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Federal Election 2021

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Better aging is everyone’s issue.

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It’s official – we’re hitting the polls on September 20th. 

With older people holding the most powerful and influential vote (numbers show 80% of seniors voted in the last federal election), this is your chance to shape the future of aging in our country.

After all, the issue of better aging crosses party lines.

We’ve all suffered in our own ways since the onset of the pandemic, and no one more so than seniors. Long-term care residents have wasted away in neglect, retirees have watched their life savings dwindle as costs have risen, and older people everywhere have had their rights and well-being threatened at every turn.

No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, we can all agree on one thing: older Canadians deserve better.

The campaign trail can be loud, confusing and full of empty promises. As Canada’s National Seniors’ Advocacy Organization, we’re here to cut through the noise and get to the heart of the issues that matter most to you so you can cast your vote with confidence.

UPDATE: We've released an official statement on the election results

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Our Asks

CanAge's top 3 federal election asks

We’ve distilled our top policy priorities into a concise list of 3 clear calls to action on behalf of our members.

When federal leaders ask us what needs to be done to improve and protect the lives of older Canadians, this is our answer:

1 – Fix seniors’ care

Older Canadians deserve to live safely and with dignity, whether they’re aging in place at home or are living in long-term care. The devastating loss of life during the COVID-19 pandemic paints a stark picture of how far we have to go in providing the quality of care aging adults deserve.

The time for transformation of seniors’ care is now.

We’re asking all federal parties to commit to creating a new Seniors’ Care Transfer, which would provide dedicated funds to improve long-term care and home care supports, including real steps taken to prevent elder abuse.

2 – Prioritize vaccinations to keep older Canadians healthy

Only about 8-10% of older Canadians are up to date with the routine vaccinations they need to stay safe due to major gaps in access and funding. As a result, countless older people in our country today are needlessly at risk of serious complications caused by the flu, shingles and pneumonia. With COVID-19 now an on-going part of our lives, on top of these other infectious diseases, we’re facing a recipe for disaster.

The reality is that vaccines save people, and people save economies.

Further compounding the problem are the federal government’s painfully out of date processes for the approval, procurement and prioritization of the vaccines we all need to stay out of hospitals and doing the things we love. Our world has changed and our vaccination systems need to keep up. It is no longer good enough to ignore immunization, calling it “the provinces’ problem”. COVID-19 has taught us that we need the federal government’s focus on vaccines now and in the future.

It is quite literally a matter of life and death.

We’re asking all federal parties to commit to increasing immunization rates in older adults by increasing domestic vaccine production and streamlining processes for reviewing, approving, purchasing and tracking vaccines.

3 – Protect older adults’ financial well-being

No one should need to worry about money after a lifetime of contributions to our society. Yet, across the country, older Canadians are facing a precarious future of poverty having outlived their savings because the rules around retirement savings are outdated, companies are not required to protect pensioners, and incidents of elder abuse are skyrocketing.

We’re asking all federal parties to protect the economic wellbeing of people 50+ by ensuring pensioners are protected from unfair bankruptcy laws, that employers do not discriminate against older workers,  and to end mandatory RRIF withdrawals at 71. Our federal leaders must also commit to real financial support for caregivers and home modifications to allow Canadians to age safely in place.

As Canada’s National Seniors’ Advocacy Organization, we’re pushing all Parties to include these asks in their platforms.

Party Promises

We’re putting each Party platform under the microscope, zeroing in on the issues that matter most to you. 

Promises are grouped under headings taken from our comprehensive policy book, VOICES: A Roadmap to an Age-Inclusive Canada.

The WINS column on the right tracks the issues that we’ve been advocating on leading up to the election, and which have been included in each party’s platform. Depending on whether our recommendation was completely, or only partially, included, these wins are indicated with 1 of 2 checkmark symbols (see below).

In either case, these checkmarks represent real impact we’ve been able to make on behalf of our members, caregivers and older people across Canada!

Complete Win

An item with this symbol next to it means the party addressed the issue with a solution that's in line with CanAge's recommendation.

Partial Win

An item with this symbol next to it means the party took action on one of our key issues

Liberal Party

Liberal Party

Leader: Justin Trudeau

Political Spectrum: Centre-left

The Liberals are determined to finish the fight against COVID-19 with mandatory vaccination for federal employees, travellers and proof of vaccination programs. Plans for both a healthier economy and environment include creating supports for businesses and new green jobs. In acknowledgment of the distress and disproportionate impacts of COVID-19, expansions to the Canada Workers Benefit and mental health programs will focus on those most impacted including low-income workers, healthcare workers and seniors.

In order to improve long-term care, the Liberals have proposed $9 billion along with their Safe Long-term Care Act to ensure standards of care are maintained; funds will also hire 50,000 new personal support workers and increase their minimum wage to $25 p/h. Liberals will also co-develop an Indigenous Long-term and Continuing Care Framework that ensures culturally appropriate care in Indigenous communities. To help seniors with finances and aging at home, they have proposed $90 million to implement the Aging Well at Home initiative, a new Multigenerational Home Renovation tax credit, doubling the Home Accessibility Tax Credit and increasing OAS and GIS.

Violence and Abuse Prevention Win
1. Introduce a 1-800 help line for seniors to provide a single point of access to a wide range of government services and benefits
Optimal Health and Wellness Win
1. Provide $4 billion to help provinces and territories clear health-care system backlogs caused by the pandemic
2. Provide better palliative and end-of-life care with $29.8 million over six years, and ensure the medical-assistance-in-dying framework is implemented consistently with $13.2 million over five years.
3. Increase the hiring of nurses and other medical professionals in isolated First Nations communities, at a cost of $354 million over five years.
Infection Prevention and Disaster Response Win
1. Provide $60 million for the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization
2. Continue to implement strict infection prevention and control measures, including through more provincial and territorial facility inspections for long-term care homes
3. Top up the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund with $1.4 billion over 12 years, including $670 million for new small projects, and 10% for Indigenous recipients
Caregiving, Long-Term Care, Home Care, and Housing Resources Win
1. Spend $9 billion dollars on long-term care sector
2. Ensure provinces and territories provide a standard of care in their long-term care homes by providing $3 billion over five years, starting in 2022-23, and introducing the Safe Long-term Care Act
3. Improve the quality and availability of long-term care home beds
4. Start the Aging Well at Home initiative with $90 million over three years to assist community organizations offer practical support to low-income and vulnerable seniors
5. Commit $500 million to train up to 50,000 new personal support workers and raise their wages, with a guaranteed minimum wage of at least $25 per hour
6. Double the Home Accessibility Tax Credit from $10,000 to $20,000
7. Introduce a new Multigenerational Home Renovation tax credit to help families add a secondary unit to their home for an immediate or extended family member
8. Expand the Canada Caregiver Credit into a refundable, tax-free benefit, allowing caregivers to receive up to $1,250 per year
9. Co-develop an Indigenous Long-term and Continuing Care Framework that ensures Indigenous peoples can receive long-term and continuing care services in or near their own communities with culturally appropriate care and programming
Economic Security Win
1. Provide a taxable $500 payment for Old Age Security pensioners who are at least 75 as of June 2022 and increase the maximum benefit by 10%
2. Establish a single, independent ombudsperson for handling consumer complaints involving banks, with the power to impose binding arbitration
3. Increase the GIS by $500 for single seniors and $750 for couples, starting at age 65
Social Inclusion Win
1. Support high-speed internet access in rural and remote areas with $1 billion over six years for the Universal Broadband Fund
2. Reduce travel costs for Northerners without employer benefits by allowing claims of up to $1,200 in eligible expenses, for a cost of $125 million over five years.

Conservative Party (Official Opposition)

Conservative Party

Leader: Erin O’Toole

Political Spectrum: Centre-right

In order to recover from COVID-19, the Conservatives are focused on restoring jobs and addressing the widespread mental health impacts.

For Canadian seniors, the long-term care crisis is addressed with a promise of $3 billion for infrastructure funding, boosting the number of personal support workers through immigration programs, and amending the Criminal Code to make operators of licensed care facilities legally responsible for residents’ necessities of life.

To help seniors stay at home, the conservatives are introducing the Canada Seniors Care benefit, amending the Home Accessibility Tax Credit, and allowing the Medical Expense Tax Credit to cover home care. 

Violence and Abuse Prevention Win
1. Amend the Criminal Code so that it is an aggravating factor on sentencing for assault where the victim is in a domestic or dependent relationship with the person
2. Amend the Criminal Code provisions on failing to provide the necessities of life to make clear that the operator of a licensed care facility shall be presumed to have a legal duty to the residents of that facility
3. Develop a national strategy to address poverty and violence in senior Canadian women.
Optimal Health and Wellness Win
1. Aid trauma and PTSD programs for populations at highest risk of COVID-19 trauma with $50 million over two years

2. Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)

  • Restore the requirement for two fully independent witnesses to ensure that a vulnerable person is not being forced or coerced.
  • Require that any discussion of MAID only occur if raised by the patient and prevent healthcare workers from suggesting it to someone who is not seeking it.
  • Repeal the Bill C-7 provision allowing MAID for those with mental health challenges.
  • Require any patient receiving MAID to be informed/reminded immediately before receiving it and given the opportunity to withdraw consent.
  • Protect the right of patients to choose to receive care in a MAID-free environment.
  • Require healthcare practitioners approving MAID requests (MAID accessors) to examine and consult directly with the patient before approving the request (with allowances made for virtually-enabled examination where required).
  • Require MAID assessors to complete MAID assessor training to ensure full awareness of and compliance with laws and best practices around MAID.
3. $15 million towards implementation of a framework on Palliative Care
4. Double the direct federal investments in palliative care
5. Encourage faith-based and other community organizations to expand their provision of palliative and long-term care
6. $1.5 billion to reduce wait times by buying new MRI and CT machines
7. Improve access to medications, specifically for people with rare disorders, $500 million/year
Infection Prevention and Disaster Response Win
1. Overhaul Canada’s Pandemic Plan and preparedness to include domestic vaccine research, trials development and manufacturing capacity and readiness; and to include a focus on infectious diseases and bioterrorism threats
2. Ramp up Canadian research and production capacity by making Canada one of the best jurisdictions globally for pharmaceutical research and development and the production of vaccines and medicines
3. Enhance our basic scientific understanding of the transmission of novel pathogens in built environments (notably, long term care facilities, hospitals, and other communal settings) on different surfaces (e.g. nurse stations, medical equipment, doorknobs, retail, and workplace surfaces) and the importance of infection control measures (e.g. masks, hand washing)
Caregiving, Long-Term Care, Home Care, and Housing Resources Win
1. Provide priority in immigration programs to those who can work in Long-Term Care or homecare and promoting these careers through immigration and refugee settlement programs
2. Enhance the viability of using Community Land Trusts for affordable housing by creating an incentive for corporations and private landowners to donate property to Land Trusts for the development of affordable housing
3. Devote $3 billion of infrastructure funding over the next three years to renovate Long-Term Care Homes in all provinces and territories across Canada
4. Encourage partnerships with private non-profits that have historically provided a significant amount of Long-Term Care
5. Invite the provinces to work with us to develop a set of best practices for Long-Term Care homes.
6. Amend the Home Accessibility Tax Credit by increasing the limit from $10,000 per dwelling to $10,000 per person
7. Introduce the Canada Seniors Care benefit, paying $200 per month per household to any Canadian who is living with and taking care of a parent over the age of 70
8. Implement a Northern Housing Strategy built on: Providing the territories with their fair shares of federal housing funding; ensuring that funding is stable and predictable; and working with Indigenous groups including the Inuit, and with resource companies investing in the north to ensure that housing gets built
Economic Security Win
1. Allow seniors or their caregivers, including their children, to claim the Medical Expense Tax Credit for home care instead of only allowing them to claim attendant care if they live in a group home
2. Change legislation to ensure that pensioners have priority over corporate elites in bankruptcy or restructuring
3. Double the Canada Workers Benefit - giving someone making $20,000 per year a $1/hour raise
4. Increase employee ownership of Canadian companies by establishing Employee Ownership Trusts, which provide a tax advantage for company owners to sell to their employees and provide greater security in retirement
5. Implement a strategy to combat homelessness among veterans and explore the potential for using surplus military housing to provide housing for homeless veterans
6. Double the residency deduction, to recognize the rising cost of living in the north, boost the basic amount in the intermediate zone to match the northern zone, and add the Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland, new parts of northern Saskatchewan, and new parts of north-western B.C. to this zone
7. Require more transparency for investment management fees so that seniors and savers don’t get ripped off
8. Prevent executives from paying themselves bonuses while managing a company going through restructuring if the pension plan is not fully funded
9. No longer force underfunded pension plans from being converted to annuities, something that currently locks in losses and results in workers getting less money
10. Require companies to report the funding status of their pension plans more clearly
Social Inclusion Win
1. Provide sustainable funding for new and existing Indigenous healing centres to address the harms caused by residential schools
2. Build digital infrastructure to connect all of Canada to High-Speed Internet by 2025

New Democratic Party (NDP)

NDP

Leader: Jagmeet Singh

Political Spectrum: Centre-left

The New Democrats plan to increase affordability through housing, guaranteed livable income, universal public pharmacare/dental care and more. Supporting Canada’s industries and environment are also integral to the NDP platform.

For seniors, plans to eliminate for-profit homes and introduce national care standards include $5 billion tied to meeting those standards, and more secure staffing and wages that lead to higher quality care.

Their National Seniors Strategy and other policies include protections for pensioners, elder abuse prevention, a funded dementia strategy and making the Canada Caregiver Tax Credit refundable.

Violence and Abuse Prevention Win
1. Create a National Seniors Strategy which includes an elder abuse prevention plan
Optimal Health and Wellness Win
1. Establish prescription drug coverage for every Canadian citizen and permanent resident starting in 2022, using $10 billion in federal funds and working with the provinces
2. Work with provinces to create a “roadmap” to incorporating universal dental care into the public healthcare system
3. Expand and improve access to palliative care across the country
4. Extended medicare: everyone should get the mental health, eye care, hearing care they need
5. Uphold the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and strengthen the Accessibility Act to cover all federal agencies equally, with the power to make and enforce accessibility standards in a timely manner
6. Create a National Seniors Strategy which includes a funded dementia strategy
Infection Prevention and Disaster Response Win
1. Establish prescription drug coverage for every Canadian citizen and permanent resident starting in 2022, using $10 billion in federal funds and working with the provinces
2. Establish a Crown corporation in charge of domestic vaccine production
3. Develop a National Crisis Strategy to help communities plan for and adapt to the changing climate and the weather extremes we are already facing – particularly for vulnerable, remote, and Indigenous communities. The strategy would be supported with long-term funding for adaptation, disaster mitigation, and climate resilient infrastructure
4. Provide long term funding for the Public Health Agency of Canada so they can protect public health and be ready with surge capacity in the event of a crisis
Caregiving, Long-Term Care, Home Care, and Housing Resources Win
1. Set national standards for home care and long-term care and make $5 billion in federal funding contingent on meeting them, plus a basket of core home care services that would be covered by provincial insurance plans
2. Commit to increasing the Health Transfer
3. Create a national task force to transition all long-term care to non-profit within a decade, and immediately turn the Revera for-profit chain into a publicly managed entity
4. Ensure that long-term care workers have better wages, stable jobs and health and safety protections. Paying and protecting long term workers will be an essential part of our approach to national standards
5. Fund 500,000 units of quality, affordable housing, including different models of housing like intergenerational co-housing
Economic Security Win
1. Ensure that unfunded pension liabilities and severance pay are top priorities when a company goes bankrupt
2. Stop companies from paying out dividends and bonuses when pensions are under-funded and create a mandatory industry-funded pension insurance program
3. Create a pension advisory commission to develop a long-term plan to enhance Old Age Security, boost the Guaranteed Income Supplement and strengthen the Canada Pension Plan
4. Make automatic enrolment in Old Age Security and Guaranteed Income Supplement retroactive
5. Make the Canada Caregiver Tax Credit refundable so that low-income recipients benefit
6. Accessible job training and life-long learning for all
Social Inclusion Win
1. Restore door-to-door mail delivery
2. Work with communities and care providers to ensure that Indigenous-led, culturally appropriate home care and long-term care is available for Elders, in their home communities and languages
3. Support connection to community and tackle seniors’ isolation by improving seniors’ access to technology and support to stay connected with family
4. Enact a price cap on cell phone and internet bills to ensure Canadians don’t pay more than the global average
5. Require providers to offer a basic plan for wireless and broadband that is comparable to affordable plans available in other countries

Green Party

Green Party

Leader: Annamie Paul

Political Spectrum: Left

The Green Party continues to emphasize the need for renewable energy, protecting the natural world, planting trees and reducing single use plastics. Guaranteed Livable Income is another staple of their platform which will impact all citizens, including seniors.

Stating eldercare reform is long overdue, the Green Party intends to eliminate for-profit care homes and expand alternative options such as cooperative, supportive and affordable housing. Their plans to develop national standards for eldercare and staffing will result in better pay for staff, eliminating the need to work in multiple facilities and improving care continuity.

They also plan to fully fund high-dose flu vaccines, implement national universal pharmacare, improve mental health supports and invest in dementia care.

Violence and Abuse Prevention Win
1. Establish a Federal Office of the Seniors’ Advocate to provide systemic oversight and leadership on issues related to the current needs of Canadian seniors, as well as provide insight, analysis, and direction to the government on the future needs of our ageing population
2. Develop a National Elder Abuse and Neglect Strategy to raise awareness and provide funding for instances of elder abuse and neglect across the Country
Optimal Health and Wellness Win
1. Develop and fund a national dementia strategy in collaboration with health professionals and provincial/territorial governments. The strategy would support research, improve quality of life for patients and caregivers, and educate the public to increase awareness and reduce stigma
2. Meet the aspirational goals of the National Dementia Strategy by increasing overall Canadian investment from $50 million to $150 million over five years in the field of dementia research
3. Expand the single-payer Medicare model to include: Pharmacare for everyone; long-term care and enhanced mental health services; free basic dental care for all Canadians
4. Establish a national mental health strategy and a suicide prevention strategy
5. Continue ongoing funding for frailty research to improve care for vulnerable older adults while investing in new R&D in the ageing and age-tech sector
6. Reduce wait times, which are a foundational issue of accessibility in the health care system, particularly in the case of primary care. Support family doctors and interprofessional teams to reduce wait times and enhance the accessibility of the care they provide to communities across Canada
7. Set and maintain national standards on safety and quality for virtual care, which includes dedicated investment for publicly funded virtual care, data interoperability and accessibility to patients, equitable access through infrastructure investments and policies that lead to continuity in virtual care
Infection Prevention and Disaster Response Win
1. Require Emergency and Pandemic Preparedness for LTC, including providing proper and adequate supplies of personal protective equipment and testing for COVID-19 for staff, family caregivers, and residents
2. Provide all needed vaccinations to all residents, staff and caregivers for LTC (not only COVID-19, but also influenza, pneumonia, diphtheria, whooping cough, etc.)
3. Ensure that Canada has a sufficient PPE stockpile by increasing domestic production
4. Prepare for future pandemics by investing in and restructuring our health care and long-term care systems
Caregiving, Long-Term Care, Home Care, and Housing Resources Win
1. Bring long-term care under the Canada Health Act. Universal care will ensure that every person in long-term care in Canada has access to quality, affordable care
2. Create National Standards of Care and enforce them through accountability and penalties, including criminal prosecution
3. Provide transformative investment for Seniors’ Care including infrastructure and staffing funding
4. Increase and stabilise staffing in LTC homes and improve training, fair pay for workers, benefits, and paid sick leave. Invest in training and education to support ongoing professional development and specialization for LTC workers
5. Set a national standard of four hours of regulated care per day for each LTC resident
6. Prioritize senior care and long-term care skills for immigration status
7. Restore quality, energy efficient housing for seniors, people with special needs and low-income families, by providing financing to non-profit housing organizations, cooperatives, and social housing to build and restore quality and affordable housing
8. Assist urban and rural Indigenous people in identifying emergency accommodations and affordable housing options for youth, Elders, 2SLGBTQQIA+, and vulnerable populations
9. Ensure safe family access to LTC facilities
10. Provide a dedicated Seniors’ Care Transfer to provinces and territories for specific improvements to home, community and LTC separate from the federal health transfers
11. Shift LTC policy towards aging in place by having the Seniors’ Care Transfer include transformative investment in home and community care (such as naturally occurring retirement communities, co-housing models, and enhanced home support programs). Increase the proportion of LTC investment in community and home-based care from 13% to 35% in order to match the OECD average
12. Make the Caregiver Tax Credit a refundable tax credit so that family caregivers have more flexibility (from its current earned tax credit status)
13. Change the Home Renovation Tax Credit from $10,000 per household to $10,000 per person for more people to age in place
14. End for-profit LTC facilities and reorient LTC towards community-based models
Economic Security Win
1. Establish a Guaranteed Livable Income, a basic income set at “livable” levels region by region

2. Protect Pensions

  • Amend pension benefit legislation for federally-regulated pensions to:
    • Maintain the solvency target at 100%
    • Require annual Actuarial Valuations
  • Require the sponsor, in the event that the Actuarial Valuation solvency ratio falls below a prescribed threshold to:
    • Obtain a letter of credit to return to 100% solvency, or
    • Abide by restrictions on corporate cash management similar to Ontario’s recent 520/20, until the solvency of the plan is restored, or
    • Obtain informed consent of a significant portion of plan members (perhaps >75%) to implement a different solution, other than a. or b.
  • As a short-term measure, a Green government would introduce a refundable tax credit equal to the amount of pension loss an individual incurs when a pension fails.
  • To better protect the pensions of all Canadians whose companies file for bankruptcy, under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA),a Green government would amend insolvency legislation to extend super-priority to the unfunded pension liability.
  • Amend insolvency legislation to enable the creation of a Distressed Pension Facility in the event of a corporate insolvency.
  • Ensure the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) remains robust and adaptive to changing needs and circumstances by increasing over time the target income replacement rate for income received during working years, as needed
  • Protect private pensions by amending the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act to establish the super-priority of pensioners and the pension plan in the creditor hierarchy during company insolvency proceedings
Social Inclusion Win
1. Enact a universal broadband strategy to give Canadians across the country and in remote areas access to reliable internet
2. Support healthcare services that incorporate traditional indigenous practices and recognize the role of extended families and elders
3. Ensure funding for the protection of Indigenous languages at risk of disappearing, across Canada

Bloc Quebecois

Bloc Quebecois

Leader: Yves-François Blanchet

Political Spectrum: Centre-left (Quebec)

Quebec sovereignty remains a key aspect of the Bloc Quebecois platform with calls to protect the French language and increase Quebec’s independence. They have also included plans for greater sustainability and reduced support for fossil fuels, as well as the repurposing of unused federal properties and increased funding for more affordable housing.

Regarding public health, the Bloc is suggesting an increase of the Canada Health Transfer to cover 35% of provinces’ total health care costs.

For seniors, an increase to Old Age Security of $110 a month, hiring more workers for the long-term care sector and removing barriers for low-income seniors to work. 

Violence and Abuse Prevention Win
1. More severe penalties for family violence
Optimal Health and Wellness Win
1. Health Transfer should cover 35% of costs and have no conditions
Infection Prevention and Disaster Response Win
1. Vaccine passports
2. Advocate for lower costs for drugs for rare diseases
3. Support domestic vaccine production, larger role with WHO
Caregiving, Long-Term Care, Home Care, and Housing Resources Win
1. Convert all unused federal properties in affordable social housing to fight the housing crisis
2. Invest 1% of the Federal government’s annual revenue into social housing
3. Hire more workers for long-term care
4. Fund home care through a tax credit
5. Use funds in the National Housing Strategy to create an acquisition fund to allow non-profits and co-ops to buy real estate
Economic Security Win
1. Provide a long-term increase of the indexable old age pension of $110 per month for all people above 65
2. Repeal dispositions preventing seniors whose marriage or partnership occurred after 60 or after retirement from receiving their spouse's pension when they pass
3. Propose measures to encourage the work of seniors with their invaluable expertise, by allowing low-income seniors to work more without penalty.
Social Inclusion Win
1. Enact a universal broadband strategy to give Canadians across the country and in remote areas access to reliable internet

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