China parent neglect epidemic -- new law to force children to visit their parents
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xlc_88 wrote: ↑Jan 6th, 2011 10:39 pmNo surprise. We also have a somewhat similar law here in Ontario.
http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statut ... e.htm#BK38
Obligation of child to support parent
32. Every child who is not a minor has an obligation to provide support, in accordance with need, for his or her parent who has cared for or provided support for the child, to the extent that the child is capable of doing so. R.S.O. 1990, c. F.3, s. 32.
Jan 7th, 2011 7:08 pm
Jan 7th, 2011 8:22 pm
My grandparents came to Canada from England and Poland. They returned only a handful of times to visit their parents.cheapmeister wrote: ↑Jan 7th, 2011 7:08 pmYea peeps forget about the old in society. What happened to respecting the elderly? All we do is dump our parents at a seniors residents and visit them once a yr. I've seen some peeps show up in the seniors home only to find out that their parent has either died or moved elsewhere. So sad.
Also they wiped your butt when you couldn't so its now time for you to help them wipe theirs when they can't. This is only fair, so remember to do it for them when they get old.
Jan 7th, 2011 10:17 pm
You rarely or never see elderly street vendors in Markham.
Jan 7th, 2011 11:08 pm
jaxx lite wrote: ↑Jan 7th, 2011 10:17 pmYou rarely or never see elderly street vendors in Markham.
In Canada, elderly people receive money from the Canadian government
- Old Age Pension plus Guaranteed Income Supplement for low income seniors
Old Chinese people in Canada don't have to work
but some do because they like to work
- they get out of the house, feel useful and socialize with people
- otherwise, they would be home alone and no one to talk to
There was this old, retired white doctor who had retired from his hospital job.
But the hospital needed him so they phoned him and asked him to come back to work. So he did. He went to India for vacation. Unfortunately, he got killed in a terrorist attack.
Jan 7th, 2011 11:30 pm
Uhhh...you're going to be old one day too you know. How would you feel if our children raised the retirement age to at least 75 when we retire? Pushing back the retirement age 10 years is a little extreme. We have to think of alternate solutions because by the time the children of the boomers become of working age, we're going to have a crisis of not having enough funding for these pension plans.ubn123 wrote: ↑Jan 7th, 2011 11:08 pmOld street vendors is nothing to be ashamed about... we should be encouraging old people to go back to work instead of relying on government pension. In fact the retirement age should be raised to at least 75... why do you think taxes are so high -- it all goes to old people.
Jan 8th, 2011 10:31 am
I do not think many people factor in the expense of hiring a caregiver in their retirement savings plan. Have you?
Jan 8th, 2011 1:22 pm
Wel, if they have the physical means and otherwise to ' get out of the house ' but choose to be ' home alone and no one to talk to ' - then they have no one to blame but themselves.