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A New Vision of Aging for Canada

Welcome to CARP Nova Scotia.

CARP is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to a "New Vision of Aging for Canada" promoting social change that will bring financial security, equitable access to health care and freedom from discrimination. Our mandate is to promote and protect the interest, rights and quality of life for Canadians as we age.

CARP Nova Scotia chapter was founded in 2008 to promote CARP within Nova Scotia, and to reach out to its members through education, discussion and events.


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CARP Nova Scotia partners with Nordic Walking Nova Scotia to promote acrivities to keep our members healthy and fit.  One of our programs is offering Nordixx Nordic Walking Poles to our members.  These sales are also a fundraisier in support our advocacy programs.  Nordixx Nordic Walking poles are the perfect gift for parents and other loved ones this Christmas.
If you order poles for yourself or as a gift by by December 18th you will get free delivery for Christmas anywhere in Atlantic Canada. Nordic Poles ordered by Dec 17 will be delivered at no charge by Christmas  in Atlantic Canada. See more information about authenitic Nordic style walking poles

http://www.carpnovascotia.ca/nordicwalking  or http://www.nordicwalkingnovascotia.ca/supplies.htm  

Identify yourself as a CARP member and you will receive free shipping and the profits will support CARP Nova Scotia advocacy work.

You can also email info@nordicwalkingnovascotia.ca

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WILL NOVA SCOTIA BECOME AN ISLAND?
 
Our Environment Committee has recently been working on a climate change file foccussing on rising oceans and the potential impact on our link to New Brunswick.  You may recall the recent media attention over the past weeks as the mayor of Amherst and others expressed their concerns over the state of the dikes across Tantramar marshes. Now, the U.S. credit company, Moody's, has addressed this issue with a warning to U.S. jurisdictions. Will Nova Scotia and our neighbours be next?
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Review of Warrior Lawyers: From Manila to Manhattan, Attorneys for the Earth by Silver Donald Cameron    

....Review by James Boyer - CARP NS Environment Committee Chair and a member of the CARP NS Board Directors. He is an outdoor enthusiast, advocate for the Earth, a Plein Air Artist and Playwright.

I first encountered the incomparable Silver Donald Cameron through his wonderful writing about life on the water.  I read all his books voraciously, but his tales of sailing really caught my imagination.   As an impressionable environmental advocate and outdoor enthusiast, he quickly became a personal hero of mine.   Fast forward thirty years later, and I found myself standing in front of my mentor to present to him, on behalf of the Canadian Association of Retired Persons, Nova Scotia Chapter, our highly esteemed Stewardship Award. 

Silver Donald’s writing and films dedicated to raising environmental awareness is universally recognized. His latest publication ‘Warriors Lawyers from Manila to Manhattan, Attorneys for the Earth’ is a ground-breaking, must-read, for anyone looking for hope in the current morass of global environmental destruction.  A real ‘David and Goliath story’ reading Warrior Lawyers yanked me out of a discouraged ‘what can I possibly do?’ into hope for the future.  “No we can’t” became “yes we can” after reading Silver Donald’s inspirational writing. 

Certainly, in our current political situation, Silver Donald’s work has never been more timely, or more important, as we face new challenges from big business and powerful lobby groups.  The expression, ‘the darkest hour is just before the dawn’ is so true for our times, but, thankfully, I found reading Warrior Lawyers a burst of light in an otherwise darkening world.  Not burdened with heavy jargon or unrealistic suggestions, Warrior Lawyers is a collection of detailed stories of the little person taking on the gigantic companies and winning!   Reading about these actual world-wide events cannot help but be compelling as each story is filled with courage and hope.  

Warrior Lawyers examines not only the environmental destruction around the world but human rights giving a voice to the poor and disenfranchised.  Here in Canada, these groups came together in a defiant, immovable force fighting against the issue of hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking’.   People  faced down army snipers, or went to jail, but in the end a new powerful force emerged, based on scientific evidence.  A coalition of diverse peoples put forth the legal argument that fracking violates the Charter of Rights since it is so dangerous to the liberty and security of the citizens of New Brunswick.  This fledgling lawsuit could contain the seeds of legal changes that, if successful, would begin the process to ensure environmental rights for all Canadians.  

Sadly, at this point in time, Canada, along with the United States and North Korea, is one of the few remaining countries that does not legally recognize the human right to clean air, water and wholesome food.  In fact, a healthy environment is a human right in more than 180 nations and because of this courageous citizens from countries like the Philippines, Argentina and The Netherlands have been able to take on destructive global corporations and have won! 

Warrior Lawyers is the collected stories of innovative lawyers from nine countries, each one an exciting record of their hard fought battles for environmental rights of their fellow citizens.    Every story, along with a compelling, insightful overview by the author, is a beacon of hope for our embattled and wounded world.  Silver Donald has given us a gift for future generations – a map to guide us out of the darkness.   If you have any concern for what an ordinary person can do to help end this madness, Warrior Lawyers is a must read!  

Warrior Lawyers: From Manila to Manhattan, Attorneys for the Earth

by Silver Donald Cameron     

E-book $9.99      Paperback $ 24.21

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