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It is  our great pleasure, to receive you on this site. Our virtual door is wide open to inform you on what occurs in our retired environment.


thought of the month:  (NEW)

“Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, Just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won,and all the fears you have overcome.”  - Author Unknown




The 14th Christmas lunch was again a great success. A total of 87 persons did attend. 
We also have to say a special thank you to our partners which with their generous contribution help us to provide a paper pensioner directory, to all pensioners attending this dinner and not having access to internet.
Our partners are:

Pierre d'Anjou - Avant Garde Ressources Humaines P.D.A. Inc.
Charles Beaupré - Valeurs Mobilières Industriel Alliance
Jean-Paul Joanisse - GPG-Solutions

Also with the invaluable collaboration of Kathleen Vernaillen, a special thanks to the Yellow Pages Group for their generous contribution in gifts.

Also a very special thank you to all our volunteers who did participate to the success of this lunch. Our volunteers are:

Johanne Mazerolle, Christine Mimeault, Raymonde Parenteau and Suzanne Valiquette.

Also a thank you to the persons selling ticket (Half/Half):
Charles Beaupré, Francis Thérien and Henri Wang.

A big THANK YOU to Francis Thérien who took all the pictures of this Christmas lunch. Take note that next month, I will send you a link to see the photospictures of the Christmas dinner.

Finally, I will organize the 2018 Christmas dinner. 



In 2004, I created this Web site to allow all retirees and friends of Yellow Pages pensioners, to find each other, to be informed about everything related to social activities, news items affecting us, to entertain you and finally to know more about the status of our pension fund.

A very special THANK YOU to all who helped me by generously giving their time to maintain this site.

It is with a twinge of sorrow that I terminate the publication of this site, but while remaining on the very dynamic board of YPPG, I will also be able to allocate more time within the Canadian Federation of Retirees who takes a new direction to improve the pension protection of all those receiving a defined benefit pension.

Looking to the future, I would like to thank Mark Guilbeault, who did create and will update the new Yellow Pages Pensioners website. With his talent that I recognize, congratulations for the professional work you have done on this new site:

Jean-Paul Joanisse



AMAZING TECHNOLOGY....       (NEW)   bY Maurice Descoteaux

A daughter is visiting her father and is helping in the kitchen.

She asks: "Tell me dad, how are you managing with the new I-Pad we gave you for your birthday?"

This clip is spoken in German, but it is totally understandable in any language.


In the most recent update of the Pensioner’s Directory, it does now include a total of: 896 persons.

If you know pensioners that are not listed in the Pensioners’ Directory, please tell them to send an e-mail to jpjoanisse@gpg-solutions.com or to call Jean-Paul Joanisse at (514) 603-3108 in order to get their name listed.

If you want to be removed from the pensioners' directory, please send an e-mail to jpjoanisse@gpg-solutions.com 



an artist among us    

Mark Guilbeault latest sculpture project. Antiqued basswood set on Brazilian brown soapstone. There's no actual subject in this piece, it is simply a study of organic and fluid shapes he sketched a while back. 


SHOPPING ON THE WEB (Source: Consumer magazine Protegez-vous)

Before the advent of Web and e-commerce development, the bargain hunter should move from one shop to another, with all the irritants that includes: fuel costs becoming more expensive, finding parking, cold weather or rain, to elbow with hordes of consumers, etc.. Today, nothing more simple: we open our web browser, visit few sites, you complete the transaction with your credit card and bingo the purchase is completed!

A study by the magazine Protegez-Vous (March 2011), they compared 11 shopping engines on the Web (price comparison). The best Canadian price comparison sites are (in order of priority):

http://www.bing.com/shopping  (Bilingual)

http://www.wishabi.ca/  (English only)

http://www.postescanada.ca/magasineur/  (Bilingual)

 Price comparators: 5 tips for shopping



To increase your chances of finding the best price, use at least three comparators.


Since prices vary from day to day and week to week, visit these sites a few times and be patient! Historic prices should help you determine if it is a good time to buy.


Warning: prices that you find by shopping on the Web always accurate. Click on the links to see if they are the same on the websites of retailers.


If they are not displayed by the comparators, do not forget to include shipping costs and customs duties. Many merchants allow you to obtain this information by entering your zip code. In some cases, you must complete before the command to know the shipping costs.


Before making a transaction, check whether the site is secure. The address should begin with <<https>> and a padlock should appear on the navigation bar.



In order to help you to better plan your travelling (By car, by plane or by ship), I did create a new TRAVELLING section on this Website.

You will find the following information:
  1. Travel suppliers offering low prices on the internet..
  2. Updated gas price offered in Canada and USA.
  3. Road conditions.
  4. Links for information related to passport.
  5. Travel insurance (what you need to know), etc
  6. Independant cruise survey



For your information, as a pensioner, you are entitle to some benefits. This may be different from one pensioner to another pensioner.

When I did retire, I was inform that I had a maximum total amount for the reimbursement of my medication and health services. I recently learned that by calling directly Manuvie at 1 800 268-6195, they will give you your up to date cumulative amount that they have paid for your benefits.
If you did lost or you can not find your benefits brochure that you got when you retired, you can get a copy by calling YPG (Benefits at retirement) at 1 800 417-2114 and they will send it to you by mail.



It is not frequent that we have the misfortune to be rubbed or the house goes in flame. However if this happen, do you have a complete inventory of your Heartburn of your home.

I did found a Web site which offer this service FREE of charge and they are recommended by the Metro newspaper who indicate that this service is also secure. For more detail, please refer to the following Web site:




Jan Rogers inform us about a real telephone scam confirmed by 2 serious Web site (Snopes and Hoax busters). For detail information, please click on the following link:

Real telephone scam



Thank you to all pensioners who did send their authorization form regarding the supply of your personal information to YPPG

In order to get the most complete electronic directory, for those who did not send their form, please send it as soon as possible.

Click on the following link in order to get the authorization form:  Mailing



For the interest of all pensioners, if you whish to submit an article with or without pictures about pensioner’s happening on this Web site, please make sure that you send the information to: jpjoanisse@gpg-solutions.com, at least 3 working days before the next update of the Web site.



This Web site exists because of their contribution. Thank you.

(Click on their logo in order to access their Web site)


 Pierre d'Anjou


Cell: 514 234-5225


Charles Beaupré

Investment advisor

Tel: 514-499-0589    CIPF

Jean-Paul Joanisse


Tel: 514 603-3108

We also take the opportunity to say thank you the following persons who did gather Yellow Pages retirees (TD & BAI), in order to create the Yellow Pages Pensioners’ Group:

 Jan Rogers, Dianne Stix, Ted Colavita, Roger Lesiège and Jean Séguin.


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