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The Canadian Elder Law Conference was held on November 2 and 3, 2017, in Vancouver. Focusing specifically on legal and political issues affecting older adults, this biennial conference offered an inter-disciplinary perspective on the rights of older adults, policy, avenues for practice, case studies, ethics recommendations and exploring avenues for reform in the field of law.

Themes: Laws

From January 17 to 20, 2017, the Committee on Citizen Relations held special and public consultations on Bill 115: Bill aiming at countering mistreatment of older adults and of any other adult (over 18) in a vulnerable situation. The purpose of these activities was to give key actors, affected by the Bill, the opportunity to discuss with members of the National Assembly including:

Themes: Laws

On October 19, the Minister responsible for Seniors and Anti-Bullying, Francine Charbonneau, tabled Bill 115 — an Act to combat maltreatment of seniors and other persons of full age in vulnerable situations. This press conference took place at the Parliament Building in Québec City. She was accompanied by: