Perry
Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.
Good News Update: Jack Perry - We are thrilled to report that past president Jack Parry is on the road to recovery following his recent bout with prostate cancer. After extensive tr....   Read more...

CSA AGM Notice 2002
Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.
CSA AGM Notice 2002 - CANADIAN SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATION INC.(A Corporation without Share Capital under Part II ofTHE CANADA BUSINESS CORPORATIONS ACT)andCANADIAN SNOWBIRD ASSOC....   Read more...

In Memoriam: Derek Morrison
Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.
In Memoriam: Derek Morrison - Medipac International and the Canadian Snowbird Association lost a close friend and colleague last month. We are sad to share the sombre news with rea....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 38
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
President's Message Issue 38 - It has been a very eventful winter for the Canadian Snowbird Association and I'm very proud of all that we've accomplished.In addition to the Snowbird....   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...

Executive Director's Report Issue 38
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
Executive Director's Report Issue 38 - Many members will miss the familiar and friendly voices of Elizabeth Duguay and Jean Thomson. Jean and Elizabeth worked very hard for you over the yea....   Read more...

CSA Annual General Meeting 2001
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
CSA Annual General Meeting 2001 - It was an historic occasion for the Canadian Snowbird Association. The Annual General Meeting (AGM), held during Extravaganza 2001 in Lakeland, Florid....   Read more...

CSA AGM Notice 2001
Posted date : Mar 07, 2007.
CSA AGM Notice 2001 - NOTICE OF PROPOSED BY-LAW AMENDMENTSArticle XI of the Bylaws of Canadian Snowbird Association Inc. (A Canadian Corporation), and Article VIII of Canad....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 37
Posted date : Mar 07, 2007.
President's Message Issue 37 - When an artist completes a painting or a sculpture, he or she has the luxury of taking a step back to appreciate the work that has gone into the makin....   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...

CSA Grass Roots Advocacy Campaign
Posted date : Mar 06, 2007.
CSA Grass Roots Campaign Crossing the U.S. Border Migraine Headache Treatments CSA Grass Roots Advocacy Campaign - BackgroundAs discussed in the last issue of CSA NEWS, we are requesting a "call to action" by the CSA membership to directly contact your local and fe....   Read more...

President’s Message Issue 36
Posted date : Mar 06, 2007.
President’s Message Issue 36 - I have had the pleasure over the years of speaking with thousands of you at all of our Extravaganzas and Winter Meetings, and I'd like to take this op....   Read more...

Jerry Waterall...the CSA's Secret Weapon
Posted date : Mar 06, 2007.
Jerry Waterall...the CSA's Secret Weapon - For those growing up in Minto, New Brunswick, earning their livelihood through coal mining, lumbering and farming was a fact of everyday life. It wasn....   Read more...

CSA on the web, eh!
Posted date : Mar 05, 2007.
CSA on the web, eh! - With the passing of the torch from the old millennium to the new, all the predictions of calamity, destruction and catastrophes did not come to pass, ....   Read more...

CSA AGM Report 2000
Posted date : Mar 05, 2007.
CSA AGM Report 2000 - The Canadian Snowbird Association reached another milestone when the annual general meeting was held on the second day of the Extravaganza in Tampa, F....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 35
Posted date : Mar 05, 2007.
President's Message Issue 35 - For many of us across the country, it's been a decidedly wet summer...but it's a summer at home in Canada to which nothing can compare! While the weat....   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...

President's Message Issue 34
Posted date : Mar 04, 2007.
President's Message Issue 34 - As we settle in for our winter in warmer climates, the CSA is gearing up for a very busy winter. For your executive and directors, our winters are far....   Read more...

Executive Director's Report Issue 34
Posted date : Mar 04, 2007.
Executive Director's Report Issue 34 - I have just returned from Florida after attending a two-day CSA Executive Meeting. Your CSA Executive did the final year-end review of last year's bud....   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...

President's Message Issue 33
Posted date : Mar 03, 2007.
President's Message Issue 33 - Time to Hit the Trails Well, we're packing up again. It feels like the summers fly by faster each year there's so much to do once we get home, that it....   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...

Executive Director's Report Issue 33
Posted date : Mar 03, 2007.
Executive Director's Report Issue 33 - The Canadian Snowbird Association Board of Directors held their fall meeting in Toronto in late September. All directors attended, with the exception ....   Read more...

President's message
Posted date : Mar 02, 2007.
President's message - Another summer has come...and is passing very quickly. It's hard to imagine that in just a few weeks, many of us will begin packing for our winter awa....   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...

Board of Directors Nominees to the Canadian Snowbird Association
Posted date : Mar 02, 2007.
Board of Directors Nominees to the Canadian Snowbird Association - The following are brief resumes of the members put forward by the Nominating Committee for the positions of Officers and Directors at Large of the Boa....   Read more...

1999 Annual General Meeting
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
1999 Annual General Meeting - A beautiful Florida morning in January brought out a large number of faithful Canadian Snowbird Association members to the seventh Annual General Meet....   Read more...

A Great Beginning to 1999
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
A Great Beginning to 1999 - The Canadian Snowbird Association ­ and all of our members ­ is certainly enjoying a historic start to 1999. We have received tremendous news from t....   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...

Executive Director's Report Issue 31
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
Executive Director's Report Issue 31 - Most of you are aware that the United Nations has declared 1999 as International Year of Older Persons [IYOP]. All over the world, people in local....   Read more...