I'm a new politician, but when I was campaigning in 2015, the number of seniors who felt left out, neglected, was just staggering. I'm glad to see that the GIS is having an impact on those seniors.
I'd like to switch over to housing and talk about the significant investment that our government is making in housing. Obviously, we've doubled the base from $2.2 billion to $4.8 billion. We're investing I think over $11 billion in housing, the national housing strategy, which I'm certainly thrilled about.
I know certainly in my riding, Saint John—Rothesay, our premier and our government announced $61 million for an investment in affordable housing, which is significant. Obviously, our government has just pledged $200 million over the next two years, again, in the investment in affordable housing.
Ms. Atkinson, can you just talk about how significant and meaningful that investment is, and how it will impact seniors, because we all know that it's important to keep seniors in their homes with affordable, accessible housing. Can you just talk about that investment and what it will mean?