We all deserve to age with dignity and comfort. No senior and no person living with a disability should be living in poverty. The NDP is working to get help for seniors where it is most needed. While the Conservatives want to cut Canada Pension Plan benefits, the NDP is working to put money back into the pockets of seniors and to make sure they have access to dental care, healthcare, affordable housing and a living annual income.
The NDP entered into a Supply and Confidence Agreement with the minority Liberal government to get Canadians the help they need. One of our priorities under this agreement is long-term care standards legislation to protect seniors. Another priority is dental care coverage. With children under 12 now covered thanks to the NDP we are turning our attention to coverage for seniors, people with disabilities and everyone under age 18.
I continue to fight for issues that impact the lives of seniors.