Jane Brown is filling in for Libby Znaimer today. She is joined by Bill VanGorder, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Policy Officer of CARP, Peter Muggeridge, Senior Editor of Zoomer Magazine, and Anthony Quinn, Chief Community Officer of CARP.
We kick the discussion off by reflecting on the life and times of former U.S. President and iconic Zoomer Jimmy Carter who turned 99 years old this week as he lives in hospice care. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a statement marking National Seniors Day yesterday and called them “pillars of our community”. Finally, we discuss finances and how many Seniors are going back into the workforce amid the pressures of inflation and other economic factors.
Jane Brown is joined by Dr. Adam Chapnick, A professor of defence studies at the Royal Military College of Canada and deputy director of education at the Canadian Forces College and Dr. Christopher Ankersen is a Clinical Professor of Global Affairs at New York University, a former Canadian Forces officer and expert on Canadian defence policy.
Ottawa has asked the Department of National Defence to cut nearly $1 billion from the military’s budget. Our guests weigh in the actual implications of such a decision and how it will likely impact our relationship with NATO especially amid Russia’s war against Ukraine.
Jane Brown is now joined by Justin Bates, CEO of the Ontario Pharmacists Association.
The province has given Ontario pharmacists the ability to provide treatments and medications for another 6 types of ailments including acne, canker sores, and yeast infections. Justin details the importance of this move and also provides a PSA on boosters that are available to Seniors as we continues to face COVID-19 spread in the community.