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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)

“The best exercise for the human heart is reaching down to lift someone else up.”  - Tim Russert 

important date to remember in 2017       (NEW)

September 28, 2017:In Toronto : Tele-Direct Alumni Reunion. The organizing committee will send you shortly, more details regarding this meeting.
November 29, 2017:In Montréal : Christmas lunch for Yellow Pages pensioners and friends of pensioners. I will be sending you more details in October.


good news regarding Bernard Ouellette:      (NEW)

After more than a month in hospital, he is now back at home.

On your behalf, I have just wished him a speedy recovery.



Due to the summer season, monthly lunches will not be held this summer.

Take note that the last lunch has got twice as many people compared to the first one in 2017.

I would like to thank Christine Mimeault and Suzanne Valiquette for their involvement in getting more people to this last lunch.


At Christmas, my partner and I received a nice gift from my brother to see the new show VOLTA from Cirque du Soleil.

Finally 6 months later, we did see the show and it was a very amazing wonder. It is said that this new show is more open to young people. Surprise, we were also greatly impressed by all aspects of the show including music.

The public of all ages has greatly appreciated this fantastic show and I recommend you do not miss it.

Volta is presented in Montreal until July 23, and will travel to Gatineau from August 3 to 27. Production will take place in Toronto from September 7 to October 29.



Alice Cole is 83 years old. She runs. She wins medals and beats records. It is a tiny force of nature, a joyous and smiling anomaly, as if the years passed and refused to stop to take care of her case too.

For more information, click here (translated with google translator):



In addition to obtaining monthly information on the status of their pension, they also have advice on the use of products or services, enabling them to save time or potentially save money. Here are the types of tips they can benefit:
  • SSQ information
  • Savings tips for YPPG members
  • Travel insurance - good to know
  • Reduced rates on car rental
  • Website Security
  • And many more….
As you can see, you are getting more than only pension information, and you will be able to potentially save more than the minimum yearly membership contribution of $25.00. You simply need to become a member of YPPG by clicking on the following link:


pensioners' news in your area   

For those who are not aware, there are currently 3 Facebook Website available for Canadian Yellow Pages Pensioners. Here are the FaceBook link for your convenience:

Montreal area (initiated by Marise Smith):

Toronto area:

British Columbia (initiated by Doug Price):



If you cannot find a pensioner in our online directory, send me their name at this email: jpjoanisse@gpg-solutions.com and it will be published in this section.

There are more than 875 people in the directory that can help you locating a missing person.



If YPPG was created and continue to grow, in addition to the great work of the directors of YPPG, it is also with the involvement of many volunteers.

The Board of Directors of YPPG thanks for their dedication:

People who helped the unifications of pensioners: Jan Rogers, Ted Colavita.

People on the former Interim Committee: Louise Leblanc, Danielle Patry

People on the previous BoD of YPPG: Dianne Stix, Douglas McIntyre and Jean Séguin

All other volunteers:
Gord Bartlett, Jacques Bisaillon, Graham Butler, Annette D'Andrade, Ann Dobbin (Raper), Madeleine Gaudreault,  France Gosselin, Monique Lavigne, Roger Lesiège, Gail Lockhart, Charlotte Martineau, Dan Maurice, April McSavaney, Johanne Mazeroll, Ann McMaster, Christine Mimeault, Roger Murphy, Bernard Ouellette, Raymonde Parenteau, Pauline Petroff, Raul Pumber, Doug Price, Pat Price, Hélène Rouisse, Tony Sledge, Tony Street, Joan Thorpe and Suzanne Valiquette.

The Board of Directors wishes to thank all the members who participated in our activities.




one liner + jokes       (NEW)

The good is when you do bad things for bad people.


My neighbor is a real Genie. Whenever I open a bottle, he comes to me.


Alcohol does not solve problems. But neither does milk.


Moses has been guiding his people through the desert for 40 years. Looks like even at those times men were unwilling to ask for directions.


When you break the law, you pay fines, but when you don't - you pay taxes.







The next Web site update is scheduled on SEPTEMBER 14, 2017. 


In the most recent update of the Pensioner’s Directory, it does now include a total of: 894 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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