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Federal retirees hire new CEO to protect their pensions and benefits

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KATHRYN MAY, OTTAWA CITIZEN .The association representing Canada’s federal retirees has hired long-time bureaucrat Simon Coakeley as its new chief executive officer. The National Association of Federal Retirees, which represents about 185,000 retired public servants, military and RCMP, has been without a CEO for about a year. Coakeley starts in his new post May 16 […]

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RCMP spouses and retired Mounties speak up over contentious bill

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Bill C-7 contains changes to health benefits and excludes issues from bargaining table By Alison Crawford, CBC News Retired Mounties and spouses of RCMP officers say they are speaking out against a bill that could have wide-ranging consequences for officers, because members currently serving in the force are fearful of doing so. The government introduced Bill C-7 in response to a Supreme Court […]

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Mounted Police spokesperson critical of timeline for RCMP officer training, equipment

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A spokesman for the Mounted Police Professional Association says it’s unfortunate that it took the deaths of a number of RCMP officers to prompt the force to start providing necessary equipment. Rob Creasser says the improvements announced Tuesday in Moncton show the force is moving in the right direction, but it shouldn’t require incidents like […]