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CSA Board of Directors - Vice-President - Atlantic Canada Director - RONALD (RON) STEEVES
Mr. Steeves recently retired following a distinguished career in municipal government serving as Director of Administrative Services, and Director of Transit & Parking Services with the City of Fredericton, New Brunswick. The highlight of Mr....
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Snowbird Currency Exchange - Snowbird Currency Exchange
CSA Snowbird Currency Exchange Program : Preferred exchange rates - LOW or NO transfer fees - Automatic transfers - Join thousands of snowbirds who continue to save hundreds of Dollars every year by transferring Canadian to U.S. funds...
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Medipac Travel Insurance - Medipac Travel Insurance: 1-888-633-4722
Medipac Travel Insurance: covers most stable pre-existing conditions regardless of age. Endorsed by the Canadian Snowbird Association....
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CSANews Issue 77 - CSANews 77
CSANews Issue 77 from Canadian Snowbird Association (The CSA) - Mexico - Riding the Rails - Emerging Markets CSANews 77...
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About CSA - Canadian Snowbird Association - About Us
The Canadian Snowbird Association is a national not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to actively defending and improving the rights and privileges of travelling Canadians....
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Join CSA - Join or Renew Your CSA Membership - Join CSA
Join CSA - Canadian Snowbirds Association Membership, become a registered or paid user - join hands with CSA, the voice of travelling Canadians...
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Issue 80 - CSANews 80
A Public Thank You to All Medipac Employees - Medipac is setting new records in almost every area of our business. For the past two months, everyone has been working long hours and into the night – including weekends – to make sure that our...
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Special Action Fund - Special Action Fund
The Special Action Fund is a vital resource when a threat to the rights and privileges of our members is imminent. Every Dollar donated is held in a separate account that is independent of the daily operating budget of the CSA....
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CSANews Issue 76 - CSANews 76
Canadian Snowbird Association - CSANews Issue 76 Seeking Adventure? - Deciphering Dividends - What Are You Taking?...
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CSANews Issue 75 - CSANews 75
CSANews Issue 75 - Visit Holland - Rising Interest Rates - Winter Down Under - Canadian Snowbird Association...
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Issue 84 - CSANews 84
CSANews Issue 84 from Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) - Financial Strategies - Understanding the Basics of Joint Ownership - The evolution of long-Term care - enchanting - San Antonio -exploring The chilean Desert...
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Canadian Retiree Visa Update - Canadian Retiree Visa Update
Canadian Retiree Visa - JOLT (Jobs Originated through Launching Travel) Act...
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Proposed Border Fee for Canadian Snowbirds - Proposed Border Fee
The United States government wants Canadians to pay to enter the United States to help ease their desperate financial situation....
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Issue 96 - Issue 96
Canadian Snowbird Association...
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CSANews Issue 92 - CSANews Issue 92
CSANews Issue 92 from Canadian Snowbird Association...
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Issue 95 - Issue 95
Canadian Snowbird Association official magazine. Early Bird Travel Insurance, Medipac Travel Medical Insurance...
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Rewarding Snowbirds Travel Season - Preparation is Key for a Rewarding Snowbird Travel Season
Today, travelling without supplemental health insurance is akin to gambling with your life savings...
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CSANews Issue 103 - Issue 103
CSANews Issue 103 Summer 2017: In this Issue :- Saskatchewan Imposes Tax on Travel Insurance, Surprising Gibraltar, Where to stash your cash, South Okanagan, Insomnia - Download CSANews 103...
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Birdtalk - New Zealand
Dear Bird Talk, I have just returned from New Zealand where I spent a second winter in that country. Hence, I would like to start a Canadian chapter of CSA for those of us who go to New Zealand....
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Birdtalk - Government Insurance Benefits
Dear Bird Talk, Every time we receive CSA News, we make it a point to read all the interesting articles from cover to cover and we wish to thank you and your collaborators for articles that are very interesting and hitting some of the points that...
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Birdtalk - 68 Cents US
Dear Bird Talk, Dave Hunter says the Canadian Dollar is valued between 65 and 68 cents U.S. - that surely is the value we see on TV....
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Birdtalk - Travel Insurance Rates and the US Dollar
Dear Bird Talk, I hope that the 2003/2004 rates are going to reflect the increase in the Canadian Dollar against the US$....
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Birdtalk - Warning! Unjust Bank Charges
Dear Sirs: I recently had a disturbing banking experience with Bank of America in Fort Myers, Florida....
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Birdtalk - Money Transfer Issue in the US
Dear Bird Talk, Please check the following information and alert our fellow Snowbirds of the following problems. I have been trying to transfer money from my Canadian bank U.S. Dollar account into my account in the Chase Bank in Arizona....
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Birdtalk - Florida State Tax Discrimination – The Final Word
The printing of the letter from the Office of Citizens Services and your own introductory paragraph stating that governor Crist had actually done something for part-time residents, and will do more, is to enter the world of “make believe.”...
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Birdtalk - Strong Dollar, High Premiums?
Dear Bird Talk: I was interested in reading your Editor’s Message in the winter issue of CSANews (issue 65). There is no doubt that the Canadian Dollar is buying much more than it did in even the recent past. All snowbirds hope that the rates of...
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Birdtalk - Update on Florida Snowbirds’ Tax Crisis - CSANews, Spring 2008
Kudos to Peter Benedek for his article about Florida’s outrageous property tax system. He gave us all a real perspective of snowbirds continually being fleeced and financially “slammed into the boards,” as well as what we can expect in the...
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Birdtalk - Changes Necessary to RRIF Payments for 2008
Dear Bird Talk, I have been asked by several senior friends as an original CSA member to write to you of our concern regarding what is happening to our savings in this period of economic downturn, in particular as it applies to our RRIFs and...
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Birdtalk - Stay at Nevada / Las Vegas - few questions
There doesn’t seem to be a lot of Bird Talk from Nevada. But we have some basic questions to help us get started. Any info you can provide would be appreciated. Info about Length of stay, Money transfer, Nevada/Las Vegas state or municipal...
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Birdtalk - Aspirin and NSAIDs
In the summer edition, there was some confusion about NSAIDs in pills. NSAID stands for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. NSAID is used as an adjective that helps to describe a drug; it is not something that can be added or taken away. The three...
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Birdtalk - Insurance options for retired government employees
I am a retired federal employee spending each winter in Florida. I have medical coverage under the Public Service Health Care Plan for up to 40 days outside of Canada....
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Birdtalk - Canadian Credit cards in U.S. restaurants
This does not occur in Canada, as we have chip/pin identification on our credit cards and we enter the tip amounts ourselves, usually on hand-held devices...just thought I should share this information with your readers....
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Birdtalk - Travel Health Insurance for Travel in Canada
Does any travel health insurance company offer a policy for travel exclusively in Canada?...
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CSA Articles - Government Insurance Benefits... An Oxymoron?
Government Insurance Benefits... An Oxymoron? If the government had applied its own regulations to itself, we would all be rich in retirement, not poor. If the people in charge of private pension plans ran them like the C.P.P. has been run, the...
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CSA Articles - On the road again!
On the road again! I was invited to many Snowbird events this winter and I thoroughly enjoyed every one of them. As I mentioned earlier, it's amazing how much enthusiasm and planning is put into producing social activities for the enjoyment of...
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CSA Articles - New Zealand
New Zealand Dear Bird Talk, I have just returned from New Zealand where I spent a second winter in that country. Hence, I would like to start a Canadian chapter of CSA for those of us who go to New Zealand. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - New Zealand
New Zealand When we published a Bird Talk letter extolling the virtues of wintering in New Zealand, we had no idea how great the response would be. New Zealand's climate is desirable, the food is delicious and the accommodation is plentiful and...
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CSA Articles - Travellers' Cheque Catch-22
Travellers' Cheque Catch-22 CSA member Kenneth Ramsay wrote to warn fellow members about a sea of red tape he fell into after a recent holiday. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Supporting Canada’s Pensioners and Seniors
Supporting Canada’s Pensioners and Seniors Canadian pensioners and seniors have spent a lifetime building this great country of ours. With selfless determination and dedication they established careers, raised families and paid their taxes. They...
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CSA Articles - Money Transfer Issue in the US
Money Transfer Issue in the US Dear Bird Talk, Please check the following information and alert our fellow Snowbirds of the following problems. I have been trying to transfer money from my Canadian bank U.S. Dollar account into my account in the...
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CSA Articles - Insurance Update Issue 60
Insurance Update Issue 60 I met Mr. Kitt in the parking lot this morning, at about 7:30 a.m. He had left Manitoulin Island at about midnight on the previous night and, after a snooze at the side of the road, he arrived on our doorstep at about 6:00...
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CSA Articles - Travelling Through the American Southwest & Mexico
Travelling Through the American Southwest & Mexico We like to go straight to the source and ask our snowbirds about their unique lifestyle. for this issue, we've spoken to Sally Banks and Gerry Luttmer, who travel by RV throughout the southwestern...
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CSA Articles - Rates DOWN!... Benefits UP!
Rates DOWN!... Benefits UP! Medipac's 2006-2007 Early Bird Travel Medical Insurance - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Warning! Unjust Bank Charges
Warning! Unjust Bank Charges Dear Sirs: I recently had a disturbing banking experience with Bank of America in Fort Myers, Florida. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Helena and Vic Mageau
Helena and Vic Mageau In this issue we are talking with a couple from Timmins, Ontario. Meet Helena and Vic Mageau. "Make sure you bring all your medications with you for the length of your stay." - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The Evolution of the Snowbird Market
The Evolution of the Snowbird Market And I thought that the travel health insurance market had finally matured! Wrong! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Art & Judy Devlin - Drive to Brownsville
Art & Judy Devlin - Drive to Brownsville Art & Judy Devlin Penticton, British Columbia to Brownsville, Texas "The good times don't just happen! You have to work at planning, execution and a love for people, to fully enjoy your golden years." Art...
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CSA Articles - My how time changes things!
My how time changes things! My how time changes things!Over the years, I've watched an evolution in our snowbird community. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Amazing Deals for Canadians Visiting Virginia
Amazing Deals for Canadians Visiting Virginia During your trip south this summer, fall or winter, be sure to visit Virginia and take advantage of some excellent savings opportunities. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Missouri
Missouri Exciting adventures. Historic sites. Colourful landscapes. These are just a few of the countless reasons why millions of people annually make Missouri their travel destination. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Insurance Update Issue 53
Insurance Update Issue 53 The 2004-2005 snowbird travel season is starting out with the roar of a lion. Medipac has attracted almost 1,000 new clients this year who have primarily migrated from other insurance plans. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - Golf Hidden Bargins
Golf Hidden Bargins Posh putting at below-par prices! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Survey 2004
Snowbird Survey 2004 CSA members are still the most dedicated and committed people I have ever seen in any organization. Thousands of you took the time to respond to our spring survey, and it is time to share the results. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Travel Insurance Myths - Our Personal Story
Travel Insurance Myths - Our Personal Story Myth #1: “I have been buying insurance for years, and have never needed it. What a waste of money.” - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Between Two Seas - Panama Canal Cruise
Between Two Seas - Panama Canal Cruise The thought of covering two seas in a 10-day period was intriguing. Crossing the continent by way of the Panama Canal added to that intrigue. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 50
Letter from the Editor Issue 50 Today is Mother's Day, or at least it was when I sat down to write this Editor's note. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Your Automobile Insurance NIGHTMARE
Your Automobile Insurance NIGHTMARE You bought a nice new car a few years ago and have taken very good care of it. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Survey Trends
Survey Trends One thousand three hundred and eighteen snowbirds took the time to complete the eight page survey in our recent CSANews. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Will the Strong Dollar be Influential?
Will the Strong Dollar be Influential? The Canadian Dollar is the strongest it has been against the U.S. Dollar for many a year and it has many snowbirds looking forward to spending the winter in the sunny south without counting their pennies­ or...
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CSA Articles - Senior Power
Senior Power Lifestyle Improvements for seniors in Ontario. Ontario's new Seniors' Tax Credit and proposed legislation to end mandatory retirement. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Australia
Australia Australia ... the name itself conjures up images of a world far away, isolated in its existence. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 47
Letter from the Editor Issue 47 Happy Birthday, Canada! Happy Birthday, United States of America! It must be summertime – wonderful fireworks shows, sweltering days in the sun and beautiful flowers, everywhere. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - Sometimes It Takes a Small Comment
Sometimes It Takes a Small Comment Sometimes it takes a small comment to tell you that you are on the right track. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Travel Insurance Rates and the US Dollar
Travel Insurance Rates and the US Dollar Dear Bird Talk, I hope that the 2003/2004 rates are going to reflect the increase in the Canadian Dollar against the US$. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Health-Care Funding
Health-Care Funding Health care funding responsibilities what's all the fuss about? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Thanks, Patsy!
Thanks, Patsy! I was speaking with Patsy Clyke, Medipac's Vice President of Operations, today, and I was trying to determine what questions were being asked of our staff, on the phones. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Want to Find a Couple of Bucks?
Want to Find a Couple of Bucks? It is hunting season in some parts of Canada and the U.S. and this winter season as a Canadian Snowbird (whether you're a hunter or not) you will probably be hunting to find special discounts to save a couple of...
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CSA Articles - Have you heard this before?
Have you heard this before? I'm sure that, on many occasions, you've heard it said that "Canadian snowbirds are very conservative" (notice I didn't say cheap) when it comes to spending their money. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - An Open Letter to Commissioner Roy Romanow
An Open Letter to Commissioner Roy Romanow On April 4, 2001, Prime Minister Jean Chretien and Health Minister Allan Rock announced the Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada. Within 20 minutes of the announcement, the CSA made initial...
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CSA Articles - Executive Director's Report
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 the events of September 11th. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 90% of Snowbirds Not Intimidated by Terrorism
90% of Snowbirds Not Intimidated by Terrorism Ninety per cent of Canadian snowbirds not intimidated by terrorism. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Hedging the Dollar
Hedging the Dollar Things have changed financially for Canadian snowbirds as at no time we have ever seen in the past. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Shopping Online for Gifts!
Shopping Online for Gifts! By the time you read this column, I will have finished my Christmas shopping and already decorated our home to celebrate the year's most important holiday. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The Two Dollar Tryst
The Two Dollar Tryst An older couple dropped into a doctor's office and asked him if he could watch then make love. The doctor was somewhat puzzled but agreed to watch. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 40
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 40 HI FOLKS! Beth and I hope that the especially hot summer didn't cause anyone of our gang too much discomfort. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Bearing Up in Bad Times
Bearing Up in Bad Times No one could have anticipated the $5 trillion U.S+ drop in equity markets, the massive drop in interest rates and GIC returns, and the horror of the barbaric terrorist assault on all of us when the planes were hijacked in the...
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CSA Articles - Your Thoughts and Questions Answered
Your Thoughts and Questions Answered I recently received a very thoughtful letter from a retired actuary who had worked for many years in the Canadian insurance industry. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Of Interest to Snowbirds
Of Interest to Snowbirds A quick glance at info and news of interest to snowbirds. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Early Bird Issues
Early Bird Issues Insurance companies hate to set premium rates without ALL the claims information from the previous year, and the year before, and the year before that. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA Annual General Meeting 2001
CSA Annual General Meeting 2001 It was an historic occasion for the Canadian Snowbird Association. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA AGM Report 2000
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, Fla. on Jan. 23,2000. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Chaos!
Chaos! Canada's medicare system is under stress! More than $4 billion Dollars have been cut from the provincial transfers to the provinces, and these monies were used primarily for education, and guess what ­ medicare. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Sorry, but you need a Green Card!
Sorry, but you need a Green Card! My previous column about my working at Walt Disney World last summer generated quite a few phone calls about the legality of a Canadian snowbird working 'part time' in the U.S. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 68 Cents US
68 Cents US Dear Bird Talk, Dave Hunter says the Canadian Dollar is valued between 65 and 68 cents U.S. - that surely is the value we see on TV. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Survival Guide
Snowbird Survival Guide SURVIVING THE U.S. Dollar In another time, the Canadian Dollar was worth a lot of money . . . $1.05 U.S. We loved it; Canadians would head off to the U.S. border to enjoy weekend shopping sprees. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Throne Speech Defends Rights of Canadian Travellers
Throne Speech Defends Rights of Canadian Travellers Toronto, ON -- In an unexpected and unprecedented move, Governor General Adrienne Clarkson has, in the Speech from the Throne, firmly put the support of the Federal Government behind the...
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CSA Articles - Congresswoman Mary Bono to Attend Extravaganza
Congresswoman Mary Bono to Attend Extravaganza Toronto, Ontario: On February 20, 1999, the Palm Springs Convention Center will play host to thousands of American winter residents and Canadian snowbirds, all celebrating a camaraderie unique to those...
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CSA Articles - Canadians Migrate to Annual Florida Event
Canadians Migrate to Annual Florida Event Toronto, Ontario: The current upsurge in the Canadian Dollar (today closing at 66.5 cents U.S.), combined with drastic drops in temperature has signalled a mass exodus of Canadians to warmer climates even...
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CSA Articles - Premier of Ontario to Attend Snowbird Extravaganza
Premier of Ontario to Attend Snowbird Extravaganza Tampa, Florida: The Honourable Mike Harris, Premier of Ontario (Canada) is expected to bring along good news for his province's snowbirds when he speaks at Snowbird Extravaganza this Friday, January...
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CSA Articles - Canadian Winter Texans Celebration
Canadian Winter Texans Celebration McAllen, Texas: On March 9, 1999, the McAllen International Civic Center will play host to thousands of Canadian Winter Texans, all celebrating a camaraderie unique to those enjoying the famed Texas hospitality. -...
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CSA Articles - Your Claim and What the Government Paid
Your Claim and What the Government Paid Do you have any idea how many idiots (oops, sorry, I meant to say people) hop on a plane and take a quick vacation to Disneyland, drop in to Las Vegas to invest a Dollar or two, or just pop across the border...
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CSA Articles - The Amazing Canadian Dollar
The Amazing Canadian Dollar The banks came very, very close to running out of money – U.S. money, that is. U.S. Dollars were in very short supply in Canada for a few short days in November, when the Canadian Dollar breached $1.10 U.S. This new...
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CSA Articles - Strong Dollar, High Premiums?
Strong Dollar, High Premiums? Dear Bird Talk: I was interested in reading your Editor’s Message in the winter issue of CSANews (issue 65). There is no doubt that the Canadian Dollar is buying much more than it did in even the recent past. All...
csa-articles/post/1269/Strong-Dollar,-High-Premiums?  

CSA Articles - The Deadly Realities of the U.S. Health-Care System
The Deadly Realities of the U.S. Health-Care System In Cuba, the cost of an asthma puffer is five cents! In the U.S. health-care system, it costs $110.00! Michael Moore’s movie “Sicko” is very entertaining and, unlike his earlier effort,...
csa-articles/post/1277/The-Deadly-Realities-of-the-U.S.-Health-Care-System  

CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 67
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 importance to the Canadian Snowbird Association. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Reg and Eileen Baker
Reg and Eileen Baker It seems to be a long way to go for a 'snowbird migration.' However, Reg and Eileen Baker have followed the sun to South Africa for the past 13 years. I asked, why South Africa? In reply, Reg asked if I wanted the humorous...
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CSA Articles - South Africa
South Africa What wonderful experiences await you in this “World in One Country”! South Africa has more diversity than one’s imagination could ever dream up. the scenery ranges from dramatic sea coasts on the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, to...
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CSA Articles - And the Survey Says...
And the Survey Says... And the survey says...that our readers represent the best people that you can find in Canada. The number of responses to our survey increased by 30% and our readers took the time to not only answer the questions, but also...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 69
Letter from the Editor Issue 69 Whew! Just in time! The price of gas came down from the stratosphere to the merely exorbitant level of a buck a litre, just in time for the annual snowbird migration. I am totally unable to understand why we send...
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CSA Articles - President’s Message
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 these voices, particularly in some of the media interviews which I have been...
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CSA Articles - More bang for your buck
More bang for your buck How to convert currency without losing your shirt. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Time to buy?
Time to buy? Downturn in U.S. housing presents tremendous opportunity for snowbirds Catastrophe. Disaster. Fiasco. Meltdown. Train wreck. Call it what you will—when it comes to the state of the U.S. housing market, it’s hard to find words...
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CSA Articles - Rates from the Snowbird Currency Exchange Program
Rates from the Snowbird Currency Exchange Program Beginning in April, the monthly rates of the Snowbird Currency Exchange (SCE) Program will be available online, as will the rates from the three of the leading "non-competition". - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - Canadian Dollar Extends Longest Streak of Gains Since September
Canadian Dollar Extends Longest Streak of Gains Since September April 25 (Bloomberg) -- Canada’s Dollar rose for a fourth week, the longest string of gains since September, as stocks rose and oil traded above $50, enhancing the appeal of...
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CSA Articles - Changes Necessary to RRIF Payments for 2008
Changes Necessary to RRIF Payments for 2008 Dear Bird Talk, I have been asked by several senior friends as an original CSA member to write to you of our concern regarding what is happening to our savings in this period of economic downturn,...
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CSA Articles - Explore Alberta
Explore Alberta Alberta is Canada’s fourth-largest province, so there is much to see and do. Let’s start off by spending a couple of days (or longer) discovering Calgary, known worldwide as ‘Stampede City’. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Dollar's climb has Bank of Canada wary
Dollar's climb has Bank of Canada wary The loonie's recent spike has the Bank of Canada nervous, and some economists see a return to parity with the U.S. Dollar on the horizon. Amid its latest pronouncement on interest rates, Canada's central bank...
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CSA Articles - Nouvelles « CSA » Issue 65
Nouvelles « CSA » Issue 65 The Amazing Canadian Dollar - Florida Tax Crisis - Accidents: Causes and Prevention - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 71
Letter from the Editor Issue 71 The Nexus card struck again as we boarded the plane to come to Tampa, as there were no direct flights to Sarasota. There were hundreds of people lined up in rows and rows and down the aisles and out the door,...
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CSA Articles - Pricing Your Policy
Pricing Your Policy Every year, during the months of April and May, actuaries, mathematicians and underwriters gather in little rooms in several cities of Canada to pore over policy documents, vast spreadsheets and the past five...
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CSA Articles - Denise and Russel Belyes
Denise and Russel Belyes Texans, being Texans, don't really subscribe to the idea of 'snowbirds'. Folks who spend the winters there are referred to as 'winter Texans'. Texans have, among many attributes, intense pride in their state. It was, after...
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CSA Articles - Special Guet Columnist - Michael Coren
Special Guet Columnist - Michael Coren A freelance journalist with four children and a wife who works part time. In other words, for the longest time, the idea of me having any investments was as absurd as hockey being a truly international sport....
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CSA Articles - Dollar good to buy U.S. property, but shouldn't be your motivation
Dollar good to buy U.S. property, but shouldn't be your motivation McKernan, who's from Ireland but has lived in Canada full-time for two and a half years, said he was "amazed" by the reaction and has never understood the importance Canadians place...
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CSA Articles - Statistically Speaking
Statistically Speaking I recently received a handwritten note from my high school math teacher. His name is Frank Milne and he has been missing for 50 years. Well, perhaps it is me who has been missing but, whatever the reasons, our...
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CSA Articles - The loonie soars
The loonie soars It’s been a good year for the loonie. In the midst of a severe global recession, the Canadian Dollar has turned in a strong performance, although that performance certainly hasn’t been slow and steady. - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - Dollar hits 3-month high, passes 97¢
Dollar hits 3-month high, passes 97¢ The Canadian Dollar passed 97 cents Monday, a three-month high, propelled by strong commodity prices. The currency traded at 97.40 cents (U.S.), its highest level since Oct. 14, from Friday's close of 97 cents....
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CSA Articles - Insurance Update
Insurance Update Let me first say that Medipac is fine! But the 2009-2010 travel season appears to be a disaster for most other travel health insurers and their various plans. At a recent Travel Health Insurance Association (THIA) meeting in...
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CSA Articles - Gold and Your Portfolio: Is it Time to Invest in Gold?
Gold and Your Portfolio: Is it Time to Invest in Gold? Throughout history, gold has been a standard of economic value, a ceremonial ornament, an artistic medium and an almost-universal currency. Gold’s position of privilege seems...
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CSA Articles - Snowbirding "Down Under"
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CSA Articles - Uncertainty... Something that Nobody can Predict or Guarantee
Uncertainty... Something that Nobody can Predict or Guarantee I hate uncertainty! I am not sure where they even came up with such a dumb word, yet it is everywhere. In the insurance business, it is a time bomb waiting to explode. Take a...
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CSA Articles - The Ins and Outs of Dividend Investing
The Ins and Outs of Dividend Investing Looking for income and growth? Look for dividends. Lately, investors have been faced with a difficult choice. On one hand, equity investors have been shaken by ongoing stock market volatility. On the...
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CSA Articles - Let's Go RVing!
Let's Go RVing! At our core, we are explorers. It’s in our bones, our marrow and our guts to venture out and discover. Exploration and adventure are vital to the human soul. Called by distant voices or prodded by an inner whisper, we travel, we...
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CSA Articles - Demystifying the Amazon
Demystifying the Amazon An Amazon cruise is all about shattering misconceptions. Even at the planning stage, the river’s size changed our intentions of taking a full-length cruise. We knew that the 6,740-kilometre Amazon is the...
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CSA Articles - President's Message - Issue 76
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 while here in Ontario, but we all know that this won’t last much...
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CSA Articles - President's Message - Issue 77
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CSA Articles - It's a Small World After All: Why Emerging Markets Demand Some of Your Investment Attention
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, operating...
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CSA Articles - Government Report
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 government. To ensure that our concerns received the attention they deserved, the...
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CSA Articles - Insurance Update
Insurance Update Thank heavens we won't have to listen to any more political ads for a while. They are so filled with misinformation, misquotes and, in some cases, downright lies, that I am thoroughly disgusted by the whole process....
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CSA Articles - STRONG Dollar GOOD FOR SNOWBIRD TRAVEL
STRONG Dollar GOOD FOR SNOWBIRD TRAVEL “A strong Dollar is obviously great news for Canadian snowbirds but it’s also great news for all travelling Canadians,” said Bob Slack, President of the Canadian Snowbird Association. “Families taking...
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CSA Articles - Money-saving Tips: Extending Your RV Travel Dollars
Money-saving Tips: Extending Your RV Travel Dollars The latest Campfire Canvass survey of RV owners conducted by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) revealed that 53% intend to use their RV more this summer, despite higher fuel...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report
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 have now met with 50 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Senate...
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CSA Articles - Insurance Update
Insurance Update I love good news! As a person who spends considerable time in the United States, for both business and pleasure, the close of the Canadian Dollar at $1.059 on July 27 was hopefully a sign of things to come. I have some minor...
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