An earlier post commented on the extreme inequity of the treatment of British pensioners in Canada. British pensioners in Canada, Australia, South Africa and a handful of other countries receive unindexed pensions. Their pensions are frozen at the values that applied when the pension entitlement was earned, sometimes even 50 or more years ago. British pensioners in most other countries including the USA and most of Europe receive fully indexed pensions.
The Canadian Alliance of British Pensioners (CABP) is one of the groups attempting to have this inequity corrected. A growing number of British MPs support the movement to right this unfeeling injustice, but the British Government has steadfastly and adamantly resisted. The action is now moving to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France.
There will be a meeting of the Quebec branch of the CABP in the Legion Hall, 365 St. Louis, Pointe-Claire on Saturday, November 18th from 10:00 a.m. to noon. There will be news on the progress of the European court case and other matters of interest. British goodies will be available for munching from Clarence & Cripps.
For more details, contact Mary Kapadia, Quebec representative of the CABP: telephone – (514) 630-3741.